John Bernard Hutton died peacefully on June 13th, with family at his side, after a short stay at the Castleview Care Centre. Just thirteen days short of his 90th birthday.
John is survived by his daughter Victoria (Wayne) Beyers, his three sons; John (Eva), Mike (Jackie) and Steve Hutton, 4 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, his sister Janet (Merv) Chivers of White Rock, B.C. and his brother Harry (Wendy) Hutton of Portland, OR. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Marguerite (nee Michaely) and his brothers Al and Jim Hutton.
John was born on June 26th, 1926 in Nordegg, AB to Chester and Edith Hutton. He joined the army at 16 and as a sergeant, he trained soldiers both in Canada and United States for service in World War II. John was an amateur boxer and sports enthusiast in the Rossland/Trail area before joining Canada Customs and attaining the rank of Collector of Customs in the Trail, B.C. region. He left Customs and opened up an ICBC Office and Laundromat. Then a Customs Brokerage Company in Salmo. Other positions that John held were Justice of the Peace and Coroner.
John took an interest in varied fields of work and recreation. He learned to play the drums, accordion and harmonica. Later in life he attained his GED and learned to speak Spanish. Marguerite and John were always on the move in their camper or motorcycle with sidecar, often with their grandchildren alongside. He was a member of both the Lions Club and the Legion.
Lastly a huge THANK YOU to Veterans Affairs and all of you connected to the medical field who helped us take care of John as best we could. What a great place to live where “house calls” are not a thing of the past.
At John’s request, there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers we invite you to make a donation to your local S.P.C.A as John’s best friend was his
Jack Russell – Murphy.