May 1, 1944 – April 4, 2018
Long-time resident of Grande Prairie, Bev Hutchison, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at the age of 73.
Bev was born May 1, 1944 to Robert and Mildred Jackson, the youngest of 5 children, she was raised on a farm in the Bear Lake area. She met her future husband Dave at a very young age. They were married on August 5, 1961 and soon after they welcomed their son Darcy. Eighteen months later they welcomed their daughter Sandra and their family was complete.
Working side by side, they built a life and a legacy for their children, grandchildren and future generations to follow. Whenever a great grandchild walked through the door, her eyes lit up and brought her so much joy. Bev was known for her hard work (and stubbornness) and was not afraid to take the initiative to get things done… like digging a basement by hand.
Over a span of 40 years, Bev (along with Dave) dedicated her life to caring for numerous children, teens and mentally challenged adults. She always had an open door for anyone in need. Bev always did things in a BIG way… like planting 900 hills of potatoes, her huge family suppers, baking day always included ice cream buckets of cookies and the smell of bread and buns baking will be a memory we will cherish forever. Bev never totally retired… she always had another job to add to “the list”. A huge part of Bev’s life was her love for all animals. She never had an empty home as there was always room for one more.
Bev will be forever in the hearts of her loving husband Dave, son Darcy (Marie), daughter Sandra (Dan), grandchildren Bobbie-Jo (Gavin), Nicole, Chance (Robyn), Dustin (Jillian) and Cody, great grandchildren Calleigh, Rylee, Kansas, Corbin, Calum, Colton and Carson, sisters Jean and Lillian, sister-in-law Elaine, and several nephews and nieces. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was pre-deceased by her parents Robert and Mildred, brother Bob and Don, sister Bernice and grandson Kansas.
A private family service with Bev’s husband and children will be held at the Grande Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Bandaged Paws www.bandagedpaws.com )or e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org ).