1939 – 2015
Mr. Dwayne Sutton passed away at the Stettler Hospital, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Dwayne was born on the farm in Fillmore, SK on December 7, 1939 to Kenneth and Marion Sutton. He grew up and went to Grade 9 in Fillmore. School was not a favourite place for Dwayne; at the age of 16 years, he got a job with Stu Hall Construction, operating a dozer. He then decided to move to Regina, SK and he worked at the Funeral Home and Olson Ambulance. On May 9, 1959, he married the love of his life, Shirley Geraldine Babcock in Tyvan, SK. In March of 1961, Sandra Lynn was born in Regina and in 1962, Darren Dwayne was born in Outlook. The family moved around a lot following the PFRA dams. In 1969, they moved to Okotoks, AB and Dwayne had many jobs, ranging from concrete work for the University of Lethbridge to an office job in Calgary. In 1972, the family all moved to Turner Valley where Dwayne started with Alberta Gas Trunkline (now NOVA). There he also drove the commuter bus to Calgary, morning and night, and for ski trips. The family had a chance to go up North for a summer staying in camps to be together. They started at Tuktoyaktuk and went to Norman Wells. In April of 1976, the family moved to Stettler, AB with NOVA. They bought a farm in the Warden district. In 1981, Sandra married Keith Rairdan and to their union Dwayne got four grandchildren: Josh, Tamara, Jason and Jonathan. In 1983, Darren married Debbie Garland and to this union he got two more grandchildren: Jeff and Carson. In October of 1999, Dwayne lost Shirley to cancer. In 2001, he met his second love, Marilyn MacLeod, and with her his family grew: Dale (Lana) and grandchildren, Tyler, Sheldon, Steven; and Dean (Kim) and grandchildren Joel and Logan. Dwayne loved having all of them around. Dwayne enjoyed having family and friends in his life. He enjoyed a good party and loved to entertain people. He and Marilyn have a cabin by Camrose and they called it “the farm”; they loved going there for camping, hunting and as a vacation retreat for friends. Dwayne has many friends from every walk of life. He loved visiting with people – he had a knack at making everyone feel important. He loved hunting geese, duck, deer, elk and pheasants… they were not safe when he was around. Dwayne was a very busy man, never liking to sit still. In 2015, Dwayne and Marilyn took a trip to Arizona, where they had a great time. They were planning to return next year, but God had a different plan. In May 2015, Dwayne was diagnosed with cancer and from then on, his life changed. Dwayne is lovingly remembered by his life partner, Marilyn; and his family, Sandra (Keith), Josh, Tamara (Curtis), Jason, Jon (Daylon); Darren (Debbie), Jeff (Danica), great grandson Deacon, Carson (Whitney); Dale (Lana), Tyler, Sheldon, Steven; Dean (Kim), Joel, Logan; as well as many other relatives and very special friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley; parents, Kenneth and Marion Sutton; parents-in-law, Albert and Sadie Babcock; brothers-in-law, Howard, Ron, Bill and Gordon Babcock; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Curlock. A Celebration of Dwayne’s Life was held on November 3, 2015 at the Stettler United Church. Burial took place at the Liberal Cemetery. Donation in memory of Dwayne may be made to S.H.S.F. Palliative Care, the Liberal Cemetery, or a charity of choice. Dad…Dwayne…Grandpa…Great Grandpa… Rest in Peace.
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Arrangements in care of
BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES,
Stettler. Box 193, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0. 403-742-3315.