Hughie “Garth” Lunty born was born at the farmhouse in Woodrow District at Forestburg on June 2, 1929 and passed away in the Killam Long Term Care Centre on September 16, 2021.
Garth was born with a sporting heart (he liked to play and loved even more to win especially at Crib, Yatzee, and Uno Extreme). There was no road too long to drive, especially if there was a family or friends and good cup of coffee at the end. He had an amazing memory right up to his last days and could always conjure a relevant story though you needed to be patient to get to the big finale. If he met you, he remembered you forever. This means every friend we brought home and every child who needed their skates tied at the arena. Garth charmed everyone with his wit, jokes and funny sarcasm. This world, which he loved so much, was lucky to have him for 92 years.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie and his five children, Judy Hemery (Darrell), Karen Huntley, Shauna Dittrick (Craig), Grant Lunty (friend Shannon) and Alison Vermette (Chris). He will be missed by his 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Garth is also survived by his brother Wally Lunty (Doris), sister-in-law Edith Lunty and countless nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations in memory of Garth may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Due to the COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held.