Richard Wade Sage Sutherland passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on January 21, 2022. Richard was a much beloved medical writer with the Medical Post and other papers and magazines and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, jazz enthusiast and raconteur.
He is survived by family in Scotland, England, Tasmania and the US and many friends and former colleagues in Toronto. Richard’s ashes will be going to Scotland to final resting.
Richard had a generous heart and was always ready to help fellow journalists come up with killer headlines and snappy copy. He loved poetry and was an avid reader of The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and The New York Times.
Richard’s final years were made bearable by Sprint Senior Care and its residential facility the Ewart Angus Home. Staff at the Toronto General Hospital, Mt Sinai and Toronto Rehab (all part of the University Health Centre) showed considerable care and compassion particularly given the demands on them by Covid.
A memorial service will be arranged some time in the future. If you wish to make a donation in Richard’s name, please do so to the charity of your choice.