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Hilton Amos McNutt


Hilton Amos McNutt

Hilton Amos McNutt, 89, of Springhill, passed to his eternal rest on Sunday, November 11, 2018.  Hilton was born in Leamington, NS, July 15, 1929, son of the late Amos and Flora (MacEachern) McNutt. 

Hilton worked with the Springhill coal mines, was a dragerman during the 1956 explosion and was a survivor of the 1958 disaster.  He was the first dragerman to return to the mine with the 1958 rescue effort.  Following that, he went on to further careers with the provincial and federal governments in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Hilton was an active member of the Springhill Baptist Church, and volunteered in many charitable organizations.  Amongst his numerous accomplishments, he was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary Club International. He loved to garden and was especially proud of his roses and tomato plants.  He loved spending time outdoors at his camps and cottage, and the past few years, wintering in Florida.  He lived life to the fullest.

He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. Hilton will be sadly missed by his wife, Doris (nee Carter-Fear); his children, Lynne (Richard) Billings, Winnipeg and Scott (Pippa) McNutt, Springhill; four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine McDermott and Helen (Bill Heffernan) Clarke; many nieces and nephews, as well as Doris' family.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife of more than fifty years, Belle (Maddison); brothers, Jim and Walter; sisters, Alva and Connie, and Doris' daughter, Linda.

Arrangements for Hilton are under the care and guidance of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill (902-597-2361).  As per Hilton's request, cremation and interment has taken place during a private graveside service.  A memorial service in his honour will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2 pm at the funeral home.  All are invited to attend.

Donations in memory of Hilton may be made to the Springhill Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Hilton's online memorial at or through the A.H. Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS

Requested Charity
Springhill Baptist Church; Donor's Choice