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Fran Hutchings

Fran Hutchings

Sunday, July 8th, 1928 - Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
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Fran Hutchings ~ Passed away peacefully with her family beside her, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Grove Park Home, Barrie, in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Warren Leonard ‘Wally’ Hutchings.

Beloved mother of Donna, Mary Ann, and Warren and his wife Jan.

Loving grandmother of Scott and wife Jaime, Breanna and husband Steve, and Lauren, and great-grandmother of Tyson.

She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters Rose Rocchio of Mississauga, and Annie Rudichuk of Brampton, her half-sister Laura Simpell of Toronto, and by many other family members and friends.

Predeceased by her parents Frank and Annie (Castellano) Bonise, and siblings Joe Bonise, Tony Bonise, Helen Lush, Kay Waterman, Mary Chiapperino, Phil Lacey, and Lee Dunlop.

Frances was born in Wolf Creek, Alberta, on July 8, 1928. At the age of 14, she moved with her family to Toronto. As a young adult, Frances was employed in the fabric industry. In 1950, she met the love of her life, Wally. After their marriage, the focus of her career was to raise her family.

In 1959, Fran and Wally moved their family to North Hollywood, California. They returned to Canada in 1968 and settled in Listowel where they resided for 43 years. Fran was an active participant in many community activities and service clubs, including the Listowel Rotary Club, Trinity United Church, bible study groups, bridge clubs, Listowel Curling Club, and the Listowel Legion.

Fran’s greatest passion was spending time with her family and friends. She was an accomplished painter, fabulous cook, and took tremendous pride in her home.

Visitation will be held at Trinity United Church, Listowel, on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.

Memorial donations to Trinity United Church, Listowel, or Grove Park Home, Barrie, would be appreciated.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the compassion and outstanding quality of care that was provided by both Roberta Place Retirement Lodge and Grove Park Home in Barrie.

On-line condolences at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Trinity United Church, Listowel
    Address
    230 Barber Ave. N.
    LISTOWEL, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Trinity United Church, Listowel
    Address
    230 Barber Ave. N.
    LISTOWEL, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Steve Cox
  • Reception

    Location
    Trinity United Church Fellowship Hall
    Address
    230 Barber Ave. N.
    LISTOWEL, ON
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TarBush Family

Posted at 01:31pm
It is rather prophetic that tonight is the final regular meeting of Listowel Rotary and we get to reminisce about those who contributed so much, as members and spouses, to the betterment of our community for the last 60 plus years. Wally and Fran immediately come to mind. A very big thumbs up on an inspirational send-off for your Mom. Never an easy feat, especially Lauren for "nailing it" with an Elvis ballad to conclude things. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers.
 
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Mary Ann Hutchings Posted at 09:29pm

Thank you so much, Mark. We will miss them dearly, and FOREVER, but they sure left us with a lifetime of wonderful memories and lessons. The Listowel Rotary Club was a significant part of their precious years in Listowel. They were so fond of the members and loved the tremendous projects in which the club engaged for the betterment of the town. Thank you for embracing them in the club from beginning to end! You were held in very high regard by both of them! Thanks again for your kind words above.
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Nancy Rozendal

Posted at 09:33am
Dear Mary Ann,and all Hutchings family,Its so sad you have lost your Mom !She was always such a great person to meet on the street! She was always smiling,and so interested in how my family was.When I think of your Mom,I will always see her on the porch of their Elizabeth Street home,waving at me,with that great smile.Just a great Lady!
 
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Mary Ann Hutchings Posted at 09:34pm

Nancy, your words above really touched my heart. Thank you for sharing these wonderful memories of Mom. It means a lot to all of us! She really did love your little visits as you passed by our house and was truly interested in all your family and their well-being. Thanks for being such a wonderful family friend. xoxo
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Barbara Hood

Posted at 03:46pm
We were sad to see that Fran passed away.She and I were hospital room mates in 1973.Despite our circumstances then we had a blast!Fran was a very sweet,fun-loving person.
Sincere condolences to Mary Ann and all who loved Fran.
Barb and Clare
 
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Mary Ann Hutchings Posted at 09:41pm

Thank you so much for your condolences and wonderful memories of Mom, Barb. Her time in the hospital with you was sure one of her fondest memories - it was the only time she actually ENJOYED being in the hospital!! LOL! Thanks to you and Clare for being such wonderful friends to both Mom and Dad. They always spoke highly of both of you. Let's be sure to keep in touch! Thanks, again, for your kind words. :)
RM

Ray and Linda McNichol

Posted at 08:08pm
To the Hutchings family....your mom and dad were such gracious folks, you have a life time of fond memories to share and remember....they have left a great legacy so have solace in knowing there are many folks who have you in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
 
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Mary Ann Hutchings Posted at 09:50pm

Thank you so much for your kind words, Ray. You were always so kind to them at church each week. Thank you for that. How wonderful that it was you who was able to come and get Mom from Grove Park when she passed. Warren was also very happy to see you. Your kind, gentle manner and subtle, yet distinct sense of humour was so greatly appreciated that day, Ray. Thank you from the bottom of our souls. You are an "angel". Keep spreading kindness,love and joy to others. Thanks again to both you and Linda for the post above. :)
 
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Mary Ann Hutchings Posted at 09:50pm

Thank you so much for your kind words, Ray. You were always so kind to them at church each week. Thank you for that. How wonderful that it was you who was able to come and get Mom from Grove Park when she passed. Warren was also very happy to see you. Your kind, gentle manner and subtle, yet distinct sense of humour was so greatly appreciated that day, Ray. Thank you from the bottom of our souls. You are an "angel". Keep spreading kindness,love and joy to others. Thanks again to both you and Linda for the post above. :)
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Bob & Pat Pilon

Posted at 09:29am
In our days in Listowel it was always so great to have a visit with Wally at the Arena, and the times we were at their home across the street. Fran was a wonderful hostess and always so interested in how our children were doing. Since the time that I first hired Warren as a summer student at MRC there was a lifetime bond with the Hutchings family. We truly missed Wally and Fran when they moved to Barrie. Having had the opportunity to spend time with the entire family at Red Bay on more than one occasion, Pat and I were also privileged to be present for the marriage of Warren and Jan, and follow the upbringing of their daughters, Breanna and Lauren, are well as Warren’s professional career. She will be missed!
 
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Mary Ann Hutchings Posted at 09:58pm

Thanks so much for your kind words, Bob. Mom and Dad were equally as fond of you and Pat. They always referred to you as "a great couple". Your kindness toward them will always be remembered. Thanks again for your lovely post. :)
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