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Robert (Bob) Vaughan Hunt

June 28, 1947 – May 15, 2020

Bob Hunt, age 72, died peacefully on May 15, 2020 as a result of kidney cancer. Bob spent the last 5 months in Boundary Trails Hospital. The family gratefully acknowledges the care provided by Dr. C. Woelk and the palliative care unit, and particularly thanks the team of health care aides who consistently provided excellent and compassionate care.

Bob is survived by his wife Pat; his daughter, Tracy (Kim); his sister, Valerie Nicholson (Keith); his nieces and nephews, Lori (David), Glen (Helena), Scott and Erin; his grand nephews, Magnus and Kinnon; numerous cousins; and his canine sidekick and confidant, Gordie. Bob was predeceased by his parents Kay (Fuller) and Vaughan Hunt, and his brother Ken (Jocelyn).

Bob was born and raised in Winnipeg. As a child he developed lifelong interests in science, woodwork and metalwork, spending his pocket money on chemistry kits and tools. These interests continued throughout Bob’s professional life and hobbies. Bob spent his working career as an analytical chemist at the Freshwater Institute. After taking an early retirement, he expanded his workshop and pursued many different interests, including electronics, casting, woodturning, sawmilling and the years-long development of a furnace for melting cast iron. His shop allowed him to produce what ever he needed.

Bob always had a project on the go. Over the years, he built countless gadgets and tools. These included: a CNC router, an outdoor wood furnace, many different buildings, several boats, and of course his steam locomotive. Bob was an excellent machinist and enjoyed sharing his interests and skills with members of the Manitoba Live Steamers and the Vintage Locomotive Society. For many years he was a member of the “black crew” who maintained the Prairie Dog Central Railway’s steam locomotive.

Bob took great delight in spending time with loved ones. Many wonderful memories were made building boats and sailing during long summer days at the Flanders Lake cottage, and the infamous family canoe trip down the Bloodvein River. Bob also enjoyed scuba diving and snorkeling, especially in the Caribbean. Most recently, he especially enjoyed furniture building with Tracy on winter Saturdays.

A celebration of life will be planned after the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, hopefully in the fall of 2020. Friends who wish to make a memorial donation in Bob’s name are invited to support Katie Cares, a respite home in Winkler. http://katiecares.ca/

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