Maureen Hunt died peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home on May 23rd, 2018; one day before her 91st birthday. Beloved wife of the late Norris Edmund Hunt. Loving mother of Fraser, Jane and the late Geoff Hunt. Dear Nana to Robert (Susan) and Sarah Near. Proud great grandmother to Khalim, Malcolm and Evelyn.
Maureen lived a full life of joy, sorrow and service. She graduated from the first class of physiotherapy from McGill University in Montreal. While raising her three children, she worked part time at a number of hospitals throughout her career, as well as, providing home care in her later years. Her contribution to the community of Huntsville was exemplary. She was the founder of the volunteer group, Friends of Muskoka Pioneer Village; President of the Friends of the MPV for 3 years; continued to chair, be a member of various committees and volunteer at the Village for many years. She was chairman of the Huntsville Local Architectural Conservation Advisory committee and of the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital board; member of the Ontario Historical Society board. She chaired the committee that published two local history books: Huntsville Pictures from the Past and Huntsville More Pictures from the Past. Her awards for volunteerism are too numerous to list. She was the first recipient of the Patrick Boyer award for Cultural and Built Heritage. She also received the prestigious lifetime achievement Ontario Historical Society’s Carnochan Award in 1997.
Maureen was a devoted wife, mother, nana, friend; keen bridge player, swimmer, skier, golfer, seamstress, entertainer. She enjoyed travels far and wide with her husband. She will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 33 Main Street, East, Huntsville on Monday, June 25, 2018 at noon followed by a reception at Grandview Golf Club, 245 Grandview Dr., North, Huntsville. Many thanks to Dr. Stephenson and the excellent, caring staff at Fairvern Nursing Home. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, the Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka and the Fairvern Nursing Home New build program.