Kenneth James Hunt

Ken was born on September 6, 1933, in Timmins, Ontario, and passed away peacefully in his home on March 8, 2016, in Castlegar, British Columbia.

Ken loved being in the bush. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman who spent most of his life exploring the wilds of Ontario. If you wanted to know where the best fishing hole was, where to find buckets of blueberries, or find a cache of mushrooms, Ken was the one to talk to.

A man of genuine kindness, another of Ken’s greatest joys was being with people; and he reveled in telling jokes and making people laugh. Locally, he was known as the Candyman giving out sweet treats everywhere he went — the casino, the doctor’s office, hospital lab, and everywhere else he ventured.

Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Bernice Hunt. His sister, Joyce Lane, of Welland, Ontario. His children Rick Hunt (Cindy), Deborah Cook (Brad Justin), Kathy Bourque (Rick), and Ken Hunt, Jr. (Rick Perry). His six grandchildren Travis, Jessica, Kalynn, Jaclynn, Patrick, and Michael; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Ken’s life which will be held at Chances Casino in Castlegar, on Saturday April 2, 2016, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please join us in remembering and honouring this man who was loved by so many.

In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks you consider donating to the Salvation Army in Ken’s name.

The family would also like to express special thanks to Dr. Jose Lesperance and her staff, and wonderful ladies from Home Support who showed such care in his last days.