March 6, 1941 – November 14, 2022
In loving memory ~
Ed Hunt of Kimberley passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. Left to remember Ed are his wife Gloria, his daughter Gail (Ray) Thompson, two granddaughters Paige (Jennica Coleman) Thompson and Mackenzie (Mark) Ferguson, great grandchildren Allister Ferguson and Xander Ferguson; and his daughter Sherry (Aaron Dowson) Hunt and two grandsons William Dowson and James Dowson, all of Alberta. Six brothers and three sisters also survive Ed: Len, Wayne, Bob, Jack (Charlotte), Inez (Kurt) Moench, Gladys, Sam (Linda), Dorothy Quiring, and Reg (Audrey). Ed was predeceased by brother Loyd, sisters Beth and Carol, sisters-in-law Shirley, Lyn, Maria, and brother in-laws Albert, Al “Tex,” and Abe. He will also be missed by in-laws Vi (Vic) Harbidge, Jim (Jini) Rogers, Wally (Rena) Rogers (his best fishing buddy), and Charlie (Sheila) Rogers. Many nieces and nephews are left to remember their “Uncle Dooley/Eddie.”
Family was especially important to Ed, and he cherished his. He doted on his daughters and grandchildren. Ed was the best buddy a person could have and will be sadly missed by his little buddy and partner of 51+ years, Gloria. Ed taught his daughters to walk, talk, tie their shoes, ride bikes…. all the usual things Dads do, and to complete their educations, threw in tractor driving, cattle feeding, carpentry, fishing, testing electric fences, and pouring cement. Ed had a thirty-two-year career at the Sullivan Mine, retiring in 1997 as Timber and Mine Service Boss.
He took great pride in his crew and always spoke of his “Club Ed” with fondness and respect. After his retirement Ed devoted many more hours to farming and his hobby of woodworking. Ed was generous and kind, there to help friends and family when needed, as they were to help him in return. Ed enjoyed birdwatching and loved to bake, he would often send treats with Gloria to share with work colleagues, and aquafit classmates. Ed was tolerant, fair minded, honest, and wise, with a unique sense of humour and room in his heart for everyone. Ed will be forever missed and lovingly remembered.
A service for Ed will be held at McPherson Funeral Services in Kimberley on Saturday, November 26th at 3:30PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Loan Cupboard or the BC SPCA
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