HUTCHINSON, Cameron Norman. April 22, 1939 to July 18, 2013. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Cameron Hutchinson at the age of 74, after a lengthy illness with MS. He inspired each of us as he faced every new day with positive optimism. He was born in Vancouver in 1939 to parents Helen and Francis Hutchinson. By age 15, he was working on fishing boats along the B.C. coast, starting a lifelong love of the sea. He pursued a job with Seaspan, earning the title of Captain on ocean hauling tugboats, working as far as the Suez Canal, North Sea, Mexico and Arctic Ocean. Cam was predeceased by his parents, his adoptive parents (Marjorie and Harold Harper), and his two brothers, Robert
and Jack. Cameron is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen Hutchinson (nee Erdman), his sons Brad (Grace) and Len (Crystal), as well as his grandchildren Crissy, Alyssa, Mike,
Damien, Andrew, Jeremy, and great-granddaughter Roxana. Cam’s stories, his smile, and sense of humor will be dearly missed by all. No service by request. Donations in his memory to the MS Society appreciated.
Crossing the Bar
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.