Joan Doreen Hunter (nee Murray) of Huntsville in her 86th year passed away peacefully on August 21, 2012 with her family by her side. Loving mother to Heather Hunter (Eric Cunningham) of Huntsville, Sandra Furgal (David) of Albuquerque New Mexico and Debra Hamilton of Bracebridge. Grandmother of Ryan Hunter and Marlee Hamilton.
Joan was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW2 as a Wren Located in Halifax and PEI.
Married to John S. Hunter for 28 years she lived in Huntsville for 50 years working in several retail settings. As a young mother she also curled, volunteered and participated in the Rotary Shows of the 60’s which were popular. She served on the All Saints Church Alter Guild and the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary as well. Joan was an avid reader all of her life and a devotee of the Huntsville Public Library. Joan will be remembered by her children, grandchildren and her many friends at the Legion Maner residence as a prideful, self-sufficient and intelligent person.
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Joan Hunter will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, Huntsville on Friday, August 24 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Huntsville Public Library or Algonquin Grace Hospice would be appreciated by the family.