It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Kaye died peacefully on December 17, 2011.

A kind, wise, spirited and generous hearted woman, she will be sadly and deeply missed by her loving children: Monica (John), Earl (Sharon), Darryll (Dawsha) and Noel (Bill); grandchildren: Tracey, Tanya, Nikki, Derek and Britney; and great-grandchild, Austin.

Kaye was born and raised the eldest of three, in Mundare, Alberta. She attended school both in Mundare and Lamont. After completing her education in Alberta, Kaye moved to Bagot, Manitoba, where she taught school. She enjoyed this part of her life but family matters brought her back to Edmonton where she worked for the brokerage firm, James Richardson & Sons as a bookkeeper. She married Garry Hunt in 1952. They eventually moved to Grand Forks and had lived here for over 50 years. Garry predeceased her in 2010.

Kaye was an active participant in the community. Cooking, politics, gardening and sports were all passions. From curling, badminton, golf to whist and cribbage, she competed in many local tournaments. She was an avid competitor in the B.C. Senior Games for many years. Kaye also loved her flower garden, especially her roses, glads and dahlias. Her competitive nature came in handy when trying to save her precious blooms from the deer. Another of Kaye’s great pleasures was pouring over recipes and cookbooks. She was chef extraordinaire impressing family and friends with her talents from the kitchen on a regular basis. Most dishes rarely made the menu twice as there were so many to try.

Kaye was young at heart, easy to laugh, compassionate, had a positive attitude and a very strong constitution. Kaye was equally passionate about politics, loyal in her beliefs and volunteered countless hours to the cause. As Jack Layton said in his parting message “Let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic, and we’ll change the world.” These were words Kaye lived by.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date in this newspaper. Grand Forks Funeral Home had care of arrangements. If desired, in lieu of flowers, as was Kaye’s wish, donations to the Grand Forks Food Bank or Food Bank of your choice would be much appreciated.

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