Iris Henry, Scotchtown


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home
380 Smith Street
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Iris Agnes Henry, Scotchtown

Iris Henry (Hutchison) , 63, of Scotchtown, New Waterford, Cape Breton, passed away on November 3, 2022 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Iris was born in Scotchtown to Evelyn Gillis and John Hutchison on August 10,1959. She had various jobs throughout her life such as working in the kitchen at the Savoy and owning a cafe, but her most favourite job of all was being a Mom to her three children and a Nannie to her grandchildren. Her friends and family were the most important parts of of her life and she always loved having people around, playing old country music, sharing stories and making memories. She made the best cabbage rolls, cinnamon rolls and potato salad. She enjoyed Bingo with her Bingo friends and going with her life partner, Robert. We have never met anyone that has won as many times as she has! You could count on Iris to have chocolate bars near by to share and a loving hug to give. She always looked so beautiful with her hair done, her many rings on and perfectly thought out outfits.

Iris is survived by her fiancée, Robert Desveau; children, Cindy Henry, Fabian Henry (Juliane Nowe), Nicholas Henry; grandchildren, Carter, Dawson, Fabian, Myra and Cole; siblings, Ken Hutchison, Mary Hutchison, Lloyd Hutchison, Heather Henry (Charles), Margaret McCulloch (Ron), Dolores Hutchison, Kimberly Macdonald, James Hutchison (Colleen); nieces and nephews, Ray, Kim, Angus, Shane, Evelyn, Farrah, Madelyn, Michelle, Joey, Katrina, Robyn, Christy, James, Jessica,  Keigan, Melanie, J.J., Sherry, Jennifer, David, Darryl, Rachel, Tara , Eric, Chuck, Chad, David, Lindsey, Jason, Frankie, Raylene, Robert and Sandy. Iris is also survived by her former husband, Fabian Henry. 

She is predeceased by her mother, Evelyn Gillis; father, John Hutchison; brother, John Hutchison and sister-in-law, Judy Hutchison.

Cremation has taken place. All are welcome to attend a visitation and social at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home and Reception Centre on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 3-6 p.m. 

There will be a Celebration of Life at Pipers Glen in the summer of 2023. Date and time to be announced. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: 

Memorial donations may be made to Veterans House Charity at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, specialists, funeral home and extended family and friends for all the love, care and support you showed for and gave to Iris and continue to give.

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