Murray David Sutherland
December 30, 1926 - March 16, 2017
Murray passed away in Biggar, Sask. on March 16, 2017 in the Biggar & District Health Centre Long Term Care at the age of 90.
Murray was born in Moose Jaw, Sask. on December 30, 1926.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 70 years, Bernice; sons, Larry (Rita), Bryce (Corinna), great-grandchildren, Jack, Desiree, (Chris) and their children (Kailey, Josh and Ben), Faith, Daniella, and Grace; Tana. Lorne (Cheryl), Keane (Meagan). Brad (Penny), Christine (daughter, Ella), Craig (Rena), Stephen (Meagan). Murray was predeceased by his parents, David and Pearl; brothers, Jack, Robert and sister, Patricia.
He married Bernice (Neff) on September 28, 1946 and hired out on the CNR as brakeman on July 10, 1945 in Moose Jaw. When he could not hold in Moose Jaw, he moved to Radville, where Larry was born; and worked out of there until he could hold again in Moose Jaw in 1947. In the spring of 1949, he moved the whole family to Biggar, Sask. where he spent the rest of his life. He retired at age 55 on November 17, 1981 and enjoyed a very happy retirement. He and Bernice enjoyed travelling to Mexico and Dominica Republic, Hawaii, and numerous trips to other destinations in the USA.
Murray was always interested in sports, especially hockey. He played in Moose Jaw and was on the Juvenile Team that won the Provincial Championship in 1944. After moving to Biggar, he was instrumental with two others forming the first Saskatchewan Registered Minor Hockey League in Biggar that is still growing strong today. He also coached Minor Hockey for many years and played himself on various Biggar Teams. Lastly, was the "Biggar Old Timers", The Hawks, where he had tons of fun and made many friends.
He joined the Biggar Elks Club (charter member) and served through the Chairs to "Exalted Ruler" and made more friends there. He also enjoyed getting together with family and friends. Especially at Turtle Lake showing his grandsons how to catch fish and fillet them. He loved the Lake and cherished his grandchildren and was fortunate enough to have most of them close to home when they were growing up.
When Murray's health failed in 2015, he was admitted to the Biggar Long Term Care Home until his passing. He was very content there and received wonderful care until his unexpected and peaceful death on March 16, 2017.
There will be no service at this time. When further arrangements are made, it will be published.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Biggar & District Health Centre Long Term Care Activity Fund, Box 130, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0
Thank you to Grondin Funeral Services, Bob and staff, in Biggar who are entrusted with the arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963", 306-948-2669, www.grondinfuneralservices.com.
Isabelle Scobie (Webster)
February 2, 1926 - March 17, 2017
Isabelle Scobie (Webster), formerly of Makwa, Sask., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017 surrounded by her devoted family. Isabelle had just celebrated her 89th birthday on February 2nd.
Isabelle was predeceased by her loving husband, Emerson of 51 years in 2004.
She leaves behind her loving sons: Ken (Vicki), Ed (Jean), Dave (Lois), and Neil (Barb); daughters: Sandra (John Devlin) and Heather (Ian Moorhouse); 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who will cherish her memory. Isabelle will also be remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Extendicare Holyrood in Edmonton for their care and compassion over the past three years.
A celebration of Isabelle's life will be held in the summer months, time and place will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite charity in Isabelle's name.