Betty Hutchinson Obituary, Death Cause – On July 3, 2023, Betty Eileen Hutchinson, who was 89 years old at the time of her death, passed away in the Drew Nursing Home. She was the daughter of Raymond and Alice (Hicks) Bembridge and was born on April 29, 1934 in Sackville. Her mother’s maiden name was Hicks.
Betty was quite the athlete when she was younger, competing in sports such as basketball, curling, and speed skating. After a certain point in her life, she started playing softball as well. She was a huge fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and attended almost all of their games.
She was a devoted knitter who made dozens upon dozens of sets of mittens and socks for her loved ones, friends, and children who were less fortunate. She was also a skilled seamstress, and she made everything from pajamas to ball dresses for her family and friends. Her creations ranged from simple to ornate.
Betty was very devoted to her church and volunteered her time at a wide variety of the activities that were done there. Betty and her husband Charles used the floral arrangements that they had created to embellish the church for the holidays, Easter, and other significant occasions.They were always eager to lend a hand with suppers or building projects, and they played a significant role in the yearly Gospel Music Festival.
Both the friends she gained at Ruagonis Baptist Church and the friends she made in her neighborhood were quite important to her. When she went out collecting donations for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, she was glad to strike up conversations with the nearly everyone she saw in her neighborhood. During her senior years, she was seldom out of those pals’ sight.
Betty was preceded in death by both of her parents, Raymond Bembridge in 1977 and Alice Bembridge in 2018, as well as by her husband, Charles Hutchinson, who passed away in 2002. Her daughter Gwendolyn (Garth) Zwicker of Sackville, her son Bruce Hutchinson of Newmarket, Ontario, her brother Donald (Deanna) Bembridge of Amherst, Nova Scotia, and a large number of relatives, nieces, and nephews survive her. She was predeceased by her husband.
In addition, she is survived by her cherished grandchildren Raeghann Lister, Jordan Lister (Brandy), and Niall Lister (Jade), as well as her great-grandchildren Dylan Mitton, Samuel Mitton, Rein Idnurm-Lister, Jakob Wilson, and Ravyn Lister, and her great-great-grandson Hudson Lister. Her grandkids were her greatest treasures, and she and Charles would devote the most of their time during the summer months to traveling with Rae, Jordan, and Niall.