The Brydons

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Percy Wallace Hunter

Percy Wallace Hunter

Male 1897 - 1957  (60 years)

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  • Name Percy Wallace Hunter 
    Born 17 Feb 1897  Osprey, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1901  RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Township 13, range 12
    Residence 1921  RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section 16, Township 13, Range 12, 1 West
    Died Sep 1957  Mayfield, RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Gladstone Cemetery, RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4587  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2020 

    Father John Alexander Hunter,   b. 23 Jun 1847, Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1929, Mayfield, RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Helen Mary Brydon,   b. 1 Jul 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1925, Mayfield, RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1870  Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Histories
    the Stalwart Brydon family reunion
    the Stalwart Brydon family reunion
    Manitoba, 1994
    The Alexander - Brydon family
    The Alexander - Brydon family

    John Alexander Hunter married Ellen Brydon in Galt, Ontario in 1870.
    By 1900 they were a family of 13 children farming in Manitoba.
    Family ID F492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1897 - Osprey, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1957 - Mayfield, RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gladstone Cemetery, RM Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Percy Wallace Hunter
    Percy Wallace Hunter

    Headstones
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    Percy Hunter

    photo by George Fedyck, canadagenweb.org

  • Notes 
    • He married Bessie Evelyn Bales, November 1932, Gladstone Manitoba.


      "Every Sunday for many years, the air was filled with shouts and cheering, as ball teams came to play ball on their front lawn. The surrounding schools of Bear Creek, Silver Stream, Gillespie, and Helston also met on the lawn to enjoy the annual school picnics. There was always a booth for refreshments. Sadness entered their lives when Percy passed
      away suddenly in the fall of 1957. Bessie and Frank continued farming until April, 1966, when they sold out and moved to Portage only to return to Gladstone that fall."

        -- source: Beyond the Third Crossing, Gladstone Rural History Book Committee (Manitoba) --

      Their son:
      Archie Brydon Hunter
      July 28, 1933 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 86)
      Surrounded by the love of his family, Archie passed away on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at the Portage & District General Hospital at the age of 86 years.

           Archie was born to Percy and Bessie (Bales) on July 28th, 1933.  He was the eldest of their family of four children.  He attended Gillespie one room school for many years until he was needed to help his father on the farm.  In his early twenties Archie worked as a labourer around Gladstone and Portage area. 

           In April 1955 he married Shirley Boyd.  They raised their family of three boys and two girls in Portage.  Archie worked as a groundman for Manitoba Hydro for many years, and later as a truck driver for Portage Concrete, Custom Asphalt, and Perimeter Concrete.  His last position before retiring in 1998 was a spare driver for Portage School Division.  In the early 1980's Archie and Shirley were divorced.  He met Gaylene Morton who has been his spouse for the past 35 plus years.

            Archie was a homebody.  At their home he loved puttering around the yard (gardening, cutting grass and blowing the snow from his driveway and from some neighbours' driveways).  He was often teased about how he checked out the "back 40" several times a day.  After Gaylene retired in June 1999 they travelled on short trips around Manitoba to see new countryside and towns, travelled to Alberta and B.C. several times, and took a bus tour to the Black Hills, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore.  A trip to Churchill in the summer of 2007 to see the belugas was great.  Archie and Gaylene, along with their friend Judy, enjoyed a cruise and inland tour to Alaska in 2015 and a bus tour to the Maritime provinces in 2016.  Even though Archie liked these trips he made it known that he was glad when he got home.

           Archie loved sports; as a participant, a spectator, and an arm-chair coach watching games on TV.  He was a season ticket holder of the Portage Terriers for many years.  Archie was an avid 5-pin bowler for over 60 years.  During his bowling years he participated in many bowling tournaments, (both locally and at different alleys throughout the province).  In 1991 he won in a tournament at Shilo and earned a trip to Ottawa to represent Manitoba.  Gaylene and Archie went many years to the Manitoba Seniors Games to bowl and with their teams.  In 2004 they got to go to Whitehorse, Yukon to represent Manitoba.  Archie was also a youth bowling coach for many years. 

           For the past 6 years Archie and Gaylene have lived at Windsor Park Estates enjoying their new home, the gardening in the summer, and the friendships of the other tenants. 

           Archie was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Heather in 2014, his stepson Shane in 2006 and brother-in-law Al Wilson.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gaylene, his sons George (Glenda), Bryan (Jane), Raymond (Shannon), his daughter Sheri (Robert), his stepdaughter Loralee, and his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren who deeply loved their Papa as he cherished his time spent with them.  Also left to cherish his memory are brothers Frank (Marlyn) and Ross (Edna), sister Florence as well as many nieces and nephews, and his brothers-in-law Bill Boyd (Gail) and Ken Campbell.

          The family wishes to thank all the medical staff of Portage General Hospital for their care of Archie, and especially Dr. Hunter and the nurses of Extended Care for their compassion and understanding during the past few weeks.