The Most Reverend Harold L. Nutter
Bishop Harold Nutter passed away on September 9, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born in Welsford, NB, to William and Lillian (Joyce) Nutter. He is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Edith (Carew), daughter Patricia (Paul Gervais), son Reverend Bruce Nutter, and two grandsons, Timothy and Christopher Hunsley.
Bishop Nutter studied at Mount Allison University, King’s College and Dalhousie University. He served in the Parishes of Simonds and Upham, St. Luke’s in Woodstock, and St. Mark’s Stone Church in Saint John. In 1960 Harold Nutter was appointed Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton. He was elected the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Fredericton in 1971 and Metropolitan of the Province of Canada in 1980.
Bishop Nutter was awarded the Order of Canada in 1997 in recognition of his abilities to harmonize religious teachings with the needs of the people, making him a vigorous advocate for social issues in the Province of New Brunswick. As Co-Chair of the Task Force on Social Development in the early 1970’s, he was able to use his knowledge and experiences as a leader and advocate to help find solutions for the social and living conditions of the people of New Brunswick.
Visitation will be in Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The funeral service will be in Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow the service in the Cathedral Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christ Church Cathedral Restoration Fund and the Primate’s World Relief Fund would be appreciated.