HUNT, Kerry Rhindress

April 16, 1963 – November 28, 2014

Born on April 16, 1963 in Summerside, PEI into an air force family, Kerry spent his younger years in Moose Jaw, graduating from Riverview Collegiate in 1981. He attended art school at Grant McEwan College in Edmonton, lived in BC for a time, and settled in Cochrane, where he called home. Kerry struggled with Type 1 Diabetes. On Friday November 28, 2014 his illness finally took him.
Kerry Leaves to mourn his mother Norma Hunt Schwartz of Kimberley, BC and his brother Brian. Kerry was predeceased by his sister Kelly in 1975, his father Rhindress “Red” Hunt in 1982 and his stepfather Norm Schwartz in 2005.

Kerry will be missed by many friends from across Western Canada. He was a beloved son, brother, friend, artist, musician and sports enthusiast. He has been a member of the Cochrane Home Hardware family for many years. He spent every Monday night with his “brothers from another mother” faithfully watching football, cheering on the Chicago Bears. It was a select few that Kerry chose to hold close to his heart. For those who had the opportunity to know Kerry personally, we are all a little better for it.

Not always a man of many words he often expressed himself through his art. He touched many lives through his love of art and music. His paintings are known to many, displayed at Olive ‘R Twist and in the homes of many friends and family. You can spot his pieces right away as they have a unique, vivid yet abstract character to them. A piece of Kerry went into every one of his paintings. It’s comforting knowing that we will always have these, a little piece of Kerry, to remember him by. In our loss, heaven has gained another angel. Rest In Peace Kerry. You will never be forgotten.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Kerry at The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 15, ( 114 – 5th Avenue West, Cochrane ) on Sunday, December 7th , 2014 at 5:30 pm

  1. On 02/12/2014 at 4:04 pm Gloria Johnson Said:

    I waited on Kerry at the Royal Bank for years when he came in for coin orders for Dave & Jan at Home Hardware. Always tried to hunt him down when I went in as you always knew he would help or send you in the right direction. My deepest sympathy to Kerry’s family.

  2. On 02/12/2014 at 7:22 pm Mike & Colleen Fulton Said:

    Kerry was the first staff member I met when we expanded our Home Hardware business to Cochrane. He was so helpful getting us started and filled us in on the community. Kerry was there for us when we needed help the most and lead us through the needs and requirements of the local customers. He was always there for us during off hours if the store needed attention in the middle of the night. He was happy to go over and deal with what ever needed attending. We will miss him so much, I always new he was around when I heard a fast foot pace and the rattle of his keys bouncing off his hip as he was getting that certain item for someone in need. We are so thankful to have been able to know Kerry for this way too short period of time. Our condolences to Kerry’s family and friends.

  3. On 03/12/2014 at 5:28 am Loretta & Mike Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this most hard of times.We will miss him dearly.

  4. On 04/12/2014 at 6:51 am Fred and Irene Gattinger Said:

    Kerry was a friend of our son Todd. He spent a lot of time at our house. Shall miss that
    red headed lad with the great smile. Our condolences and prays to the family.

  5. On 05/12/2014 at 7:10 am Jay Dufour Said:

    Rest in peace Kerry. My condolences to the your family.

  6. On 07/12/2014 at 3:03 pm Joylyn Leugner Said:

    I always hunted down Kerry when I went to Home Hardware with a question in the past 21 years I have lived here. I always said, “I know you know everything and will be able to help me.” He then gave his shy little smile and then proceeded to help me. He will be a Cochrane jewel that will be missed.

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