Houston, June (nee Sutherland)

On Sunday, March 3, 2024 in her 96th year our beloved mother June Pamela Houston (Sutherland) passed away. June was a loving wife, devoted mother, cherished grandmother, a dear sister, aunt, and friend. As the matriarch of our family, she leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and strength.

June was born in Cobalt, Ontario on June 5th, 1927 to James and Ida Sutherland (predeceased). The Sutherland family made their home in Schumacher, Ontario and included five siblings: Peggy (George) Don (Alice), Gervis, Mary (John), May (Jim who is the lone survivor). Together, they were both a loving family and lifelong friends.

As a young woman, June met Thomas Wardlaw Houston, a handsome young navy seaman returning from service in WW11 and the rest is history. Thomas and June had three daughters: Sandra, Janice, and Cheryl (Murray.) June worked hard to provide the best for her girls and was an incredibly dedicated employee of the CIBC until her retirement. As the family grew Tom and June welcomed their beloved grandchildren: Darren (Charla) Jason, Courtney (Jason) Hillary (Craig), Marissa (Anthony) and Meaghan (Andrew). June was a devoted Grandmother who attended hockey games, recitals, graduations with pride and joy. Great -grandchildren and great-great grandchildren including Dustin, Keenan, Griffin, Isla, Eloise, Mia, Keeanna, Nova, Brin, Kell, Alex, Isobel, Samantha, and Jason Jr. were also blessed to have a special relationship with Nana June.

Our Mother valued and treasured her friendships, many of which have been lifelong. June was also known for her generosity and volunteerism that kept her busy during her retirement. She enjoyed knitting for the infants in the NICU, volunteered with the Cardiac Unit and many Heart and Stroke patients and as a member of the Pets as Therapy Organization in Sudbury with her beloved West Highland Terrier "Charm". During this part of her life, she also developed hobbies such as gardening, baking delicious treats and crafting that she enjoyed with her daughters and sister Mary.

June's unwavering support and guidance touched the lives of all who knew her. We will forever cherish her kindness, generosity, wisdom, and countless memories we shared together. Though she may be gone, her legacy will continue to inspire and guide us each day. May she rest, knowing she was deeply loved, appreciated, and respected.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Hospice or Sick Kids would be appreciated.

A private Celebration of Life has been planned for June of 2024.


5 Condolences

  1. Sandra, Jan, Cheryl and families,
    We were so blessed to know your sweet mom and call her our friend. We know she will be so so missed, but her lagacy will live on. Our deepest condolences to all the family.
    Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Sending love and hugs. June will always be in our hearts 💕
    Gene and Betty xo

    By: Gene and Betty Martin
    March 18, 2024
  2. I did not personally know June but felt her presence when I was in the company of her daughter Sandra. You were loved on earth and will continue to be loved through memory. My deepest condolences to the family. Love you Sandra!

    By: Tiffany
    March 13, 2024
  3. Cheryl, Murray and family,
    Loving thoughts are with you and yours. How fortunate to have her for so many years. ❤️
    A wonderful legacy! Love and hugs
    Margaret et al

    By: Margaret Thorburn
    March 13, 2024
  4. To all the families of June, may I express my deepest sympathies for your Loss. June was such an incredible person. She was so many things to so many people. She will be treasured and remembered. Her beautiful legacy will go on.

    By: Lorraine Drozdowsky
    March 12, 2024
  5. Cheryl Murray and family. I am so sorry to hear of Your Mums passing. My condolences to all of the family. She was a remarkable lady and will be missed. I am thinking of you and send love and hugs

    By: Jo-Ann Junkin
    March 12, 2024

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