HUTCHINGS, ThomasPosted: October 31st, 2019
HUTCHINGS, Thomas Darryl
December 30, 1938 – Deloraine, Manitoba
October 22, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
A note from Darryl:
‘Most obits are written by funeral home pros on advice of relatives to make the dearly departed appear as a saint. As a consultant, I can do better.
Laurette: Stay in Peace, hope to see you soon. To the children: John and Craig Hutchings, Guy Simon and Dana Saby, their families and other relations, you will all have a worthwhile life.
Grieve for me now, for in a year I will be long forgotten. Just a few comments. First, I am not a saint. Some people like me. Others didn’t and they made the list of people that didn’t exist. But now, all is forgiven.
As a small-town boy from Manitoba, I did pretty well. In as an office boy and out as president. Also, a couple of partnerships in international accounting and consulting firms. Did lots of other things. Could never hold a job. Too much of a rebel. Either quit or got fired. Hated to admit it in public, but I was an accountant (FCPA) and other university junk (MBA, etc.).
Always overeducated and underemployed. So much for that stuff.
Loved the outdoors: fishing; hunting; and taking a shotgun for a walk. Played billiards, bridge and golf. Did OK at these pursuits. Actually, ‘better than the average bear’. That’s enough about fun and games.
Just to add. I had a darned good life and did everything I wanted to do and have no regrets.
Now, we in the fellowship have a saying: ‘Yesterday is gone forever’. And for me, tomorrow will never come.’
As a family, there is of course much more that could be said but, we will reserve that for quiet conversations of fond memories.
A family ceremony will take place in Milk River, AB in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, we would much appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (https://alzheimer.ca/en/Home), or Ducks Unlimited (https://www.ducks.ca). Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.