Eva Myra Hutchings

February 28, 2019


Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family at Agnes Pratt Home, Eva Hutchings, aged 94 years. She was the last surviving child born to parents Lawrence and Jane Hoskins, Kelligrews. Predeceased by her loving husband Bill; son Gary; siblings Reg (Hetty), Melvin (Helen) and Eileen Pretty; and dear friend Mildred Bonnell. Leaving to mourn with broken hearts: son Wayne (Judi); devoted granddaughters Jennifer (David) and Ashley (Ryan), Halifax; Nanny’s little treasure great granddaughter Natalie and new great grandson Oliver, whom she waited to meet; Gary’s family: much loved grandchildren Dana and Colin (Calgary); loving daughter in law Dana and her family; loyal caregivers and friends Diane and Paul Pearce and their daughters; treasured friend Ferne Tilley; also, many special nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, who had come to love her over the years.
Eva was a proud WWII Veteran and followed in the footsteps of her adored dad, Lawrence, who was a “Blue Puttee”. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 33 years, for which she received an award. She was also a member of the Ladies Royal Purple (Elks Club) for 45 years and a dedicated parishioner of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church. When Eva was unable to attend services in her later years, Rev Bob Rowlands, who she also considered a friend, would visit her at her home for communion. This gave her great comfort for which we are eternally grateful.
Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful, Kind and caring staff at Agnes Pratt Home, Stella Burry Place, where she resided for the past 8 months. Special thanks to Dr. Cliona McManamon and N.P Sarah Coady for your dedication to our Precious Mom and Nanny. You went above the call in always making yourselves available and leaving no stone unturned regarding Mom.
The world seems a little less kind and safe now that “Nan” has left us. Eva was the last of a dying breed. She truly embodied “The Greatest Generation”. She was a loyal, trustworthy, confidante and friend to all of us. A hardworking, humble, intelligent, well read, strong, demonstrative, animal lover and Christian women who loved life and everyone in it.
The family will accept visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, Friday March 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate her life will take place on Saturday March 9 at 12:00 Noon. Donations in Eva’s memory may be made to The Eastern NL Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis or the SPCA. TO send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com

She Paid her debt to her Country as did her Father before her.
In the fight for right she has won, and the King of Kings has spoken in honour…. “Come home thou faithful one…your work was loyally done.”



2-4 p.m. on March 8, 2019

7-9 p.m. on March 8, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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12:00pm, Saturday March 9th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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To Wayne and family
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. Unfortunately it is an event we all must face. However the happy memories of your mother and dad will help soften this sad period.
Our very deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Alex and Wendy Hutchings

Wayne, Judi and Family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family at this sad time.

John and Annette Shea

Judi & Wayne,
Although we speak almost daily, I feel the need to put in writing a little of my experience with your mother. Mrs Hutchings took such joy in life and graciously accepted whatever it offered. The grief and physical pain she endured these last months was evident, but she remained stoic to the end…Such dignity.
My most vivid memory of her is being her taxi home every Boxing night after the festivities at your house. The conversation was always the same – how grateful she was to have Judi and Wayne, how wonderful their girls were ,and how Judi couldn’t be any better to her if she was her own daughter. I think she was proud to be so loved and cherished !
Wayne, there is something about losing the last remaining parent that stings a little harder , but take comfort in this. There could be no better advocates for your mother’s health and general well – being than you and Judi have been. Your girls have been no less caring….thanks to Jenny, Mrs Hutchings had the best hair and manicure in town.
A lady with such dignity and grace will not soon be forgotten.

Wayne and family so sorry to read of the loss of your mother mother-in-law grandmother and great grandmother ..cherrish your wonderful memories .may she rest in peace .

Wayne, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Many fond memories of our days on Whiteway Street and the friendship that our mothers shared.
Jeannette Jeffers Beresford

sorry to hear of the passing of aunt Eva,our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.love to all the family

Sincere condolences to the Hutchings family I met your your Mom/Nan in my childhood when I was visiting with my Aunt Hetty Hoskins house with my Mom who was Aunt Hetty sister. Back then I always thought that she was such a gracious lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you all

My condolences to all the family. We lived across the Street from her Family.

Thank you for your service to our country, and your fathers service. God bless you and in the morning we will remember you.

Wayne so sorry about your mom.I remember her and your dad being up to Aunt Emma and Uncle jims. Treasure all your memories cause they are a gift from God.

Wayne, Judi, Dana and families

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Eva. She was a very special aunt. Our thought and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Love to all!

Dear Wayne, Judi and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Hutchings passing. She was a beautiful and intelligent woman. Although I only knew her for a short time I really enjoyed talking to her when I had the opportunity.
She was very fortunate to have such a loving family like you as you were to have her as part of your life. Treasure the love and happy times you’ve had together.


Wayne, Judi and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Your Mom/Nan was a very gracious lady. Her smile and kind words would brighten my day. She was blessed with a devoted, loving family, you were blessed with a loving, caring Mom/Nan. May cherished memories bring you peace, comfort and many smiles in the days ahead. God Bless

Condolences to Wayne and famiky. Mrs Hutchings was a Whiteway St neighbour and I remember her well.

My deepest condolences to Wayne, Judi & your family on the passing of your Mother/Nan.
Mrs. Hutchings was a wonderful woman full of wisdom and old stories. I met your mom/nan at an early age because of my mom & dad(Diane & Paul Pearce) and remember visiting many times. Whether it be picking mom up, dropping by with dad, coming to help with Christmas decorations or stopping by to just check in when mom and dad were at the cabin. Everytime I would come by there was no such thing as a quick visit, I always had to stay for a chat and some tea.
Your mom/nan would always make a point to ask about how things were going in my life at those times(good or bad) she would always make a point to tell me that I’m a strong woman and I would be able to get through anything life throws my way. That means more then anything to me. She was “family” to us even though we’re not blood related. She means so much to our family.

Mrs. Hutchings, you will be truely missed and this world won’t be the same for some time without your beautiful face. Rest peacefully beautiful angel. You’ll forever be loved and missed but never forgotten.

Lots of love,
Melissa & Jesse

Wayne and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Bless her heart! Our condolences to you and all of the family. May she RIP.
Liz & Cal Hunt

My deepest condolences to Wayne & Judy of the passing of your dear mother. & nan
I had the pleasure of knowing mrs hutchings from a young age and visiting her with mom( Diane) and of course my fur baby rossco who mrs hutchings loved dearly,I have many memories that I will hold close to my heart of her one of my favorites being going to pick up mom one time and I would alway come early so I could to in and visit, this one time I didnt have rossco with me, and she had mom have a baccon sandwich ready for him so I had to leave and go get him because she would tell me how much she would look forward to his visit and having breakfast with him. Mom would always have to make two because if not Mrs hutchings would feed all her breakfast to rossco when we visited
She also made it to my wedding that meant so much to me, I have so much love for your mom/nan I will hold her close to my heart forever
So was so kind and loved. And will be missed by so many people
RIP Mrs H, take care of my rossco for me, and giving him lots of treats

Much love from jessica & reggie

She Paid her debt to her Country as did her Father before her. In the fight for right she has won, and the King of Kings has spoken in honour…. “Come home thou faithful one…your work was loyally done.”