With much sadness the family of Robert “Bob” Charles Hutt announce his passing on May 17, 2021 in the Grand View Manor. He was 89 years of age. Born on March 8, 1932, Bob was the last surviving member of his immediate family, being predeceased by his parents Harry and Jenny Hutt; his brother Harry and four sisters, Mildred Mahar, Dorothy Hutt, Thelma Millett and Edith Crandall.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Leona “Babe” Freda (Boylen); and several nieces and nephews.
Bob and Babe were baptized together as Jehovah's Witnesses on April 13, 1963. Shortly after they were married and together, they built their house in Centreville. They moved to Chester in 1970, and it was here Bob served as an Elder in the Hubbards congregation for over 40 years; helping many come to a knowledge of Jehovah, working faithfully alongside his wife Babe.
Their love for spiritual things allowed them to pioneer together for 50 years. This time brought them many privileges. They travelled to many conventions in Canada and the USA, as far as Hawaii. They visited Bethel in Ontario, and in New York. They helped build Kingdom Halls throughout the Maritimes and attended pioneer school together. Bob and Babe both reaped many rewards during their life of service to Jehovah and willingness to always say "Here I am, Send me!" - Isaiah 3: 8.
Bob worked for many years for Scotian Gold in the Apple Division and moved on the become Supervisor of the fertilizer plant. After leaving Scotian Gold, Bob and Babe spent 35 years establishing a successful window cleaning business in the Kentville area. They could be seen, polishing and smiling as they worked diligently, always together. He was a self-taught carpenter and gardener, as well. He, with Babe’s help, built their two homes and much of their furniture. He loved working with wood and working in their garden.
Bob and Babe loved to travel and camped their way across Canada. They invited younger members of their family along, introducing them to camping, life on the road, campfires and the beauties of Jehovah's creations. In their older years, they enjoyed many shopping trips to Maine.
Most importantly, Bob will be remembered for his love of Jehovah and his faithfulness in telling others of his hope for the coming new world where "No one will say I am sick. (Isaiah 33: 24) And when "All those in the memorial tombs will here Jesus' voice and come out". (John 5: 28-29).
A Memorial Service and expression of Bob's faith will be held Saturday May 22, 2021. You are invited to join via ZOOM or Phone with the following Meeting ID: 937 198 1320 and Passcode: 1963. Access by Phone: 1 587 328 1099 | Music and Photos: 2:00 PM ADT | Memorial 2:30 PM ADT.
Memorial donations, in Bob’s memory, may be made to the Centreville Kingdom Hall (by calling 902-678-3756) or the Alzheimer's Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).