Photo courtesy of Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home

Bruce Taylor Sutherland

Shorewood, Minnesota

Oct 15, 1930 - Mar 8, 2013


Wednesday, October 15th 1930
Friday, March 8th 2013

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Only yesterday BT &MJS moved into Amesbury and who knew the power of a blueberry pie to establish a long and lasting relationship with our new neighbors? Who knew we would move across the street to become their roof mates. Who knew, as we looked at the blueprints of their plans for their new Florida condo, that we would be introduced to Naples, Florida? Who knew our travels with them would take us to New York, Quebec, Door County, Izatys and even Duluth?
Only yesterday it was...

To all of the Sutherlands-

You know we are thinking of you and we are also thinking of Bruce and how he is now free from all suffering. I found this quote which expresses our thoughts better than anything I could say:

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has left the world better than...

To MJ, Lydia, ken, mark and all the many grand kids . My prayers go out to all of you. Bruce was a special man, anyone that wears a blue bath robe every weekend most of the day is ok in my book. I was at the Sutherland a lot on the weekends , and I always said something to Bruce about the blue robe. Then MJ bought him a deferent color , sorry MJ it just was not the same . I will miss him but now he and frank can spend Saint Patricks day together. Watch out heaven , love u all and see you...

Mary Jo, We are in Naples but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With deepest sympathy and love,
Kay and Jerry Martin

Bruce was godfather to our first child. Mary Jo was a childhood friend who served as a bridesmaid for me. They were a delightful couple and we continued our friendship when our paths crossed in Naples/Marco Island. Mary Jo, you and your family have our deepest sympathy. I know you are surrounded by those you love and that will help ease the loss.

Syd and Jim Mellinger

Bruce was living at Sunrise when I met him while I was dining there with my own parents. The dignity with which he bore his illness was impressive and that was what drew me into conversations with him. Then I met Mary Jo. Their closeness was evident as they continued their daily rituals together. Later, I became aware of how Bruce treasured being able to visit with his children when they came to spend their time with him.

May the Bruce's family find great comfort through...

My Dad spent his final months at Sunrise of Minnetonka. I want to thank all the staff for the care and love they gave him and our family. He couldn't have been treated with greater respect and dignity, our family will always be thankful to the wonderful Sunrise staff. - Lydia

I did not know Bruce - yet I know of PSP. My heart is with you all at this time.


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