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Lillian "Avis" Hunt

 

LILLIAN “AVIS” HUNT

December 28, 1927 ~ October 19, 2017

Avis Hunt was born December 28, 1927 and passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017.

Avis was born and was raised on a farm in Tuberose, Saskatchewan. She loved school and excelled at it.  She started her 37- year teaching career at the age of 17 in a one room school with grades 1 - 8 with 30 children.  Later she followed her family to Lethbridge, taught in McNally and married Cy in 1949.  She took a few years off to raise her family before assuming a principalship at Herronton.  They moved back to Lethbridge where she started teaching at Westminster School.  She served on many committees and clubs.  She tirelessly served in her church in many capacities, being an active member of the ACW evening group, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion for 41 years.  

Mom and Dad belonged to the Legion and the Elks, where they often went dancing with friends. Mom loved to entertain and often had large gatherings at their home.  After retirement they travelled: by bus throughout Europe, by ship around Hawaii and by train to Texas.  They belonged to the “revellers” RV club and spent time camping with them in Southern Alberta.  They eventually moved to Parkbridge Estates.

Mom moved to Martha’s House in 2012. She loved this new home and made many new friends.  Always a social butterfly Mom continued to be busy with many things, but her family and church came first.  Cards were a close second, especially bridge.  Mom was in 3 bridge groups, and played Mexican train.  Mom still entertained and spent hours making desserts for her friends.   She could often be found visiting with friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years Cyril “Cy” Hunt. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Fay (John) VandenBerg and Ruth “Jess” Hunt (VandenBerg); by 5 grandchildren, Natalie Vandenberg, Tracy (Jarrett) Bozzi, Angela VandenBerg (Michel Yannakopoulos), Jerry (Wendy) Vandenberg and Kelly (Paul) VanderHooft. Also missing her are 8 great grandchildren, Brayden and Hannah VanderHooft, Max, Sam and Joe Vandenberg and James, Matthew and William Bozzi.

She is also survived by Aurel Buta, Stan and Joan Hunt, Doris Hunt and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Avis was predeceased by parents Henry “Harry” and Rosa Millidge; granddaughter Shelly Rae VandenBerg: 6 older sisters and their spouses: Norma (Bill) Skidmore, Jean (Leif) Ruden and (Heinz Laurien), Ethel (Dick) Styner, Alice (Bill) McClure, Mary (George) Reti and Betty Buta.

Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00 and 6:00pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 - 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 - 11 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Canon James Robinson officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.