Sutherland, Reginald “Wayne”

November 03, 1942 ~ March 12, 2020

SUTHERLAND, Reginald “Wayne” – Age 77 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully with family by his side, at Bluewater Health, Petrolia, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Pre-deceased by wife Susan Sutherland, son-in-law, Todd O’Brien, first wife Patricia Massie (nee Huff), and parents Reginald and Josephine Sutherland. Cherished father of Lisa O’Brien, Cynthia Herr (David), and Jeff Sutherland. Stepfather to Noelle Leslie (Jim Hendrickx), Wendi Croteau (Brendan Scott), and Christy Heath (Tim). Loving grandfather to Jordan McMurphy (Celeste), Travis McMurphy (Celine Bruggeman), Peyton and Daniella Herr, and Ethan, Quinn and Monica Sutherland. Great-grandfather to Emma and Parker McMurphy. He will also be missed by step-grandchildren Taylor, Kody, McKinnley, Riley and Paige. Wayne is survived by his brother, Ron Sutherland (Ruth), and will be greatly missed by Randy Shortt (Dianne), and Robb Huff (Carol). Wayne will also be remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews. Wayne was a pipefitter for forty years with Polysar/Bayer refinery, and proudly served Oil Springs on the village council, and as a volunteer firefighter. He took pride in his years as a softball coach, and as a member of both Oil Springs and Petrolia United Churches.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Funeral Details
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:00 am with Rev. Bryan Baxter officiating. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Memorial Cemetery, Petrolia.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Oil Springs United Church or the Oil Springs Fire Department.

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  1. Cynthia, my deepest sympathies for the loss of your dad. Please know that we are all thinking of you and your family at this tough time.

  2. To all the Sutherland families: So very sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. Such a loving caring guy always a smile no matter how he was. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Always keep all your memories close in your hearts. Hugs to you all.
    Dianne McLean and Carl Gadsby

  3. From the staff at Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Research Center St. Joseph’ls Health Care Parkwood Institute we send our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Reginald Sutherland. Cynthia you were a wonderful caregiver to your father. You will have many many good memories of him to treasure. God Bless you and your family.

  4. Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Wayne. To Lisa, Cindy and Jeff, keep your memories in your heart. Chin up and things will get earlier. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Hugs to all.

  5. !
    Lisa,Cindy and Jeff their is little l can say at this time but want to let you know I am thinking of you.
    Donna Kersey

  6. Our thoughts are with all family members during this time. As neighbours for many years, Wayne was fondly thought of by all of my family. He will be missed.

  7. My condolences to the Sutherland family. I worked with Wayne at Polysar/Bayer for a no. of years
    Wayne was a quiet and competent tradesman, a pleasure to work with and to know.
    I am sure he will be missed by those who knew him.

  8. Sincere condolences to the Sutherland family. Cindy always spoke so highly of her father. My thoughts are with you Lisa, Cindy and Jeff.

  9. I will miss you Uncle Wayne and be in my thoughts always. I know we will reunite again one day. All my love xoxoxoxoxoxxo. My thoughts and prayers go to my cousins and their families. God bless you all!!!

  10. Such a good friend growing up in Oil Springs together. He was loyal; had a wicked sense of humour; a joy being around; a very good pitcher of fastball; a wonderful father! Go in peace good friend.

  11. Sincere Sympathy to Wayne’s family , Wayne was a patient and kind baseball coach to our boys , and also a co – worker at Polysar /Bayer , please except our condolences .
    Leo and Karen Burns

  12. To the Sutherland family my sincere condolences. Due to health reasons I am unable to attend visitation but my thought and prayers are with all of you.

  13. Sincere sympathy to the Sutherland family in the loss of Wayne. We were great neighbours. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.

  14. Lisa, Cindy, Jeff and family, we are thinking of you and wish to send you are deepest sympathy.

  15. My sincere & deepest condolences to the Sutherland’s family & relatives, Please know Lynn & my prayers are with you through this difficult time!!

  16. My deepest sympathy to the family . I had planned on attending but do to instructions I feel I had better not attend as I have just returned from being out of the country . Wayne was a good friend of mine for many years and we did many things together . He will be missed ! My condolences to Lisa, Cindy and Jeff!
    Owen Byers

  17. So very sorry for your families Lisa, Cindy and Jeff.
    Our hearts go out to you and we will be thinking of you tomorrow and tuesday.
    I enjoyed my many times working with him. He was a gentleman.

  18. The ward families JOhn,RIchard,BOnnie,would like to send our felt condolences to everyone. Wayne was a great cousin,and cared very much about all of his families,from older to the youngest. He will be missed by so many,but will be remembered always

  19. Lisa, Cindy and Jeff,
    We are sorry to hear of your Dads passing. We think back fondly of the times when Pop and Wayne shared stories. Take care. Bette, John, Lynn and Becky

  20. We are very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing.Condolences to all the family.Cherish your memories. Nancy Hibbert and Ace Plaine

  21. We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. You have our sympathy. He was such a nice man to have a talk with.
    Terry and Anne Warwick

  22. My heartfelt sympathy to all the families of Wayne.
    Wayne has over a lifetime been a faithful friend..cousin. Gerald while sick enjoyed his visits as well. I have so many memories…May your many memories as well hold him close in the days ahead.
    I am comforted knowing I will see him again…He is home where he has been waiting to go..
    Lots of love and hugs .

  23. To the Sutherland Family,
    So sorry for your loss, Wayne was such a sweet guy. Always a pleasant smile & wave.
    Take care and stay close,

    Paula & Kevin Hoskin (nee Matheson)

  24. Our sincere condolences. We have fond memories of times with Wayne and Pat and their children. His second family brought him much joy, too.

    Laurie and Jed Drew

  25. So sorry to learn of Wayne ‘s passing.
    He&Lisa painted interior of my home &was my awesome assistants St Paul’s Church september 2015

  26. Sending thoughts and prayers to all family and friends . Always a nod and smiling hello from Wayne. Wonderful caring man . Share all your fond memories that will forever be in your hearts . I’m sure he’ll continue to watch over you all . Blessings 💙🙏🏻

  27. Iam so sad of the news as I certainly looked up to my uncle as he was a very loving person whom I loved and cherished. UNCLE WAYNE I WILL LOVE AND MISS YOU😢

  28. So sorry to hear about the passing of Wayne . He was such a nice and quite guy but he enjoyed talking with other. Thinking of you all at this difficult time . He will be missed by so many ! Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family 💞💞

  29. Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. May your memories of great times with him bring you many smiles as you reminisce.

  30. So sorry to hear about the passing of Wayne. My thoughts and prayers to you his children and families. Wayne was a very nice person.. Hold on to great memories.

  31. Our sincere sympathy to all the family. We have some wonderful memories of Wayne’s time on Council.

  32. Cindy,Lisa and Jeff. My sincere condolences to you and the family. I will always have fond memories of your dad. Praying for all of you.

  33. St. Paul’s United Church wish to send their sincere condolences to Wayne’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. We have really missed having Wayne out with us and appreciated his time spent on committees and work he did around the Church over the years volunteering.

  34. Randy and Dianne,
    So sorry to read about the loss of your friend, Wayne. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy