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Emily Hunter

January 16, 1942 - April 24, 2015


On April 24, 2015, Mrs. Emily Hunter of Goodfish Lake passed away at the age of 73 years.  She is survived by her loving husband, Victor; son, Paul Hunter; 3 daughters, Eunice (Allan) Beaver, Shirley (Brian) Hunter & Pearl (Joe) Starlight; adopted daughters, Karen (Charlie) Desjarlais, Tanya (Colin Porozn) Fontaine & Lori (Dave) Connor; grandchildren, Jeremy, Melissa, Morgan (Mel-lisa), Bobbi Jo, Mason, Jason (Leah), Ashley (Colten), Colton (Desiree), Cody, Cheyenne (Sam), Janelle, Brendon (Noelle), Randall, Chantelle (Josh), Dylan, Chloe, Tess, Kaylee, Drew, Reagan, Clay, Colby, Jordy, Layton, Brady & Jorja; 22 great-grandchildren; 8 sisters, Mary (Jason) Memnook, Marge White, Delia (George) Whitford, Janet (Cleophus) Hunter, Inez (Jerry) Jackson, Patsy (Gary) Memnook, Annie (Larry) Crane & Shirley (Wildred) Memnook; sisters-in-law, Velma Memnook, Evelyn Memnook & Mildred Memnook.  She was predeceased by her parents Paul & Edith Memnook; son-in-law, Mark Crane; brothers, Joe Memnook, Billy Memnook, John Memnook & Francis Memnook; sisters, Esther Bull, Delphine Memnook & Pauline Houle.  A Wake will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 28 & 29 at Goodfish Lake Cultural Centre, Goodfish Lake.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. at Goodfish Lake Cultural Centre, Goodfish Lake.  Reverend Robert Wright will be officiating, with interment in Protestant Cemetery, Goodfish Lake.  To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.  
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From: martha cardinal
Relation: ex-teacher

My condolences to the Hunter family! My prayers and blessings to your family at time of loss of beloved friend who was such an inspiration of our native people. REST IN PEACE SISTER IN CHRIST, EMILY HUNTER! God Bless,,,,

From: Doris Gladue
Relation: former student

It has been an honour to have been one of Mrs. Hunter’s former students. Her commitment, dedication and overall love of the Cree language was evident whenever she taught. She inspired me to further pursue my studies in the Cree language, in which later, I majored in. Her wisdom and teachings will forever be a part of me. Thank you Emily for your patience and kindness! I will always be grateful! Aye-Aye ninaskomitinan!

From: Pat McCormack
Relation: Colleague at Native Studies

Emily was a wonderful colleague who made a huge difference at Native Studies as its Cree professor. She was kind and thoughtful. My best wishes to her family at this very sad time.

From: Richard Price
Relation: I worked with her at the U of A.

My condolences to the family of Emily Hunter. It was a great pleasure for me to work with Emily for a number of years. Emily did a wonderful job in launching and developing our Cree language program in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.

From: Nav Atwal
Relation: I met Emily through work and became friends

Emily was one of those rare people who always thought of others first.
She had a deep love for children, which is why I became so fond of Emily so quickly. She was selfless, altruistic and caring. She was also brilliant in the field of education and taught students and adults many wonderful and insightful things. May she rest in peace and may her many loved ones remember her fondly for a very long time.


Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 30, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Goodfish Lake Cultural Centre

Goodfish Lake, AB Canada

Goodfish Lake, AB Canada


Date & Time:
April 28, 2015
Beginning at 8:43am

Goodfish Lake Cultural Centre

Goodfish Lake, AB Canada

Take home at 1:00 p.m.

Goodfish Lake, AB Canada

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