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Hunt; Olive Edith

Posted By Obits On March 31, 2017 @ 8:59 pm In Obituaries | 25 Comments

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HUNT – Olive Edith, 90, passed away peacefully at The Magnolia continuing care facility in Enfield, NS, on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Born to Laura and Lawrence Leeco, Olive – or “Ollie” as she was known by many – grew up in the rural areas of southern PEI, primarily in Kilmuir. She often recounted fond memories of skating and square dancing from those days. Following her marriage to Murdoch Bruce of Heatherdale, PEI, they took up residence in Nova Scotia and started a family; living first in Wolfville and then settling in Liverpool. Following the death of her first husband, Olive – a stay-at-home mom – entered the workforce, eventually settling in for a number of years as office manager for Mersey Seafoods Ltd. A few years later she met and married Colin Hunt and moved the family to Greenfield, NS, where she lived until just a few years ago. Those years in Greenfield brought many adventures into her life, especially travelling to different parts of the country and the world. Olive was very involved in community and church activities, and was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved to collect butterfly memorabilia, teapots . . . and hugs.

Family left to mourn include daughters Joanne Wellwood (Doug) of Belnan, NS, and Louise Bruce of Charlottetown, PEI; step-daughter Jill Hunt of Dartmouth, NS; granddaughters Kim LeBlanc (Paul) of Belnan, NS, and Jenny Wellwood (Mark Stevens) of Eastern Passage, NS; great-grandchildren Victoria LeBlanc, Brandon LeBlanc, and Drew Stevens; step-great-grandson Tyler Stevens; sisters-in-law Mary MacKinnon of Montague, PEI, and Louise Mutch of Kilmuir, PEI; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a number of step-children and their families, and nieces and nephews, in the Hunt family. Olive was predeceased by her parents, both husbands, her brother Bruce Leeco, and a number of in-laws from both marriages.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. There will no visiting hours or funeral service at this time. Burial will take place at a later date on Prince Edward Island. Olive was proud to be a Nova Scotian, but her heart never fully left PEI and that is when she longed to return at the end of her days. “Once an Islander, always an Islander.” Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.

The family wants to express a very special note of appreciation to nurse Nicole for her tender, loving care throughout her stay at the Magnolia, but especially during the last few weeks.

If you wish to do something in memory of Olive, the family suggests you plant some flowers in your garden this spring that will attract the butterflies she so enjoyed; and, when the butterflies appear, know that she is still with us in spirit.

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Condolence from Sherlock Rafuse on April 1st, 2017 12:44 am

My heavens Joanne and all the Hunt family. It has been a thousand years since I saw any of you. My condolences to all of you. I remember your mother very well when she first went to work for Mersey Sea Foods and I was a junior CA student at the old HR Doane and company Chartered Accountants firm in Liverpool NS. She was a wonderful person and so eager and youthful. I also remember Mr. Bruce who taught me high school math. Also Colin Hunt who was friends and a business associate of my dad Gilbert Rafuse from Charleston. My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. God bless.
Sherlock Rafuse
Vancouver Island BC

Condolence from Bonnie Wentzell on April 1st, 2017 9:29 am

To the family of Mrs. Hunt :
Sending sincere condolences to Mrs.Hunt’s family. Mrs. Hunt was my first boss when I entered the work force at Mersey Seafoods. I remember her as a very kind, caring,always pleasant lady. We shared many conversations but as the years passed we drifted apart.
Sincerely,
Bonnie Wentzell

Condolence from John and Nancy Leefe on April 1st, 2017 10:58 am

We are so sorry to learn of Olive’s passing. We were frequent drop-ins at the Hunt home where we always received a warm welcome. We will always remember Olive and Colin with great fondness.

Condolence from Pat Wigglesworth on April 1st, 2017 11:09 am

The Hunt Family

Olive was my boss at Mersey Seafoods for the short time that I worked there. She was a great lady and will be sadly missed by all that knew her. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Christine Mac Pherson on April 1st, 2017 4:13 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Ollie’s passing. Ollie and Colin were wonderful friends of my parents, Rod and Dorothy MacPherson. They spent many hours enjoying each other’s company during their time in Greenfield. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Christine MacPherson

Condolence from sylvia forbes on April 1st, 2017 5:09 pm

to her family’ she was a lovely lady; and well loved; sorry 4 your loss.
rip Ollie;
sylvia’forbes;

Condolence from R H Guckert on April 1st, 2017 7:58 pm

A most touching tribute to Mrs. Hunt.

Condolence from Susan (Pyke) and Wendell Whynot on April 1st, 2017 11:00 pm

Dear Joann and Louise, …and families.
Please know you are being thought of and remembered in our prayers. It has been years, but there are many fond family remembrances. May your memories bring you comfort at this time. Take care of you.

Condolence from Alta Mason (Taillon) on April 2nd, 2017 12:26 am

I am so very sorry to read about Mrs. Hunt’s passing today. She was such a very special lady. She as Office Manager for all of “her girls”, I the office of Mersey Seafoods Limited. I worked with her from 1968 – 1979 when I got married. I have thought of her often with loveach and wondered how she was.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family. She was always a Mrs. Hunt to me, a very special lady indeed. She has earned her heavenly rewards.
Flowers will be planted for her butterflies.

Condolence from Charlene Veinot on April 2nd, 2017 9:59 am

To Mrs. Hunt’s Family: Was saddened to hear of Mrs. Hunt’s passing. She was the one who hired me to work in the office at Mersey Seafoods. She was one of the best bosses that I ever had and was such a kind and caring lady. We use to send letters and Xmas cards to one another when she was in Belnan but then I stopped hearing from her, so I assumed that she must not be well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of her and hopefully that will help to heal everyone’s broken heart. Take Care!!

Condolence from Larry & Grace Stevens on April 2nd, 2017 4:12 pm

Dear Jenny.

So sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing, we know you’ll miss her dearly. A sad time indeed for all your family. Blessings to all.

Condolence from Carolyn LeBlanc on April 2nd, 2017 10:13 pm

Kim & Paul and family,
Sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing Kim. My thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.
Cherish the fond memories you all have.
Carolyn LeBlanc

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on April 3rd, 2017 10:24 am

To the family of Olive Hunt, I extend my sincere sympathy. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult day.

With heartfelt sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Local 1770 School Admin Assistants and Branch Support Staff on April 3rd, 2017 12:57 pm

Sending our heartfelt condolences to Louise and family. Members of Local 1770 are sending hugs and know that you are comforted in the memories you have

Condolence from Darrell Freeman on April 4th, 2017 6:28 am

I am so sorry to hear of Olive’s passing. People and places are what make good memories and Colin and Ollie certainly are an integral part of my memories of growing up in Greenfield. May your good memories support you all through this difficult time. My condolences are with you all.

Condolence from Elaine Frail on April 4th, 2017 10:14 pm

Dianne, Coleen, and families:

I knew your father and Ollie many years before I met your families. I have still to meet Jill and Doug, although he has been good to me on occasion. I always enjoyed visiting them. I hope the good times and memories remain with you at this time.

Condolence from CaThy Carragher on April 5th, 2017 8:16 am

Louise, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.

Condolence from Anita Geldert on April 5th, 2017 9:28 am

Louise & Family,
Very sorry for your loss. My heartfelt sympathy to you.

Anita Geldert
Administrative Assistant
Morell Consolidated School

Condolence from Valerie Inman from Colonel Gray High School on April 5th, 2017 10:37 am

So sorry to learn of the passing of your mother, Louise. What a great age to live to, but it’s still hard to lose a parent at any age. Please feel the hugs of condolence I’m sending your way at this sad time.

Condolence from Krista Young on April 5th, 2017 10:44 am

Dear Louise: Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mom. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Loretta McAleer on April 5th, 2017 11:29 am

Dear Louise,
You are in my thoughts often these days. I am so very sorry for your loss. I was glad to hear you are with your sister at this time.
Take care,
Loretta

Condolence from Robert & Lorraine Quinn on April 5th, 2017 11:16 pm

Murdoch Bruce, Olive’s first husband, was the finest teacher Liverpool High School ever had. Many young people were turned unto History as I was by Murdoch. Murdoch and I worked together at the provincial level in the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union, a position he held that brought many beneficial changes to education in Nova Scotia in the sixties. Lorraine and I extend our sincere condolences to Olive’s family and the Bruce family during their time of sorrow.

Condolence from Judi Freeman Hayes on April 6th, 2017 9:15 am

To Joanne and Louise, we have many treasured memories of your mother, as Ollie and Colin were next-door neighbours and best friends with my parents Hardy and Lola Freeman. The last time I saw your Mom was at my Mom’s 90th birthday party in Bedford. We will always remember Ollie’s laughter and warm smiles.
With deepest condolences, Judi (Freeman) and Elliott Hayes

Condolence from Stephanie Wallace on April 6th, 2017 10:24 am

I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to Louise Bruce and her family during this difficult time. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Josephine Jackson, on April 6th, 2017 12:52 pm

To Louise,

Sorry for the loss of your Mother. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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