A lifetime resident of the area, Fred Hutt passed away at the Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault, on Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was 87.
Fred was born in Matilda Township on Sunday, September 13, 1925, to his parents Merle and Lillian Mae Hutt (nee Dillabough). He was raised on the family farm.
As a youth Fred enjoyed playing baseball and hockey, and later in life became a big baseball and hockey fan.
He married Betty Casselman at St. Andrews Church in Prescott, on October 4, 1957, and together they had one son Garry.
Fred worked hard all his life to provide for his family. He worked at the Cardinal Starch plant for 27 years.
He would work on the family dairy farm with Betty through the day until early evening. Then he would get some sleep and go to work nights at the Cardinal Starch plant. At the end of his shift, Fred would return home, again to work the farm.
Together Fred and Betty operated a successful dairy farm and raised chickens. Fred enjoyed operating an egg delivery business, and he looked forward to getting the eggs and setting off to make his deliveries. It was a rarity for the family to go on long family vacations due to the responsibilities of operating a family dairy farm.
In addition to being a hardworking man, Fred was socially active as well. He enjoyed playing cards, and he was a member of the Connaught Oddfellows Lodge in Brinston for 30 years.
He was a very active bowler for many years, he loved to go dancing, and he loved the stock car races. Fred also enjoyed going to farm auctions and spending time at Tim Hortons visiting with his many friends.
Fred always had a White Owl cigar in his mouth, and he was a very no-nonsense person who looked at problems in life quite simply, they were either black or white. He had a practical approach and helping others solve their problems was one of his greatest strengths.
He was a reliable, hardworking man, and he could be counted on to get the job done or to help out a neighbor.
Fred was also a modest man who was very meticulous and goal driven, and that goal was to provide for his family. He was very successful, however, he was not one to boast about his accomplishments.
Fred is survived by his wife Betty and his son Garry (Lisa) of R.R.# 1 Iroquois.
He will be lovingly remembered by his grandson Matthew (Jillian) Hutt of Cornwall and his siblings Colleen Carr of Chesterville, Dale (Mary) of South Mountain and Glenn (Faye) of Manotick.
He is also survived by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and his dear friend Carl Young.
Fred was predeceased by his parents Merle and Mae Hutt (nee Dillabough); his brother Joe and an infant brother Raymond; Betty’s parents Kenneth and Margaret Casselman (nee Durant); his brothers-in-law Allen, Delbert, Arnold and Dwayne Casselman, Ron Bradford, John Thompson, Jack Nelson and Don Carr.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 26th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Janet Evans officiating. Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg.
Pallbearers were Steven Casselman, Francis Lapier, Victor Thompson, Anthony VanderBruggen, Ken Froats and Doug Froats. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Hutt, Carl Young and Horst Matthiesen.
Donations to the Dundas County Hospice or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.