Hunter, Laurence Peter

May 25, 1926 – May 9, 2015

With sadness the family of Laurence, known as Larry to his family and friends, share the news of his passing. He leaves behind to mourn, his wife of almost 63 years, Jo; sons, Mark (Kim) of Calgary and Bruce (Tracey) of Nanaimo; daughter, Leah also of Nanaimo; grandchildren, Michael, Cora, Sarah, Joel and Ali; nieces, Lynn Luke of Parksville and Barbara Lindsay of Vancouver. Larry was predeceased by his brothers Bob & Allan and parents Margaret and Robert Hunter.

Larry taught English, history, and geography at Ladner High School and Alberni Valley High School. He was loved by his students and he loved and respected them in return. Larry and Jo spent a year and a half in Kenya as volunteers for CHES (Canadian Harambee Education Society) where they worked distributing scholarships for needy students going from high school to further education.

Larry was a terrific animal lover. He was predeceased by his beloved Rover, his Siamese twin cats, Mai Tai and Chi Chi who shared his home for 21 years, and Lady Patterson, his shih tzu dog.

Larry was an avid classical music enthusiast, an expert bridge player, a prolific reader, and a true gentleman and family man in every sense of the word. He was the love of Jo’s life and will be missed beyond measure.

There will be a Memorial Gathering in Laurence’s honour at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th at Longwood Clubhouse, 5620 Edgewater Lane in Nanaimo.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring his memory with a donation to your local SPCA or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation Nanaimo, #401 – 495 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6B9.

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