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  1. Patti Howell

    It was an honour to see Stephen’s funeral!! It was a beautiful funeral for a beautiful soul❤️! My heart goes out to the family in sympathy & love!!

  2. Dawn M

    Stephen, it was an absolute honor to walk beside you in your journey through life.
    May you rest in peace dear soul, may you rest in peace.
    Stephen’s family, specifically his mother Jene.
    Jene, although we only spoke a few times, I experienced your heart each time, you assisted me to see and experience a much larger picture. Thank you for trusting each of us with the Community Stephen chose, thank you for the unconditional love and support you did not tire of expressing.
    You have made a difference in each of our lives.

  3. Gary ,Dianne Robertson

    So very sad to hear of Stephens passing. He was such a dear boy who used to come over across the Rd to visit us when we lived in the upstairs cozy apartment and Mr &Mrs Hunters. . I was lonely for my little brothers so it was extra special. As Stephen grew up we saw less of him but he will always have a special place in my heart. So very sorry to all of you . Sending our heartfelt sympathy.

  4. Billy Grant

    I first met Stephen on the School bus and we got talking about things and that his father was looking for employees at lords lobster. That’s when I got my start in the fish business. I got to know the family working with them for 15 years my brother Donald became good friends with Stephen as well. Many fun times in the market. It was a shock to hear about his passing and he will be missed by many. My heart goes out to the families.
    Billy Grant

  5. Brian Archie MacCallum

    Sorry to hear of Stephan’s passing. Our condolences to all his family. Stephen was definately a good spokesman for his family too when I knew him in younger years. Take good care now.
    Brian & Heather MacCallum
    Bathurst, NB

  6. Sharon Worden

    It was a great privilege to listen to Steven’s memorial service today. Thank you for leaving it still on line. This is Sharon Worden (and I will include my mother, Shirley Worden, who is in a senior’s residence there in Chilliwack). We have known the Hunter family for many many years, as our family and the Hunters are from the same area in NB. Our hearts go out to each one of you in this loss, but such a comfort in word and deed for a dear son, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. With mother I’d like to express our deep sympathy.
    Sharon Worden (working in Ukraine) and Shirley Worden, my mother.

  7. Fred Linda Thue

    So sorry for your family’s loss. It is so difficult to lose a son & our hearts go out to you .
    We have many good memories of Steve while we lived in Calgary.

  8. Leta Ausenhus

    I feel like I know Stephen better now, having read his obituary & condolences , so I want to add my sympathy to all who are touched by the sorrow of his passing. with Love in Christ, Leta

  9. Darlene Lonseth

    Thinking of you as you feel your great loss.
    Much love from Dale and Darlene Lonseth

  10. Lorne and Brenda Crosson

    Our thoughts are with you all.

  11. Dorothy MacDonald

    Thinking of you all with care and sympathy in the loss of Stephen.
    Glad to be able to watch the service.

  12. Margot wimmer

    My heart is touched by your loss.much love Marg Wimmer

  13. Ivan &Gail Ramsay

    This special privilege to be able to hear and see the love that has been expressed for Stephen today. Our sympathy to all the family

  14. Allan & Nola Currie

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hunter family during your time of sorrow and loss. Love is very evident in the Hunter family and it was our privilege to have been recipients of this love from so many of the Hunters over the so many years.

  15. Gordon & Joyce Chrisp

    The service yesterday was so very beautiful. Dear Steve will always be remembered as a very gentle, gentleman. He had a loving family & will be missed. We are so glad he died with peace. Our love,
    Gordon & Joyce

  16. Karen Lomenda

    My condolences to the Hunter family, you are all in my thoughts. Rest In Peace Steve.

  17. Audrey Yaremchuk

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family

  18. Don Robertson

    Condolences to the family our thoughts are with you,it’s been a long time. since contact but lots of great memories. Rest in peace my friend

  19. Jim and Carol West

    A privilege to listen to Stephen’s funeral today. So glad he reached out for help – it’s’ clear he was well loved.! Thinking of all his family.

  20. Cheryl lumley

    Dear family. Appreciated listening to the service today along with Evan and Sheila Redel and Lyndsey Schroeder. There is comfort knowing that Stephen had a soft heart. Glad you could be with him in his final hours. It seems it did much for his heart and no doubt lots for your own. God is very gracious. With care. Cheryl

  21. Bob and Emily Farrell

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! So glad for a God of all comfort!

    Love, Bob and Emily Farrell

  22. Stephen & Sandra MacDonald

    Sending our Love and Sympathy to Jean and all of Stephen’s family.
    It was so nice to share in the beautiful service with you all!

  23. Michael Roy Robertson

    Beautiful and touching service…….rest in peace Stephen…….love and strength to cousin Jean and family.

  24. Linda and Scott Upham

    Thinking of you all today ,our dearest friends. Know that we are there with you in thought and prayer, sharing and caring in your loss and sorrow.
    Steve was a great guy ,and will by missed by all.

    Scott and Linda Upham
    & Family

  25. Lynn Thune

    So many memories from long ago, my thoughts are with you all today. My sincere condolences to you all….

  26. Bernice Thune

    Sincere condolences to the Hunter family. Love & Care🤗

  27. Kim Walls

    I remember when Stephen had arrived at the shelter. He introduced himself as Hunter, and so I thought that was his first name. Later on I discovered that his first name was Stephen so I teased him about being a 007 agent. When I greeted him I would often call him Hunter, Stephen Hunter and we would both laugh at the memory that had started our working relationship.

  28. Betty Savoy Kennah

    Sorry to hear of cousin Steve’s passing. My condolences to cousin Jean and all the family.

  29. John Evans

    A great friend with a huge heart. Steve will be missed. I joy in the peace I know he has found.

  30. Burke and Joni Petersen

    Thinking about you all being together tomorrow, so wish we could have been there!! We sure will miss uncle Steve and his big smile! Lots of love!!

  31. Marlin and Jana stutt

    Wish we could come to the funeral. Our thoughts are with you all and big hugs. We loved uncle Steve.

  32. Jessica Squair

    We will sure miss our Uncle Steve.
    I will always remember how he would say “hey there kiddo” every time we seen him.
    I can hear him saying it now.
    He was always so kind to us with his soft smile that was so much like grandpas.
    You will be missed.
    Thinking of you all ♥️.

  33. Don&Marie Winter, Jody Castonguay & Family .

    Our thoughts are with you at this time..

  34. Ivan & Gail Ramsay

    Dear Jean and family…our heartfelt sympathy to you all in the loss of Stephen
    May you find some comfort knowing that others care .

  35. Marilyn maccallum

    Sincere condolences to the family .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  36. Kevin/Donna Hunter

    Special Memories of our summers growing up with Stephen. He had a heart of gold and a special. smile. A sense of humour never to be forgotten.! I regret we have lost touch over the years. Hugs to my cousins and Aunt Jean.

  37. Simone Puffalt

    Thinking about you all in Bonnyville on Saturday and sending my sympathies to all the family.

  38. Dave Robertson

    Steve, I know you are resting in the Lord. Your heart was true, I will miss you so much, you were a friend, cousin, brother to me. We had a lot of good times together. The love you shared in life is what you’ll take with you as you await his call. I love you and you’ll always be with us in our hearts. Go in peace my beloved friend.Cheryl and I will miss you dearly.

  39. Keith and Eva Williston

    Thinking of you Jean and all your family at this time of sorrow. Our love and Sympathy.

  40. Mabel Waterbury

    Loving thoughts to Jean and family, from both of us. Glen and Mabel

  41. Joan Dyck

    Sorry for your loss of your father & grandfather.

  42. Denise Thune

    Thinking of you all in your loss of Stephen. Glad there has been a silver lining in Stephens last days that has been such a comfort. We are glad we know the God of ALL comfort. Love & Sympathy Denise Thune

  43. Tanya Coles (Upham)

    So sorry to hear about thoughts are with all his Family.

  44. Sally (Barkhouse) Blades

    Jean, John, Marlene,Carolline, Janine and families. My condolences on your loss.

  45. Bill and Barbara Ralph

    Our condolences.

  46. Ross Lingley

    Good memories of days at Hunter Lake – thinking of you all with sympathy and care.

  47. Marilyn Watson

    So sorry for your loss .

  48. David Upham

    Steve was such a likable guy! Our thoughts are with you.

  49. Nansi Fowlie Carter

    Thinking of you all.

  50. Ruth Hughes

    Good memories of your days at Hunter Lake. Thinking of you all with Care and Sympathy.

  51. Linda MacDonald

    My sympathies to all the family.

  52. Elva ( Hunter) Lacey

    My memories, as the eldest Hunter cousin , are of all the times Stephen came in the summer to Nana’s, and after they moved home to Hunter’s Lake.
    My heart aches for Auntie Jean, John, Marlene, Caroline, Jeannine , Pat, Kallie, Mark and Jeffrey and all their children.
    Your New Brunswick nieces, nephews and cousins have been saddened by this loss of a nephew and cousin.

  53. Jack and Doreen Robertson

    Our deepest condolences and sending our care and love
    Jack and Doreen

  54. Jessie MacLean

    We stayed with Steve in Hunter Lake while his family went on holidays for 2 weeks. Steve was in his last year of High School and he had missed a number of days of school and needed written excuses for those days! We sat at the kitchen table, Steve dictating what to say and me writing and signing his moms name ! I told him I’d do it in one condition that I was telling his mom when she got home! No problem he said ! RIP Steve

  55. Kevin Hughes

    Thinking of you folks.

  56. Marilyn Hivks

    The circle has been broken on earth but we look forward to an eternal future where there will be no more tears or sorrow. Sending my thoughts with love.

  57. Krista Stewart

    Stephen was my cousin of many, but he was the same age as me. He was kind and loving. He would go out of his way to help people. He never looked down on anyone. I lost touch when he went out west. But I always loved him, and I am saddened in his passing.

  58. Carl Hunter

    Steven will always be in our hearts

  59. Riley McChesney

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family

  60. Carol Anne McElwain

    Jean and family, I was so sad to hear of Steve’s passing. Although I had never met him, I heard a lot of great things about him, he will be missed.❤️❤️

  61. Bonnie Rankin

    My thoughts have been with Steven’s family this past week, since I heard of his passing. It has been many years since I have seen him. I remember the kind, and gentle person that he was, and have some fond memories of when we were children out at Hunter’s Lake. Those were the days when all the cousins were together.
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend.

    RIP cousin ❤
    Bonnie (Hunter) Rankin

  62. Philip and Karen Hunter

    Steve was the older cousin that we looked up to in Hunter lake ., he taught me how to ride a dirt bike ,and snare rabbits , I used to love his visits he would just stop in sit around the kitchen table and joke and tell stories with Dad . We are thinking of our family out west our hearts are broken . Xo

  63. Oren MacLean

    Our Condolences .. 😢 Rest now – when we moved to NB back in 1976 , we were part of the “ Hunter family “
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all !! 🤗🤗

  64. Leny (Lainey)

    Steve was a kind gentle soul who is selfless humble and just an all-around nice guy. He never gave up wanting more for himself and for his family and wanting to be better for everyone that he loved. God has shown me through Steve’s loving family and Steve himself How powerful he is and how his love can be shown in so many different ways. My prayers and thoughts are with Steve’s family and I pray that God is strengthening them through this very difficult time. He will never be forgotten.