John HUNTER

HUNTER, John Alder

March 22, 1921 – July 29, 2010

Born in Eatonia, Saskatchewan on March 22, 1921; Alder as everyone called him, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 29, 2010 at the Bevan Lodge, in Abbotsford, B.C. Alder is survived by his loving wife, Grace Hunter; sons Paul (Birgitte) and Brad (Sharon) and daughter Dawn (Maurice); step-daughters Dianna (Dennis) and Bonnie (Ed). Also, nine grandchildren – Darren, Amber, Kimberly, Chad, Jeffrey, Michelle, Steven, Sara and Aaron; great grandchildren – Pierson, Jacob and Chace. Predeceased by brothers Ken and Ron and sister, Fran. Working his more youthful years in the southern parts of B.C., then venturing north with his family to enjoy 15 years in the Yukon (1961 – 1976) where he became an alderman for the City of Whitehorse but more notably where he pioneered & started the Kopper King, which became more infamously known as the KK, before retiring to the southern mainland of BC. Alder & Grace were world travelers for many years until the realities of “old age” set in & staying closer to home, enjoying family and watching the Vancouver Canucks became an easier pastime (unless they lost of course). Alder lived life to the fullest, loved Grace till the end and cared deeply for his family, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed and will remain in their hearts forever. At his request, there will be no service. The family would like to acknowledge the staff of the Bevan Lodge for their kindness and devotion.