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Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre

14831 28th Ave, Surrey, BC

OBITUARY

Robert James Hunter

Hunter, Robert James, (Bob) June 7, 1945 - June 22, 2020

With broken hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Bob, loving husband to Berni, brother to Glen (Pat), uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and friend to many far and wide.

Bob grew up in Vancouver and went to John Oliver High School and UBC.

He taught in Australia for two years, upon returning home, taught at Burnaby Central for over 30 years. During that time he coached the senior soccer team and took them to the provincial championship in 1977 and 1978.

Bob's passions were soccer and golf and was a long time member of Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

He loved to travel, but his special place was Palm Springs.

A celebration will be announced at a later date.

Until we meet again, Eddie T.

"To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world"

Services

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Frances Cummings

July 9, 2020

The larrikin in Bob, his broad smile, his sense of fun and his genuine warmth, endeared him to his teaching colleagues and soccer team mates in Australia and they very quickly became his friends. He taught at Dapto High where I was teaching in 1970. It was my special privilege and good fortune to have the gift of his friendship , and to have called him friend for 50 years was a joy.

My family and I extend to Bob’s beloved Bernie , our dear friend Bernie , our profound sympathy and loving thoughts. These we extend to Bob’s family on the loss of their dear brother and uncle.
We hold you all in our hearts and prayers.

With much love , Fran.

Dianna McKay

July 9, 2020

Dear Berni, I just learned of Bob’s passing, and I am in disbelief. Jim and I send you our deepest condolences. May all of the happy memories be of comfort to you at this time and forever.

Steven & Sylvia Stark

July 4, 2020

Dear Hunter Family,
We were saddened to hear of Bob's sudden death and would like to extend our sincere condolences for your loss.
Semiahmoo neighbours
Steven & Sylvia

Brian Kennedy

July 3, 2020

He coached me on the Burnaby Central Senior Soccer team in 1991. We went to the provincial finals.....we came in second only losing to Steve Nash and Mount Douglas. He was a great coach! I have a lot of great memories of him.

Cindy Uhren

July 2, 2020

As a recently hired Social Studies TOC in the early 1990s, my first temporary contract was to cover Bob's Social Studies classes in the old Burnaby Central school building. Bob was meticulous in his preparation, insisting on marking the tests that he had prepared for his classes during the several weeks of his leave. I would drop them off at his home, he lived only a few minutes from the school, and pick them up when he was finished. Eventually, I was hired as a continuing contract teacher at Central. Bob was very supportive, often offering the use of his materials and, sometimes, even a bit of fatherly advice. After he retired I requested him as a TOC because I knew that I could rely on him. When he decided to move to the Surrey School District, he asked me to complete an emailed reference request sent by Surrey. I was happy to provide him with an excellent reference, but sad to see him go at the same time. Bob was a reservoir of knowledge, a kind and compassionate man, and a supportive mentor. Rest in peace Bob ... you are very very missed.

Duncan James

July 2, 2020

Within the past hour we heard of Bob's passing. Please know that are hearts and prayers will always be with you Berni. To Kathy and I Bob was a very special person and although time has passed since our paths last crossed please know you will both always be in our hearts. If their is a memorial, please let us know. Love always, Duncan & Kathy, Ukiah, California.

Judi Levang

June 30, 2020

Dear Bern.
The shock and grief of Bob’s passing must be indescribable. I am so, so sorry that you have lost your life-long partner in crime.
My love and thoughts are with you.
Judi

Charlene Kemp

June 30, 2020

Special thoughts of love and prayers to family at this very difficult time. I remember all the laughs we had at Burnaby Central Secondary as Bob passed through the office. Bob always took the time to come into the office to say hi to me....and have a small chat. I will never forget. May you Rest In Peace,🙏
Charlene

Bob Davies

June 30, 2020

I first met Bob about 45 years ago, when I thought he was his younger brother Glen. Over the years I saw Bob periodically, but over the last 10 years I had seen him more often. He was a fellow employee at Morgan Creek Golf Course. He loved spending hours on the driving range, to improve his game. He was always tinkering with his swing.
I would run into him when he was walking the dog(s) as we lived about a block from each other after he & Bernie moved to South Surrey. My wife and I also started travelling to Palm Desert, CA about 10 years ago & we ended up renting a home 2 blocks from Bob & Bernie in Desert Falls GC for the last few years. Bob & I had many conversations around the pool (a lock couldn't keep him out). During the last few years he got into pickleball & I would watch him play and hear him give "sound" advice to fellow players. He even described a "shank" in relation to his serve - both on the golf course and on the pickleball court, which I thought was pretty funny.
My wife & I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Bernie.

Reto Hanauer

June 30, 2020

I was fortunate to meet Bob not very long ago and I know it would of been the start of fine friendship.
May the winds be on your back.
God Speed, Bob.

FROM THE FAMILY