Posted: February 21st, 2017

May 14, 1924 – January 19, 2017

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Margaret Donaldson Hunter. Born in the Crowsnest Pass, she was the middle child of three born to Alexander and Susan Bain, who emigrated from Scotland. At the time of her passing she was the only surviving member of this family unit, having been predeceased by her brothers Alex and Jim.

After her marriage to William (Bill) Okrainetz in 1946, she moved to Medicine Hat and was the mother to four children, Lyndell, Robert, Glen and Kent. After Bill’s passing in 1967, she married Joseph (Joe Hunter), and joined him in Lethbridge, where she resided until her passing. Her three sons predeceased her.

She is survived by her daughter Lyndell Ruff (Robert), three Grandchildren, Cameron Ruff (Miranda), Jamie Ruff and Jennifer Arthur (Robert Williams), and three precious great grandsons, Huxley Ruff, Rory Ruff and Alexander Arthur.

She was active in Presbyterian churches in both Medicine Hat and Lethbridge and contributed knitting, sewing, baking, etc to their many fundraising activities. Prior to moving to Lethbridge, she worked in the Medicine Hat General Hospital as a Nursing Aide. In retirement, she contributed freely of her time to Meals on Wheels and the Lethbridge Regional Hospital and enjoyed travelling, golf and cribbage (at the Lethbridge Senior Centre).

She last resided at The Garden View Lodge in Lethbridge.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on May 13, 2017 at the Hillcrest Mines Cemetery, with Deacon Renso Castellarin officiating.

Margaret requested that we thank family and friends who took time out of their busy schedules to visit her.

We wish to thank Margaret’s many friends as well as the caregivers at The Garden View Lodge, who made Margaret’s latter years enjoyable and comfortable.

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