Posted: 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.’

Bye, Darryl.

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 (, or Ducks Unlimited ( Condolences may be forwarded through

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