With our hearts heavy, our family announces that on Sunday, October 18, 2020, Stephen Sutherland moved on to his next “gig” across the veil. Stephen David Sutherland was born to Hector Sutherland and Betty ‘Raven’ Jackson in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Stephen was known and lovingly remembered by so many as ‘Pops’, led the the life of a rockstar. Or so one would think with how many groupies, fan clubs, and loyal followers he had when he left us. He was a humble man who loved his rock n’ roll. He played guitar, was a writer, an artist, and when he had the game of a lifetime, one hell of a PlayStation golfer! Pops never turned anyone away, no matter what. If they were in need of anything; be it a roof, a meal, a rest, a place to cry, or simply just some advice that only Pops could give; you would find his door open. Not one person who knew him in his last years could recall him ever sleeping in his own bed. He had gone as far as to have given even that up to someone who needed it. He did so because according to him, “He preferred his chair anyways!” Not one person that Pops encountered could say that he didn’t make a difference in their life, forever changing them for the better. His presence will be forever missed and our loss of this great individual noticed. Stephen is still loved today by his two Daughters; Erica Smith-Sutherland and Kyla Greyson, his four Grandchildren; Ashleigh Smith, Robert Souster Jr, Chase Souster, and Kali Greyson, and his one Great Granddaughter Beccam Smith. Stephen is also survived by his Mother; Betty “Raven “ Jackson, Brother Kenneth, and Sisters Joyce and Yvonne along with their families. And finally, he will be missed by his long time ‘partner in crime ‘ and best friend Kelly Greyson and far too many others to mention as Stephen has left to mourn many sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers and sisters that he adopted along the way as his own.
There will be a celebration to honour the life of this amazing man at a future date that is yet to be determined. The celebration will be held virtually so a link will be sent out at such a time.