Harry "Pat" Sutherland
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August 17, 1921 ~ July 10, 2015

Long-time Vancouver, WA resident, Harry "Pat" Sutherland, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 in Vancouver, WA at the age of 93. Pat was born in Vancouver on August 17, 1921.
A long-time educator, Pat was an elementary teacher, principal, and retired from Central Washington University in 1983. In his early years, he worked for the CC Corp in 1939 and was a member of the Clark College 1947 Championship Basketball team.
He served his country in WWII in the U.S. Navy and survived the sinking of his ship in the Battle of Guadalcanal. He was a Purple Heart recipient.
Pat was active in Kiwanis, Jaycees, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and a life-time member of the VFW Post 7824. Post members will serve as honor guard at Pat's services.
Pat is survived by his wife of 66 years, Chic Sutherland; his children, Colleen Hammontree, Heather Biggs, and Kelly Sutherland; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98684. A Rosary will be Thursday July 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., with a viewing and separate hospitality room following the Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015.
The family requests that contributions be made in the name of Harry "Pat" Sutherland, Veterans in Need, VFW, Post 7824, 400 N. Andresen Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661.
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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 15, 2015.
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July 31, 2015
To all of the Sutherlands...our condolences, fond memories and God's peace to you all from the Charlesworth family...
Nancy Charlesworth Denny
July 16, 2015
My sweet friend, I will miss you. Both you and Chic are a shining light in my world. I love you. Sending Hugs to Heaven. Jamie
Jamie Dotson
July 16, 2015
heartfelt condolences to the Sutherland family. Pat was an official in some of our basketball games in the 40,s and then it was my pleasure to serve him many years later in business. Always the gentleman.
Don Lutz
July 15, 2015
With deepest sympathy to Chic and family. Ken the Barber at 33rd & St. Johns.
Kenneth Grew
July 15, 2015
Ahoy! MaryAnn and I were saddened to hear of Pat's passing. I remember him often in the halls of Lake Shore School, checking up on the progress of our new student teachers. His advice was always positive and he helped many join our profession. I thank his family for his valued military service and we are all saddened by your loss. God Bless!
July 15, 2015

Thanks for everything. All my love. We all miss you.
July 15, 2015
Knowing this sweet man was a golden part of my life. His smile - His laugh - and bringing "really good" coffee when he volunteered was such a delight. You will be missed until we met again.
Elaine Moore
July 15, 2015
A shipmate of my late father at the Battle of Guadalcanal. Someone my father spoke well of. His son Kelly a friend of mine in high school. Mr. Sutherland was someone who was well respected in the community and will be missed.
Brent Smithline
July 15, 2015
I have so many warm and wonderful memories of Pat when I was a youngster growing up and he was in charge of the Elks Baseball summer camps at the Barracks field. He would arrange to have many Portland Beaver players attend and coach us which was a big thrill. Pat was a great teacher, leader and coach and was a very strong father figure during my youth. Thank you Pat for your guidance and influence on my life.
Terry Gierke
July 15, 2015
A dear friend that was loved by all. Anyone who ever met Pat was blessed with his friendship. He has such a zest for life and a never give up attitude. He will be truly missed by all of us.
Jeanettte Dunkin
July 15, 2015
Miss you dad. All my love Heather
July 15, 2015
Dear Sutherland family, I have so many fond memories of our family travels with your family. I think the laughs and funny stories will be with me forever. I think Pat and my father, Bob Parsons, were two of the biggest characters. When the two of these men were together you know there would be trouble! Cherish your memories.

With care and respect,
Karla Schlosser
Karla Schlosser
July 15, 2015
I do not believe there is anyone who can express a harsh word against Mr. Sutherland. He was a gentleman and a great person who inspired me when I was a young lad attending Fruit Valley grade school in the early 50's. I wish the family peace and God's Blessings.
Lance Burton
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