Nettie Hutt of Morrisburg died on Dec. 15, 2002 at Ottawa General Hospital. She was 72.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1930 in Brinston. She was a housewife until Angela was born. She then took a job at the drugstore in Arnprior. After moving back to Winchester, she worked as a receptionist for Dr. Byers and Dr. Wells for a period of time before taking a job as executive secretary to the nursing supervisor at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. She retired from the hospital in 1986.
Her family moved to Morrisburg when she was three years old and she went to school and grew up in Morrisburg. She and Don lived in Arnprior, Winchester and Iroquois, before returning to Morrisburg three years ago. She wanted to spend her remaining years in Morrisburg where she felt most at home.
Her parents were the late Alfred Gamble and Grace Gamble (nee Pemberton). She is survived by her husband Donald Hutt, whom she married on June 12, 1950 at the Lakeshore Drive United Church Manse.
She is survived by children Debbie (Don) Mabo of Morrisburg, Robert of Morrisburg, Brian (Dawn) of Ottawa, Barry of Kingston and Angela (Mike) Holmes of Morewood. Also surviving are brother Dick Gamble (Doris Marcellus) of Johnstown and sister Joyce McIntosh of Winchester.
Brothers and sisters-in-law include Raymond McIntosh of Winchester, Francis (Elaine) Hutt of Kingston, Norbert (Diane) Hutt of Winchester and Doreen (Gay) Alexander of Kemptville.
She was predeceased by great-grandson Joshua Mabo-Hummel; brother Alfred; sisters Betty MacDonald, Irene McIntosh and Shirley Eastman; and brother-in-law Gordon McIntosh.
She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Tanya, Amanda, Amber, Tobi, Colin and Hunter; and great-grandchildren Cassie, Julenea, Mia and Maddison.
In her earlier years, Nettie enjoyed swimming, skating, playing sports (especially ball), and fishing with her Dad. Fun and recreation in the 1940s and 1950s could be found every Saturday night at Casselman’s Dance Hall which is where she met her husband Don. After she and Don were married, Don went away to the Korean War and he returned in December of 1951.
After marriage, sports for Nettie centred around bowling and later in life lawn bowling. She played an active role as hockey-Mom for the Winchester Hawks Jr. “B” team, never missing a game in eight years. Her love of sports continued through the years and she attended all of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.
One of the greatest thrills for her came when her granddaughters Tanya and Amanda Mabo broke the norm and played boys hockey. In the past few years, her love of sports continued by watching sports on TV. Over the years there were many changes, but one thing that never changed was her love for her family, and she will be dearly missed by each member of her family.
A private family funeral service was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Dec. 18, followed by cremation. The service was officiated by Rev. Mark Ehlebracht. Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family.