Service postponed until further notice.

“THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES”

‘Affectionately’ known as Glen ‘Fiddich’ Hutchinson to his close family, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 3rd after ONE amazing ‘life well lived’ two months before his 101st birthday!  Predeceased by his loving wife Jean (2011) and their only son Roger (2005).

Glen’s journey here on earth began May 08, 1919 in Digby, Nova Scotia as the 12th child of Frank and Myrtle Hutchinson. ‘Angel’ Glen celebrates TWO birthdays every year; as luck would have it he was not registered until June 8th, 1919. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940 and married Jean Johnson in Esquimalt, BC in 1945 and the birth of their son followed in 1947. During his 25 year career in the Navy, he not only served on the HMCS Ontario during WWII as Chief Petty Officer, he was also chosen to be the private chef for Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip during their 1951 three day visit. While serving, he retired at Royal Roads in 1965 after which he enjoyed a variety of jobs such as cooking at the local hospitals or using his impeccable bookkeeping skills at several business establishments and as a bar server at Government House functions during the ‘Bell-Irving’ and ‘Owen’ era. Glen and Jean enjoyed many travel trips, by land, sea and air with family and the many lifelong friends they kept in touch with along the way.

Glen leaves a lifetime of loving memories to his son Roger’s step-sons: Nathan Pearson and family of Lethbridge, AB and Matthew Pearson and family of Mexico; his nieces:  Joan Murray of Chemainus, BC and her daughter Paula Schneider (Dennis Huntley) of Kelowna, BC, Kathy (Carson) Ellis and daughter Tanya (Richard) Oickle and sons Blye and Nicholas of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Heather (Dale) Larow of South Carolina and their daughter Jennifer Metcalfe and daughters Samantha and Tayler of Pittsville MA, USA, Marilyn (Bob) Dumas, Florida, USA, Fay (Bob) Taylor and daughter Angela and son Timothy of Digby, Nova Scotia.

As well as his loving extended families: The Hitchcox Family: ‘Bonus Daughter’ Diane (Bob) Hitchcox and sons Darin, Ryan and his wife Esme.  ‘God-daughter’ Jodi Guy, Campbell River, BC, and her children; son Tyler (Karissa and daughters Kinley and Hadley) of Victoria, BC, son Steven of Campbell River, BC and daughter Kennedy Volk of Nanaimo, BC,  his precious ‘Angel’ Lori Hitchcox and her family: partner Derrick Starck and sons:  Lee (Coby) and their sons Guthrie and Ewan, Lethbridge, AB, Don Starck and Ted  Starck (Brittany), Victoria, BC and Pam Westhaver (bonus daughter) Chemainus, BC. The Langford Family: Lorraine Langford and daughters: Lisa (Evan) Leeson and their precious daughter Verity and Rina (Paul) Kimmett all of Victoria, BC. The Parkwood Place Family: All of the wonderful staff and the many residents he cherished especially his Bridge and Bingo friends. His ‘Care-Giving’ Family: All his ‘girls’ that provided him with the necessary care required that allowed him to live independently in his home of which he so loved and cherished:  Renee, Jan, Robyn, Darlene, Veronica & Marina, Terra, Brittany and Nicole.

Glen will be very much missed by his longtime friend of 70 years, Barbara Lockhart and family as well as Doreen Renton who was like a sister to him.  Rose and Ed Byrne and family, Ann Williams and Dan and family, Jim Mitchell, Mickey Bateman, Marion Morson, Marilyn Bullock, Fairfield neighbour Lorna Fehr and family, Claudia Berry, Mia Kennedy and family, Vesa and Kerriann Adler, Terry and Elaine Swan.

Kind and Caring ‘Gentle’ Man, Happy, Joyful, Courteous and Respectable

That’s OUR Glen.

Service postponed until further notice.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice in Glen’s memory would be gratefully appreciated.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

 

  • Sheila Kaul

    To family and friends of Glens
    I would like to give my heartful condolences to all his family and many friends
    I knew Glen many years starting back when his niece Joan took me to visit him along with his wife Jean and cherished cat.
    He was a wonderful person and we will miss him very much. I am sure he has a special place in heaven.

  • Marion Kelly

    My sympathy to Glen’s family and friends.
    When I first started to go to BC from NS on holiday, Glen drove me around Victoria to see/visit all sights, Jean stayed home, Joan was at work.
    He was a wonderful friend to me and a great tour guide, I will miss him on my future visits to BC but will remember his love of dark chocolate, eating out and in recent years our visits with him at his residence.

  • Shiree Sherriden

    My sincere condolences to all of Glen’s family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I was initially friends with Glen’s son Roger, it was a longtime friendship of 36 years until Roger’s passing. During this friendship with Roger I had the honor of meeting Roger’s dear parents Glen and Jean, they were delightful. I continued my friendship with Glen and Jean after Roger’s passing. After Glen’s lovely wife Jean passed Glen and I continued to stay in touch.
    I had the pleasure of a wonderful visit with Glen as recent as 2019, what a privilege to have known this man. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He was gentle, kind, thoughtful and respectful. I found conversation with Glen to be interesting and engaging and full of optimism. Glen had a gift of making one feel valued and special. I was thrilled to see Glen reach his milestone 100th Birthday and help him celebrate it. I am so grateful to have known Glen and I will never forget him as he has left his imprint on my heart. The world was a better place because of him, I will miss him terribly.
    Sincerely, Shiree Sherriden

  • Robyn Mirlin

    My condolences to his families- from all walks of life. I had the pleasure of seeing Glen at Parkwood Place. He always asked me about my bird (the parrot)- Maxwell, and we did manage a few visits, to which the least, were entertaining to all. I will miss seeing Glen on the bingo nights. Take care all.

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