Clifford Doward Hunter born October 1928 passed away September 18, 2012 at 83 years of age. Predeceased by his parents G. Fred and Hazel Hunter, his brothers, Fred & Joan Hunter, Wilbert Hunter, and sister, Velma & Wilf Jolly. Leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 63 years, Helen I.; son, Cliff Jr. & Judy; daughter, Teresa Hunter & David Godfrey; grandson, Brian Hunter (Fort St. John); granddaughters, Gayle Hunter & Sonora Godfrey; two much loved great grandchildren, Moira and Colwyn; cousins: Tom Hunter, Shirlea Peters, Freda Eileen Hunter, Laverne Young and Barbara Hackwood; many nieces and nephews.
Cliff was a pressman and pressroom foreman for the Nanaimo Daily (Free Press) News for 45 years. He was a very proud descendant of one of the first families in Nanaimo, Scotsman Andrew Hunter, steam engineer, hired by the Hudson Bay Company, arrived with his family in Nanaimo April 1853. He and his sons helped with the building of the Bastion. Andrew Hunter and his family are named prominently in the Journal “Chronicle” written by Captain Stewart of the first people to help settle Nanaimo.
Cliff, or Doward, as some of his friends called him, was an excellent card player, loved his golf and his golfing buddies.
The family wish to thank Dr. Zuccaro, the VIHA Home Support Team of young men that helped Cliff this past year, Dr. Neilson, Dr. Nuamah, Rev. Bert Ramsey and the staff of the fourth floor Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
There will be a private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew’s United Church Building Fund, where Cliff’s father and mother were married, would be appreciated.
First Memorial Funeral Services