Loreene Mae Hunter

Loreene Mae Hunter

Loreene Mae Hunter

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother

Loreene Mae Hunter, on June 22nd, 2016 in Comox, B.C.

Born Loreene Mae Wadlandin Port Coquttlam, BC on October 3rd, 1925,

She came to Courtenay in 1938 with her parents Lewis and Beulah Wadland

( deceased) and her brothers George (deceased) and Ted. She graduated

from the only High School in Courtenay at the time. As a young girl she

served at Woodland’s Rexall Drugstore for a number of years then became a

dedicated homemaker when she was married to Charles Scott Hunter in the

historic little church on Mission Hill in 1948.

Her beloved family includes her daughters Susan Hughes of Courtenay and

Cathie Hunter of Gibsons. Susan’s predeceased husband Larry Hughes and

children Christy and Leon; his wife Shannon and their children Hunter and

Harper. Included are Cathie’s son Michael and her partner Kyle.

ln her years in the Comox Valley her personal accomplishments were many,

with volunteer dedication to community activities. V’hen her children were

growing up she did volunteer work in the early days of the Courtenay

Recreation Association, particularly with Island swim meets as well with the

church youth group CGIT. She was an active member of the First Atea B

committee. She was a long time member of the Board of Directors of the

Home Support Society and travelled to Vancouver as a negotiator with the

unions. She had a successful career in the real estate industry for some 20

plus years and was well respected by her associates and clients for her

professionalism and fair dealing.

In social activities she was an early member of the Women’s Soroptimist

Club, the theatre Skattered Skits, the Sunnydale Golf Club and the Silver

Bells Curling Group.

Loreene loved the outdoors and nature with many hiking trips on Forbidden

Plateau to Moat Lake and the mountains when the area was still wilderness.

She kept active in cross country skiing until recent years. She had her

license in “Ham Radio”.

Loreene enjoyed dancing with her husband and they

were quite proficient at ballroom dancing. Upon retirement she enjoyed the

travels to Mexico, Arizona including trips to Hawaii and touring Scotland

with her husband Scotty.

Loreene was an avid Bridge player, devoted to her computer desk, caring for

her family and dogs and cats. She had fine talents in her flower garden and

kitchen, enjoying to host many dinners for family and friends.

She will be remembered for her graciousness, wholehearted zest and joy of

life, sense of humour, being on point, on time and her outgoing love for all

of her family. She will also be remembered with affection by her host of

friends and co-workers for her many active years in her beloved Comox

Valley, all in all a life well lived.

After a beautiful 68 year marriage and less than three weeks of her husband

Scotty’s passing, our Mother crossed over to join the love of her life on their

new journey, and with that the ”love story” continues.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to the charity of

your choice. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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