Wednesday, December 17, 2014



Margaret Jean Hutton passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, in her 87th year.

Loving wife of the late Lloyd Hutton.

Beloved mom of Beverly, Betty (Rod) MacDonald and Lynda (Roy) Leeson. Proud grandma of Shelley (Todd) Ferguson, Gregg (Sarah), Jamie (Riki), Jason (Erin) MacDonald, Lloyd (Ang) and Jeremy Leeson. Great-grandma of nine.

Predeceased by her son Jim.

Margaret Jean and her husband Lloyd started Lloyd Hutton Transport 69 years ago, and she was a proud recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee award for her involvement in the agricultural transportation industry.

The funeral service was held on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the Westminister Presbyterian Church in Paisley.

Interment Tiverton Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Paisley Agricultural Society would be appreciated.



M. Annette MacDonald of Kincardine - beloved wife of Malcolm (Mac) MacDonald, devoted mother of Jeffrey and his wife Marcela (California), dear sister of Joseph (Washington State)-  passed away suddenly in Palm Springs, California, on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 surrounded by people she loved dearly; her family and lifetime friend, Judy Garvey, Judy’s daughter Bridgette, and in spirit, her mother Laura LaBerge and father, Hilaire LaBerge.

Annette’s devotion in life was always family, friends, church, profession and the community which she served with joy, delight, commitment and compassion.

Annette achieved a distinguished nursing career which included acquiring Bachelor (Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles) and Master (Univ. of Washington) Degrees in Nursing; Staff and Head Nurse positions in many departments, including her favorite, Pediatrics; holding Professor of Nursing positions in five universities; and perhaps the most important for personal reasons, opening the renowned Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Desert, California, as its first Director of Nursing, where she subsequently met and hired her Associate Director, Malcolm, and they celebrated their marriage at the Medical Center one year later. Annette developed two of the first California home care agencies as well as integrated one of the first palliative home care programs in the United States, and held Nursing Administrator positions in two U.S. Public Health Departments. Throughout, Annette established great respect and a reputation of compassion and integrity. Many of her students and employees remained in touch throughout her lifetime, expressing their gratitude for serving as their model of nursing excellence and leading a life of love and service.

Upon arrival in Kincardine (1985) with husband Malcolm and son Jeff, Annette created a home of peace, beauty and love, with a welcome open door. She served Knox Church on the Minister Selection and Catering Committees, was an Elder of Session, and sang weekly in the choir. Her faith was active and unwavering as she abided by the Christian walk of life in grace, faith and elegance. In our community, Annette served as a Board Director of Big Brothers/Sisters, the Heritage Committee, the Victoria Park Gallery and was a member of multiple health and municipal sub committees. She assisted and was instrumental in founding the local palliative care program and in achieving a ban on smoking in the municipality’s public spaces and restaurants. Amidst this life of local service, her nursing career continued to thrive, as she was selected by the National League for Nursing (New York) to serve as a Chief Accreditation Surveyor, traveling throughout the United States from 1996-2000. Few knew of Annette’s contributions, as she served willingly with humility and grace.

As much as she enjoyed her career and community service, Annette’s most important love was always family and friends, and she could always be counted on to lend a compassionate ear and words of support. A nurturer at heart, she treasured preparing and sharing gourmet meals together, whether for three or 33, often beginning with her traditional blessing of: “Love, Peace, Joy, Abundance and Gratitude!” She always looked forward to the various MacDonald clan gatherings (many of which were hosted in her home) to get updates on her nieces, nephews and their families, always remembering the names and life events of each.

Annette’s life was full circle. Remarkably, she died in Palm Springs, where her parents are buried, where she met and married Malcolm, loving and devoted partner of 42 years.

Honouring her request, cremation has occurred and no memorial service is planned at the immediate time.



Jean Alexandra McCallum of Kincardine passed away peacefully at Trillium Court on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in her 96th year.

Jean was born in Toronto, Ontario on Feb. 17, 1919. She was raised in Clinton and moved to Kincardine in 1949.

She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Tedds) McCallum; and sister to the late Florence McCallum.

Beloved cousin of Kevin French, his wife Sylvia and family, of Richmond Hill; Mary May, her husband Ron and family, of Cobourg; Melonie Trembley and family and Maureen Leschart, husband David and family, both of British Columbia.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service followed at 11 a.m. in the Davey-Linklater Chapel with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.

Spring interment Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or to the Anglican Church of the Messiah would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at