October 15, 1929 – November 23, 2020
Frances Isobel Hunt was born Kitchener, Ont. And died Canmore, AB. Predeceased by parents Dr. George and Mary Watson of Waterlo, she is survived by husband Dr. Ralph Hunt; brother Doug Watson; children Peter Hunt (Susan), Mary Wilson (Jim), Jim Hunt (Kathi); grandchildren Jeremy Hunt (Alexandra), Brendan Hunt (Caleigh), Kristina Hunt; great grandchildren Elizabeth and Oscar Hunt; niece and nephew Elizabeth and Jim Watson.
Fran grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo, and attended secretarial school at McMaster University. She married Ralph in 1952 and they raised a family in Kitchener. Summers were spent at the Orillia cottage which was a focal point for the Hunt family. In the early 1980’s, Fran and Ralph made their retirement home in Orillia.
From an early age Fran led an active life and inspired adventure in all her children. Fran and Ralph enjoyed many European travels during retirement. During their 30 years as Florida snowbirds, they socialized and golfed at New Smyrna Beach. Fran was a ray of sunshine devoted to her family, always high spirited with a lively sense of humour. She was an enthusiastic reader and a lead singer in the Mary Poppins band. Fran and Ralph were rarely apart during their 68 blessed years of love and marriage.
In 2019 Fran and Ralph moved to Canmore to be closer to family. Here she was well cared for by family members and the community at Origin at Spring Creek. The family thanks Dr. Quinlan and all staff at the Canmore General Hospital for their loving and devoted care. With Covid-19 restrictions in place, the family hopes to honour Fran in the coming year.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation at: https://canmorehealthfoundation.com/donate-1