Obituary of Rev. Nathan Hartley Cutler
The Rev. Nathan Hartley Cutler +
November 28th, 1949 – July 30th, 2021
Nathan loved life. He often said, ““Life is Wonderful and Full of Wonder.”
On July 30th, 2021, at 6 am his bright light in our lives left us to seek new adventures in what Nathan called “the great mystery.” Nathan was 71 years old.
His love of family was larger than life and he was greatly loved by his wife Isabel, their three children, Jenny (Jacques), Andrew (Grace), and Nicholas (Sarah) and six adored grandchildren: Nicholas, Sophia, Orion, Alex, Isaac, and Chloe. He also enjoyed a close relationship with, and will be greatly missed, by his brothers and sisters Joyce (Don), Leslie Gordon (Millie), Norman (Marguerite), Isabell (Allister) and Cecilia (John). He will also be fondly remembered by a great many friends. Nathan was predeceased by his parents Leslie and Meta Cutler of Ramea.
Nathan was a storyteller and a people person who loved to strike up a conversation with anyone. He saw the good in all of us and enjoyed both the serious and the humorous nature of life. An avid flower gardener, he created a beautiful sanctuary in his back garden in Fredericton that was a source of joy for family and friends.
Nathan was born and raised in Ramea, Newfoundland. Nathan lived around Newfoundland, the United Kingdom, and in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He received his B.Ed and M.Ed from Memorial University of Newfoundland followed by his Certificate of Theology from St. John’s College in Nottingham, England. Throughout his life, he was involved in the life of the Anglican Church. As a child he was closely connected with St. Boniface Anglican Church and along with his twin brother Norman was an altar boy and server. Later, as a layperson, he was involved with many aspects of the ministry of the church, most significantly with the property of Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton.
Nathan began his career as a teacher and later served people as a guidance counsellor and school board administrator. Nathan was always a free spirit and risk taker, and for ten years, Nathan and Isabel developed a business to serve children with disabilities. In the last two years of Nathan’s life, he was an ordained minister in the Parish of Isle aux Morts. Nathan has always had a deep spirituality and regarded his life as a great adventure. Nathan had many interests in life besides his family such as music, photography, and history. However, Ramea continued to be one of his main passions throughout Nathan’s life. His fascination with genealogy and Ramea led him to become the administrator of the All Things Ramea Facebook site. He loved to connect with friends and family of Ramea who lived around the world. He always considered Ramea as his final resting place.
For those who would like to donate online, Nathan’s family has established a fund to create a public rose garden in Fredericton to honor him. www.gofundme.com/f/nathan-cutler-memorial-garden
The family will receive visitors on August 3, 2021 at St. Boniface Church, Ramea from 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Service and Interment of Ashes will occur on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from St. Boniface Church, Ramea at 10 am. People who cannot attend in person can view the service live at bit.ly/NHCFuneral
A Memorial Service will be held in memory of Nathan at Holy Spirit Church, Isle aux Morts on August 8, 2021 at 2 pm and a Memorial Service will be held in memory of Nathan at Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, N.B. at a time to be announced.
One of Nathan’s final sentences was “I feel the winds of God today.”
We hope you are dancing in the Great Mystery of Heaven.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rev Nathan
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Death notice for the town of: Corner-Brook, Province: T-N