Jack McCutcheon of Brussels, passed away peacefully after a long, courageous battle with cancer at the Huron Residential Hospice in Clinton on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. He was in his 87th year.
Jack was the beloved husband of Esther (Raymond) for 63 years and dear father of Lori and Michael Malhiot, Belgrave; Michelle and Bruce Blake, RR 2, Brussels and Jill and Don Sholdice, Brussels. He was the loving grandfather of Brandon, Lindsay and Jason; Adam, Ashley and Tuck; Bridget and Jacob and Holly and special great-grandfather of Isla, Owen, Max and Mya. Jack was the brother of Bob (Jeanette) and Marg (Bernell) Smith and brother-in-law of Betty McCutcheon and Lois McCutcheon.
Jack was predeceased by grandson Mitch, brothers Casey, George (Barb), Bill, Lorne, Fred (Mary), Mel and sisters Anne (Lorne) Bryans and Berva (Jack) Rice. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
Jack will be forever remembered in his community of Brussels and all of Huron County for his leadership as a councillor, reeve and warden. He was a lifetime member of the Brussels Lions Club, a founding member of the Brussels Flying Club, member of the Brussels Odd Fellows Lodge and an active member of the St. John’s Anglican Church and the St. John’s Cemetery (formerly called the McCutcheon Cemetery).
Jack was a prominent Brussels business owner of McCutcheon Motors for over 50 years. He will be fondly remembered for his stock-car racing career from 1957-1967 as “Jack The Ripper” #73 by his many fans. His family was his proudest achievement and his memory and legacy will live on through them for generations to come.
Friends and family were received at Riverside Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 23. The funeral service took place at St. John’s Anglican Church on Monday, Sept. 24. A private interment was held at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery. A reception followed at the BM&G Community Centre.
In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to St. John’s Anglican Church/St. John’s Cemetery, or the Huron Residential Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.riversidefuneralhome.ca