Margaret Isabel Hutlet
Suddenly on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, Margaret Hutlet, beloved wife of the late Armand Hutlet passed away at the age of 86 years.
Margaret Isabel McCharles was born to Margaret Pratt and Ray McCharles on September 22nd, 1935 in Deloraine, MB. She had four sisters; Grace, Isabel, Gladys and Lillian, six brothers; Ken, Russel, Tom, Gordie, Alvin and Eddie.
She attended school in Deloraine to move on to working on the farm in Salem, MB at a young age.
This is where she would go on to meet her first husband Adolph Lilley (aka “Togie”) in the early 50’s. They then had their children Alvin, Lawrence, Theresa, Judy, Loretta, Brenda and Albert. She was a homemaker who thoroughly enjoyed life at home with her children. She enjoyed making bread and loved spending time with her family.
Margaret was widowed in 1970 and continued on to meet her second husband Armand Hutlet. They had one son Darryl Hutlet in 1974. They purchased Hutlet’s Corner Store and home in the later 70’s. They enjoyed going to visit their friends Ed & Dianne and Cam & Peggy to play Grunk and card games.
She worked at the school and motel for many years and eventually became a grandmother to 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson Taviar. Margaret and Armand enjoyed camping at Sportsman Corner and TJ Campground with friend Lance and Anita.
In 1992 they lost their son Darryl to a tragic accident. Margaret continued to work at the campground and store with Armand until he fell ill with throat cancer, she was widowed in 2006. She was lucky to have her best friend Loretta Ducharme right by her side, they were inseparable.
Margaret had lived in the Regency House for 18 years and made many friends there. She enjoyed puzzles, Bingo and nightly meals with her neighbours.
Over the past few years a few ailments had set her back, but she was a spitfire. She never held her tongue and if she thought it, she said it. The grandchildren could testify she was quick as could be, had sonic hearing and could hear a cuss word a mile away. All you could hear was “Here, I’ll wash your mouth out with soap” or just as quick with a wooden spoon. Just ask her grandson Ryan.
She was famous for hosting annual Christmas Eve for all her family. Enjoyed the ruckess I’m sure, haha, or running little ones. She enjoyed her summer BBQ’s with her nephews; Jack, Freddie and Chuggy where she would never eat too much “cause she couldn’t have that type of food”, but we would look and it was surely piled on her plate.
Our family would like to thank all of mom’s Home Care Workers at Regency House, along with a very special thank you to Pat Thompson.
Should friends so desire donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5
Left to forever cherish her memory are her children; Theresa, Brenda, Albert, Lawrence (Theresa) and Judy (Langford).
Grandchildren; Danny, Ryan (Jolene), Brandy, Amanda, Belinda, Jonie, Cynthia (Bradley), Amanda, Victoria, Kurtis, Jacob (Cyra), Anthony, Raylene and Skylar.
Great-grandchildren; John, Jayden, Juliana, Keisha, Ashton, Triston, Kierstan, Kingston, Alexander, Briella, Bradleigh, Braeleigh, Jaxon, Elianna, Memphis, Arizona, Phoenix, Montana, Ryan, Tanner, Sophia, Jayla, Faelan, Brayden, Hope and Faith.
Margaret was predeceased by her first husband Adolf, her second husband Armand, children; Loretta, Alvin and Darryl, son-in-law Ernie, grandson Chad, great-granddaughter Angel and granddaughter-in-law Sherry.
A Come & Go Viewing will be held at the Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Rd. S, Portage la Prairie on Thursday, December 9th, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Covid protocol will be in place, restricted to 25 people at a time.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 10th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Omega Funeral Home. Proof of vaccination must be shown.
Messages of condolences can be made online at www.omegafuneralhome.com
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