Joshua Hutton

Joshua Hutton

Joshua James Hutton, of Ayton, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 4, 2024. He was 39 years old. Born in Owen Sound on January 18, 1985 to Daryl and Faye (Walls) Hutton. Since a young age, Josh loved the outdoors. He loved fishing and hunting as well as four wheeler rides. Josh loved to be accompanied on his adventures by his girls, Leah & Lauryn as well as his nieces and nephews. He described being outside in nature as the place he felt most at peace. Josh looked forward to the annual deer hunt on the family farm and his lucky tree stand never let him down.

Josh loved to enjoy life with his girls whether it was skating, swimming, going to Allen Park Conservation or taking hikes anywhere that nature allowed him. Josh adored Leah and Lauryn and they adored him. He gave his girls the most precious memories that they will cherish forever. Josh and his spouse, Tasha, enjoyed spending time together in their family home where they raised their girls. As a family, they enjoyed taking road trips to beautiful destinations. Whether they were going on a day trip or renting a cottage for a weekend, their time spent together was cherished.

Josh had a big heart and was very compassionate to everyone he crossed paths with. Despite Josh’s own struggles, he always made sure to check in on his friends and family and provide support by letting them know he was there for them. He was able to bring a calm presence to any situation and put your mind at ease whether it was by his funny stories or his contagious smile. Josh’s laugh could lift anyone’s spirit.

Josh worked as a welder and also started a side business called Hutton’s Hardcore Welding where he completed custom fabricating projects. Josh was a man that could complete any project you put in front of him with dedication and joy. His endless skills in life came in handy and he loved teaching his girls everything he could. Josh loved to garden in his backyard, chop wood and have endless bonfires at his home.

Survived by devoted and supportive spouse Natasha “Tasha” Neulitz. Devoted father of Leah (10) and Lauryn (7). Dear son of Daryl and Faye Hutton and son-in-law of Lea-Ann Neulitz and Rob Neulitz. Special grandson of Leona Walls. Forever loved brother of Meggi Hutton and her daughter Niomi and Jesse (Brandy) Hutton and their children Bella and James. Josh will be missed by his brother-in-law Jordan (Kristine) Neulitz and their son Nixon and his sister-in-law Tanya Neulitz and her children Colton, Alexis, Charleigh and Nolan. He was such a special man and will be missed by many friends and extended family. Predeceased by Grandma Arla and Grandpa Tom Hutton as well as Grandpa Jim Walls.

A time of celebration to honour Josh’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to a Trust Fund for his girls, Leah and Lauryn, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Cheques can be made payable to Natasha Neulitz. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Condolences may be sent to the family at


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Public Condolences

To Daryl and family I offer my deepest sympathy at the passing of your son. It's been many years since we have crossed paths but I often ask about you and your family when our travels include a visit to Hanover. To Josh's family please accept my condolences.

April 21, 2024

Mere words would not be enough to convey how badly we feel for the loss of this beautiful young man. As a family, may you find strength in the days ahead from the lasting memories and the love you have for one another.

- Muriel and Gary macdonald
April 16, 2024

Daryl and family, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Son. To you we send our deepest, warmest, heartfelt condolences. Mike and Lucy Smout

- Mike Smout
April 14, 2024

Our heart felt condolences to Joshua's family. May your fond memories help you through your grief. In our prayers.🙏🏻
Ron and Nancy Pegelo

- Ron and Nancy Pegelo
April 12, 2024

Josh my friend always there to talk to joke around with we had a lot in common even more than he knew I wish I had some more time to talk the last time I seen him he well be well be miss by all of us but never forgotten rest easy my friend

- Jeff Pearson
April 12, 2024

My deepest sympathy to Josh's family. I'm ss for your loss. I worked with Josh at solowave, he was the nicest funniest guy.. big hugs to all the family.

- Dorothy Chapman
April 9, 2024

Amazing fun guy to be around super funny every single time we hung out it was a good time broke my heart to hear about this I for one will never forget you brother thanks for allowing me to get to know you you will most certainly be missed

- Bj Kaskiw
April 8, 2024

Josh, I didn't know you super well, but I am blessed to have had the opertinity to have met you, you were a GEM.... I will never forget your grin, you wore it often....may you rest in piece Josh. Prayers for your loved ones. May you all heal from this tragic loss.

- Kirsti kaskiw
April 8, 2024

Our most heartfelt condolences to you all on the passing of Josh. While words will not suffice to ease the pain you're feeling, please know that our thoughts are with all of you. Josh will always be remembered fondly by the Ritchies, his warm spirit and kind heart leaving an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing him. May cherished memories bring you comfort and strength.

With deepest sympathy,
The Ritchies

- The Ritchies
April 8, 2024

There are no words to help you understand or manage this difficult time. Just know I send love and hugs to the family.

- Julie Bailey
April 7, 2024

My condolences to all his family and friends I was very blessed to of known Josh pretty good it's been awhile since seeing him plus the usual gang he was around Blake John Larry Josh those four seemed inseparable lots of good times with Josh a very good person he definitely will be missed love you buddy Graham McNeill

- Graham Mcneill
April 7, 2024

Our deepest condolences and sympathy to Josh's family ..our prayers and thoughts are with family during this difficult time ..
We missing you 😢 so much Josh .rest in peace ..our heart broken "..

- Payal and jignesh
April 7, 2024

Jim and I are so Sorry for your Loss. Prayers and Hugs coming to the whole Family.

- Edith Grass
April 7, 2024

You have our deepest condolences are hearts are with you all.Joshua will be so missed. He was such a lovely guy. We love you all. Herb and Carolanne Densmore.

- Carolanne Densmore
April 7, 2024

My deepest condolences and prayers to Tasha and daughters.

- Renee Taylor
April 7, 2024

Our Joshy, I don't even know if I can find the words to tell you how incredibly missed you will be. We're going to miss you terribly at every family event, stopping by your house unannounced, seeing your face in the window as we drive by… You were an amazing uncle to my four children, always a good talk with Colton or playing basketball at the park, taking Lexi and Charleigh in when our girls would want to get together after school, and Nolan was obsessed with you- he was your little buddy. I can't imagine my nieces lives without you, you were the best dad to those two little girls. We love you and will forever miss and love you. Until we meet again Joshy…💙

- Tanya Neulitz
April 7, 2024

To Tasha, Leah, Lauryn and the rest of Josh's family - I am so incredibly sorry for your devastating loss. Josh was genuinely one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of knowing. He had such a beautiful smile and being around him was always a blessing. Being able to spend time with Josh and his family, whether it be at the house, the park or in the backyard having a fire, was always so much fun. Josh was always so kind, welcoming and caring, which is something I will never forget. Josh, thank you for never judging us for the crazy antics we got up to and allowing us to feel so comfortable around you. You were the perfect example of a family man and your endless love for the girls was a beautiful thing to see. Josh, you will be so deeply missed and you will always be so deeply loved by all. Rest easy buddy ♥️

- Samantha Fasulo
April 7, 2024

My deepest heartfelt condolences to all, my heart and sadness goes out to you in this very difficult time. Prayers to you all. May Josh find peace and comfort and may he rest easy.

- Jane Plant
April 7, 2024

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