Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Margaret Hunter
It is with profound sadness and abundant gratitude to God for a life well lived that the family of beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Margaret Mary Hunter of Saint John, NB, announce after a brief illness her earthly departure on November 17, 2021. Our dear wee Mammy was born in Glasgow, Scotland on February 4, 1934, to John and Margaret Johnson. She immigrated to Canada with her dearly departed husband and our father, Robert Samuel Hunter, in April 1962 with three of their children, Robert, John (Denis) and Stephen. The fourth child Theresa (Dana) was born here in Canada.
Margaret was predeceased by her big brother John. She is survived by her wee sisters, Nan (Stewart), Jean; wee brother Joe (Iris); and many nieces and nephews in Scotland and England.
Mom had an extraordinarily good and long life, filled with countless memories of joy and laughter with family both in Canada, and Scotland, and way too many to count incredibly good friends. She was especially proud of her work career at Northern Telecom where she worked for just over 21 years. Another source of tremendous pride and joy was her Grandchildren, Tommy, Tabatha, Cora, her special Angel Krystal, Jamie, Brianna, Great Grandchildren, Alissya, Jaymee and Christeena, and Goddaughter Natalie.
Mom had an unshakable and enduring faith in God and his beloved son Jesus Christ and as a family we take solace that this very faith has brought her to eternal salvation. The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at the Saint John Regional Hospital (Neurology and Palliative Care units) for the wonderful and gentle care that you provided to our dear wee Mom over the past few weeks. As well as Father Aaron Knox for the spiritual care and support that he gave to Mom as she began her final journey to God.
Mother's hold their children's hands for a while, but their hearts forever. I truly never learned what the words 'I miss you' were until I reached for my mom's hand, and it wasn't there. In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.
“Wherever a beautiful soul has been
there is a trail of beautiful memories.”
Loved So Deeply
By J. K. Rowling
“Love as powerful as your mother’s
for you leaves its own mark.
To have been loved so deeply,
even though the person who loved us is gone,
will give us some protection forever.”
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home whereby visitation services will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, beginning at 10:00 AM. Due to Covid-19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings by the Government of New Brunswick, all those 12 and older attending the visitation or service will be required to show proof of vaccination and a piece of a government-issued ID or proof of medical exemption. Interment will take place following the Mass, next to our dad in Holy Cross Cemetery. Mom always liked to spread kindness and compassion wherever and whenever possible and in keeping with that theme, charitable donations in her memory can be made to the Romero House Soup Kitchen, Outflow Men’s Shelter, Coverdale Centre for Women, or Bobby’s Hospice. Condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com
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