Anne Gladys HUNTER
April 30, 1930 – October 30, 2019
HUNTER, Anne G. (Gladys) April 30, 1930 – October 30, 2019
Educator, musician, wife, and mother, Gladys passed peacefully at the Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack, B.C. In her 90th year. She was born in Kelty, Scotland, the only child of James and Janet Pryde (nee Pollock). Gladys overcame early physical challenges which required pioneering bone graft surgery. After completing her studies at Beath High School, Cowdenbeath, she went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Edinburgh University. Gladys also showed talent as a pianist, studying throughout her youth and earning a Licentiate Diploma. She also enjoyed traveling with friends, and she traveled widely over her lifetime.
In 1954 Gladys emigrated to Canada, finding work as an English teacher at Hamilton High School in North Vancouver. It was there that she met her husband, Roy Hunter. They settled in Chilliwack in 1957and raised two children, Neil (Barbara) and Ailsa (George).
As a performer and longtime piano teacher, Gladys instilled a love of music in many young people, starting with her own children and extending to her numerous students. Her support of Neil and Ailsa's studies included serving as accompanist and driving thousands of kilometres to lessons and performances.
Gladys is survived by her husband and children, and her loving grandson Dylan Hunter. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Sharon Hunter and Ida Paddock, her cousin and friend Anne Docherty, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and infant son Colin.
The family wishes to extend their profound thanks to the staff of Waverly Seniors Village. A very special thanks to the Sargent family: Jody, Christine, Nick, Meaghan, and Madison for their love and support over the last 30 years.
A celebration of the life of Gladys Hunter will take place at a later date.
- Celebration of Life, of Gladys Hunter
Anne Gladys HUNTER
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November 14, 2019
Neighbour, music teacher, carpool parent....our paths crossed many times over the years. Fond memories of Neil ....babysitting and Ailsa as my son’s classmate . I will remember her for a long life well lived.
November 6, 2019
My daughters, Melanie and Amy, and I spent so many happy hours at piano lessons and recitals with Mrs. Hunter. She was also kind enough to share many used teaching resources with me when I first started teaching. Many of these she made herself. She brightened so many lives. My condolences to Mr. Hunter, Neil and Ailsa.
November 5, 2019
Mrs. Hunter was my piano teacher for many years growing up. She was always kind and encouraging - even when I hadn't practiced nearly as much as I should have. She encouraged me and taught me well including guiding me in earning certifications with the RCM. My daughter is benefiting from her teaching as I am able to assist her as she also learns to play piano.
My sincerest sympathies.