John (Jack) Hutton

In Memorial

Jack passed away peacefully at Ridge Meadows Hospital March 31, 2013 in his 90th year.

Beloved Father to, Bryan (Kathy) Maple Ridge BC; Derek (Linda) Toronto ON.; Grandfather to Alexander & Hayley Toronto ON; Meaghan (Dave), St. Catharines ON; Erin & Graham, Maple Ridge BC; Great Grandfather to Nathan, St.Catharines ON.

Jack is predeceased by his wife Elsie (2006) after over 60 years together. The family would like to thank the staff at Ridge Meadow Hospital and a special thanks to the staff at Willow Manor, for making him feel so welcome for the last 10 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Born in Edinburgh Scotland Aug 1, 1923, Jack attended George Watson’s Boys College and graduated as a Timber Engineer from the University of Edinburgh in 1941. He joined the RAF and was posted to various RAF Costal Command locations in England, Scotland and Ireland throughout the War. While posted at Limavady Aerodrome in Northern Ireland, Jack met a young WAF named Elsie Wilson. They were married on November 4th 1944.
After the war, they settled in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised two boys.

The family immigrated to Canada in 1957 and lived in Ottawa and Vancouver before returning to the UK in 1960 where they resided in Birmingham England. They returned to Canada in 1964 and settling in St. Catharines ON. Jack worked for the St Lawrence Seaway and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, before retiring in 1986. In looking for new adventures, in 1992, Jack and Elsie moved to Victoria BC and then Sydney BC, until 2003, when they moved to Maple Ridge BC to be closer to family.

Jack was a proud and active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 50 years and always involved himself in various senior clubs, serving on the board of directors and volunteering his time.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army, Caring Place, 22188 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge BC is appreciated.
http://www.salvationarmy.ca/tag/donations/

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 17, 2013 at 1 pm at the Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, 11765 – 224th St, Maple Ridge B.C.

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  1. Pam Johnson :

    Bryan, Kathy, Graham and Erin,
    Thinking of all of you and sending my condolences for the loss of your Father and Pappy. Bryan, I remember meeting both him and your Mom, when they moved to Maple Ridge. What a nice man he was and what a wonderful couple they were. Find peace in knowing they are united and together again forever. Thoughts and prayers being sent to you and your entire family.

  2. carolyn & wayne robinson :

    Although I only visited Jack once a month I looked forward to it and I’m sure he did too. He especially enjoyed my home baked goodies,sometimes I would make crispy cookies but he found them hard to chew and much preferred the softer ones.He always talked about his great grandson and his sunday dinners.We will miss you Jack. Carolyn & Wayne

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