Muriel (“Mert”) Hunter, 84, of Saskatoon and Calgary, passed away on November 30 after a brief stay in Rockview Hospital.
Mert was born in Weldon, Saskatchewan on November 18, 1930, to Henry Thorimbert and Bella (nee McDonald) Thorimbert. She met her beloved William (Bill) Hunter; they married Jun 20, 1951. Mert and Bill moved to Calgary from Saskatoon, then later to Water Valley where farming became their life. Upon retirement, they moved to Tuscany – North West Calgary.
Mert will always be remembered as a loving mum, grandma and most wonderful friend. She had an incredible zest for life, her kindness to others always made people feel extraordinarily special and her ability to make others laugh was truly a gift. Mert enjoyed playing golf, loved camping, she was a good card player and even better at crib. But what she simply enjoyed the most was to spend time sharing a few drinks and laughs with friends and family. A most beautiful woman on the inside and out.
Mert is survived by her two children Janet Hunter, Robert Hunter, and daughter-in law Leanne Hassenbach; six grandchildren: four boys – Russell (wife Lucy) Harris, William Harris, Christopher Harris, Oliver Davidson and two girls – Amanda Hunter and Ashley Keen; two great grandsons- Khaled Hunter and Gauge Hunter.
Mert was preceded in death by her loving husband William (Bill) Hunter, son Richard (Rick) Hunter, daughter Judy Keen and granddaughter Jill Harris. The family would like to thank the staff at Rockyview Hospital for ensuring Mert’s final days were spent with care, dignity and a few laughs.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made by donating in memory of Mert Hunter to the Huntington Society of Canada, 151 Frederick Street Suite 400, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2M2 or directly at www.huntingtonsociety.ca/in-memorial-tribute-giving. Donations will be sincerely appreciated by the family.
In living memory of Mert Hunter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences