Gerry passed away peacefully at his home on June 7, 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer five weeks earlier.
Born in Port Alice on January 21, 1943 he was primarily raised in the Comox Valley. He spent his working career in various logging camps along the coast; Comox Logging; Vernon Camp and Gold River.
Gerry was a hard working man all his life in the logging industry; pulp mill; sport fishing and co-owning a fishing lodge in the Nootka Sound. In his retirement years he volunteered in the shop at Lake Trail School where he spent hours of enjoyment helping the students with various projects. Gerry will remembered most for his awesome garden, his generous spirit, and love he had for his wife and family.
Predeceased by his father Glen (Slim) Hunter and his wife’s parents, Jack and Phyllis Shilton, who loved him as their own.
He is lovingly survived by his wife Lesley, his children, 14 grandchildren and one great grandson. He is also survived by his mother Margaret Hunter, two brothers and eight sisters, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 27th at the Cumberland Cultural Centre starting at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to YANA or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
The family would like to thank Dr Marc Woldnik for his excellent care and compassion during this difficult time. Also to Kimberley (you were a star) and the home care nurses. Lesley and Tracey would also like to thank all family and friends who have been so supportive with their gifts of love and time.