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Born: Apr 28, 1952

Date of Passing: Jul 13, 2021

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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 13, 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) and Bryan (Jen); two nieces, Amanda and Kali; Fred, as well as other loving family members and friends. Bob was predeceased by his stepson 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 7, 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 interment 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 St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7 or to the Children's Wish Foundation - The Manitoba Chapter, 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 24, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I knew Bob and all his other siblings. We all went to school together. He was the Gentle Giant amongst them all and his story reflects that. Rest easy big guy. My most sincere condolences on behalf of The Walkers from Harcourt St. - Posted by: Jim Walker (school friend) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • I’m saddened to hear of Bob’s passing, my condolences to his family. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Bob for quite a few years, mostly through the health care system. He was always pleasant and so appreciative of the care he received. You will be missed! - Posted by: Ellen Frank (Former health care aide, neighbour ) on: Jul 24, 2021

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