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51 comments on “Colin ‘Col” Hutchings”

  1. Col, as your neighbour for almost 30 yrs, I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbour next to me, my wife and my 2 boys.Col started bringing over a Christmas present for the family every year & it became
    a contest to see who could knock on each others front door first before the other. As nick says that’s how generous col was.
    Also col being interested in cars, he would come over & talk to my 2 sons who have hotted up cars, turbos & the like, which I think he really enjoyed, especially with the cars both been fords.
    Anyway col, rest in piece, my friend.

  2. Dear Lois, Eloise, Nick, Jeynelle, Harvey and Havannah, I was really touched to watch Colin’s funeral service on this cold and wet Saturday afternoon. It was a very moving tribute to him. Eloise the reading was lovely and Nick you did a great job delivering his eulogy, I know how difficult that is. It was lovely to hear stories about his life and through all the special photos, his love for his family was so evident. You will miss him so much are all in our thoughts. Love Jenine, Richard, Jarrod, Ryan, Nathan, Samantha and Hugo.

  3. God bless Colin, may he Rest In Peace.
    Colin will be sadly missed as apart of our extended family.
    He was always so kind and eager to lend a hand. Nothing was impossible to do.
    His great sense of humour, generosity, loyalty, stoic nature made him the likeable character he was.
    We enjoyed a beer with Colin at many family functions or on weekends just being apart of the gang.
    Ella and Wil express their sadness too, as Colin always engaged them in conversation taking a keen interest in what they were up to.

    Colin will be remembered in our thoughts and his fond life stories I’m sure will be retold many times over at the dinner table with my children and his grandchildren!

    Colin’s send off was so perfect –
    he would have loved that car
    (he would still be talking about it now!)
    Love Karina, Arty, Ella and Wil Arter xxxx

  4. Dear Lois, Eloise, Nick Jeynelle Harvey and Havannah,
    I watched Col’s funeral service tonight, such a beautiful and fitting tribute to him. He would have been very proud of you both Nick and Eloise. You did a beautiful job, one that is certainly not easy. Col shared a birthday with mum and I know right up until she died they would ring each year to wish each other a happy birthday. I may not have shared his taste in music, but he did barrack for the right footy team.
    I know you will all miss him terribly. Thinking of you all.
    With love Leesa Greg Luke Ben and Nick.

  5. Lois, Eloise, Nick Jeynelle Harvey and Havannah,
    I watched Col’s funeral service tonight, such a beautiful and fitting tribute to him. He would have been very proud of you both Nick and Eloise. You did a beautiful job, one that is certainly not easy. Col shared a birthday with mum and I know right up until she died they would ring each year to wish each other a happy birthday. I may not have shared his taste in music, but he did barrack for the right footy team.
    I know you will all miss him terribly. Thinking of you all.
    With love Leesa Greg Luke Ben and Nick.

  6. Condolences Nick and Elouise,
    Growing up with you Col was always there. Remembering the Myer days while I worked at Knox was always fond memories. A laugh and a smoke with Col. A lovely Man who has left two beautiful kids. Wonderful words Nick and the hardest thing a Bloke can do delivered perfectly.

  7. So many tears today, but what a wonderful service ( even some laughs hearing the stories shared by Nic)
    We have known Col for over 30 years- and was at all our Milestone events- he was considered ” Family”

    So many Great memories of all the Grand Final days together we shared together ( unless Essendon was in the final of course!) full of laughs and fun.

    Col was a true Gentleman and wonderful Friend , who was so proud of his family .
    Col you have left us far to early. We wish we could have been there with you today to say Farewell, but we were not far watching from home.
    We will miss you- forever in our hearts

    Ellen and John Turner

  8. An Amazing service for an Amazing Man. Although devastated and so many tears – the service today bought back so many wonderful Memories of Col and all the fun he had in his life. Having Col in our lives for 30 + years was a blessing- we shared many Great and fun times, full of love and laughter. He was always there- A true Mate!!
    Eloise and Nic, you were both always the love of Cols life – He loved sharing stories of what you were doing and how proud he was of you!
    Today was no exception, He would have been so proud !
    Col- We cannot believe that you have left us- We are grateful for such a wonderful friendship and will miss your chats, laughs and quirky lines…..
    Forever in our Hearts RIP

    Sadie, John, David and Josh Staley

  9. What a wonderful service – an amazing tribute to my elder brother. Wishing I could have been there.

    Love to the family from the Elizabeth, Scott and Mat.

  10. Uncle Col. A life well lived. A true gentleman. Wish we could have been there in person. What a beautiful service.
    Condolences to Lois, Nick, Janelle, Harvey and Havannah, Liz Jamie and Moyu. Go Bombers
    Xoxo

  11. A beautiful service for a great man.
    Thank you for sharing the story of his life with us. What a great family.
    Sending all our love,

    Lauren and Sam x

  12. Thanks to all for a wonderful,moving service.I felt privileged to be able to watch it.There were so many aspects to Col’s life-many I didn’t know about.When I saw the many photos of Col,the memories of years ago came back-the ten and a half years at Jamieson Shoes;the subsequent many phone conversations when Col and I fought to get our entitlements,and our experiences working for Myer.
    Seeing the photos of Col with a cigarette in his mouth and a pot of beer in his hand-yes,that was the Col Hutchings I knew., Condolences to Lois,Nick,Eloise and families,

  13. Uncle Col. A life lived to the fullest.
    A true Gentleman.
    Wish we could have been there in person. A beautiful tribute.
    Condolences to Lois, Nick, Eloise, Janelle, Harvey, and Havannah. Jamie, Liz and Moyu.
    Xoxo

  14. Condolences to the Hutchings family
    Col was a wonderful man and we really enjoyed his company.
    Nick you spoke really well mate Col would be proud of you.

    Love Rick and Lisa

  15. Nick, Jeynelle, Harvey, Havannah, Eloise & Lois,
    Thinking of you all on such a tough day as you lay your Dad to rest x
    It was a lovely service and tribute to as your dad would say Nick ‘a real top bloke’ May he go and drive those highways in the sky
    Much love and strength to you and your families today and always x
    Carly, Stu, Lyla, Indi, Jesse and Billee xx

  16. Condolences to Collin’s family.
    He will be in our thoughts for many years to come.
    Rest In Peace, may the beers be full strength.
    Love Jo and Ed

  17. A lovely service for a well loved man.
    You are right though… the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
    Thinking of you all.

    Love Dave & Simone

    1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .and your family at this sad time.
      Touchingly beautiful Service. Our very deepest sympathies hug to all. Vale
      MILROY AND YOLANDA

  18. A lovely service for a lovely man, who will always be remembered fondly.
    What wonderful memories you will always have.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  19. What a wonderful tribute to a well-loved man from a truly remarkable family. Our condolences to you all. RIP Colin. Love Mike and Colleen

  20. Hello Hutchings Family,

    I wish I could have been with you in Melbourne today.
    I feel honoured that I was able to say farewell to Col, with you, from afar.

    Your verse El, was so perfect. Col is truly making God’s garden more beautiful and I know my Dads will be welcoming him with open arms and cold beers!

    Nick, your stories had me laughing out loud. You’re so truly that chip off the old block.

    The tributes, from old and new friends, show just what a special man Col was.

    How lucky to be anyone who had the chance to know him.

    My condolences for your loss.

    He will be ever alive in your memories and hearts. Col’s not going anywhere xx

    Hugs.

    Daina

  21. Condolences to the Hutchings Family.
    We always enjoyed Cols company he’s was a great man. Great speech Nick Col would be really proud

    Love Rick and Lisa Moloney

  22. What a wonderful service to celebrate Col’s life. We were very fortunate to have known Col and to have him as a friend. A true gentleman in every respect, we will miss him greatly. Love and light.
    Helen and Neville.

  23. Such a lovely service and celebration of Col’s life he certainly enjoyed himself and looked very happy. I know he will never be far from your mind and hearts and will be forever around in Nick. I did give a little chuckle on Nick’s tribute as I remember you crashing your car and going to dads ‍♀️ Thinking of you all

  24. Uncle Col. You enjoyed life to the fullest. A true Gentleman. Rest easy.
    Condolences to Lois, Nicholas, Eloise, Janelle, And kids.
    Love Donna Hutchings

  25. What a beautiful tribute to such a lovely bloke.
    You did your father proud Nick and Eloise, he was a true gentleman and always a pleasure to have a chat with.
    He will be sorely missed but I can definitely see his great love of life and adventure has rubbed off on his children and grandchildren.
    Vale Col
    Always remembered.

  26. Thinking of you all.
    It was a beautiful service for Colin.
    The photos, the music. I laughed, I cried.
    How blessed you are to have such wonderful memories of him.

  27. What an amazing celebration of Col’s life.
    Such wonderful memories to treasure.
    Keeping you all close in thoughts,
    Carmen.

    1. A beautiful Service tribute to a truly fabulous friend and colleague lucky to have a friend like Col will always be remembered such wonderful
      Memories
      Milroy

    1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .and your family at this sad time.
      Touchingly beautiful Service. Our very deepest sympathies hug to all. Vale
      MILROY AND YOLANDA

    1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .and your family at this sad time.
      Touchingly beautiful Service. Our very deepest sympathies hug to all. Vale
      MILROY AND YOLANDA

  28. Lois, Eloise and Nick and families.

    What a fine tribute and farewell.

    Our sincere condolences to you all.

    Love

    Colleen and Mike Black

  29. Nick, Jeynelle, Harvey and Havannah
    Thinking of you and your family today as you farewell your Dad & Pop Col.
    Wish we could be there by your side to support you but know we are thinking of you.
    Sending you all much love.
    Janelle, Matt, Taylah, Milla and Emersyn xx

  30. It was a beautiful service, just sorry we couldn’t be there. Nick, your eulogy was top notch!
    Great job.
    We’ll always miss him

  31. Beautiful service and farewell to your amazing Dad x your thoughts are with you all xx much love and strength xx
    Love Peta, Scott, Makaela and Liam x

  32. Cara Eloise, we are here beside you and your family for the last good bye to your daddy.
    A very big hug to everybody.
    Vale, Lella, Salvatore, Eleonora and Niki.

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