CUTTS, Audrey Francis

January 25, 1927 – January 21, 2020

On Tuesday January 21st, 2020, Audrey Frances Cutts (Juleff) passed away of heart and kidney failure at the age of 92.  She has joined her husband, Alban Cutts, who tragically died in 2008, due to complications after a car accident.  Audrey was born in Swan River, Manitoba to Dorothy and William Juleff on January 25, 1927 and was raised with her 2 sisters Jean Cunningham (deceased) and Joy Stuart on a farm. She will be lovingly remembered by her three children Tim (Margaret) of Ottawa ON, Pam Navickas of Bragg Creek AB and Ted (Sheila) of Stettler AB. Many playful memories are kept of Nanny/Gramma Audrey, by her 8 grandchildren Stephanie, Alex, Jamie, Ashley, Emily, Adam, Marc, Erica, her 3 great grandchildren Cohen, Isaac, Dylan and many nieces and nephews from the Burrows, Cunningham and Stuart families. The life of our party will be missed!

Audrey’s life was one filled with laughter, storytelling, singing and endless chatting.  Among many activities, she enjoyed gardening, watercolour painting, observing wildlife, singing in the choir and rustic cottage life at “The Camp” with her husband and children.  As a teenager, Audrey travelled from Manitoba to Haney BC, to live with her grandfather and attend high School. Upon turning 18, she enlisted in the Canadian Women’s Army Core and was transferred to Toronto. After the war’s end, Audrey met Alban on a blind date.  They married on February 25, 1949 and settled in Ottawa, where she worked for CMHC until the birth of their first child (Tim).  Audrey opened her own business – a card and stationary shop – to which she gained much satisfaction from.  After her children became older, Audrey sold both ‘Parchment and Quill’ stores and in 1988, moved with Alban to Bath ON, giving them the opportunity for adventurous travels to the USA, Europe, New Zealand and Fiji.  After Alban’s death, Audrey lived in Stettler AB, then in 2017 moved to Rocky Ridge Retirement Community in Calgary. On November 30, 2019 Audrey was admitted into the Foothills Hospital and then transferred to the Dulcina Hospice, where she passed away under the comfort and diligent care of the nursing staff and family. Many thanks and gratitude to you all.

A funeral service in memory of Audrey will be held on Saturday February 22nd, at 1 pm at All Saints Anglican Church (404 – 4th Avenue North, Cochrane AB). Reception to follow at the Cochrane Legion (114 – 5 Avenue).  In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully appreciated in memorium at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ottawa and Kingston ON, or The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

  1. On 01/02/2020 at 9:58 am Audrey Cutts family Said:

    Sorry I will not be in attendance at Audrey’s service. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    I took the Obituary to chyrch on Sunday for those who don’t have E-mail.

    Love karen

  2. On 01/02/2020 at 12:03 pm Edith Schroeder Said:

    Dear Family, when I moved into Rocky Ridge Retirement, the first laughter I heard was from
    Audrey. I got to know her and we had a few glasses of wine before dinner in both our apartments.
    She loved to tell us she was 3 weeks younger than the Queen.
    I also recall how excited when she got her drivers’ license 2 years ago but never drove much after that knowing it was safer not to drive.
    Distance prohibits me from attending the memorial service much to my grief. She will be missed indeed. My love to all the family and friends, Edith Schroeder, Salmon Arm, BC.

  3. On 01/02/2020 at 6:44 pm Susan Hovi Said:

    I have so many fond memories of hanging out with the Cutts. Audrey and Al were such warm, welcoming people. So many family get togethers at my parents home and theirs. I remember most Audreys feistiness and her laugh. She was Moms dear friend. I’m hoping that she and Al and Mom and Dad are having one fine kitchen party somewhere. Hugs to Tim,Pam and Ted.
    Susan Hovi (Gray)

  4. On 04/02/2020 at 10:47 am Janet Lidster Said:

    Sending a few remembrances from Nepean, Ontario! Firstly, Audrey lived near us on Laird Street; my older brother, Guy, and her only daughter, Pam, used to play together as young children there! (I still have photos in our family albums!) Then, myself, as a recreation worker at Starwood Nursing Home, I shopped MANY times in the 80’s at her “Parchment and Quill” Store (it was awesome!) –Audrey was very kind to us at Starwood! She would offer up a nice donation for a fundraiser whenever we asked !! As years roll by, I then discovered that her niece (Sherry) in B.C. is married to my youngest sister (Heather’s) father in law!! How small of a world is that!!!! Thank you Audrey for all you have given to this world!!! ‘My’ Audrey connections may seem small but are HUGE to me!!! She is someone who I always thought of and remembered over the years…..! We know you’ll watch over us fondly now as you rest easy above the stars!

  5. On 07/02/2020 at 4:26 pm Jennifer Dunnigan Said:

    I have very fond memories of your mom, she was a wonderful woman. I worked at Southgate Pharmacy as a teenager, and well remember when the Parchment and Quill opened next door. We had a lot of fun and your mom often took us teenage girls under her wing. My deepest condolences on Audrey’s passing.

  6. On 18/02/2020 at 7:23 am Dianne Brydon Said:

    As a teenager, I loved your mom. She was fun, and welcoming, and generous. I remember with gratitude working at Parchment and Quill – the store and the working environment reflected her personality. I fondly recall Christmas Eves at your place over the years, often after we collapsed after the bedlam of the final day of Christmas shoppers. Even exhausted, she still threw open the door to revelers. You all will miss her dearly. My thoughts will be with you on the 22nd.

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