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Our hearts are filled with sadness, love and beautiful memories as we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Vernon Hunter on August 27th after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in the quiet town of Lucknow, Ontario, Bob always had much bigger plans for himself. He was a creative visionary and a natural-born entrepreneur. From scratch, he built a successful career in construction and real estate development residing in the USA, Saudi Arabia and England before returning to Canada in the early 80s (Oakville). He retired/relocated to Vancouver with his wife and youngest daughter in 2002. He was an avid tennis player, golfer, skier and sailor. He had a keen eye and a passion for architecture and interior design.

He is fondly remembered by his beloved wife Karleen, three daughters: Lisa (Javier), Charlotte (Rathan) and Taylor (Dylan), three grandchildren: Vera, Ambar and Kiran, sister Joanne (Forbes), brother Murray (Patricia) and sister-in-law, Sandy. Predeceased by parents Vernon Hunter and Anna May Treleaven, and brother Gregory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob’s honour to Vancouver Hospice Society and InspireHealth.

Celebration of Life
Harrison Galleries
901 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADA, V6B 2W6
Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Services in Ontario:

Oakview Funeral Home
56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, ON, CANADA, L6K 1C7
Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oakview Funeral Home
56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, ON, CANADA, L6K 1C7
Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 1:00 PM

Reception following Memorial
The Oakville Club
56 Water Street, Oakville, ON, CANADA, L6J 2Y3
Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Vancouver Hospice Society: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/15213 

InspireHealth: https://payment.csfm.com/donations/healing/index.php

Condolence Messages

  1. HWB

    28 September 2015 7 years ago

    A dear friend spoke very highly of this man to me and I m certain he will be sorely missed.

  2. Taylor Hunter

    24 September 2015 7 years ago

    Our family welcomes you to visit and contribute stories/photos to Dad’s memorial site at


  3. Jim Skipp

    23 September 2015 7 years ago

    My wife Kirsten and I met Bob and Karleen through mutual friends. We discovered that we lived a block from each other. They invited us for dinner one night and we had a lovely evening sitting outside on their deck socializing with another couple we met that night. I think they thought the mix would be nice and it was. Kind and warm people both of them. I bumped into Bob often in the neighbourhood and he always had a smile and time for a chat. He will be missed, our thoughts are with Karleen and family.

    Jim & Kirsten Skipp

  4. Roseanne Skinn

    10 September 2015 7 years ago

    My sincerest and heart felt sympathy

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