Marion Phyllis (Penny) Sutherland passed away at Chilliwack General Hospital on August 27th, 2007. She was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Elsie Bennett, three brothers, Vic, Glen and Lloyd Bennett, her husbands, Percy A. Whyte (Whytie), George (Red) Sutherland and her grandson Geordie Sutherland.
She is survived by her brother Ray Bennett (Vancouver); her daughter, Bonnie Sutherland (Germany); son: Jim Sutherland (Kelowna); her grandchildren:Melanie, Kimberly and Andrew and two great-granddaughters: Jule and Zoe.
She was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan and served as a WAF in the Air Force during WWII.
She traveled extensively with her husband, Red, throughout Europe as an Air Force wife before settling down in Chilliwack where she lived for 38 years.
She was a talented painter and left her family and friends some wonderful paintings. She was also a great animal lover and she actively supported the SPCA for many years.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. There is no service by the request of Marion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local SPCA.