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March 23, 1950 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Born on March 23, 1950
Passed away on August 31, 2023
In Creston, B.C.
At 73 Years of Age
Celebration of Life at a Later Date
In lieu of flowers, friends and family
wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to
2805 Lower Wynndel Rd, Creston, B.C. V0B 1G8
Ken was the fourth of six children born to Harold and Dorothy Hunter. He spent his working life in building construction, first in Alberta and then in the Valley beginning in the 1970’s. He loved the Kootenays. Fishing at Blue Point on Kootenay Lake was a special place. He enjoyed the wildlife that he frequently viewed from the window of his Creston home.
Ken lived his life with intensity, whether it be in his love for Harley Davidson motorcycles, fishing, hunting or gardening. He showed deep interest in what other people were doing, be it building practices or a success in hunting or fishing. He cherished his friends: the late Gerry Nernberg, many First Nations People from the Cranbrook area, and new friends he made with residents and staff in Swan Valley Lodge. He appreciated the many kindnesses shown to him.
His life was not without challenges. He contracted polio at the age of three that left him with a quirky smile. He was of amazing quick wit and humour that often resulted in gales of laughter. He unfortunately had a serious motorcycle accident about fifteen years ago that resulted in continuous pain, and his continuous search for relief.
He was predeceased by an infant son Jamie, his parents Harold and Dorothy Hunter, sister Sue Walters, and brothers Bill and Garry. He leaves to mourn his daughter Antonette Rigo, sister Avis, brother-in-law Paul Nedza, and brother Kevin — plus grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the care givers who attended Ken with gentleness and love. Swan Valley Lodge is a residence this Valley is blessed to have.