HUNTER, Elizabeth Eileen (nee Whitmore)
June 7, 1929-July 25, 2010
Eileen Hunter of Abbotsford, BC, formally of North Vancouver, passed away as she lived her life, peacefully and serenely, at Menno Home where she resided for 9 years. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Donald J. Hunter and their 3 children, Daniel (Dorothy) Hunter of Prince George, Janet Steenson(Jan Plaetner) of Abbotsford, BC, Gail (John) DeGiovanni of Grimsby, ON, nine beautiful grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Kellar, July 27, 1907. Eileen will be fondly remembered for her sweet nature, her goodness, her sense of humour and her inherent kindness to others.
Eileen was born in Wainwright AB, June 7, 1929. In her early years, being a United Church Minister’s daughter, she lived in many communities in Alberta. She attended Mount Royal College in Calgary AB and graduated as a legal secretary. There she met the love of her life, Don. They married on May 12, 1951. They raised their family in Longview and Calgary AB, and Richmond and North Vancouver BC. Eileen was an accomplished pianist, and loved her gardening and reading. She was always very active in church life, and with Canadian Girls in Training for many years. Besides being a wonderful and devoted mother, Eileen served as secretary to City Solicitor in Calgary, taught kindergarten, and was the confidential secretary to the Chief Engineer at Burrard Yarrows for 13 years. She retired in l988 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. After Don’s retirement in 1989, they moved to Abbotsford. They enjoyed many years of travelling and spending time with family and friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Ken Dueck, Dr. Costantino, and the Menno Home Staff for the wonderful care provided to Eileen and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent East, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 1Y6, at 11:00, August 14th, 2010, with the Rev. Dr J.H. (Hans) Kouwenberg officiating.
In lieu of flowers if you wish, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of BC or a charity of your choice.