HUTCHESON, Lecily Constance (nee White) - Died peacefully on November 25, 2012 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital after a long struggle with ill health. She is predeceased by her first husband Dr. Ken Johnston and will be deeply missed by their four children: Christine Schumacher, Laura Johnston, Kirk Johnston (Lisa Parrott) and Brian (Colleen) Johnston, as well as her six grandchildren (Laura, John, Emily, Chantalle, Katherine and Leah) and one great-granddaughter (Kianna). Lecily is also predeceased by her second husband Bazett Hutcheson, as well as her sister and brother-in-law Eleanor and Alex Breuls. She is survived by her brother Richard White and his wife Jenny. Lecily was born June 27, 1926 in Toronto to Orville and Grace White. She graduated from Victoria College in 1949 with a degree in Household Economics and the next year moved to Huntsville as a young bride. She was active in her community as a member of United Church Women (UCW) at Trinity United Church in her early years in Huntsville. She was also involved with Canadian Girls In Training, had been a member of the hospital auxiliary and taught Family Studies and English at Huntsville High School from 1971 to 1986. Her many interests included gardening, playing bridge, sewing, travel, reading, weekly coffee with her very good friends and the pleasures of her book club. Music was an important part of her life - Lecily was one of the founding and longtime (1959 to 2008) members of the Muskoka District Band, for which she played clarinet. Lecily greatly enjoyed hosting and entertaining others; she enjoyed preparing wonderful meals and engaging in probing commentary and conversations on the state of the world. She loved to spend her summers at Bella Lake. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29th at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville. The service will be on Friday, November 30th at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Huntsville. Donations to the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 28, 2012