HUNSBEDT Stephen Norman
“Loved, Honoured and Respected”
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stephen Norman Hunsbedt on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Fraser Canyon Hospital at the age of 71. Born in Duncan BC, January 20, 1941, he was the first of four children to Alma & Irven Hunsbedt. Stephen spent his early years in Shawnigan Lake and in 1954 he moved to Vavenby BC with his family. Stephen stayed in the Vavenby area where he started his logging career at 17. A few years later, he met and married Margaret, March 31, 1962. Stephen and Margaret started their family and had three children while living in the Vavenby area until 1971. During that summer they moved to Hope where Stephen began a new Cat Logging job for G&F Logging. Stephen spent the rest of his career as owner operator of Hunsbedt Logging, a career he had a huge love and passion for. Stephen and Margaret stayed in Hope after retiring. Over the years, Stephen joined The Lion’s Club, Ducks Unlimited and coached baseball. With the love of his life, they travelled extensively to many sunny destinations that had to have a Casino with a great card game. Stephen’s love for a great poker game sometimes came second to ocean, creek, lake or river fishing as it was a toss up to what he should participate in. Always the family man, many huge get-togethers with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Stephen will forever live in our hearts and be deeply missed by so many.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret; daughter Lynda, son James (LeeAnne), daughter Sharran; 5 grandchildren, Stephen (Serena), Brian, Larissa, Alexia and Kraig; 3 great grandchildren, Ebony, Roy and Jamie-Lynn; brother Stan (Diane); sisters Gayle (Mike) and Cathy (Jim) and many nieces and nephews.
A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Greggain, Dr. Switzer, Murakami Clinic and all the fabulous staff at FCH. A Memorial Tea will be held from 1 to 4 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Hope Golf Course, 900 Golf Course Rd, Hope. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Stephen’s name to SNYP (spay neuter your pet), Box 578, Hope BC V0X 1L0 or to FCH Auxiliary, Box 933, Hope BC V0X 1L0. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca. Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue
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