Harold “Chip” Albert Hutt died peacefully in the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the age of 53. Chip’s last days were quiet, song-filled and restful as he moved toward the next life, ending his battle with cancer after years of fighting with unimaginable strength. His dearest friends, Dorcy and Brian Isenor, provided a home and care for Chip in his last months. They created a space filled with palpable, deep love, and the opportunity for countless visitors to spend time with Chip before he passed.
Chip was born on March 5, 1968. He was raised by the wind and his loving parents Roberta and Paul Hutt. Through his childhood and young adulthood, Chip was known for his energy and charm. Class president, captain of the basketball team, ladies’ man… a social butterfly. Chip thrived off sharing his heart and welcoming others to do the same. With the ability to carry any conversation, offer endless support, and dance like no other, Chip was constantly surrounded by friendship.
Chip married his late wife Patience at the age of 23 and they later had four children. Patience and Chip devoted themselves to being wonderful parents. Together, they taught their family to love the earth and its people and, above all, to always be kind. They both cared deeply for nature, all animals, and green tea with honey on chilly mornings. Chip spent their 20 years of marriage working in tree service and carpentry, teaching karate, and spending most of his free time outdoors.
Over the years, Chip had the opportunity to fulfill his dream of traveling the world, found precious new love with his partner Lindsey, and experienced the beauty of being a grandfather. He was incredibly proud of his family. Chip’s strength, courage, and unshakable joy throughout the immense challenges he faced could only have been fueled by his passion and gratitude for life and love. In his words, “it’s all good.”
Chip is preceded in death by his wife Patience, sister Robin, and brother Steven. He is survived by his parents Paul and Roberta Hutt; his sister Lisa Olmstead, and brother Marty Hutt; his children Sierra, Hunter, Trakker, and Daisy Hutt, his grandchildren Lily, Addison and Milo; his partner Lindsey and many beloved cousins and relatives.
The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bridgewater. A celebration of life will follow at the Grange Hall in Bridgewater at 2 p.m.