HUNT, Robert (Bob) L.
December 16, 1926 – Sept 14, 2012
Bob was the eldest child born to Lilburn and Ila Ruth Hunt at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. He is survived by his younger siblings; Bill (Pat), Edna and Floyd (Beth).
Bob and Joyce, wife of 60 years, were fortunate to be blessed with three children; Daryl (Gail) Hunt of Vernon, BC; Diane (Les) Brown of Courtenay, BC and Yvonne (Doug) German of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Bob loved hearing about, talking to and visiting with his grandchildren; Sean, Daniel, Cameron and Kathryn. He took a great deal of interest in their lives and was very proud of their accomplishments.
Dad was fortunate enough to get to meet his only great grandchild Makayla before his illness overcame him. He also leaves behind many nephews and nieces.
His work ethic set a strong example for all that knew him. He was a hard working man with a disability that never deterred him. He simply found a way to get on with the job. Many that met him were never aware of this challenge that he coped with his entire life. His working life was spent in the coastal logging industry. He knew a great many people and whenever they encountered Dad, a protracted chin wag invariably resulted.
Bob was familiar with many places on Vancouver Island and the coastal regions of BC. Always, there were stories of people, places and happenings. Many funny, some sad and some that only a vivid imagination could relate. He was a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humour.
Bob was kind hearted, loving, generous and willing to help in any way he could. He took great pride in his home, his family and his work.
In his retirement years, Bob derived a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction from his greenhouse and woodworking shop. Copious volumes of tomatoes and flowers were grown for many years. His shop provided many hours of enjoyment as he built a wide range of furniture. Many hours were spent in his shop with his friends exchanging stories of “logging the tallest timber and catching the biggest fish”.
Our memories are varied but will always be closely held in our hearts. He will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed.
His favourite expression – “Hooey! Hooey!” says it all.
There will be a Celebration of Bob’s Life at 631 19th St., Courtenay BC on Sept 22, 2012 from 1:30 – 4 PM. Please bring your photos and your stories.
A private family service will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to do so, a memorial donation in Bob’s name may be made to the BC Cancer Agency.