Rose Hunter Funeral Notice

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rose Hunter, Gary’s wife (Gary Hunter [Seniority #239] passed away on February 2, 1990).

Please find the funeral details below.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Rose’s family and friends from the Scarborough Fire Fighters Retirees.

ObituaryMcDougall & Brown 

In Loving Memory of Rose Hunter

HUNTER, ROSE (April 24, 1942—September 7, 2022) 

Rose Hunter was known by many names—wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, friend, and affectionately as Rosie. Rose passed away unexpectedly in her home in Whitby, Ontario, on September 7, 2022, at the age of 80. Predeceased by her loving husband Gary. Beloved mother to Chrissy (Scott) and Kim (Jason). Cherished grandma to Jocelyn, Bailey, Spencer, and Palmer. Treasured sister to Dorothy and Sandy. Much-loved aunt to Shannon (Michael), Meghan, Nathan, Molly, and many more. Sister-in-law to Joan (John) and Ron (Donna). The ninth of ten children, born to Gerald and Christena Dafoe, Rose is reunited with her siblings Dean, Harold, Isabel, Ronnie, Gwen, Lorraine, and Leslie.

Rose was fiercely dedicated to her family and friends. And happiest when surrounded by all of them—whether it was at one of the many weekend parties at the cottage, a ski club gathering, or lunch with old friends catching up on everyone’s busy lives.

Rose was Hallmark movies’ biggest fan and no doubt their ratings will suffer as a result. She loved to bake and her treats will be missed by those lucky enough to have tasted them, especially her grandkids. Rose loved candles, wreaths, and home decorating shows. Her condo was beautifully decorated with many wreaths and the delicious candle scents will be remembered by all who visited (including those who worried her devotion to candles would eventually burn the condo or cottage down.) Rose loved her semi-annual shopping days, visiting all of the beautiful little shops in Lakefield with her family and dear friend Heather.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of her brothers and sisters.

A visitation will be held at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough starting at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 13th. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens immediately following service. Friends and family are welcome to gather for refreshments at McDougall & Brown following the interment.

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