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Born: Jan 30, 1929

Date of Passing: Jun 06, 2022

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January 30, 1929 - June 6, 2022

Peacefully, with his son and daughter in law beside him, Bill passed June 6, 2022 at the age of 93.
An Anglican priest, high-school teacher, school trustee and a pioneer in the development of Palliative Care in Manitoba, Bill was also a passionate fan of Ballet and all things Cuban.
Born and raised in Toronto he moved to Winnipeg in 1962 which was to be his home for the next 60 years. Following the death of his daughter Jocelyn from cancer in 1980, he and Miriam created Jocelyn House Hospice in their former home. Bill also helped found Palliative Care Manitoba.
After he retired he directed his energy to supporting the professional students at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
His family extends thanks to Manitoba Home Care, the staff at Sturgeon Creek II, and everyone at Golden West Centennial Lodge for the care each provided Bill over the last several years.
A Celebration of Life service is planned for the fall.
Memorial gifts in Bill's name can be made to Jocelyn House Hospice, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, or Future Hope - an organization supporting men leaving prison.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 11, 2022

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • I ran for the NDP in 1979 and 1980 and one of the reasons why was because Bill Hutton supported my candidacy. I remember his daughter Jocelyn as she went through her illness. Bill was a good friend and supporter. - Posted by: grant wichenko (friend) on: Sep 23, 2022

  • I was a caregiver to Bill for 5 years. He was a loving and caring person. He treated everyone with respect and was always ready to help. He was a blessing to our generation. - Posted by: David Fatimehin (Friend ) on: Aug 19, 2022

  • Bill showed me kindness, compassion, culture. Shared tears and laughter. Thanks for Karen Cain final performance. Sharing your Winnipeg and Les Miserable. I will laugh at your favorite part every anniversary. Always thinking good thoughts for you Bill, peace and God are with you. Joe Baker Leth. AB - Posted by: joe baker (friend) on: Jul 11, 2022

  • our deepest sympathy for all whom cherished and admired Fr. Hutton, many interesting conversations during coffee time after Mass at St. Michael and All Angels. Rest gently forever good soul. - Posted by: barrie and pat.fraser (parish member of long ago) on: Jun 30, 2022

  • I met Bill in 2016 through my work and had wonderful time talking to him about current affairs, politics (especially the NDP), my family and off-courses ballet. Bill was interested in many things around the world and helped many organizations who does the work through his donations monthly and yearly. He had asked me about my children and my wife whenever he saw me. Life well lived. We missed already!! R. I. P. Bill J. Hutton!!! Simon and family. - Posted by: Simon (Friend ) on: Jun 30, 2022

  • His passionate commitment to human social issues local, national and international were important and admirable. My condolences to John. He had a significant impact on my outlook. - Posted by: Peter Flynn (Fellow Anglican Priest ) on: Jun 22, 2022

  • I first met Bill in 1968 when I had an interest in student council at Churchill High School. He was the adviser and I went to talk to him. It was like having a tiger by the tail from then on, as he introduced me to the mission and possibilities of student council, and then on to progressive social values. He ran in the federal election later that year and I worked on his campaign. This was my introduction to the NDP, Tommy Douglas, and to the importance of working for social change through politics. Fifty-four years later, I found myself speaking last night at the nomination of our local candidate in our provicial constituency. Knowing Bill was a challenging, eye-opening experience that has had a huge impact on my life, and the lives of many other Churchill High students. We can certainly celebrate a life well lived. - Posted by: Gene Degen (Friend) on: Jun 21, 2022

  • Bill, my brother Mauricio and I will always remember you. You were a beautiful soul. Fly high my friend. Rest In Peace❤️🤗 - Posted by: Luis Hernandez (Friend ) on: Jun 19, 2022

  • Bill, my brother Mauricio and I will always remember you. You were a beautiful soul. Flight high my friend. Rest In Peace❤️🤗 - Posted by: Luis Hernandez (Friend ) on: Jun 19, 2022

  • I am sorry to hear that Bill passed away. I knew Bill, Miriam, John and Jocelyn from St. Mark's Anglican Church. I lived not to far from them in St. Vital. They were all special to me. I remember giving Jocelyn a few driving lessons. Almost running John over. Bill will be missed by his adoring family and many friends. Rest in Peace Bill. - Posted by: Janice R. Jones (Friend) on: Jun 16, 2022

  • I met Bill, Mariam, Jocelyn and John many years ago when I was a parshioner of St. Mark's Church. I attended Glenwood School, St. Mark's Church Sunday School and Confirmation Classes with Bill's daughter Jocelyn. - Posted by: Susan Altomare (Friend of Joceyln Hutton and Parshioner of St Mark's Church ) on: Jun 14, 2022

  • During our coffee hours after Sunday Mass, I enjoyed many conversations with Fr. Hutton about Cuba. He was passionate about the country and the Ballet. He loved to talk about them. He was a lovely person and he will be missed by many. R.I.P. Diane - Posted by: diane caley (A member of his Parish family at St. Michael and All Angels Church) on: Jun 14, 2022

  • I met Bill 22 years ago at St Michael and All Angels parish Winnipeg for Easter Vigil. He is a kind man with a heart of encouragement for others, especially younger clergy. Enjoying friendship relationships, we experienced a few dinner parties, where he delighted in conversation. I remember with joy an evening out at Jean-Mary Shepherd’s, where at the end of the evening he said “I know you well enough to ask you for a ride home.” It was our delight. + Rest eternal dear disciple. May you rise in glory. In Christ, + Geoffrey - Posted by: Geoffrey Woodcroft (Colleague) on: Jun 14, 2022

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