1923 – 2009
Dorothy Pearl Hunt was born on June 13, 1923, in Sackville, Westmorlan County, New Brunswick. Her parents later moved on to Nova Scotia where Dorothy grew up. That is where she met her childhood sweetheart, Wesley (Jack) Hunt, who worked on his father’s farm in Nova Scotia. There, Dorothy and Jack were in high school and became sweethearts. They later married on April 7, 1942. Her husband, Jack, enrolled in the Canadian Army. He got accepted as a gunner.
They had three children: Vivian, Jacqueline and Wesley. In 1950 they decided to move to British Columbia. Jack had a friend in B.C. who told him to “come on out here, the wages are great,” so Dorothy (also known as Dot or Dottie to Jack), and Jack travelled across Canada. Five days driving for Jack; while Dot and the three children went by train. Dorothy eventually went to work at Canim Lake in a huge commercial garden shipping potatoes and veggies to other parts of the land.
Dorothy was a very soft spoken woman with love in her heart, understanding, and a lot of humour. She passed away May 6, 2009 at 100 Mile District Hospital.
Dorothy will be sadly missed by a surviving daughter, Vivian Clark (Hunt) and also many grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends; too many to name.
A Memorial in Dorothy’s honour will be held at the Forest Grove Legion on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor John Marshall will officiate.
Memorial Donations may be made to the South Cariboo Health Foundation Bag 399, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0.
My mother spoke to me;
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
Mother, may the good Lord keep and comfort you
Just as you did your children here on earth.
Sadly missed by your friends and relatives.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.100milefuneralservice.com. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243