Obituary of Edgar G. Hunt
Born and raised in Jersey Harbour, NL, Edgar was the proud son of parents Edgar Sr. and Pearl Hunt. The middle child of five boys, Edgar was raised to appreciate the outport way of life on the southern coast of the province. Edgar’s upbringings instilled in him a desire to pursue many life interests, including civil service and education. Edgar relocated to Harbour Breton in the early 1960s and later settled in Twillingate in 1971, the final stop on his adventurous journey through life. It is here that he met and married his wife, Madeline Earle in 1977, who together raised one son, Andrew, who was born in 1982.
Edgar, a man with natural intelligence, enhanced his skills and talents at Memorial University, obtaining Bachelors degrees in Arts and Education. These advancements allowed him to excel in fields of social work and education, including 24 years as a high school teacher at Coaker Academy in Virgin Arm, NL, a career for which he had developed a deep passion and which produced a collegial network of friendships and lasting bonds.
Although he proudly retired from teaching in 1998 after a very accomplished career, he remained heavily engaged in community leadership and volunteerism for the next 22 years. Chasing Andrew’s love for sport, Edgar committed much of his time to the NL Minor Hockey Association with various roles and titles, taking him back to his outport roots as he ventured around the province and beyond visiting all communities that housed anything that resembled a hockey rink.
A devoted member of the Lions Club for 48 years, Edgar held every office at the club level except Treasurer, including four terms as President and one term as District Governor. Just prior to his death, he was given the honour of Life Membership with Lions International, a gesture he greatly cherished.
A self-educated "Jack of all trades," Edgar possessed great skill as a carpenter, electrician, plumber, hunter, fisherperson, and so on. Perhaps his greatest architectural accomplishment was the construction of his family cabin at Ten Mile Lake, his true place of serenity and enjoyment, and the heart of his family gatherings that included his most precious gifts, grandchildren Jacob, Sydney, and Charlotte.
Edgar was predeceased by: parents Edgar Sr. and Pearl Hunt; brothers: Wallace, Roger and Winston.
Edgar leaves with many loving and treasured memories: wife Madeline; son Andrew (Christa-Lee); grandchildren: Jacob, Sydney and Charlotte; brother Raymond (Esther); sisters-in-law: Sadie, Christine and Ellen; brother-in-law David Earle (Roseann) as well as a large circle of extended relatives, friends Lions members and colleagues.
Special thanks to the staff and physicians at Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre, the Cancer Centre at James Paton Memorial Health Centre, the Twillingate Lions Club, and a long list of family, friends, and people who supported him along life’s journey.
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our families and our community continues to be our highest priority. Keeping with Edgar’s wishes Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made in Edgar’s honour to Lions International and Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.
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