The death occurred of Viola Muriel Hunt, 94, on Oct. 14, 2008 at Rogers Cove in Huntsville.
The deceased was born in Huntsville on April 27, 1914, the youngest child of William George Langford Hunt and Fanny Elizabeth Porter. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Marjorie Simpson and brothers Onufry, Lawrence, George, Albert and John Hunt.
She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, great and great-greatnieces and nephews.
Viola was educated in Huntsville. In 1941 she entered the Salvation Army College and in 1942 was commissioned as an officer lieutenant. During the next 10 years Viola was posted to the communities of Tweed, Mimico and Campbellford in Ontario, and finally to Parrsboro, N.S. as a captain. Viola left the Salvation Army work in 1952 and returned to Huntsville to care for her aging parents. After attending night school and setting up and operating a concession booth on North Waseosa Lake Road and Hunts Road she joined Eaton’s Department Store where she remained until her retirement in 1979.
Although Viola spent her life helping and caring for others she also loved to travel. She enjoyed her waterfront home, paddling her canoe and gifting her family and friends with her beautiful handwork of knitting, crocheting, tatting and quilting. She also played the piano and organ for local churches.
Due to failing health Viola was admitted to Muskoka Landing in 2004.