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Fern Hunt

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(née HESHKA)

January 11, 1952 - March 31,2024

It is with profound sadness and also jubilation that we announce the passing of Fern Hunt into the eternal arms of her Lord and and Saviour Jesus Christ, this past Easter Sunday. 

Fern was born near Hyas, Saskatchewan January 11, 1952 and later moved to Foam Lake, Saskatchewan where she did most of her schooling. In 1970, she moved to Winnipeg, where she would soon after meet and marry the love of her life, Dale Hunt on October 16, 1971. They soon started a family which consisted of their three extraordinary boys, Travis, Waylon and Kyne. At the same time, they also started and grew many businesses, which kept the entire family busy. As the years went by, her faith in Christ grew and her family also grew to include daughters-in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her most treasured role in life was being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

She is survived by her husband Dale, sons, Waylon (wife Iona, children Wyatt and Aiya), Kyne (wife Angie, children Ryden and Desten), daughter-in-law, Marisa (children Reighnbow and Noa, of her late eldest son, Travis Hunt) along with his other children, Skye, Shaylee, Devon, Jye and Brazyl. She also leaves behind 5 great-grandchildren, her older sister Bev Fransishyn, younger brother Les Heshka (wife Michelle), nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that became family.

She left an indelible mark on all her knew her. 

A church service, followed by a celebration of life, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th at Westwood Community Church (401 Westwood Drive, Winnipeg Manitoba).

Donations (in lieu of flowers) can be made to the 3E Palliative Care unit, Riverview Health Care centre, where her end-of-life care was truly exceptional.  We thank everyone there who selflessly went above and beyond to comfort during this difficult time. Words cannot express our gratitude.

Fern’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Heather Gosnell

May 24, 2024 at 11:04 PM

Condolence to my brother Dale and his family . Fern was such a religious and faithful person . She was so proud of her children,,daughter in-laws. she lived for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even though she was my sister in law I was privileged to be able to help look after her in her last months of living . She fought. a hard battle . I got to know her even better in those last months always worried about some one. RIP Fern until we meet again 💕💕

Tony Mariani

May 9, 2024 at 9:09 PM

My condolences to you and your family Dale.  

Dave and Susan Reid - Ste Anne, Mb

May 9, 2024 at 9:06 PM

Our condolences to you Dale and family. Many memories of  "way back then!" 

Brenda Voort

May 9, 2024 at 9:04 PM

Blessings to you Dale and all of your family.  What a wonderful lady,  so quiet and seemingly shy but she was a lover of people for sure.  You and her boys ,  their wives and all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren were all so prescious to her.  Never did she have a negative word to say and was so proud to talk of youDale or any other of the family member.  .  I of course enjoyed enjoyed many Bible Studies with her and singing in the Church choir and laughing through our wonderful ‘Bunko’ evenings.  So many good memories.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  

Joyce Hilborn

May 9, 2024 at 9:01 PM

Keeping you all close in prayer for comfort and strength.  


May 9, 2024 at 8:50 PM

My thoughts  and prayers to all of you. Fern was a beautiful and most thoughtful  person. I will miss her. She had so much positivity and strength the last eight years facing her prognosis. Such a loving brave lady.

Allison Marion

May 9, 2024 at 8:21 PM

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Dale and his family. My late husband Marcel, and I, loved our outings with Fern and Dale. Fern was a generous and loving soul, strong in her faith, and committed to her family. Fern, rest easy now, and please give Marcel a hug for us.

Bill and Sue Temple

May 9, 2024 at 4:31 PM

Sincere condolences to Dale and the entire family.

Roger and Dianne Poirier

May 9, 2024 at 3:57 PM

Our condolences to Dale and family. Fern was a beautiful and selfless person. Very devoted to family. She was always concerned how you were doing even when she was going through a hard time.

Loneta Siemens

May 9, 2024 at 3:51 PM

I send heartfelt condolences to Dale and family. It was a joy to worship and sing in the choir with so faithful a believer. Fern's strong faith shone through troubles, trials and illness. I know God has said to her " well done good and faithful servant ".

May God bless and comfort you all.

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