Florence Eleanor Spence Hutton was born and educated in Hamilton and employed by the Ontario Department of Labour to inspect and report on conditions in factories throughout Southern Ontario. During the Second World War, she joined the Red Cross Nursing Services. Miss Hutton eventually retired from the Department of Labour to look after her parents, Charles and Margaret, who were in poor health.
Later, she moved to North Shore Blvd. in Burlington where she took great pride in her home and gardens, winning the Rose Horticultural Society Award several times. She was an active member of the Burlington Garden Club and Horticultural Society, Royal Botanical Gardens and the Big Sister Association.
Miss Hutton passed away after a twelve-year battle with cancer, leaving several charitable legacies including a gift to the Hamilton Community Foundation for social service projects and summer camping for disadvantaged children.
Excerpt from 1990-1991 Annual Report