Dr. Geoffrey Hunter
April 23, 1934 – December 4, 2008
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Geoff’s journey ended too soon when he suddenly died of a heart attack on Thursday December 4, 2008.
Geoff’s journey began over 74 years ago at 48 Allenby Road, Cadishead (a suburb of Manchester) where he was born the only child of Wilfrid Hunter and Mary Fazackerley Hunter.
He was a Renaissance man with wide interest across many fields. As a young lad, he enjoyed waving at trains near his home; this led to a lifelong love of trains.
He served two years in the British Air Force as a photographer, and loved taking photos ever since.
He worked with his Uncle John in Wales helping him with his bees and later in life had beehives on his Caledon acreage. Throughout his life he had a love of music and played the piano for his own enjoyment and the enjoyment of others
He was a professor at York University for many years where he dedicated himself to research. His interest in science continued unabated to the end. In the last few weeks of his life, he wrote a critique of the book, Reinventing Gravity by John Moffat
He married his wife Susan Prokopenko in July 1971 and they spent the next 37 years together. They travelled widely and in the last few years enjoyed trips to Panama, New Zealand and Australia.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, his family and all those who knew him.