Colin Francis Hunter

14 August 1949 – 18 November 2022, With a heavy heart, we sadly announce the peaceful passing of Colin Francis Hunter, Nov 18, 2022 predeceased by his wife Louise (Reva) of Tahiti, his father John Anthony Hunter (Oct 1987), and mother Catherine Ellen Hunter (nee O’Neill) (Sep 2006) father of Alexandra Hunter of Vancouver Island, and Maiarii (Manava) Hunter of Tahiti, step father to Ehouraun and Tifenn, grandfather of Zoey, Tehauariinui, Matahina Hunter, Brother of Ian (Sylvia), Doreen, Eileen (Wayne), uncle of Justin, Bobby, Spenser, Liam, Bonnie, grand uncle to Gavin, Nora, Benjamin and Madison, Nephew to Bridie Deacon of Scotland and cousin to many across the globe. He will be sadly missed by his many frat brothers, especially his life long best friend and travel buddy Bob Hindle. Born in Glasgow, immigrated to Hamilton, Canada at 2 years old. Raised in Hamilton, travelled the globe for many years, settled in Tahiti for 11 years and returned to Canada. Colin was well known to recount his exotic, unusual and interesting stories of his travels. Our sincere thanks to the staff of the Victoria General Hospital for their affectionate and compassion care over the last few days. A celebration of life to be determined at a later date.  Donations can be made in Colin Hunter’s name to Our Place Society Community Center Notes of sympathy and condolence may be left at

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  1. Pauline Millar Hunter

    Beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul.💕💕 Hope you’re travelling in even more exotic lands with your bike and camera Colin…..
    much love
    Pauline hunter and family

  2. Theresa Smart (nee Hunter)

    Sending lots of love from extended family in Scotland. My dad, John Hunter, talks so fondly of his cousin Colin and I know that he will be remembered with a smile.

  3. Karen and Jeff Coburn

    We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Our sincere condolences ,

    “The beauty of a life well lived is that it is never forgotten “

  4. Mirella from Tahiti

    Our sincere condolence to all family, we send you much love 💜 good bye COLIN, we’ll never forget you. Bon voyage COLIN, un jour nous nous reverrons ❤ NANA

    • Thank you so much Mirella. Can’t believe he’s gone so quickly. He will be sadly missed and So happy he was able to see you all so recently. He loved his time in Tahiti

  5. Rosaleen McDade (Hunter)

    Truly lovely man and I’m so happy we met again this year as cousins reconnected. Sending love from Rosaleen and family xxx

  6. I remember Kevin’s stories of the impact your family made when they returned to visit family in Scotland after living in Canada. His memories of Colin in particular were of a man who loved adventure and lived the same way.
    So sorry for your loss.

    • Thank you Nancy. He will be dearly missed, thankfully he left us all with terrific memories to fill our hearts full of love and our lives with laughter.

  7. John & Kaye Hindle

    Our sincere condolences to the Hunter family for your loss.
    A Frat Brother and friend, his life touched both of us in a everlasting way. Rest In Peace Colin.
    Love John and Kaye Hindle

  8. HUNTER Maiarii & Manava

    We could not spend much time together, life is like that but the little moments spent together we do not forget. You have traveled a lot, so we wish you a safe journey among the heavens. Thank you to all the family and friends. Tahitian kisses.

    • Dear Maiarii, Manava, Tehauaruunui and Matahina.
      Colin was blessed to have had the time with you he did. You made him feel so special, to know he was loved and that he loved you all was important. I am grateful to you and my sister for making that possible.
      Take care of yourselves and hope to be able to see you soon.
      Much love Auntie Doreen.

  9. To the Hunter family
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Colin. May all your fond memories help during these difficult times.
    Linda and Tom

  10. I was thankful to meet with my wonderful cousin Colin at the celebration of my brother Kevin’s life, in London Ontario in May of this year. It was a significant moment for me because I had worked with Colin in 1970 at a Holiday Camp in Scotland when I was 16 and he was 21 it was six months of complete mischief where he taught me how to drink and fight, handle girls and live life to the full, the perfect mentor ! When we met again in May after some fifty years he took off where we had left, as if no time at all had passed. I shall miss you being around Colin and listening about your intrepid adventures.
    I loved you and all your family in Canada and hope that we meet again somewhere.

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