HUNTER (NEE HODGSON), Catherine Lois June

Peacefully passed away at home on Friday, December 30, 2022, in her 85th year.  Born in Oshawa in 1938 to parents Melvin and Pearl Hodgson, June was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ervin (2011).  Loving mother of Kim (George Matthias), Jodi (Michael Smithson) and Christopher (nee Cathy Sanders).  Cherished grandmother of Lauren Matthias (Vince Mills), Curtis Matthias (Isabel Morales), Cassandra Mason (Ryan Drazilov), Marli Mason (Jimmy Riddell), Chelsea Hunter (Freddie Hermack) and Catie Hunter.  Adoring Great-grandmother of Hudson and Grayson.  Sisters, Barb (Jack Dunn) and the late Betty (late Ed Janes) and her late brother John Hodgson. June was the proud owner of June’s Sugar & Spice for many years and enjoyed decorating cakes and spending time chatting with everyone who spent time in her store. She loved baseball (Connaught Park), skating (Children’s Area) and skiing (Oshawa Ski Club) with her family. With her husband Erv, they operated a ski school for 13 years at the Oshawa Ski Club (aka Brimacombe Ski Club), The Pee Wee Program which taught children ages 6-13 how to ski, we will always cherish these fond memories. She loved baseball and was an avid Blue Jays fan and watched every game through out every season.  For the last 12 years she flew the coop to sunny Tampa where she enjoyed her winters with her US and Canadian friends at the Blue Jay Estates in Palm Harbor. She loved spending her winters in Florida and enjoyed watching many Blue Jays games, spring training at Dunedin Park.  She enjoyed life to the fullest and was the sunshine in everyone’s lives and will be dearly missed by her many friends and family.  Family and friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life, held on Monday January 16, 2023 from 3 – 6 pm at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME , 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Donations in memory of June to Canadian Cancer Society or the Lakeridge Health Foundation (Palliative Care) would be appreciated. 

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  • Jan 6, 2023

    Linda Forget
    Jodi, I am sorry so to hear of your mother's passing. She sounded like a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Jan 6, 2023

    Heather Belanger
    Wish that we had the words to lighten your pain, 
    words are just not enough.
    You all have lost an incredible life.
    Your Mother, is truly a Special Person!
    Will miss her smile, her laughter, her amazing stories
     and her company.
    “There are special people in our lives that
    never leave us even after they are gone”
    Always in our hearts ♥️
  • Jan 6, 2023

    Eunice Hyde
    My deepest condolences and prayers to all  the family. I will sure miss  that contagious smile she alway had when ever you seen her. 😇Fly high my friend until we meet again. Prayer🙏 and hugs to the family.
  • Jan 8, 2023

    J&J McGonigal
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.  Your Mother was a Friend from Florida and we enjoyed our time with her while visiting or a ball games.  She will be missed.  Prayers to you and yours.
  • Jan 9, 2023

    Kerry and Barry Mount
    Sending our love and condolences on June’s passing - she was a very special lady.  May you find comfort in happy memories. 
  • Jan 10, 2023

    Darleen Collins (nee Currell)
    So sorry for your loss Jodi and Family. I hold many fond memories of your Mom.  She was an amazing woman who’s smile and laugh will forever be held in my heart. May your fond memories bring you peace and comfort. ❤️
  • Jan 12, 2023

    Lynda & Frank Vanderzwet
    Kim, Jodi and Chris
    We are sad to hear of your Mom’s passing.  While it’s been a long time since we’ve been together, we will remember the times shared at the ski club with her and your Dad.  She was a lovely lady with a great smile.  Cherish all the wonderful memories of a life well lived.  She is now back with the love of her life.  Our sincere condolences to you and your families.
    Frank and Lynda
  • Jan 12, 2023

    Mark and Heather Rutherford
    Kim, Jodi and Chris
    My condolences to you all at this time, your mother was one of the sweetest women I have had the pleasure of knowing. Always a bright smile and a hug when we met, always an encouraging word. She will be missed but never forgotten.
    Mark and family
  • Jan 16, 2023

    Mel, Mike, Mackenzie, Emma and Lucas
    We are so sorry to hear of June's passing. Our thoughts are with you all. Send our love to your girls and sweet grand babies. Always enjoyed having her as a neighbor. Always such beautiful gardens and delicious Halloween treats. Always enjoyed our catch up chats. She was so blessed to have you and your constant love and support. Will be thinking of you all today. 

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