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HUNTE, Jean

September 28, 1944 – Liverpool, England
April 27, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Jean Hunte, beloved wife of Sterling Hunte, Mother of Stuart Hunte, mother-in-law of Susy Hunte, doting Grandmother of Kiara and Tahlia Hunte, a sister to nine siblings and friend to many, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the age of 72.

Jean was an incredibly strong woman and was known to care more about others than herself, she fought until the very end and did not let go until she was certain that her family would be okay.

Jean was the ultimate mother, she cared immensely for Stuart. Right or wrong she stayed by his side, she used her vowed love to his innocence to praise or guide him in the right direction. Jean was compassionate about every aspect of Stuart’s life, especially her grandchildren. She played a major role in their lives, she was a gentle, patient teacher who would drop everything she was doing to give her girls attention. She read Old English nursery rhymes before tucking them into bed at sleepovers and chased them around the house just to hear them laugh. She was a great friend to her daughter-in-law and treated her like the “daughter she never had” sharing and exchanging life experiences over countless cups of tea including many stories of memories of her parents and nine siblings whom she grew up with.

One of her most beloved memories took place on August 16, 1968, her journey as a wife alongside a loving husband Sterling Hunte began on this day, Jean was born and met Sterling in Liverpool, England. Jean was Sterling’s number one fan, she supported every business decision, life decision and music adventure they had together and loved Sterling unconditionally. As described by her husband, there was something about Jean that people sensed he calls the “attraction factor” and without vocalizing her life gifts, they always seemed to melt into peoples’ hearts. Her immense care and consideration had no limits, she and Sterling travelled overseas to build homes for the less fortunate in Belize, and as he recalls seeing her mixing concrete wearing her wide brimmed hat and a happy grin as the concrete covered her feet, nothing stopped her from pushing to do what was right for others and that is what she lived for. Even at her lowest points she was concerned about the well-being of friends and family near and far. Jean will be truly and deeply missed, she was once, twice, three times a lady. May she rest in Gods arms as she lives through each person she has touched here on earth.

A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church (2951 – 26th Avenue S.E.) on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jean Hunte, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Michelle Cashman

    With our deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    God Bless

    Michelle & Larry

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  2. Lynn Schroeder

    Please accept our deepest sympathy and sorrow Sterling, Stuart, Susie and all family members. Jean was such a special woman, who will be greatly missed. May she RIP with our Heavenly Father…the world was a better place with Jean in it…God Bless! Love Bruce and Lynn

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  3. Denise Pasqualetto

    Sterling, Stuart, Sussy and family. It is with a heavy heart that I give you my condolences on this tragic loss. Know that she is still with you always and that although the pain of this loss will lessen the ways in which she continues to touch your life will forever be present
    Denise Pasqualetto (nee Perri)

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  4. To Sterling, Stuart, Sussie and all the Hunte family,

    I am sorry for your loss of Jean, a wife, mother, and grandmother. Jean was a wonderful and peaceful person who will be missed by all who knew her. I remember all the conversations I enjoyed with Jean over the many years I have know her, she was a pleasure to have as a friend. My sympathy goes out to you all.

    Jean Perri

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  5. We still remember and often talk about the wonderful block parties we used to have on Woodbrook Road… the bike decoration contest, the three legged races and dancing to the steel band. Those were happy days! Jean’s body may be gone, but her spiritual energy and joy of life still remain. Our hearts and thoughts reach out to you, Sterling and Stuart.
    Bruce, Del, Stephanie, Tam, Tyler and Kendel

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  6. Ken and Ruth Jones

    Sterling, I am so happy I knew Jean. She was all that a Christian woman should be. Her quiet love for people and her sincere nature always made me want to be around her. Her sense of humor always made me laugh. I will miss her but at the same time I know that on that day God called her name and took her home, as she passed through this world to the next, you could hear Jesus say to her “Well done, my good and faithful servant, well done. And welcome home”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. To Sterling and Stuart our condolences on the loss of your wife and mother. As your old neighbours in Woodbine, we still have fond memories of the time you lived on our block. Jean with her lovely smile and her English accent, which sounded so sophisticated to us. The relaxed way in which the steel band would practice in the garage and the kids would play in the forest. It was a good place for families to raise kids. I have had some tea with Jean and she was a nice warm woman with a good sense of humour and we sure enjoyed having her as a neighbour. Years later I saw her again when Kendal was performing at Ironwood and we did some catching up as old friends do. We are hoping that the happy memories of Jean will help you in the time ahead. Case, Marjie, Shelley, Theresa and Darren Locker

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  8. Myrna Taylor

    Hi The Hunte Family>

    I am so saddened by Jean’s death, she was very special to me , I find her very comforting and very quite person/ When I lived in Calgary every time I see her we would always have very nice long conversation and we always have a laugh or two. She is in heaven and I know Sterling you will get strength from every one around you.. Please accept Myrna and Wendell sympathy and we will be there in spirit.

    God bless The Hunte Family
    Myrna and Wendell

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  9. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time..
    Ginette,Samantha,Natalie,Nicole & Anthony Schoenfeldt

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  10. Peter & Hazel Crawford

    Dear Sterling and Stuart we send our warmest condolences to you on the very sad loss of dearest Jean who has become one more Angel that was needed up in heaven…………..

    Much Love Always – Hazel & Peter

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  11. Liz, Luis Urra

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing , of your beloved Mom . Our deepest condolences to you Family.

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  12. Dear Sterling and Stuart, I am sorry about your loss of Jean Hunte. She is wonderful godly woman and your beloved mom and wife. She has touched our lives and that day God called her home. Our deepest condolences to your family.

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