Pauline Hunter

Pauline Marie Hunter passed away in Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, in the early hours of August 4, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

A family graveside service was held in the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, on Wednesday morning, August 9th at 9:30 a.m. with Prayers shared by her daughter, Paulette.

Born in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan on May 5, 1921. Pauline was a true pioneer of Salmon Arm, having arrived with her parents, the late David and Jessica Johnson in the late 1920’s. She was a strong willed lady, a perfect partner for her late husband, Clifford Hunter, as they jointly owned and operated a Gas station and convenience store for years at the junction of Highway 97B and Trans Canada Highway, next to the Starlite Drive-In Movie operation. Pauline not only was the face behind Customer Service, she handled mechanical work with Cliff.

After retirement they spent many winters in Victoria, she loved to take part in community tea’s, meeting and greeting new friends, as well checking out the special sales.

Pauline is well remembered for her green thumb, knitting, gardening, and enjoying camping and cooking in the outdoors. For many years she had her weekly trips to town with Paulette, a trip with strict detailed stops at her special spots.

She leaves her two daughters, Paulette Favell of Salmon Arm, Kathleen Hoffman of Kamloops, 5 grandchildren, Clifford, Diana, Shane, Tina and Jason; 2 great grandchildren, Archer and Malykai; as well her sister, Nadine Johnson of San Francisco.

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Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm

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