Ian Sutherland obituary


My father, Ian Sutherland, who has died aged 75, was a secondary college trainer for greater than 25 years.

Between 1989 and 2017 he taught historical past and English literature at Perronet Thompson college (now Kingswood academy) in Hull, after which at Andrew Marvell college (now the Marvell faculty) in the identical metropolis.

He was a tutorial everyman – extremely educated and an avid bookworm, but somebody who swore like a trooper, by no means took himself too severely and liked the humour of Blackadder, Reeves and Mortimer and Billy Connolly.

Born in Hull, Ian was the son of Elsie (nee Martin), who labored as a nurse earlier than turning into a housewife, and Donald, a trawlerman. After his schooling at Francis Askew college in Hull, Ian labored in warehouse roles and as a bus conductor. It was solely on turning into the librarian of David Lister college in Hull that he realised he needed to enter the world of instructing.

He obtained a level in mixed research from Humberside School, adopted by a instructing qualification after which his first instructing job at Perronet Thompson college.

Throughout his retirement years Ian slept as little as potential with a purpose to profit from every day. He loved taking images of outdated buildings and greenery, which he used as material for sketches, ink drawings and work. Lots of his works had been displayed in open exhibitions on the Ferens Artwork Gallery in Hull, and he had his personal exhibition throughout Assemble Fest in 2015 alongside town’s Newland Avenue.

When not at his drafting board, Ian would watch the most recent movies on his house cinema system and take heed to every kind of music from throughout the many years, every part from the Beatles, the Moody Blues and the Stranglers to Elbow, Ben Howard, Oasis, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. When the climate allowed, he would spend complete days in his backyard, which he nurtured from scratch over the course of a decade into a vibrant, calming sanctuary lined with bamboo.

He additionally loved PlayStation video games, a pint of Guinness within the native pub, and studying Folio Society books, the Guardian and the poetry of Wilfred Owen.

Ian’s 1981 marriage to Susan (nee Adamson), resulted in divorce in 2003. He’s survived by their two sons, me and Dave, his older sister, Ann, and his youthful brother, Donald.


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