Roy Calvin Hutton
May 19, 1928 – September 29, 2017
Roy passed away in his sleep September 29th, after an 8 month struggle with increasing dementia at the age of 89.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Veronica: his daughter Rochelle (Irvin); grandchildren: Julie, Mitchell (Shivonne) and Chelsea (Dakota): great grandchildren: Samantha, Katrina, Trinity and Blythe.
He was the middle child of a sibling group of 11. All but his two younger brothers, Earl (Eleanor) and Albert (Joan) have predeceased him.
Left behind are many nieces, nephews and cousins who reside all over Canada.
Roy had a varied working career. He was a career soldier, mainly being transferred between Alberta and Manitoba. He started in the artillery and moved to being a paratrooper ending his 25 year stint as a Safety System Technician. Returning to civilian life working as a greens keeper, ice maker and maintenance engineer in Abbotsford’s recreational arenas mainly MRC.
He loved his family first and foremost needing little else. He enjoyed playing cards, curling, golfing – often playing even in snow. Roy had a great sense of humour enjoying the antics of others while he stayed in the background. You never knew what would tickle him.
Roy was interned at Musslewhite Cemetery following a small intimate service, October 11th, 2017.
The family would especially like to thank the staff at Menno Hospital 2 West for their kindness and care they took with Roy. They enjoyed his humour while it was still there and were always respectful and caring when talking with him.
We would also like to thank the Pastor of Menno and his volunteers for stopping in and spending time with Roy especially during his end of days.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. If you have none, any society that is working to fight this debilitating disease of Alzheimer / Dementia in Roy’s name would be greatly appreciated.
Please join us in remembering Roy by visiting our Memorial at www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com.
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Henderson’s Funeral Home