The family of ROGER J. HUTTON are sad to announce his passing on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the age of 80 years.
Roger was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on March 22, 1931. He grew up on the family farm and later enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces Artillery Regiment and served in the Korean War.
After returning to Canada, he met and fell in love with his wife of over 58 years, Elaine. Their enduring love set an example for all to follow. They raised five children who went on to raise families of their own. Roger and Elaine lived in many different towns in Manitoba before moving to Sparwood, BC in 1972.
Roger spent most of his life working at the coal mines in the Elk Valley as an equipment operator. He was the first person to drive the Terex Titan that sits at the Tourist Information Centre in Sparwood.
After retiring, Roger enjoyed giving his time to the Royal Canadian Legion and the F.O.E. Eagles Club. He also worked on the municipal campground on several projects. He really enjoyed spending time at the Legion and Eagles club having a cold beer and a good chat! He will be missed by his many friends there.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elaine; his children: Roger (Betty) Hutton of Sparwood, BC, Ron (Megan) Hutton of Surrey, BC, Bob (Annie) Hutton of Cranbrook, BC, Roseanne Hutton (Mike Quattrin) of Fernie, BC, Linda (Michael) Addison of Lethbridge, AB; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Sylvia Cobb (Bill) of Mission, BC; his brother, Brian (Cathy) Frostad of Maple Ridge, BC; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.