Robert Thomas Hutchinson
Passed on July 13, 2021
April 28, 1952 – July 13, 2021 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Bob (“Tiny” as he was known in his younger years) Hutchinson announces his passing at the age of 69 on July 13th at the Health Sciences Centre with his wife and son at his side.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Shirley; son Ryan (Jenn); the “apple of his eye” his granddaughter Kaylee; sisters-in-law Phyllis (Stuart), Karen (Ralph), Norma; father-in-law Cecil Register; five nephews- Jeff (Sabina), Danny (Beth), Scott (Meredith, Brent (Linz), Bryan (Jen); two nieces Amanda, Kali; Fred as well as other loving family members and friends.
Bob was predeceased by his step-son Chris, his Mother and Father, brothers Bill and Jim, sister Dorothy-Ann, mother-in-law Mary Register and brother-in-law Jim Register as well as many other dear family members.
Bob was born in Winnipeg at Grace Hospital to parents Hubert and Joyce Hutchinson, second oldest of four siblings. He attended Bannatyne School and RB Russell Vocational School. He married Shirley on August 7th, 1981 and resided in St. James until the move to the town of Warren, MB in 1985. He had worked for a number of different companies (Metro Drugs, Shell – co-owner of a gas bar and garage, Jay Jay Janitorial, sales rep for a medical company) until had to leave the work force in 1991 due to a debilitating disability.
Bob over the years has had many hurdles to overcome when it came to his health. But with grit and determination he tackled them head on with the attitude it could be much worse. He learned to adapt to his ever changing disabilities. He loved to get out and visit with this one and that one. It didn’t matter whether he knew them or not. There were times he never made it out of the trailer park. He took genuine interest in those he held close to his heart whether it be family/friends.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Dr. Pinniger for the medical care Bob has received over the years. It has been a challenge with his many health issues. To the nursing staff at Stonewall Hospital for the wonderful care he has received also over those years. A thank you also goes to the Health Sciences Centre medical staff on GH4 floor and a special thanks to the ICU nurses involved with Bob’s care during his short stay and specifically to Nicole who was there during the final hours before his passing. Thank you to Ken Loehmer for his assistance with arrangements.
As per Bob’s wishes no funeral service will be held. Instead a Celebration of Life will be held in August, but due to current COVID-19 restrictions this will be by invite only. An internment with family will take place prior to the celebration of life gathering. “You will always have a special place within all our hearts.”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, R3C 2B7 or to the Children’s Wish Foundation – The Manitoba Chapter, 350 St. Mary Avenue, R3C 3J2.
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