Hunt, Muriel

Published: 
Monday, June 4, 2001

MURIEL MARGUERITE HUNT (WATERS)Mrs. Muriel Hunt a resident of Pinewood Court, formerly of RR #6 Slate River, passed away at her residence on Sunday morning, June 3, 2001. Born in Fort William, Ontario in 1905 to the late William and Margaret Waters, Muriel was educated in local schools and Fort William Collegiate, she received her teachers training in North Bay Normal School. She taught at Drew Street and Francis Street School and retired from teaching at Rosslyn Village school in 1969. In June 1942 she married Holman (Duke) Hunt who predeceased her in 1980. They returned from Duke's military service in Claresholm, Alberta and established the family farm in the Slate River Valley in 1945. She was predeceased by son John in 1975 and sister Vera Stephens also in 1975 and daughter-in-law Sharon Mintenko in 1999. She is survived by daughter Jane (Robert Bird) of Odessa, Ontario. Son William of Slate River, Grandchildren Jenny Bird, Susan Bird, Murry Mintenko and Shara Ladelle, nephew Richard Stephens of Thunder Bay and his family. Muriel was a long serving member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Slate River and participated in many community events. She was keenly interested in the development of the Paipoonge Museum and was honoured by the naming of the gallery in 1999. She was a 50 year member of the Connaught Chapter #9 Order of the Eastern Star. Graveside Services were held in the family plot at Stanley Hill Cemetery. Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Muriel Hunt will be held on Thursday June 7, 2001 at 2:00 pm in St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1400 South Edward Street with Mrs. (Rev) Debra Kraft and Rev. Andrew Hoskin officiating. Services to be complete in the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Muriel Hunt, may be made to the Paipoonge Museum or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street at James. A donation has been made to the Paipoonge Museum in honour of Mrs. Muriel Hunt be Everest of Thunder Bay.Please sign the On-Line condolences at www.everestofthunderbay.com

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