James Cartmell Hunter December 10, 1918 - December 16, 2012 It is with many wonderful memories that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great - grandfather, brother and uncle, James (Jim) Cartmell Hunter, at the age of 94 after a long life, well lived.
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Jim was born on Decemeber 10th, 1918 in Coal Creek, B.C., the eldest of five children born to Margaret and James Hunter. Jim (Primo) excelled in athletics and academics in high school in Fernie and Powell River. After serving in the RCAF during WWII Jim attended the University of British Columbia graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1950. In 1951 Jim married Marjorie, the love of his life. Together they lovingly raised four children: Diane, Margaret, Jim and John. Jim spent his career working for McMillan Bloedel. He was active in the community as the Chairman of the Board of Powell River General Hospital for many years; a steward at Powell River United Church; a coach for his sons' soccer teams among other activities. Big Jim enjoyed golf, reading, camping with his family, Marjorie's marvelous meals and fun times with his extended family at his parents - in - law's summer home at Redroofs. Jim was often called upon by his children and grandchildren for help with school assignments as he was very well read and a walking encyclopedia. In retirement Jim and Marjorie moved to West Vancouver to be close to their family. They enjoyed extensive travels around the world. The importance of "doing the right thing", having a strong work ethic, the love of reading and valuing education are some of the legacies Jim passed on to his family.
Big Jim's motto of "Onwards and Upwards" will live on in all of us.
Predeased by, his parents, Margaret and James Hunter; sister Brisbane, brother Jack, parents in-law Agnes and Hugh McPhalen, sister and brother in-laws Pat and Louis Mitten, Arthur McPhalen and Nonnie and Mike Urqurhart. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Marjorie, his daughters Diane and her husband John and Margaret and her husband Adair and his sons Jim and John;
ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, his sister Kathleen, brother Harry and many nieces and nephews. Our family wishes to thank the very caring staff of Sunrise of Lynn Valley for their exceptional care. A private celebration of Jim's life will be held. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 22, 2012