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Ramsey Lindbergh (Lindy) Hunt




Born: 09 Aug 1933, Port Au Port, Newfoundland


Died: 22 Feb 2010, Fredericton, New Brunswick


HUNT, Ramsey Lindbergh (Lindy) - born 9 August 1933 in Port Au Port, Newfoundland. On 7 April 1951, at the age of 17 Lindy joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he served on HMCS Magnificent, an aircraft carrier where he received training as a Fire Fighter. On 8 April 1953, he was honorably released from the Royal Canadian Navy, returning home to look after his ailing father. Lindy at this time commenced employment with the Base Fire Hall at Harmon US Air Force Base in Stephenville, Newfoundland. When the United States decided to close the Harmon Air force Base, Lindy left his position with Base Fire Hall and commenced employment with Crash Rescue Services at the Stephenville Airport where he eventually was promoted to Shift Supervisor. He met Greta Marjorie Pike who was employed as a school teacher in Port Au Port, not long after coming home from the Royal Canadian Navy and they were married on July 26, 1961. They had one son who was born on the 16 August 1962, Ramsey John Albert Hunt. Lindy was active with Branch 35 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Stephenville and was the Commanding Officer of the 2904 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Port au Port from 1972 until 1979. Lindy obtained his private pilot's license and enjoyed flying with his young son, he helped form the Port au Port, East Volunteer Fire Dept and was Fire Chief of this organization, he was an active salmon fisherman who enjoyed fly fishing and moose hunting in Newfoundland. In 1984 at the age of 51 Lindy and Greta decided it was time for a change in their lives as they were now alone and their son had left home to pursue a career with the Canadian Military Police, in Ontario. Lindy accepted the position of Chief of Crash Rescue Services at the Fredericton Airport in Lincoln, New Brunswick and he and Greta moved to Fredericton eventually settling in Lincoln. From 1992 until 1995 Lindy was the Commanding Officer of the 2647 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Oromocto. Lindy and Greta vacationed every summer at their cottage located at Crabs River, Newfoundland. Lindy was successful with his passion for Moose hunting In New Brunswick having obtained his license from the annual draw on two occasions and successfully obtained a Moose. Lindy was an active member of The Anglican Parish of St Margaret's in Fredericton and he retired from Crash Rescue Services with Transport Canada on 9 June 1995, having spent 44 years of his life employed in the capacity of a Fire Fighter with different Organizations. Lindy missed talking to people something he enjoyed the most in life and commenced employment with Checker Cab in Fredericton mainly so he could meet and talk to new people. He left Checker Cab in 2003, and had heart surgery at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Lindy never recovered fully from this surgery; however he was able to maintain an independent lifestyle with his wife Greta at his side. Lindy lost his wife, Greta to Cancer on September 3, 2009. On Monday, February 22, 2010 Lindy died at the Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton at the age of 76 years. Lindy was a loving husband to his wife Greta, a loving father, hero and a positive role model for his son, Ramsey, a loving father in law to Betsy, and a loving grandfather to his grandchildren Nathaniel, Vanessa and Taylor. Lindy will be missed. A memorial service will be held for Lindy at The Anglican Parish of St Margret's, 775 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton New Brunswick at 10:00 am, 26 February 2010. Instead of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Ramsey Lindbergh Hunt. Lindy's remains will eventually be brought to Newfoundland and placed with his wife Greta's remains at the cemetery of the church they were married in, St Michael's Anglican Church in Saint David's, Newfoundland. Lindy has missed being with his dearest Greta. (The Daily Gleaner 25 Feb 2010)


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