March 21, 1955 – December 16, 2020
Peacefully at home with family members present, Janine passed from us, ending a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. Beloved wife of Fletcher G. Hunt (m. June 30, 1978) and mother to James, William, Gordon, Rebecca (husband Sylvain Boudreau), Charles (Sheridan) and Tara (husband Joel Vienneau) – a role model and inspiration to all whose paths she crossed, but especially to her husband, children and six grandchildren.
Predeceased by parents Leonard and Emily (nee Kallio) Booher, step-father Lloyd Workentine and by sister Shaline and brother-in-law Salah Adam who, along with children Joshua and Rebecca, were taken tragically as a result of the Air Egypt crash in 1999. Survived by brothers Rodney (Joy), Raymond (Debbie) and sister Nella (Randy) Lall.
Janine was a graduate of The University of Calgary, where she majored in The Humanities. Her life-long love of music and the care she consistently showed for young people combined, in recent years, to give Hamiltonians a highly thought of and cherished teacher, with certification as a specialist in piano and the music of Carl Orff.
A private family Service will take place with interment to follow in Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Ontario. Donations to a charity of choice, in Janine’s name, would be appreciated by the family.
“I believe that the mystery of the beautiful in nature and art is a sensible reflection of the mystery of faith.”
Janine was an inspiration to me and to many: She is dearly loved and her presence among us is missed.
GIVE rest, O Christ, to thy servant Janine with thy Saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting; where thou, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Dear The Hunt Family,
My condolences to you and your family. Your Mom was an inspiration to me when I was a teacher at Grange School. Her gentle, kind and loving ways as a mother to her children remain in my heart and still touch me today.
Sending you love and support during this difficult time.
To the Hunt family,
Do accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. I met Janine in 2018 through a mutual friend and I experienced her kind and loving spirit immediately. She had an infectious way of making everyone feel at ease in her presence and a joy to be around.
May the memories she has left behind provide comfort during this time and beyond.
Janine will be missed by many at St. George’s Church.
Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.
Janine was a dear friend and one of the kindest, most generous people I have known. She was always thinking of others, even through her illness. I will miss her very much.
My deepest sympathy to Fletcher and all the family. May you find comfort and peace.
Janine was a life model and inspiration to me. She was a rare jewel who shone wherever she was. Her love, kindness, and care for people around her had touched many. She lived her life to the fullest even amidst of the ordeal of her health challenges. Her joy reflected her strong faith and hope in God. Her presence is greatly missed. Her legacy will continue to touch those who know her.
May God comfort and uphold her family at this very difficult time of such a great loss.
Janine was a ‘light’. She is missed.
Our condolences to the Hunt family.
Janine was an inspiration to many people and will be greatly missed.
Boris Nusko and Family
Janine recruited me to volunteer with her at the Barton Street Jail with the ‘Freeing The Human Spirit Program’ many years ago, to offer yoga and meditation to the inmates. We became firm friends & I will miss her, like everyone who knew her, will miss her. She was a truly wonderful woman.
I offer my sincere condolences to Fletcher and all the family at this sad, sad time. Please call on me if there is anything you need that maybe I can help you with.
Dear Fletcher and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear wife (& amp;mother to James, William, Gordon, Rebecca, Charles, and Tara). We will all sorely miss the sweet, loving person that Janine was. She enriched us all! She has passed from the bonds of this earth but lives on in our memories. May God grant her peace. Upholding the Hunt family in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Nella & family
Janine was loving, compassionate and supportive. she was a role model to me. She will be missed very much.
My deepest condolences to Fletcher and her children. May you find comfort and peace.
We have never met, but you can’t imagine how much your Wife and Mother meant to me! She was a dear friend althought we didn’t meet too often. The two of us took part in retreats at the Scarborough Mission and Mt. Carmel in Niagara Falls.
I found the joy she radiated extraordinary – especially after she was diagnosed with cancer and the first treatment failed…. at a time when most people would be in despair, she remained lighthearted, happy and radiant!
This, more than anything else is a life lesson that will stay with me forever.
Rest in Peace, dearest Janine, until we meet again!
My deepest condolences to the family. Janine was a dear friend and an inspiration to me. She was one of the first people I met when we moved to Hamilton and has been there through the years giving me advice. I will miss our walks in the park and talks. RIP.
Dear Hunt family ,
It was a privilege to have known Janine .
As her CARE path nurse for more than two years , I got to know a woman of great strength,
resilience and filled with kindness and joie de vivre .
It was a true privilege to be involved in her journey .
Please accept my sincere condolences .
Rest in Peace Janine xoxo
I got to know Janine through my daughter Elizabeth. Janine was a loving , smiling and spiritual person.
She will be missed very much , she touched my daughters life a lot. You all are in my prayers . May the Almighty give you the strength to bear this great loss.
Dear Hunt Family,
Our sincerest condolences to your family. I am Sheridan’s aunt and had met Janine only once but she seemed like a very vibrant, fun person! She will be missed dearly but you will always have the fond memories of her for ever in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Janine was a beautiful person who knew how to enjoy life. She was always content, whether it was visiting family and friends singing Christmas carols in her living room or sharing her fire pit with them out in her back yard. Janine was always positive and encouraging.
We met in a church basement where she taught percussion to 3-year olds some 25 years ago. I marveled at how she could be so patient with those small children in such large groups. I watched her wandering around the room or the stage picking up a stick or a whistle and calmly placing them back into a child’s hand all the while continuing to direct the lesson. My son, who was a participant in such a program, is now a jazz percussionist in part due Janine’s nurturing influence. He moved on but our friendship slowly cemented. Later she would teach piano to me as well and to my friends. How thoughtful were her instructions on musical concepts that always seemed beyond our grasp. It’s all mathematical she would say as she showed us (again) how scales worked, complete with math diagrams!
Janine loved all things to do with expression of one’s self. She had great fashion sense, without effort she was always glamorous and her house decorated so pretty. This was a part of the artist in her. Janine was an avid reader. Her reading/piano room was particularly warm and inviting, brimming with books which she would read and reread and discuss with us at length. We, along with our daughters, also took art lessons together taught by her good artist friend Pat. I recall big pieces of fruit from those lessons. We also tried hiking together but she was just too fast for me! She loved hiking out back of her house and loved being so close to nature. I also recall dancing in another church basement. It was Janine’s idea to have Fletcher, her, John and me go square dancing. It was a lot of fun learning and building upon the steps being called but in the end it was Janine and me who were laughing and twirling as Fletcher and John quietly departed to watch Hockey Night in Canada.
Janine had a strong faith which she demonstrated to me in many things she would say and do. She passed her faith on to others. She knew the journey she was on and did not complain. She enjoyed each day and looked forward to every tomorrow. I will miss Janine and her enthusiasm for life.
Love – Catherine
Dear Fletcher and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are grieving with you all. Janine was and still is such an inspiration to us on how to live life to the fullest. She was full of strength, grace and love. Janine’s light shone so brightly. Her smile and laughter brought Joy to our lives. We will miss her but have comfort in knowing she is dancing and singing in Heaven. Love, Debbie, Ray, Chris, Matt, & Lauren
I would like to send virtual hugs to all the members of the Hunt family.
How could anyone know Janine and not love her? She embodied gentle kindness and generosity. Her strength, patience and goodwill are all inspirational. She also laughed wholeheartedly at the ridiculous. Janine was beautiful in every way possible. I know her love lives on. We can carry that with us, along with the great sadness we feel in saying goodbye to her much too much too soon.
To Fletcher and the kids: I am so sorry to read of Jeanine’s passing so young, And at such a difficult time in a difficult year. She always brightened my day when she came in to visit and I’m sure she was a bright light in yours and will be sadly missed. . Please except my sincere condolences and best wishes.
My sincere condolences to Janine’s family and friends. Janine’s beautiful spirit and smile will endure in our minds and provide ongoing comfort!
To Fletcher and family,
We were heart-broken to hear of Janine’s passing. Our deepest condolences go out to all of you for your loss. She was such a bright light in all your lives and to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed, from her thoughtfulness to her big, beautiful smile and infectious laughter. Cherish and share you memories and she will live on in all our hearts forever. Thinking of all of you and sending our love.
Jean, Mone and Siara Cheng
Janine taught music to our children at HCA and gave the love for piano to our deaf boy. She worked with him with so much kindness and patience that he was able to enjoy music despite his artificial hearing. She has always been in our thought and heart and we are deeply saddened by her loss. We are sending our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
Janine was the most thoughtful caring music teacher and instilled in my children a real love and connection with music. I am so sad to hear of her passing . A gracious, graceful lady who really made a difference.