Colin Hutchings

Colin Harold Hutchings

Friday, June 13th, 1947 - Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Colin Harold Hutchings of Cow Head, Newfoundland, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the age of 73 years. Colin was born on June 13, 1947 in Cow Head, Newfoundland and spent most of his life there. He was somewhat of a local legend because of his amazing ability to remember lyrics of songs, and would sing an endless number of songs to family and friends. Colin was known as a very intelligent man; who could converse about many topics including history, politics, folklore and many more. He had a love of knowledge and enjoyed a good debate. He worked for the Federal Government for twenty-five years, as a Fisheries Officer with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Colin was very well respected by co-workers and supervisors. He had a great love for family and was considered a rock, who many turned to in times of trouble. In his later years, he adored his grandchildren and would tell anyone who would listen about how wonderful, smart, beautiful and successful they are. Colin will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Linda Hutchings; his daughters, Georgia (Terry) Fernandes of Ajax, Ontario, Carla Hutchings (Bevin Goosney) of Parsons Pond, Newfoundland and Sandra Hutchings (Clifford Morrison) of Red Deer; and his grandchildren, Jeremy Goosney, Emma Goosney, Mackenzie Morrison and Nathan Morrison. Colin will also be sadly missed by his nephews, with whom he played a very important fatherly role, Sheldon Anderson, Corey Anderson and Joshua Anderson; his brother, Stanley (Bride) Hutchings of Cow Head, Newfoundland; his sisters, Jessie Caines of Cow Head, Newfoundland, Olive MacKenzie of Norris Point, Newfoundland and Rhonda Anderson (Frank Wall) of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; as well as numerous family members and dear friends. Colin was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Blanche Hutchings; his sisters, Mary Alice Brown, Nora Knott, Ivy Payne, Harriet Reid and Nina Green; his brothers, Job Hutchings, Lawrence Hutchings and Jeff Hutchings. Colin’s family would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to the Staff of Red Deer Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit for the wonderful care they took of Colin and his family in his final days. A Memorial Service will be held in Cow Head, Newfoundland, in the summer of 2021. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.
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Will be held in Cow Head, Newfoundland in the Summer of 2021.


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Valerie McKenzie Beauchamp

Posted at 05:39pm
My heart aches for all the family who lost this special man. To me he will always be uncle Collin who made us feel welcome anytime we went to visit him in Cow Head. He always had a big smile and a huge hug for us. He was well liked and well respected by many and will be sadly missed not only by our family but by all those who came in contact with him. He had a way of making you feel welcome and like family even if you weren’t.We will miss you uncle Collin and hope you rest in peace. Huge hugs to all the family and our sincerest condolences.

Valerie (McKenzie) Beauchamp and Timothy Beauchamp

Lilian Flores

Posted at 12:12pm
Georgia and family, please accept my deepest condolences May his memory live forever !!
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Jim Cheeseman

Posted at 11:06pm
Sorry to read this sad news. I haven't seen Colin for many years but have found memories of him from years ago. Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Jim Cheeseman

Al Pitcher

Posted at 05:33pm
I am so saddened to learn of Colin's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Colin during our time working with DFO Western NL. Colin was a well respected and dependable Fishery Officer whose knowledge and advice was invaluable. I always enjoyed our many conversations on a wide range of topics. He was a good and valued friend and colleague. My sincere condolences to the Family. Rest Easy Colin. Al Pitcher, Paradise, NL.


Posted at 09:34pm
Linda/Georgie/Carla/Sandy I am so sadden for your loss he was a great friend to me we had a lot of great times when we worked at Hopkins few trips camping with you guys RIP my friend love you all God Bless

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