It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James Vernon Hunt on May 31, 2019, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Jim was born in Birnie on August 10, 1926. He married Merle Davies at Kelwood on July 17, 1951. They had a wonderful life together for almost 68 years. They have two daughter Dale and Valerie.
Jim worked for Manitoba Pool Elevators for three years but an allergy to grain dust forced him to retirement. He moved to Eden and worked on the farm with Gordon Stewart. In 1957 Jim secured employment with Neeepawa- Gladstone Co-op where he worked in various departments for 32 years. His last years were spent in the lumber department. He loved carpentry and in 1972 in built his own home with the help of his brother in law Art.
Jim spent 13 years on the board of Beautiful Plains Museum and built many of the display cases there. He was also on the board of Neepawa Drop In Centre where he spent many happy hours playing pool and cards. Jim was a hard worker and dedicated to his family. He was happy he lived long enough to get to know his great grandchildren. Jim spent the last 18 months at Country Meadows Personal Care Home.
Jim leaves to mourn his wife Merle. Daughters Dale (Mervin) and Valerie (Maurice). His granddaughters Shawn (Boyd), Jennifer (Ian) and Ashleigh (Moe). Great-grandchildren Casey, Kenzie, Avery and Chase. Sister Audrey (Art) and sister in law Helen along with many special nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Sydney and Alice Hunt, brother Wilbert (Jeanne), sister Ruby (Dave) along with Merle’s parents Jessie and William Davies, brothers in law Bill (Lucille), Reg (Georgina), Tom and sister in law Jessie (Carman)
Love Always. Rest in Peace.
.In lieu of flowers donations in Jim's memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or Neepawa District Palliative Care.
At Jim's request no funeral service will be held.