Hunter, Donald Roy

November 14, 1932 ~ October 23, 2019

HUNTER, Donald Roy – Peacefully at C.E.E Hospital, Petrolia, on Wednesday, October 23, Donald Roy Hunter passed away in his 87th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Irene (Sanders) (2010) and eldest daughter Debra Lynn (1962). Loving father of Diane (Barry) Giberson, Darlene (Dale) Butler and Brenda (Mark) Rainsberry. Very proud Grandpa to Amy (Paul) Landers, Mark (Renee) Giberson, Cody (Lisa) Butler, Dwight Butler, Marty Butler (Stefan) , Craig (Mandy) Rainsberry, Abby (Brett) Lashbrook, Chad Rainsberry (Lauren). Cherished Great Grandpa to Benjamin and Jacquelyn Landers, Ethan and Madison Butler, Hailey, Bentley and James Butler and Blake Lashbrook. Dear brother to Richard (the late Bernice) Hunter and Wayne (Barbara) Hunter. Brother-in-law to Helen (the late John) Moore and June (the late Jerry) Sanders and friend of Gladys Ross.
Don retired from the CNR police in 1991. He spent his retired years painting for people, following his favorite sports teams, cheering for his grandchildren in their sports endeavours, and chilling at “the trailer”.

Funeral Service
A private family service will take place at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden.

Celebration of Life
Family and friends will be received at The Plympton-Wyoming Agricultural building (595 Main St, Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0) on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 3 pm to 6 pm for a celebration of Don’s life.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care Unit (cheques only).

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  1. So Sorry to hear of Don’s passing he always had a kind word or smile for everyone he met. Our thoughts are with the family during this most difficult time. He will be missed by all who knew him. Roger n Terri McAuslan

  2. Condolences to the entire Hunter family. I will always remember Don as such a kind man. He always had a smile and a hello for everyone . He was a true gentleman and I am sure he will be missed by many.
    Kathy Mogk

  3. To Brenda and Mark, Darlene and Dale and family:
    I have great memories of Don from years ago at the Petrolia Arena, and more recently from the Tuesday morning Men’s ball league in Sarnia..he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

  4. Our sincere condolences to the Hunter Family
    Don was a super fella and will be missed by All
    Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

  5. Diane, Darlene & Brenda & families
    We just heard your dad was ill and we are sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great guy and he will be missed. We are out of the country so we cannot attend his celebration of life.
    Myron & Dawn

  6. So sorry for your loss. Although I did not know him well he must have been a wonderful person. My sincere sympathy to you and all the family.

  7. Darlene, so so sorry for your loss! I will greatly miss seeing Don, around Petrolia. He always would stop to chat about sports and always had a smile on his face. Will be missed!!

  8. Darlene, Dale and family – our deepest sympathy is extended to you on the loss of your Dad. Please know we are thinking of you all during these difficult days.

  9. Diane Darlene Brenda and families my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Treasure your memories and hold them close to your heart.

  10. Darlene & Dale and family— our condolences to you on the passing of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you this weekend as you celebrate his life.

  11. Condolences to the Hunter family on the loss of Don..Always had a great smile. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. God bless you Don, and all your family that I had the opportunity to meet.
    I’m a friend from Florida that I had the pleasure of meeting you and your family.
    We were brought together with your good friend Bob Chapman.

  13. so sad to lose a very dear friend. and happy to have known don and all the fun we had playing cards and dice you will be greatly missed our dear friend Lance& Danielle Mugford

  14. Wow — I am going to miss seeing him at the local Tim Horton`s in Petrolia!! Don along with Dick, Wayne & his other buddies!! He always had a smile on his face & a “Short Story”!! Rest in peace ,Don! My sincere sympathy to all of your family!!

  15. To Diane and Barry as well as the entire Hunter family, we are so sorry for your loss
    Jimmy and Linda Robb

  16. Deepest sympathy to you & your family He will be missed next summer at ball park One of the best old timers from PTown

  17. Sincere sympathy to the Hunter family on the passing of Don. We will miss his smile & hello here at QVP. I will miss him asking,”Are the pickled beets ready yet, Marie?” Rest in peace, you are now free of that terrible pain, Don.
    Sincerely Marie Sheppard

  18. Dear Hunter family.
    So sorry to hear of Dons’ passing. Our deepest sympathies are with you at this sad and difficult time.
    Sincerely Gail & Ted Gravelle

  19. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Don. We send our sincere sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Marion Henderson on behalf of St. Paul’s United Church

  20. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a man who always had a smile on his face. He will be missed and heaven has gained an angel

  21. Sending prayers to your family and Glady. It was great chatting with you on your beautiful flowers at the trailer. I will enjoy them as they grow in my front yard at home

  22. I know I speak for mom and others in the June Sanders family when I say we are deeply saddened by uncle Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Hal

  23. Sincere sympathy to the entire family. i enjoyed spending time at your home as a young girl hanging out with Brenda. Your dad was a really nice man and a big tease. So sorry for you loss. Brenda (Small) Smith

  24. Please accept our condolences. Don became a very good friend to myself and my family. We had the privilege of camping with him for the last 13 years and seeing at the rink through the winter. My kids will miss Mr. Hunter and his visits to our site. May you rest well Don.

  25. Mike and I send our condolences. Don was a great guy and always one of my favorites from the old Ignatiefna St days.

  26. So sorry to hear Brenda and Mark and all the family. He was always smiling and a fun guy to chat with. Our thoughts are with you. Lorrie and Paul

  27. RIP Don you will be dearly missed by all. I will miss the ” OK let’s go, let’s get started!! at cards night” every week, your beautiful smile you always had and your great chuckle you always had every time you made it through on nothing more than a queen nine or even less. Our hearts are broken, but your spirit will always live on. Wish I could give you one more hug but I’m so happy you are no longer in any pain. RIP my friend.

  28. Brenda, Our thoughts are with you and all of your family through this difficult time.
    Trudy and Frank and family

  29. Mr Hunter you will be missed by all who have come to call you friend/family. Our condolences to Gladys and the family of Don. Your little buddy Chic-ago says Rest In Peace Mr. Hunter

  30. To all the Hunter Families so sorry to hear about Don . Don was such a sweet man and loved to chat . He will be missed by so many . Thinking of you all at this difficult time! Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family 💞

  31. Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Don. I have known this family most of my life, especially Debra. Don will be missed by all who knew him. One day at a time. Memories are forever. Dave and Pauline Mitchell

  32. Rest in Peace Don … No more pain. Our hearts are heavy … You will be truly missed at Paradise, Horseshoes and Euchre … You were a true “friend” … not just a “camper” … Our thoughts and prayers go out to your Family and Gladys … Remember the Happy Times …

  33. To the Hunter family,
    So sorry to read about Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  34. Gladys, we are so sorry about Don. His smiling face will be missed by so many people around the park. He always had a smile and a wave whenever I walked by with the dogs. Our thoughts are with you as you grieve. In time, your memories of the laughter you shared will ease your pain.

  35. Rest in Peace Don, you were such a fun loving all around nice guy. You will be greatly missed. Our condolences to your family.

  36. Our sincerest condolences to all of you. Don was a great guy and loved life! Lived it to the fullest. May all your cherished memories help you thru this most difficult time. xoxo

  37. Our hearts are broken but we know he is at peace and pain free. He will be greatly missed at horseshoes and euchre at Paradise. Sending prayers and good thoughts.
    Mark and Barb Malouin