Hunter Gruchy

March 29, 1929 to June 15, 2017


Passed peacefully away on June 15th, 2017, Hunter Raymond Gruchy, aged 88 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Irene Gruchy (nee Easterbrook); parents Annie Fowler and Alec C. Gruchy; stepmothers Ida Lush and Hilda Pardy; sisters Olive (Will) Ryan, Eleanor (Cecil) Sullivan, Phyllis (Jack) Hebbard, and Geraldine (Herbert) Bragg; and brothers Lex (Jean) Gruchy, and Gus (Doris) Gruchy. Leaving to mourn sons Raymond Gruchy, and Bud (Linda) Gruchy; daughter Susan Gruchy; grandchildren Janice Gruchy (Steve Cohen), Steven (Jeanette) Gruchy, and Mark (Leah) Gruchy, great-grandchildren Claire and Maggie Gruchy, and Ella Cohen; two very special friends Andy and Diane Strugnell; as well as many nieces, nephews, and a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the palliative care unit at the L. A. Miller Centre for all of their care and support. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Monday, June 19th, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m, and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 2 p.m in the Carnell Memorial Chapel, with inurnment to follow in the All Saints Anglican Cemetery, Pouch Cove. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made to the SPCA.



2-4 p.m. on June 19, 2017

7-9 p.m. on June 19, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday June 20th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
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Bud, Linda, Mark and all the Gruchy Family
We were sorry to hear of Hunter’s passing, he is at peace now. Remember many fun games of cards with him and Irene over the years especially when Bud was recovering from his traumatic illness. We send our sincerest condolences to all of you.

Susan, my thoughts and condolences are with you and your family. I’m sorry I can’t be there but to let you know that I’m thinking about you. He was such a kind and gentle person.

Thinking of you all as you mourn the passing of your Dad… Mr. Hunter as we knew him.
Always such a pleasant smile and always a nice conversation when we met.
May the memories of happier times sustain you all in the days ahead and may his gentle Soul rest in peace.
Linda & Leo Reddy

Ray, Bud, and Susan:
Please accept my apologies on the passing of your father. I have many great memories of both your parents. Keep your memories close to your heart.

Ray and Family, deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad, may he Rest in Peace

Ray, Bud, and Susan:
I have many happy memories of Uncle Hunter and Aunt Irene. They were regular visitors at our house on Christmas Eve when the kids were young. Sincere sympathy to you all and may he rest in peace.

Sue and family, Sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. God Bless

Ray, Bud & Susan,
Just learned today that your Dad had passed away. Please accept our sincere condolences. We have many great memories of time spent with your Mom and Dad years ago. May God bless you all as you say a final good-bye to him.
Lex & Fay Hudson

saddened for your family’s loss Mark Gruchy my prayers are with you & your family may he rest in peace , god speed Mr Hunter Gruchy


So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.God Bless.

Sue sorry to hear of you dads passing. God bless you during this time of sadness

My thoughts and prayers for all of Hunters family God Bless.

Ray, Buddy & Susan, Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Father! We have so many great memories of him from our teenage yrs, & always loved to have a chat with him when we would meet. May your many memories of him, keep him close always!!
Cyril & Roslyn

Ray, Bud, Susan and Family;
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We have many fond memories of both you parents in the store and the good chips they made.
Thinking of you.
Chris & Dianne Sullivan

My deepest sympathies to the Gruchy family . I remember Hunter quite fondly . He was kind and considerate man especially when my Dad passed a few years back. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Please accept my deepest condolences. So very sorry to hear about Mr. Hunter’s passing. We had many good chats over the years. He and dad were not only cousins but neighbours and friends. Please take comfort in knowing he is at peace now with Mrs. Irene. I will remember him fondly always..

Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Grouchy Family

Last week I was in the bed next to Mr. Grouchy, a very quiet man. Please accept my condolences at this difficult time. God Bless.