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June Melva Hunter-Priest

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June Melva Hunter-Priest

May 31, 1927 - April 20, 2021

June (Hunter) Priest, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2021, a month shy of her 94th birthday, at Extendicare Port Hope. Beloved wife of the late Glen Hunter, and the late George Priest. She will be missed by her sons, Guy, Steven, Gordon (Heather) and Scott, her 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also fondly remembered by George's daughter Diane and son Ron. June was the daughter of the late Henry and Melva Bourne, beloved sister of Yvonne (the late Lloyd Jenkins), and brother Harry (Ruth) Bourne.
Born May 31, 1927 in Angus, Ontario, June Melva Bourne grew to become a vibrant and loving wife, mother, Nannie and sister. She lived every day full of love, hope and faith; made countless friends and endeared herself to all who knew her. She was a beautiful person in every sense of the word. She was generous, kind, benevolent, intelligent, perseverant and determined. Above all, she was fiercely proud and supportive of her family. Sadly, her final years saw her struck with Alzheimer's Disease which robbed everyone of June's witticisms, wry humour and wisdom.
She will truly be missed, and will live on in our hearts.
Special thanks to her caregivers at Extendicare, Port Hope, who treated her always with kindness and compassion, and treated her like she was part of their family.
A private family graveside funeral is planned for April 27, with interment alongside her first husband, Glen at St. Peter's Cemetery.
Those wishing may make a donation in June’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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Connie Sturzenegger - April 30, 2021

Gord and family, Sorry for the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace. Love always Connie

Patricia Perry - April 29, 2021

Guy, Steve, Gord, & Scott- My Heartfelt Condolences to you All. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Great memories of your family.

Gerry (Bourne) and Bob Tordiff - April 28, 2021

Dear Guy, Steve, Gord and Scott, We were sorry to hear of June’s passing. She was a great gal, such fun and always so stylish. My parents, Frank (Flip) and Phyl Bourne and I were living in Calgary in the fifties when June and Glen were there as well, so I saw a lot of them. Glen took me as his “kid”, to the Dunlop kids Christmas party, so I felt very special. I have lots of fond memories of June in later years when we attended family gatherings. I’m sure you’ll all have some special memories of your wonderful mother. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Cousins Gerry and Bob Tordiff , London, Ontario

Karen Farrell - April 25, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Fred Ball - April 24, 2021

Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom guys. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Hunter family.

Yvonne Kay - April 24, 2021

Guy, Steve, Gord and Scott, my sincere condolences for your mom’s passing. She holds very special place in my heart.

Karen (Hunter) Farrell - April 24, 2021

Guy, Steve, Gord and Scott as all of you know your Mom has been a very special person in my life. I will remember the friendship, kindness and guidance she always gave me. She will be sorely missed but her warmth and love of family will always remain.

Matt and Wendy (Smalley) Drake - April 24, 2021

Guy, Steven, Gord and Scott Matt and I are deeply saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Your dear mother was a great friend to my parents and our family. I am so grateful to have had the privilege of knowing her all of my life. I will always remember her sweet smile, warm hugs and her beautiful nature. There is a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers. Continue to carry her memory in that special in your heart. The lessons your mom taught you, the love she gave, the way she cared for people....all those good things live on in you. We wish we could be together with you to honour your mother and say goodbye. May you know your mom is now at peace and she loved you dearly.

Joanne Smalley - April 24, 2021

It's always sad to lose a great friend, and June was close to my heart. My family has so many memories of good times with the Hunters. Weekends at the cottage, BBQ'S, card games, trips, Music Mania, and many "happy hours." Your mom was a beautiful, vibrant, fun loving and classy lady who loved her family unconditionally. My condolences and love to you all and peace be with you. Auntie Jo

Blair Smalley - April 24, 2021

Sorry to here about June’s passing.Our condolences to your families. We have many great memories of barbecues ,visits to the cottage and many get togethers.

Vid Kartavicius - April 24, 2021

Guy, Steve, Gord and Scott, your mom has a special place in my heart. She was such a giving person and always made me feel at home when I visited your home. My thoughts are with you and all of your family.

Romas Kartavicius - April 23, 2021

Our condolences too the entire Hunter family . Our thoughts are with you and the family for your loss. Romas

Mark and Diane Saunders - April 23, 2021

Guy, Steve, Gord and Scott......Sincere condolences for the loss of your mom. June was a lovely lady and I'm sure you have lots of fond memories to cherish. Mark and Diane Saunders

Eileen Sheppard - April 23, 2021

Guy, Gord, Steve and Scott, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Reading the obituary sounds like your mom enjoyed everyday to the fullest. Cherish all those beautiful memories of your mom. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Eileen Sheppard

Ron Priest - April 23, 2021

I am sorry to hear of June's passing. June and my father, George, loved each other very much. She will be greatly missed. Condolences to my step brothers and their families.

Bob & Eileen Bourne - April 23, 2021

Guy, Steven, Gordon, Scott and families, we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have fond memories of all the Hunter family coming to visit with us up on the farm. Those were the days. We will always remember your mom as she appears in the picture, very distinguished and dignified yet full of life and humour. She was very proud of all you boys and your families and, would back that up with the albums she shared whenever we met. Our sincere sympathy.

Sharon & Court Booth - April 23, 2021

To the entire Hunter family our sincere and heartfelt condolences for your loss.

Steve Wilson - April 22, 2021

Sorry for your Loss. My Thoughts are with all the Family at this sad time. You will always have your Mom in your hearts and memories.

Diane Priest - April 22, 2021

June will be missed greatly. She was a wonderful, warm loving person and I feel blessed to have her marry my father George. She brought him so much joy. They shared so much love and laughter. My heart goes out to my step brothers, their kids and their families.

Stacy Warner - April 22, 2021

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.

Sharon Hungate - April 22, 2021

Although my recollection is poor as I was young, I remember hearing of June through my mother, Peggy Hungate's words ... "Junie". My condolences for your loss before the right time and now.

Joanne Hearst - April 22, 2021

To Steve and the Hunter family, Rob and I were so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. We are thinking of you all Rob and Joanne Hearst

Steve & Heidi Macklin - April 22, 2021

To Scott and the Hunter family. Heidi and I are so sad to hear of your moms passing. She lived a very long and wonderous life in achieving a remarkable 94 years. We send our love as you have to grieve in a quiet way in these hard times. Steve & Heidi Macklin