Leona Hutchings
1940 - 2022
Leona Hutchings
Visitation Information
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Visitation Time
2:00pm - 9:00pm
Visitation Location
Maher's Funeral Home, 11 Veteran's Way, Placentia, NL
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, September 19, 2022
Service Time
Service Location
St. Martin's Anglican Church, Dunville
Burial Information
Burial Location
Anglican Cemetery, Dunville
Requested Charity
Placentia Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary or the Alzheimer’s Society of NL
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Leona Hutchings

October 28, 1940 – September 12, 2022

With deep sadness the family of Leona Hutchings announce her peaceful passing, in the presence of her daughter Karen and friends, at the Lions Manor Nursing Home in Placentia on September 12, 2022. A resident of Freshwater, she was 81 years old.

Leona was predeceased by her parents Walter and Beatrice Bickford; her loving companion Mike Ennis; her children William, Randy, and Ross; her beautiful granddaughter Chelsea Legge; brothers Doug and Tom; and friends Ed and Loretta Pomroy and Stan McFatridge.

Left with precious memories are her daughter Karen; sons Greg and Russell; Grandchildren Alannah (Connor), David (Kelsey), Eric, Melissa, and Tyrin; Great-Grandchildren, the joy of her life, Adam and Brielle; and Daughters-in-law Lucy and Barbara.

Remembering their sister are her special sister Greta along with Paula, Mary, Linda, Evelyn, Betty, Vivian, Greta and Jim. She will be missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews, and the members of the Ennis family.

Leona will be remembered by her Godchild, Wendy McFatridge, who was always there for her especially at the Lions Manor.  Also, close friends Donna and Jerome Lambe, Maureen Murphy, Lorraine and Ferg Manning, Winnie McFatridge, Tom and Kathleen Maher and Debbie and Lee Slade. She will also be missed by Eddie and Liz Maher, who the family hold dear for the support they provided to Leona and her family over the years.  

Leona shared a special relationship with her neighbours across the road, the Power’s - Wayne, Sandra, and Wayne Jr. The family wish to thank them from the bottom of their hearts for their care and support. 

Thank you as well to the staff of Lions Manor Nursing Home for their professional care while Leona resided there. Special appreciation to Maggie and Samantha for their compassionate nature in attending to Leona’s needs. Karen is forever grateful for your comfort, care, and support.

Leona was born on Bell Island and always spoke passionately about of her overseas roots. She raised her family in Freshwater where she met and fell in love with her soul mate Mike, a love that has lasted for fifty years. 

Leona was a humble woman, but one would never want to upset her or as her family would tell you, you would experience the infamous slipper to the ass!

Leona loved music and dancing and often spent Sunday’s listening to her favourite songs and sharing a dance with Mike in the living room. She was known to be the life of a party and enjoyed the company of family and friends, welcoming any opportunity to socialize and enjoy a drink, dance and chat.

She was an amazing, strong, and loving woman. She gave everything she had for her six children. She enjoyed sharing the successes of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved them all dearly.

Through her many years as a caregiver and home support worker she also developed loving relationships with many outside her family. This included Holly and Heidi Pittman, Karen, Nancy, Gary and Frankie Maher. She loved them as if they were her own.

Special mention to our family lawyer and friend Johnathan Earle with Avalon Law Group.  Thank you for always being there, especially when mom, dad, and Karen needed you the most. 

Leona was a faithful member of the St. Luke’s Anglican Church congregation, and a proud member of the Placentia Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Golden Club of Senior Citizens in Freshwater.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Maher’s Funeral Home, Placentia. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The funeral service will take place at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Dunville at 11:00 am on Monday, September 19, 2022. Inurnment will take place later at the Anglican Cemetery. Following the funeral service there will be a reception at the Freshwater Community Centre where, as per Leona’s wishes, everyone is invited to celebrate her life in a time of fellowship and friends.   

As an expression of sympathy flowers will be gratefully accepted or donations can be made in her memory to the Placentia Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary or the Alzheimer’s Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.


"Going home, going home

I’m just going home

Quiet light, some still day

I’m just going home"

Leona Hutchings