Two years after officiating the wedding of Donna Ellen Jones to Mark Peter Hutt at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Father Jeff King presided over Jones-Hutt’s funeral Monday, while her husband stands accused in her murder.
Around 300 people attended the service Monday morning to pay their last respects. Jones-Hutt’s closed casket stood in front of the altar.
There was no eulogy delivered at the service, but Father King, friends, and family read Bible verses. King quoted a passage about love from 1 Corinthians that he had read at the couple’s wedding ceremony.
He said Donna loved in the same way that was described in the passage, but that sadly, it was “not reciprocated.”
Her body was interred at Hope Cemetery in South Ottawa.
According to police, Jones-Hutt was found dead in the couple’s Barwell Avenue home Dec. 6. She would have celebrated her 34th birthday on Dec. 25.
Last Friday, Ottawa police arrested Mark Hutt, 33, following an investigation and autopsy. He appeared in court on Sunday charged with second-degree murder.
This is the city’s seventh homicide of the year.