Shirley Anne Hutchison

Shirley Anne Hutchison

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandma and Aunt, Shirley Anne Hutchison of Fruitvale, BC, who passed away on December 28, 2012 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

Shirley, the youngest child of Bill and Violet Veysey, was born in Rossland, BC on January 25, 1939.

Shirley enjoyed many activities including the love of the outdoors and could often be found camping and fishing on Rosebud Lake. In her earlier years Shirley was an excellent baseball player. Her favorite positions were first base and pitcher, but she was best remembered for being a “heavy hitter”. Her other love was curling and being a spectator, (especially enjoying her hamburgers at the BV Curling Bonspiels).

Her other hobbies were collecting dolls, cards, and antiques. She was always on the hunt for a great deal. Shirley had a passion for gambling and enjoyed her slots, bingo and bus trips. She never missed an episode of “The Price is Right” and even got in the studio audience one time and got to shake Bob Barker’s hand.

Over the years, Shirley worked as a home support worker, a baker and in the hospital.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Alvin Hutchison and children Murray (Belynda), Kelly (Pam), Blaine (Tracy), Mike Williams, Terri (Doug) Adams and grandchildren, Ryan, Jodie, Andrew, Hayley, James, Travis, Kaycee, Carissa and Jeffrey, brother Gerry (Marion) Veysey and their daughter Amy (Lee), half brothers John, Doug and Reg Veysey, half sisters Debbie and Lynn and families as well as many nieces and nephews.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s name to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation at 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 or online at

A Celebration of Life will be at the Beaver Valley Curling Club on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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