We Remember

McKAY, William Hunter

March 17, 1927 — September 16, 2013


Surrounded by family, this wonderful husband, father and grandfather was released into the arms of our Heavenly Father, September 16th, 2013. Hunt is survived by his best friend and beloved wife, Johanna (Joan), son David (Carol), daughters Cindy and Patti, granddaughters Jennifer and Carla, grandson and “Pal”, Brian and great-grandson Coleburn. Hunt is also survived by his brother Ross (Mary), brother-in-law Raymond (Jean), his nieces and nephews and Hunt’s family in Scotland Christine (George), Isabelle (Don) and family.


Hunt was born and raised in Brooks, Alberta, March 17th, 1927, St. Patrick’s Day, and being the true Scot that he was, Hunt stayed true to his Scottish Heritage, he was the longest life member of the Brooks Masonic Lodge No.73.


Hunt and Joan married April 20, 1956, in Trail, then it was on to Penticton, in 1998 they settled in Kelowna. Hunt was an active golfer and curler, competing in two Briers throughout his curling years. Though having to give up these two passions he was quick to become the TV coach of the “New York Yankees” baseball team. Hunt loved working in his gardens, not only his garden, but his daughter’s and grandson’s, he was an incredible Handy man, there wasn’t anything that Hunt couldn’t fix or build.


Hunt’s proudest accomplishment was his family, his pride and joy, which he guided, and nurtured throughout his life and he leaves them with the most incredible legacy.


The family would like to thank the First Responders and the caring and supportive staff at Kelowna General Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Grant Chamberlain and nurse, Patti. Arrangements entrusted to the Springfield Funeral home.


Hunt requests that there be no service at this time, just do a kind act for someone in need. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolence


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