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HUNTER – Peter James Reith

April 12, 1929 – August 11, 2010

Family and friends celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Peter Hunter. He is survived by his loving wife Fern; his brother Tony (Val); his children, Tim, Paul (Vicky), Nancy (Paul) and their mother Peggy; and his stepchildren John (Tamara) and Ali (Darren).

Grandchildren Tim, Matt, Kate and Cameron will always remember their Grandfather with his pipe, his piano, his treasure box full of goodies and his fantastical stories!

Self-taught, a true Renaissance man, Peter enjoyed a long career as an oil industry executive and consultant across North America. His many friends from home and abroad will remember Peter’s intellect, wit, humour and generous hospitality. He appreciated good wine, good food and good stories, and traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East.

Peter was a gifted raconteur. His intimates can attest to his ability to entertain a roomful of rapt listeners. Peter was a thoughtful friend, and a handmade gift or a song he’d written especially for them would delight those celebrating a birthday or other milestone.

In retirement, Peter volunteered his music and song, often playing for the residents of Elbow Valley Lodge. He let his creative juices flow by writing humourous verse, children’s stories and memoirs under his pen name “Bogdan Hash”.

In his eighty-one well-lived years, Peter challenged those who knew him to read, to consider and argue ideas, and to appreciate and enjoy the best of life.

A celebration of Peter’s life will take place the weekend of September 10th. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Myeloma Canada, P.O. Box 326 Kirkland, QC H9H 0A4 Telephone: 514-426-5885, www.myelomacanada.ca in his name. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Peter Hunter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Shirley Slater :

    Fern
    I was very sorry to read of Peter’s death
    I send a message of deepest sympathy to you and your family
    May the happy memories of times you have shared together be of some comfort to you in the days ahead
    Thinking of you
    Shirley

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  2. Val Wilson Grimes :

    A lovely tribute. Together for the celebration of life there’ll be remembrances to share. Music is a difficult gift, touches the soul; stories are soothing. Nancy, Kate, Cameron, thinking of you, love from the Grimeses

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  3. Sarah (Hunter) Gazaneo :

    Dear Aunt Fern,

    We were so sad to hear of Uncle Peter passing away. I still have fond memories of visiting you guys at Christmas one year: Uncle Peter gave me a few coins from around the world that started my global coin collection (I’ve now passed it on to my youngest brother, who didn’t meet Uncle Peter, but knows him through the stories!).

    It was so kind of you both to send us the letter you did when Andrew and I were married. The letter typed on a typewriter and signed by Uncle Peter is one of our favourites out of all the cards we received.

    We’ll be praying for you during this time. Lots and lots of love from Toronto,

    Love,
    Sarah
    xoxo
    (Tony’s eldest granddaughter)

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  4. Christine (Riley) Barry :

    Dear Auntie Fern,
    I just heard of your husbands passing and wanted to offer my condolences. I never had a chance to meet him but he sounds like a wonderful man. Wishing you love and peace at this difficult time.
    Love, Christine.

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