HUNTER- Clara Ellen
Danced away to a better place June 24, 2012. Clara was born in Nanaimo May 12, 1921 to Joseph Henry Gray & Maude Montero (White), Gray nee Craig.
She attended school in Harewood and resided there until her marriage in 1941 to Robert Hunter. She then moved to Ladysmith where she raised her family. Clara was predeceased by her parents. Husband Robert Hunter 1984 and companion Pat Olfert in 2011, sister Dorothy (Lockhart), Jacques nee White, brothers William, and Laurence White. Niece, Audrey Cooper (nee White). Mom is survived by her 5 children & their spouses. Sharon & Dwight Smith (nee Hunter), Brian Hunter, Helen, Marie Hunter & Frank Donnelly, Robert & Gayla Hunter (nee Brown) Danny & Nancy Hunter (nee Vanden boer); grand children & their spouses, Sheri Hollebakken (nee Smith), Theresa Bell (nee Smith), Michelle Rintala (nee Smith), Dwight Smith Jr., Garrett Smith, Megan Hunter, Garrett & Jessica Hunter, 12 Great grandchildren, and one Great Great Grandchild, niece Arlene Lowe (nee Lockhart) Mom was active in the community and devoted much of her time to the Eagles Auxiliary. Clara was past President of the Ladysmith Auxiliary Eagles and past Provincial BC Madame President . She spent many years as a service to patients for the Cancer Society.
Mom always liked to have fun whether it was playing Yatzee, with her grandchildren or Skip Bo with Edna and Gloria, or playing crib with Rose. Mom loved to bake and was a tremendous cook. She will be remembered and missed by her family and is now joining her many friends. We thank the staff of the lodge on Fourth for their care and attention they gave our mother.
Service will be held at the Eagles Hall of Ladysmith July 5th @ 1:00 p.m.
Flowers gratefully declined. In memory of Clara those so desiring may make donations to, The Alzheimer Society of BC, #300- 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC, the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 46, Ladysmith BC or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at Telfordn@shaw.ca
Telford’s of Ladysmith