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Obituary for Georgie Hutchison

Violet Georgina ‘Georgie’ (Beach) Hutchison, of St. Jacobs and formerly of Clifford & Oakville, died peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in her 90th year.

Wife of the late P. Bruce Hutchison (2021).

Mother of Pat Davis (Don) of Beamsville, Rob (Tracey) of Elmira, and Chris Hutchison-Hounsell (Lyndon) of Wales, and mother-in-law of Lynn Tyndall of Port Colborne.

Grandmother of Melanie De Witt, Tom Hutchison-Hounsell, Emma Hutchison-Hounsell (Sam), Andrew Hutchison, William Hutchison, and Matthew Hutchison, and great-grandmother of Guinevere De Witt.

Predeceased by her son Steve Hutchison (2022), and sisters Marg Charlton (2013) and Marion Kiddie (2020).

Georgie was born in Springfield, Ontario the youngest daughter of Arthur and Ethel (Thring) Beach. She enjoyed school, softball, and gardening with her father. She married Bruce in 1951 and they lived in Longueuil, Quebec and London, Ontario before settling in Oakville to raise their four children.

Georgie enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, sketching, writing and various community volunteer commitments including being a Guider for many years. After a long career in various secretarial positions, she retired with Bruce to Clifford in 1994. She ran the Country Lane B&B and volunteered in many community groups and events including Guiding, Horticulture, Knox United Church, Jamborees, the Historical Fair, School Reunion, Homecoming, Communities in Bloom and initiated the Newcomers’ Welcome program. She was named the Clifford Lions Citizen of the Year in 2017. She was a generous, community-oriented person who looked for the joy in each moment and the solution to any challenge. She was known on the local radio as “Georgie from Clifford” as she so often had something to contribute to the call-in show.

She and Bruce moved to Elmira and then to St Jacobs only within the last few years but her smile and joie-de-vivre certainly made an impression on those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

A Celebration of Georgie's life will be held at Knox United Church, Clifford with entombment at Clifford Columbarium, on Saturday, February 4 beginning at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. The service will be live streamed.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Clifford Horticultural Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated, and may be made through the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.

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