The passing of Margaret Hunter occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on January 11, 2019. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on April 1, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Gibson-Hunter.
Margaret leaves behind her brother, Tom Hunter and his wife, Val, and her sister, Elspeth Ditcham.
Margaret was an achiever from the early age of twelve, having been evacuated from her home in Edinburgh and going to live at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, with her brother, Tom, who was then just five years old during World War II.
Travel was always on the agenda as time went by. She trained to be a physiotherapist in Manchester, England. She then traveled to New Zealand and worked in Napier for two years followed by two years in Sydney, Australia. She returned to London to take her teachers degree at the Middlesex Hospital then moved on to Vancouver to work. Her next move was to Winnipeg where she worked at the Health Science Centre and from there she spent 6 months in Switzerland perfecting her French before entering McGill University to complete her PhD. It is at McGill where she became a professor of Physiotherapy. Her last move was to Fredericton in 1987 to take up the position of Director of Physiotherapy at the Forest Hill Rehabilitation Centre. After retiring she had her own private Physiotherapy office for many years.
Margaret was an avid reader. She also loved to walk and worked out at the "Y" well into her late eighties.
Margaret will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and physiotherapy colleagues. The family would like to express their appreciation to the medical and nursing staff of 4E at the Chalmers Hospital.
There will be no visitation. A service of remembrance will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Karl Csaszar will officiate. For those who wish, donations in Margaret’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Foundation.