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GLADYS VIOLET SUTHERLAND (published on January 10, 2009)

GLADYS VIOLET SUTHERLAND (nee Roe) 1906 - 2009 Peacefully on January 7, 2009 at Tudor House Personal Care Home in Selkirk, Manitoba. Gladys was predeceased by her husband Kenneth (1960), sister Doris Taylor (1996), and her parents Walter George Roe (1914) and Adelaide Roe (1938). Gladys is survived by her sons Ken (Betty), Bruce (Linda), granddaughters Duneda Kristjansson (Kristjan) and Kendra Gierys (Gerald), great-grandchildren Stefan and Kaelyn Kristjansson, Andrew and Isabella Gierys, several nieces and nephews and many special friends. Born July 19, 1906 in Hackney of east London, England, she immigrated to Winnipeg in July of 1910. In 1922 she began a career at the Hudson's Bay Company, first at the old Bay on Main Street, then at the new Bay on Portage and Memorial until 1936. Gladys met her future husband, Kenneth Sutherland, at weekend dances in Selkirk, Manitoba and they married November 14, 1936. Ken and Gladys purchased a house in East Kildonan, 821 Kildonan Drive in 1939. After the death of her husband, Gladys was hired by the city of East Kildonan as a library assistant and was instrumental in the creation of the Henderson Regional Library, now part of the Winnipeg Library system, retiring in 1972. Mom had moved to The Rowandale Apartments of East Kildonan in 1968 and lived there until May of 2008. Gladys was at home in her kitchen and enjoyed making meals, cookies, etc. for her family and others. The family would like to thank the staff of Seven Oaks General Hospital 3 U2, Misericordia Health Centre Cornish 2 and Tudor House Selkirk for caring for Gladys over the past few months. Also thanks to the staff of Victoria Lifeline for Gladys' centenary party. As per Gladys' wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Gladys' motto would be have fun, be happy KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson Hwy. 338-0331 Send expressions of sympathy at

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