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Harry Sutherland  RDP FRPSL


It is my most regrettable duty to inform you that following his recent few months of illness, our dear friend and colleague, Harry Sutherland, passed away Tuesday February 14, 2006. While precise details are not available, it is believed the great man’s heart finally gave out on him. Philately in Canada has come to the end of an era.

Following is the text of the announcement that appeared in the Globe & Mail:

SUTHERLAND, Harry Q.C. R.D.P. - In Toronto on February 14, 2006 in his 76th year following a brief illness. He is survived by his cousin John Sutherland of Halifax N.S. Harry will be greatly missed by his many friends. He attended Upper Canada College and Osgoode Hall Law School. He was a senior corporate partner in the law firm Fraser & Beatty until his retirement. Harry was Canada's pre-eminent Philatelist: he signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. He was Chairman of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation. He was the longest serving President and thereafter Secretary of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and was an International Judge under F.I.P. He was a longtime member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux. He was a member of The York Club, The Toronto Club, The National Club and Rosedale Golf Club. Interment will be in New Glasgow N.S. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 2.00 p.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave., Toronto. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Greene Foundation, 10 Summerhill Ave. Toronto M4T lA8 or a charity of your choice would be much appreciated.

Our prayers are with you, Harry. You will be sorely missed, my friend.


Ralph E. Trimble
President, PSSC
Director, The Greene Foundation

To read the many wonderful tributes that have been written about this great man,

go to the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada page HERE.