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HUNTER, Muriel (Mert) Ellen

1930-2014

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.

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  1. Robert (Bob) My sincere condolences go to you and the family. Your Mom was so genuine, beautiful inside and out. I’ll always remember what a sweet wonderful person she was. May you cherish your beautiful memories.

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  2. Donna deKleine :

    I am saddend to hear that Mert passed away. Our families thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.
    Donna (Crockett)(Thorimbert) deKleine

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  3. Rick & Katharine Boguski :

    Dear Hunter Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Mert’s passing. She was a class act and one of my Mom’s (Joy) favourite cousins. May you take comfort in knowing she was loved by so many. Rick, Kathy, Josh and Talia Boguski

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  4. Barbara Daniel :

    So sorry to hear about Aunty Mert’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  5. I am once again saddened by the loss of a wonderful and loving person and mother. You have my prayers and condolences.

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  6. Cheryl & Don Keiller :

    Such a lovely person. Our thoughts and hearts go out to you Leanne, and the rest of the Hunter family.
    Cheryl and Don K

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  7. Andy & Virg Thorimbert :

    It is with very deep sadness to hear of dear Merts passing. We will always remember her and Bill, they opened their doors to graciously and lovingly to all. They sure were good to us when we would go to see them, we will never forget them. Mert was always a fun person to be with, as were her kids, we always had a great time with them. She will be greatly missed by all, especially her children and grandkids and great grandchildren.
    Always, Andy, Virg and family

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  8. Vonda Dozlaw(Thorimbert) :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. My mom and dad were sad to hear of Aunt Mert’s death today and wish to send their condolences. Unfortunately they are unable to travel for the funeral because of their health issues, but they send their love and well wishes. May fond memories comfort you at this time.
    Vonda

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  9. Bruce Heroux & Family :

    We are all very saddened to hear about Aunt Mert’s passing. She was a wonderful
    person that cared about her Family and relatives. We spent many great days up at Christopher
    Lake as youngsters and always felt welcome at their places. Our thoughts and prayers go out to
    all of you, she will be greatly missed.

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  10. Cheryl Placsko :

    Leanne and the rest of the family we are sorry to hear of Mert’s passing. She was a lovely lady with a warm spark. Our love and thoughts are with you.

    Love and light,
    Cheryl and Don K.

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  11. Joan and Hardy Porter :

    So sad to hear of Mert’s passing. We were lucky to have been able to have some laughs with her at Rick and Leanne’s Pig Roasts. May she rest in peace.

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  12. Lynda and Howard Young :

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family. We will always remember Mert with love as she was one of the best. As you may already know, we will not be able to attend the funeral as your Uncle Clarence Heroux passed away Dec.3rd. I’m sure Clarence and Mert are having a good reunion.

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  13. I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Hunter’s passing. I had a chance to sit down for a Christmas dinner with Bill,Mert and family as Rick and I were always available for a free meal (single). They were the most gracious and fun family to be around,lots of laughs and great dinner. Thanks for the hospitality.

    REST in PEACE ( Mert)

    -Rick Hansford

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