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John Walter Hutton

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Thursday, December 7, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM


MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Thursday, December 7, 2023
1:00 PM
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John Walter Hutton

January 14, 1947 - December 4, 2023

After a courageous five-year battle with cancer, John passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 4, 2023 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of 44 years of Kathy (nee Mackell), cherished father of Jennifer and Maggie, and dear brother of Dr. Linda Hutton (Dr. Mike Grace.) Missed deeply by the extended Mackell and Grace families. Born in 1947 to Leonard and Phyllis, he spent his youth in Montreal and worked summers at Martin’s General Store in Highgate Springs, Vermont. A natural athlete, he played hockey into his seventies starting at his alma mater for the Loyola Warriors Hockey Team. From there he played for the East Coast Hockey League, the NHL Old Timers, Hockey for Heart Group, and weekly games at the Cobourg Community Centre after retirement from a career in Financial Services. John was known for his devotion to family, strong work ethic, and passion for sports. He will be remembered for his calm and steady presence, his perseverance, and his kindness. He never missed an opportunity to help someone. He did it often and without fanfare. He was a good and gentle man, a champion husband and father. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, ON Thursday, December 8, 2023 . Visitation to be held from 12:00PM - 1:00PM, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1:00PM. An open mic period will be offered to guests who wish to share a brief memory during the service. Friends and family will then be welcomed to a reception. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please consider your favourite charity.

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Ron Wiebe - December 17, 2023

Kathy So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was such a nice guy. May your memories help with the healing. R.i.p. John.

Julie & the Longauer Family - December 11, 2023

We're so sorry to hear of your loss. John was a very kind man and his passion and presence around sporting events was always appreciated. He will be dearly missed. Julie and the Longauer Family

Julie Longauer & the Longauer Family - December 11, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Doug and Deb Bailey - December 10, 2023

Our sincere condolences to the Hutton family. When I first met John at our pick up hockey right away I knew he was a very skilled player. So fast and smooth on his skates, great puck handler and playmaker. Enjoyed many conversations and stories. Will be greatly missed.

Patty-Ann McCann - December 8, 2023

Kathy and family, I just wanted to let you know that I am so very loss for the loss of John. I'll always remember you owned the 2nd house on Platt Road. Come back to visit, see one more sunset, and let's raise a glass to a life well lived. My sincerest condolences.

John Wearing - December 7, 2023

John was such a great guy. Some amazing childhood memories with John and the girls. A true sports fan that got me into and brought me to my first ND football game. Saturday game time will always remind me of Mr. Hutton. Rest well John. You will be missed

Maureen Mackell - December 7, 2023

Kathy, Jen and Maggie - I am sending you all the love, all the love I can imagine to comfort you in your sorrow. I hope you know that your dad/husband will be with you as you carry him in your heart, as you carry around with you all the memories you have of him.. People live on because they loved and because they were loved. People live on because they made a dent, had an impact in the world. Though your dad/husband is no longer with you in a physical form, I’m sure you already know he is with you in spirit, in your heart - forever. I remember how hard it was for Addy and Gabriel to lose their dad. And I guess the only thing I can say is talk about it with everyone and anyone, talk about him until your tears run dry each every and any time your grief tells you to. Talk about it until you find peace, until you are talked out and then each time rest there with him in this newest version of the bond you have with him. He will continue to have your back, your shared love will continue to guide and inspire you … All my love, Maureen

Bonny & Dwayne Boettger - December 7, 2023

Our deepest sympathy, love & support are with you and your family today. John you will be missed, I have had the liberty of calling you a good friend. May we meet again.

Jacqueline Chartier - December 7, 2023

John was a gentle man and a gentleman, always kind and curteous. He was especially proud of Jennifer and Maggie and talked of them often. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts are with Kathy, Jennifer and Maggie who have lost their greatest supporter. Love Jackie

Alison Wiggers - December 6, 2023

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember what a loyal fan of our elementary school sports teams John was, sitting on the bleachers reading his newspaper until the games started and he got coaching from the sidelines. You could tell how much he loved and was proud of Maggie. Sending condolences and love to all of you during this difficult time. Love Alison

Alison Wiggers - December 6, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

Steve Kokaliaris - December 6, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Jim Haggarty - December 6, 2023

My condolences to the Hutton family on the passing of John. Jocelyne & Jim Haggarty Denver, Colorado

Pat Donovan - December 6, 2023

Kathy, Maggie and Jennifer I am so very sorry to hear the news. I met John about a dozen years ago when we sold him tickets to a Notre Dame football game. He insisted upon buying us a beer and after a couple of hours we did get to the game in time and a cherished friendship had been born. I always looked forward to meeting up with John at games in the ensuing years. He was a delight and I will miss looking for that RUDY hat on campus.

Cindy and Bill Daniels - December 6, 2023

We are so sorry to hear about John’s passing. We always enjoyed his smiling face coming into the office. We will greatly miss him. My heart goes out to you

Kim Bowman - December 6, 2023

Kathy and family I'm so sorry to read of John's passing. I had the pleasure of caring for John for a brief time as his psw and in that short time he and you all touched my heart. My heart goes out to you all. I'm thankful I was able to help make John comfortable those few days. Thank you for letting me be part of your care team.

Anne Rawson - December 6, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Doctors Without Borders

Goodmans LLP Family - December 6, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Adrienne Barber - December 5, 2023

So sorry to hear about John passing. I worked with John for several years and had great respect for him. After I moved to Cobourg, our paths crossed again several times. Despite his battle with cancer, John was always smiling and stayed positive. Sincere condolences to Kathy, Maggie, Jennifer and family.

Nancy McIntyre - December 5, 2023

The heart is never ready, the time is never right to say goodbye. Those who have brought us joy, made us laugh, and shown us love have given us the lasting gifts of a beautiful life and blessed our memories forever. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy and hoping each new tomorrow will bring you comfort and peace. Love Nancy

Art Thomas - December 5, 2023

Spent many hours on and off the ice with John before and during our days at Loyola. Good friend great teammate. Our condolences to the Hutton family.

Melissa H - December 5, 2023

I only met John 4 months ago and he has left a lasting impression on me. He was a kind and generous man whom I’m sure was respected by all that had the privilege of knowing him. He would come in every morning to buy his newspapers wearing plaid pants, sporting a gentle smile and always staying to share a few kind words. My heart goes out to all that knew him, and I wish his family nothing but comfort and strength in the days that follow.

Alison and Brad Dusto - December 5, 2023

Kathy, Jen and Maggie sorry to hear about John passing, please accept our condolences. Alison and Brad Dusto

Carmen George - December 5, 2023

May John Rest In Peace. He was a good and cheerful colleague at DICO. I wish your family peace and healing during this time of loss.

Jeri & Rob Wearing - December 5, 2023

We were privileged to have known John, he was always up for an adventure. Our families shared so many great memories.... Myrtle Beach, quarry diving in Vermont, Cape Cod, snowy walks through Cullen Gardens. You will be greatly missed!

Chris Chapman - December 5, 2023

Sending my deepest condolences for your loss of John.. I was honoured to play weekday morning hockey with him,I enjoyed watching his skills in his skating and puckhandling abilities..I never felt bad if he put a puck behind me :) ..Rest In Peace John

Yasmin Khoja - December 5, 2023

I remember John full of smiles and of a very pleasant personality. Although I did not work directly for him at DICO, he was always there to help. I pray for the family's strength and may God give the family courage to carry on life as John would have like you to do. Sincerely, Yasmin

Andy Poprawa - December 5, 2023

I had the privilege of working with John for many years during some difficult times in the financial services sector. He was a consummate professional in every way - well respected even by those who did not necessarily always agree with him. He was a great contributor to our team and provided many with sound advice which made our institutions safer for depositors. Our sincerest condolences to Kathy, Maggie and Jennifer as well as his entire family and many friends.

Victor Terreri - December 5, 2023

John - You always made me feel welcome in your home and family and is something I will always appreciate. Thank you for the great conversation and beers over many hockey games. You were a calming spirit and true gentleman in every fashion. Rest in peace.

Victor Terreri - December 5, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Orr Mongeau Susan - December 4, 2023

Our deepest condolences Kathy, Maggie and Jennifer. Bon courage as we say in Quebec. RIP John you fought an awesome battle. God Bless. Susan, Jean-Pierre, Natalie & Phil

Bryan Marjoram - December 4, 2023

I met John at the CCC while playing pick up hockey. Early on it was quite evident that he was in a different league than most of us. His skating was excellent, his passes were crisp, and he possessed a great shot. He made everyone feel part of the game and would often impart hockey tips to me. I enjoyed his company and his willingness to treat everyone as equals. Sincere condolences to his family. John Walter Hutton January 14, 1947 - December 4, 2023 ~ REST IN PEACE ~

Helen manis - December 4, 2023

My sincere condolences during your loss Kathy, Maggie Jennifer and family. I hope John rests in peace and wish you all courage in moving forward into this next journey in life until you meet again. Sincerely, Helen

John & Nicole Duke - December 4, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to Kathy, Jennifer and Maggie From the Duke Family RIP John ❤

Ruaa - December 4, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Christine St croix - December 4, 2023

John was a great man, i always remember our morning conversations when he came into shoppers to grab his newspapers. He will be missed

Harry and Mia Bouwhuis - December 4, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Lynda and Fred Dever - December 4, 2023

Our deepest sympathies Kathy, Jen and Maggie. Many happy memories of Myrtle Beach with our families. John always going out for his morning paper to keep up with the world news while on vacation. A true sports fan, go Irish ☘️. But more importantly, a dedicated family man, who cherished his time spent with all of you. RIP John!

Marcia A Tabb - December 4, 2023

My heart is breaking for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Maggie and Jennifer. Much love, Lin, Marcia and family.

Jamie and Bonnie Masters - December 4, 2023

Our sincere condolences to Kathy, Jennifer, Maggie and family. We had alot of fun together playing hockey in Cobourg, man could John fly out there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.