Ruth Marion Hutt
August 27, 1925 – December 12, 2011
Surrounded by the love of her family, and in the kind care of the staff of the Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys, Ont., Ruth Marion Hutt (nee Gray) slipped into peace on Mon., Dec. 12, 2011, in her 86th year.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Drury Hutt (1978). She was the beloved mother and friend of Barbara Dixon of Brampton, Beverly Beck (Tom) of Morrisburg, Nancy Hutt (Bob Miles) of St. Marys, and Mitch Hutt (Lorie) of Williamsburg. She was the cherished grandmother of Darryl Beck, Jeff Beck (Tara Taylor), Andrew Hutt, and Derek Hutt, and the loving great-grandmother of Madison and Brady Beck.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1925, at Maple Ridge to the late Austin E. Gray and Annie M. Scott. She was predeceased by siblings Donald Gray, Minnie Casselman (Levi), Neil Gray (Nelda), Pearl Smith (Mac), Jean Williams (Arthur), Lloyd Gray (Loretta), Ada Strader (Reginald), and Laura Ellis (William). Ruth will be missed by devoted sisters-in-law Margaret Johnstone (Ralph), Kay Hutt (Herman), and Loretta Gray (Lloyd). She was a dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Her smile will be missed by her many friends.
Ruth worked in the lab at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years, and will be missed by her colleagues, especially “the lab girls.” She devoted her life to raising her children, and delighted in planning family dinners. She was a protector of animals, an avid reader, and an amazing cook, well known for her black forest cakes and hand dipped chocolates.
A heartfelt thank you goes to Dr. John Burke (Winchester) for his decades of loving care and concern for our mother, Ruth. Also, a very special thank you is extended to Dr. Peter Johnston (St. Marys) for his support and care over the past few months, as well as, many thanks and blessings to the staff of the St. Marys Memorial Hospital, the Kingsway Lodge, and Dundas Manor.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Ruth’s life will take place at Winchester United Church on Sat., Feb. 4 at 1 pm, with Rev. Christine Lowson and Rev. Heather Kinkaid officiating. A luncheon will follow.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ruth are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the O.S.P.C.A.
Online condolences can be made at www.ballfc.ca, and donations may be made by calling the L. A. Ball Funeral Chapel at 519-284-1480.