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Dorothy Beatrice Hunter

HUNTER, Dorothy Beatrice - “God's work is done, life's tasks complete“ Surrounded by love, Dorothy Hunter passed away Thursday June 7, 2012 at Terrace lodge, Aylmer, Ontario. Formerly of Stroud, she was born in Toronto, Ontario, October 12, 1918 to William and Elizabeth (Tippet) Gornall. Beloved wife, life and business partner of the late Craig Hunter Sr. Loved mother of Craig Jr. (Susan Brister) of Brockville and Doreen Wilson (John) of Springfield. Loving Grandmother to Krista Thomson (Hugh) of Calgary and Mark Hunter of Toronto and their mother Donna Hunter of Calgary. Loving Grandmother of Johnny (April), Matthew (Elizabeth) and Heather (Dan Vernham) Wilson all of Springfield. Great-grandma to Hunter Thomson, Scarlett, Liam and Olivia Wilson. Lovingly remembered by Anne and Bob Girard of Newmarket, and Grandma Hunter to Andre, Eric and Luc Girard. Dorothy was a city girl, turned farmer's wife, embracing country living and securing her position in the rural community by taking an active role in the family business, her local church and the community. Dorothy and Craig were owners of Hunter's Poultry Farm and although Dorothy's administration skills kept her mainly busy in the office you could find her out in the barns working alongside her husband. Dorothy was a faithful, lifelong member of St. Paul's Anglican Church serving in the Chancel Guild and the Anglican Church Women. She played a vital role in the Women's Institute as a 4-H leader. She volunteered at IODE Home and was a member of the Innisfil Historical Society. Dorothy, along with her husband established two scholarships, one for Christian Education to an Innisfil area student and one for Poultry Research through the University of Guelph. Dorothy and Craig supported missionaries in SE Asia, Africa, South America and Nepal and also found time to travel to over 30 countries. She was an avid photographer on these trips and shared her photos with many groups back home. Dorothy's Grandchildren loved her famous lemon pies and butter tarts but she was also renowned for her baking talents at most church and community events. Dorothy was an award winning quilter and made sure all her family had a quilt and a handmade afghan to treasure. She will be remembered by family and friends for her vibrant spirit, cheerful attitude and unfailing support. She has donated her body to science. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Innisfil, Ontario at 11:30 AM. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service followed by a lunch. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church, Cancer Society, or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and can be made through Innisfil Funeral Home [705]431-1717 or online at “Well done, good and faithful servant“ 11563354
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