August 18, 1919 – February 21, 2018
Hunter, Alexander – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful man and loving father in his 98th year on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Born in Clydebank, Scotland August 18, 1919, he is reunited with his adored wife and soulmate Marie (nee Hackwell). Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Catherine, sister Margaret, and brothers in law Alex, Lee and Tom. He will be deeply and forever missed by his daughter Carol (Ralph), son Jay, grandchildren Angela, John, Ashton, Keaton and great grandson Chase Alexander Benedetti, his sisters Grace and Jenny and many nieces nephews and cousins. A Flight Lieutenant in WWII with the 447 squadron, he piloted a Spitfire over Juno Beach on D-Day. Knighted by France with the Knights Order of the Legion of Honor medal. Electrical Engineering graduate (U of T), employee of Canadian General Electric and a very talented artist. Sincere thanks for the years of care received at the General, St. Joseph’s , Juravinski and McMaster Hospitals and the compassion of staff at Wentworth Lodge. A celebration of life will be held at St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas on April 15th at 1 PM. Donations to the Air Force Club in Dundas would be appreciated.
Je vous souhaite la paix et le réconfort dans cette temps de chagrin. La Bible donne le vrai espère que d’etre reuni a’ nouveau avec votre bien-aime’. (Jean 5:28, 29) La Bible promet que votre bien-aime’ reviendra a’ la vie dans la resurrection au paradis sur la terre. (Actes 24:15)
I wish you peace and comfort in this time of sorrow. The Bible gives the true hope of being reunited again with your beloved. (John 5:28, 29) The Bible promises that your beloved ‘will return to life in the resurrection in heaven on earth. (Acts 24:15)
Jay, Ashtyn and family , so very sorry for your loss .. spit was a very nice and interesting man .Rest in peace .
Dear “Spit”…It was an honour and a pleasure to have known you.
Thank you for sharing with me your war experiences flying the Spitfire during WWII and, in doing so, for your contribution to ensuring the freedoms we all enjoy and take for granted today…
Thank you for the guided tour of the Warplane Heritage Museum that you gave my brother and I…you really brought history to life for us.
It is with enormous pride and gratitude that I say one last time, thank you for your service.
Love and safe journey, Anne xo❤️
We wish to convey our condolences to Alex’s family. Malcolm enjoyed spending time with him at the coffee breaks at McDonalds listening to his stories of life. He was much respected and beloved by many who would stop by to say hello and shoot the breeze with him. Rest in Peace Spit.
Our condolences to the Hunter family. My parents, Charles and Yvonne Kinch, enjoyed a long friendship with Marie and Alex at St. Paul’s and at Century Pines Golf Course, and Alex continued to play pool in our basement with my Dad and Fred Shepherd for many years. After my parents were gone, we connected at times with Alex for lunch and a chat. He was always engaging and funny and interested in the world around him. What a long and eventful life. So glad to have met him; he will be missed.
Deepest condolences to the Hunter Family. I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Hunter when he came to speak at my child’s school about his amazing life and experiences. He was an absolute inspiration and my son will never forget meeting him. Rest in peace.
Deepest condolences to Spit’s family, He will be missed by the great number of friends he made. Rest in peace.
Sincere condolences. He was a shining light in the balcony!
Alex was an amazing gentleman of many talents. He was a great conversationalist and we will miss his many chats. He has now happily joined Marie, his soulmate whom he has misssed for so many years.
Our condolences to the family.
John and Sylvia