With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Jean Beatrice Hutchison on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Grandview Personal Care Home at the age of 84 years.
Born on October 26, 1927 in the R.M. of Gilbert Plains, Jean was the youngest child of the late Frank and Emma Hutchison.
Jean attended Vista, Deer Park, Clearview and Drifting River Schools. Following her education, she returned home to help on the family farm, and raised her family there. Later on, she entered the workforce, securing employment at the Personal Care Home in Dauphin, a job she held until her retirement in 1992.
Jean resided in Gilbert Plains for most of her life, until she moved to Grandview Personal Care Home where she resided until the time of her passing.
Mom loved many activities, in particular gardening, knitting, crocheting and needlepoint. Mom enjoyed travelling with Beth as well as playing cards. She “took no pity on anyone.” Bowling and bingo were some of mom’s joys. At harvest time, mom canned veggies and fruit from her garden and picked wild berries for jam and jellies.
Mom’s grandchildren were a great joy to her, as were her great-grandchildren. She loved the times when her grandkids were around. She always made everyone feel special. Grandma made mitts and socks and sweaters for her grandchildren at Christmas time, as well as afghans for each one.
Mom enjoyed her time at the care home, and she always had a remark for the nursing staff when they teased her to make her smile.
She leaves to cherish fond memories, her family; 3 children Emma (Henry) Billings, Nancy (Raymon) Rodgerson, Selina (Tim) Melnyk; 9 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law Nellie Hutchison. There are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorial service was held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Gilbert Plains United Church with Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Yvonne Smith served as organist, accompanying the Gilbert Plains United Church Choir. Interment followed in the Gilbert Plains Eldon Cemetery. Nancy Rodgerson served as Urnbearer.