ROCKLAND — Renee Mary Hutcheon, 92, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at the Sussman House in Rockport. She was born in London, England, on Sept. 18, 1930.

In retirement, Renee and her husband Jack moved from New Jersey in 1998 to Maine to be near their friends, Ralph and Anne Ayers. Jack died here in 1999.

While living in Rockland, Renee was very active in community affairs. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Camden and served on the Outreach Committee and Heavenly Threads Thrift Shop. Renee was affiliated with the Camden Woman’s Club and the Red Hats. She was also a member of the Camden and Rockport Garden Club.

She was on the board and served as secretary to No. 63 Washington Street in Camden, and was a volunteer at the Chamber of Commerce for thirteen years and the Camden and Rockport Opera House.

Renee was quick to see the comedy in a situation. When she did, her laugh was infectious. She relished opportunities to give people advice. Her empathy and affinity for animals made pet owners especially vulnerable to her attention.

She is survived by her son David Bremner Hutcheon and his wife Catherine; two granddaughters, Sarah Hutcheon Collins (married to Daniel Collins) and Emily Hutcheon; and two great-granddaughters, Ainsley and Hailey Hutcheon Collins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local animal shelters, PAWS Animal Adoption Center, Camden (pawsadoption.org) or Pope Memorial Humane Center, Rockland (popehume.org).

Family and friends are invited to join Renee’s family on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. for a celebration of her life that is being held at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Rockland, Maine, 04841. The Reverend Dr. Seth D. Jones will officiate. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream of Renee’s service will be available at the following link: hdezwebcast.com/show/renee-hutcheon-memorial-service. Following the service there will be a reception with light refreshments in the fellowship hall of the church.

There will also be a celebration of Renee’s life and prayers in Toronto, Ontario at St Olave’s and Swansea, Ontario for family and friends whose lives she touched during her sojourns in Canada. Date and time to be announced.

Those who wish to leave a story or memory for Renee’s family may do so at bchfh.com.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Burpee Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home 110 Limerock St., Rockland, Maine.