Memorable Manitobans: John Sutherland (1860-1943)
Born in Scotland in 1860, he came to Canada in 1880 but moved at some point to the United States where three of his children were born. He returned to Canada in 1910 and worked in general contracting as proprietor of the Sutherland Construction Company until retirement around 1929-1930. He and wife Helen Jane McIvor (1875-1958) had four children: John Nicholson Sutherland (c1892-?), George McIvor Sutherland (c1903-?), Helen ? Sutherland (c1908-?), and Robert Nicholson Sutherland (1913-?). The family lived at 38 Guelph Street. He died at Santa Monica, California on 4 April 1943 and was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Glendale, California.
Birth registration [Robert Nicholson Sutherland], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
Marriage registration [John Nicholson Sutherland, Ruth Olive Heath], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 7 April 1943, page 15.
John Sutherland, FindAGrave.
Helen Jane Sutherland, FindAGrave.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 December 2022