Margaret Mary Hunter

Margaret Mary Hunter, 93, of the Comox Valley, passed away on Wednesday February 3,2016.

Born May 15th, 1922 in Nanaimo, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Winkleman.

Predeceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister, her estranged Husband Ralph “Slim” Hunter, her second Son Gerry Hunter, 2 Grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandchild.

Survived by her brother John, and her children, Roy (Shirley) Hunter, Daughter in law (Lesley) Hunter, Robert Hunter, Melody Westhaver, Donna & (Randy) Trueman, Judy & (Otto) Winnig, Sharon & (Mike) Haffenden, Peggy Sandirson, Ida & (Bob) Fraser, Sheila Mcphee, Colleen & (Ron) Johnson. 24 Grandchildren, 57 Great Grandchildren, 14 Great Great Grandchildren, and 2 more Great Great Grandchildren on the way.

Margaret will always be remembered for her love, kindness, generosity and humour, and always being happy and content.

She worked 365 days a year, with no sick days, no lunch breaks, no vacations, never complained, always happy, as she raised her 3 sons and 8 daughters. She was still having her own children when she became a Grandmother.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 15th Margaret’s birthday at Ida & Bob’s house at 1:00pm.

Little did we know that morning, that they were calling your name

In life you were loved dearly, and in death we do the same

It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone

For part of us went with you, the day you were called to another home

You left us beautiful memories, your love will be our guide

Unseen, unheard, you will always walk by our side

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same

But as we are called one by one, the family chain will link again.

We can shed tears that Mom is gone

Or we can smile because she has lived

We can close our eyes and wish Mom will come back

Or we can open our eyes and see all that Mom has left

Our hearts can be empty because we can’t see our Mom

Or we can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

We can remember Mom and only that she is gone

Or we can cherish Mom’s memory and let it live on

We can cry and close our mind, be empty and turn our back

Or we can do what she’d wanted, Smile, Open our eyes, Love and go on

And one day the family chain will link again.

A very special thank you to Judy and Otto, for their unconditional love and support, supplying Mom with a home, and taking care of her for the last several years.

Heartfelt thanks to all of Nursing Staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital Comox, for your devotion and time taking care of Margaret.

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