Lavern Sutherland

Lavern "Vern" or "Tiny" Sutherland

1957 - 2022

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In Loving Memory of
Lavern, “Vern”, or “Tiny” George Sutherland
1957 - 2022

It is with sadness that we share the passing of Lavern Sutherland.

Lavern, “Vern” George Sutherland, also known as “Tiny” was born April 16, 1957 in Fort St John, B.C. to parents George and Lillian.

Vern passed away at home on December 6, 2022. He was 65.

Vern found a lifelong career in the Oil patch. He started out working on the rigs as a roughneck and ended as a Drilling Fluids Technician/Supervisor. He took a 4 year break in his 30’s and became a Journeyman Electrician. He found he preferred the Oil patch and no routine, so he returned to it.

Vern, Ardis and her children, Cole and Tara-Lea began a life together in 1989. He was a loving Dad to Cole & Tara-Lea. On June 6, 1998, they married. He was a loving, wonderful and happy husband, dad and grandpa.

Vern started playing sports at a young age and always preferred team sports. Hockey, flag football, curling and golfing, but his favourite was pitching fastball.
Vern liked rafting, hunting and fishing with friends in younger years.

Vern was a great cook. He loved dancing, singing and music of all genres. He enjoyed gardening. He liked to tinker and fix or build things. An evening playing cards or games with friends or family was always filled with laughter. One of his favourite things was going on holidays in the RV, exploring, sightseeing & meeting people.
Vern had exceptional math skills. He also had an amazing ability to recognize faces. He may forget your name, but he would never forget your face. He had the uncanny ability to recognize people he had not seen in 40 – 50 years.

Vern was full of pearls of wisdom for his family. Vern’s favourite thing & most cherished, was time, with his grandchildren.

Vern had a great sense of humor and loved laughter. He was an exceptional storyteller. He was very social and people gravitated to him. He always felt fortunate and thankful for a life filled with friendships, good times and laughter.

Vern leaves behind a legacy of friendships and a family grateful for the time, love and laughter they shared with him. He will be forever missed.

Vern was predeceased by, Father: George Sutherland, & Mother: Lillian Pearson.

Vern is survived by, Wife: Ardis Sutherland. Children: Cole (Lisa) Beadle of Grande Prairie & Tara-Lea Sharman of Williams Lake. Grandchildren: Aleksander, Presley & Annie Sharman. Colby Guillet. Great Grandchild: Belle Guillet. Sister: Coleen (Jim) Lynn of Spruce Grove. Brothers: Lorn (Karen) Sutherland of Charlie Lake & Dale (Mavis) Sutherland of Montney.



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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of long time resident Lavern Sutherland at 65 years of age on December 6, 2022.

Vern was born on April 16, 1957 in Fort St. John, BC and passed away on December 6, 2022 at home in Fort St. John, BC.

Come and celebrate the Colorful life of Lavern "Tiny" Sutherland on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Bruce's place. 5589 242 Road, Baldonnel BC.

Come anytime after 2:00 pm, and bring a lawn chair and BYOB or refreshments. A service will begin at 4:00 pm with a roast dinner following. 

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