1935 ~ JEAN HUNTER ~ 2020

Posted: December 3rd, 2020

Jean Mavis Hunter of Medicine Hat passed away on Saturday, November 28th, 2020 at the age of 95 years. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Adrian (Sharon) Hunter, Wendy (Doug) Ferguson and Amanda Hunter; 11 grandchildren and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank and her son, Francis. Jean was born in Turnbridge Wells, Kent, England on September 14th, 1925 to George and Marie Woodgate. She was raised and educated in Turnbridge along with her brother, Alan, and sister, Marie. Jean attended the local dances as a young girl, and it was there that she met a young man named Frank who offered to walk her home. She was concerned that he would not find his way back, but he did. He was soon to become the love of her life and they were married. In 1945, while Frank was away in the army, Jean was offered a ticket for herself and her young son to move to Canada, provided she left within 24 hours and without Frank. Jean took the ticket and settled in Brandon, Manitoba where Frank later joined them following his honourable discharge from the army. Two continents conquered! Jean worked as a hairdresser, as well as at the local hospital in the children’s ward while still maintaining her home and raising her family. She also worked in the shoe department of the Eaton’s department store, which seemed appropriate considering her love of shoes. As busy as she found herself to be, Jean was able to find the time to lend her voice to the area’s Philharmonic choir and also indulge her love of sewing, which she shared with her daughters. In 1980, Jean and Frank moved to Medicine Hat to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Jean was especially fond of spending time with her grandchildren and maintained a close and trusting relationship with them, quickly becoming a trusted confidante. She will be deeply and sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions limiting funeral attendance to 10 people, a private family Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, on Friday, December 4th, 2020. Private interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to view the service via live streaming at www.saamis.com through the webcast link shown on Jean Hunter’s obituary page. Streaming will begin at 12:55 p.m. Memorial gifts in Jean’s memory may be made to Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jean Hunter. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

2 Condolences for “1935 ~ JEAN HUNTER ~ 2020”

  1. Christine Barry says:

    Jean was a customer of mine for years. Hugs Mandy.

  2. Solveig (Sunny) Madsen says:

    Both Jean and Frank were beloved friends never to be forgotten. My sincere condolences to Amanda and the rest of the family. I still cherish the many memories from Medicine Hat after all these years…. now living in Winnipeg close to Kelly and her family after about 20 year in BC. My love to all.

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