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HUNT, Margaret Anne (nee Nash)

January 15, 1932 – Calgary, Alberta
September 18, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

A proud lifelong Calgarian, Marg passed away gently, encircled by family, in the sanctuary of Unit 36 at the Foothills Medical Centre.

She is deeply missed by her dear husband of sixty-three years, Orval; her three loving daughters, Debbie O’Rourke (John Williams), Donna Dyer (Kerry), and Kathie Hoglund (Calvin); and her beloved grandchildren, Brendan O’Rourke, Colin Hoglund (Jaclyn), Gordon Hoglund, Julie-Anne Hoglund, and Sam Dyer.

Through good times and bad, we never doubted the intensity of her love for us. Marg’s love, understanding and delight in children was legendary, as her treasured nieces and nephews can also attest. She was an exemplary parent: modeling a mix of tolerance and firmness that all her descendants benefit from.

Marg was a nature lover, and loved to watch birds, garden, and visit the mountains. She had a special affinity for babies and dogs, and during her difficult final months often talked about her childhood dog Jerry and her last dog, Megan.

Marg was the hardest and most intelligent of workers, in both her family life and her professional life as an administrator at the Calgary Board of Education. Her life’s energy went into smoothing the paths of the people around her, and her reliability and sense of fairness was something that we all strive to live up to. Yet she also made everything fun, winning the trust and the hearts of those she shared her personal and professional lives with. Family life was punctuated by warm talks and song-fests at chore time. She holds a special place in the memories of her former co-workers and her husband’s peers among the retirees of the Canadian Western Natural Gas Co (now ATCO Gas).

The many people who knew and adored Marg recall her humour, conviviality and friendliness: her love of people, laughter and music. She loved her cigarettes, her beer and her Chanel #5. Her friends, relatives and neighbours will attest that she couldn’t resist a sing-along. Her warm, husky voice was reserved for family and friends, and to us, she was a star.

We will always miss you, Marg.

“Hello Central, give me heaven, for my mother’s there…”

All who delighted in Margaret Anne Hunt are welcome to join a Celebration of her Life, in the Chapel at Centre Street Church “Central Campus” (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Marg Hunt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Donna Elkow-Nash :

    My deepest sympathies to all the family. Marg was such a wonderful lady. I loved her very much & miss her deeply.
    With my deepest sympathies,
    Donna Elkow-Nash

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  2. As Debbie’s lifelong friend from childhood, I have known and appreciated Marg’s legendary warmth and kindness. The world is a better place because of her. She raised great human beings that have compassion, integrity, understanding, and a responsibility for the planet, environment, and for all people – Marg’s legacy of love and humanity.

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  3. Safety Advisory Services CBE :

    Kathie and family, your other family at work (SAS) send our deepest condolences and wish you all peace through this tough time.

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  4. Peter Rhodes & Family :

    Orv, I am so sorry to hear that Marg has left us, but also so thankful that I knew her and had the opportunities to bask in her greatness and her joy. She was a truly loved relative, a GREAT friend to my mother, and a treasured favourite with all of us Rhodes’.
    We all loved her, and will miss her dearly.

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  5. Dear Donna,
    Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Our family knows all about the love and care you gave your Mom.

    Your Mother was a very special lady and appreciated by the many people she worked with at CBE.

    Much love,
    Gerry, Christine, Michele

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  6. Missed your Mom at coffee when she left our building some time ago. Loosing your sight was a big hardship as you know. With heartfelt sympathy.
    Joyce Snell

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