Obituary of Rex F. Hunter
Rex F. Hunter passed away peacefully at his home in Tower Hill on Dec 18, 2023 after a tough battle with cancer. Husband to Theresa(Daigle) Hunter and the son of Ruby(Cook/Hunter) Greenlaw and Eston Greenlaw(step) and Frederik Hunter.
He is survived by his brothers Toby Hunter(Betty) of St David's Ridge and Wade Greenlaw(Lisa) of Dufferin, sister Gail Hunter of Calgary, Mother In-Law Mary Daigle, Sister In-Law Heather Daigle of the Ledge Road, and 10 nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, his brother Jens Hunter and Sister Julie(Hunter) Ingram.
Rex was a wonderful husband, brother, uncle and friend. His character and his way with people created lifelong friendships here and across the globe. He helped many people both personally and throughout his varied career. He had many different callings during his rich and full life. His first big job started at the Biological Station in St Andrews as a lab/field tech, then moved he to Fisheries and Oceans as Fisheries Officer, later as a Senior Policy and Programs Advisor and Acting Area Manager for DFO, then served as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the Province. He finally landed and became the VP of Resources for Acadia Seaplants until he retired in 2017. During these years he also devoted many hours to the Fundy Regional Transition House where he served as the President of the Board of Directors.
Other than his wife Theresa, Rex had one true passion and that was his love of fishing. Whenever he had a spare moment you could find him casting a line in one of his favorite spots. Golf and pool were his other specialties, and he spent many hours with good friends Carl, Dale,Jeff, Phil and many more at the St Stephen Golf Club, Fongs Pool Hall(for the old friends) or Dooleys. . You could always tell how Rexs' golf game was going by the amount of whistling and singing he did.. Rex was always ready to liven up a party and was usually more than willing to show someone a few of his card tricks during which he could spontaneously break into a song like "King of the Road" or From a "Jack to a King". He had a special ability to make people smile and put them at ease.
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Rex. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His passing will leave a huge gap in many lives he touched, but he has left all of us with a ton of fond memories and many Rex stories to tell in the future.
There will be no visitation or service at this time. A celebration of life event will be planned for this spring at the families request.
For those who wish , rememberences to the Fundy Regional Transition House or a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
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