Sadly the family announces the passing of Vera Hutka, 90, at Rainycrest Long-Term Care, Fort Frances, Ontario, on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Vera was born March 9, 1931, in Heaslip, Manitoba, to parents Herman and Lucille Bales. Vera was one of seven children. She graduated Norwood Collegiate High School as a stenographer and was employed at many offices over the years, including Great West Life, where she met her future husband Rudy. Vera worked on one side of Portage and Main and Rudy worked on the other side. They were married on October 6, 1951, at the Augustine United Church.

Vera loved people and she loved working at jobs where she could meet new people and interact, including relief jobs at Boise Cascade, several federal and provincial offices, Boy Scout secretary, Avon rep, and a member of the Rainycrest and Hospital Auxiliaries.

She loved to do crafts and she would make lawn dolls and lawn sheep, many of which made it across Canada to family and friends’ yards.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Rudy of 69 years; her sons Tyler Hutka (Julie) of Thunder Bay, Troy Hutka (Debbie) of Calgary, and Shane Hutka of Fort Frances. She will be sadly missed by her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Vera is also survived by sister Dorothy (Morris) Lazurak; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and all her other siblings and spouses.

As per Vera’s wishes cremation will take place with a private family interment in Riverview Cemetery, Fort Frances, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.