Clive Andrew Sutherland
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LUDINGTON -- Clive Andrew Sutherland, of Ludington, formerly of Okemos, passed away June 8, 2020, in the comfort of his summer home at Laman's Landing. He had just turned 83 years young, and young, he always was!

Clive was born June 5, 1937, to Mabel and James Sutherland, in Leroy.

On Nov. 24, 1959, in Sault Ste. Marie, Clive married the love of his life, Judith Ann -- with whom he recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. They spent winters in Miami and at Fun and Sun in San Benito, Texas. Together they traveled to interesting places all over the world.

To sum up Clive's life in a paragraph or two is not a simple task, he was a man of many talents and interests. So, we will leave it at this -- if you love to watch the birds, hunt, fish, garden or bowl, respect nature and are happiest when spending time outdoors, you would love Clive (husband, dad, and grandpa) as we did.

Clive was a nurturing man, whether it be beautiful petunias, his high school students or three well-rounded daughters (who can mow a lawn like no other -- think Rollingreen!). Clive was a positive influence on all those lucky enough to cross his path.

A teacher to hundreds, mentor to many and a friend to all.

The family asks that if you would like to honor the life of Clive, you practice one of these three things: listen (to the birds), plant (a pretty flower) and respect (nature in all of its glory).

Clive's legacy includes Judith Sutherland, Cammy (Alberto) Ramirez, Margo (Harry) Schmidt, Paula (Pat) Kivlahan, Tim and Alexandra Alvarez, Sean* (deceased) and Rachel Kivlahan.

Surviving sisters are Eunice Burgess and Joanne Swanson, who worshiped and adored their little brother! His many nieces and nephews whose lives he touched and too many friends to count.

We will honor and celebrate Clive's life at a service to take place from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Laman's Landing.

Please share your fond memories and photos of Clive at

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

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Published in Herald Review on Jun. 17, 2020.
Celebration of Life
05:00 - 07:00 PM
Laman's Landing
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June 19, 2020
I worked for cleave at Rolling Green over 45 years ago probably the best boss I ever had. Great guy always friendly very nice family they always treated me good. It's funny I was just thinking Clive two or three days ago I'm sorry to see he passed. His mood never seem to swing much which is a good thing. Wish I could have seen him before he passed. God bless the family and friends.
Leslie Pierce
June 17, 2020
Judy, this is Carole Kendy (OHS). I hope you and the girls are doing okay. You know we all loved Clive...salt of the earth kind of guy...a real gentleman, always. I remember when several students would hitch their horses outside his "classroom" out back, and sometimes he would start a campfire for the students at lunch. He was a wonderful teacher, and I know you will miss him terribly. God bless.
Carole Kendy
June 14, 2020
in loving memory of a great teacher, mentor and friend, but an even better man and Father. I remember in high school and college on Thanksgiving playing football in Indian Hills green space or the Sutherlands front yard. The players were the girls age, but Clive was the most competitive and had the most fun. Miss you all.
Mark Litwhiler
June 12, 2020
Always so positive & always busy. He laughed telling how he mowed the yard before he got his "leg" and about cleaning the pool at his daughter's. He will be missed at Laman's.
Brenda & Dick Teaford
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