Alec HUNT

HUNT, Alec (b. May 6, 1944 in Slough, England) died in Ladner, BC on April 18, 2011 after a prolonged illness. Alec is survived by his daughters and their spouses: Jay (Lee), Katy (Kyle) and Fiona (Bryan) and his grand- children: Nicola, Liam, Owen and Anna. Alec, known to his English friends by his schoolboy nickname, Hank, was raised by his mother in West Kirby, England. He met and married Sue Riglin in 1968 and they emigrated to Canada with their 3 daughters in 1975. Alec’s career in BC involved designing cranes and logging equipment. His bad heart forced him to retire early and unfortunately deprived him of active participation in his lifelong love – sailing. Having raced in England from his teens, Alec picked up the sport again in Canada when he joined the Surrey Sailing Club. Alec returned to sailboat racing with gusto and his sailing buddies became his closest friends once he moved to White Rock. Alec had many other interests: in his youth he raced bicycles and was the drummer in a Merseyside band; in Canada he enjoyed nature – skiing, camping, fishing and bird watching. We miss him already but we’ll tell stories of him for the rest of our lives. A small memorial will be held at the Surrey Sailing Club, Apr. 29 from 5-7 pm. Please make any donations in his memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or O.W.L. Canada.