Leonard Frank "Len" Hunt
Passed on: March 15th, 2016
Age 87 years of St. John's, passed peacefully away on March 15th, 2016 at Chancellor Park with his family at his side. Predeceased by parents, Harry and Elizabeth Hunt; sisters, Kathleen (Ian), Nance (Bert) and Grace; son-in-law Pastor Ross Sacrey; sister-in-law Ella. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 64 years, Phyllis (Coultas); his children: Tony (Neena), Heather Mercer (Gerald), Elizabeth Garcia (Davie) and Terry (Mary); 8 grandchildren: Tim, Wendy, Sarina, Angela, Shawn, Kelly, Jacob and Nathan; 8 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Sophie Corcoran (Bill) and Ella Ortiz (Jose); his special furry companion Tippy; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Len moved his family from St. John's to Baie Verte in 1963. During his 26 years in Baie Verte, Len was very active in community service. He was Commanding Officer of the R.C.S.C.C. Grenfell Sea Cadet Corp for 8 years, president of C.I.M. (Canadian Institute of Mining, Baie Verte Section) for 8 years, president of the Lions Club 1967-68, vice president of the Green Bay School Board, president of the Rattling Brook Curling Club for 15 years, executive member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54, a member of the Anglican Church Choir as well as being director of several other Community Service activities. Len and his wife Phyllis retired to St. John's on June 30th, 1989. On November 4th, 1989 he was presented with an honorary membership in the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, NL branch. Len and Phyllis started a cottage on Salmonier Line 10 years prior to retiring. When they retired to St. John's they spent many enjoyable days relaxing with their new friends and neighbours who will miss him very much. Special thank you to the staff of Chancellor Park, especially Dr. Percy Crocker and his long term physician Dr. Andrew Hutton. Cremation has taken place. The family will be receiving visitors at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17th. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com.