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July 5, 2014

A Story Of A Beautiful Courtship.

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A Story Of A Beautiful Courtship.
By Dick Hunt, Friday, June 27th, 2014.

Ruth and I met at an Anglican Church Youth Social in Calgary, AB, in 1943. I was in the R.C.A.F., and Ruth was employed by an Oilwell Supply firm as a Bookeeper and office staff employee. We clicked from the first blink of our eyes. We had no car but on every opportunity to see each other, I took a street car to the area where she lived and we walked — miles and miles, hand in hand, in south west Calgary and talked about everything that was of mutual interest. On the Sundays that I was not on duty, I met her at St. Stephen’s Church for worship and fellowship and we walked afterwards and deepened our relationship of sharing. And in all the early months of our walking, Ruth never allowed me to so much as give her a hug as we parted. And I never sought to cross the boundaries of her wishes.
We never spoke of our future as a couple, we simply enjoyed each other’s company. At her place of residence, she paid her room and board by regularly babysitting the family children and doing housework. I was made welcome by the family as a visitor. When we were walking, mile after mile, we frequently stopped at a little restaurant called the “Owl Cafe” and had cups of Hot Chocolate. Finally we knew we were deeply in love and mutually determined to share our lives in Marriage. That marriage lasted nearly 69 years until Ruth finally died of Alzhiemers Disease. She bore four children, Joy, Robert, Gail and Tim all of whom are great supporters of their Father. I have lived in Maple Ridge for over 26 years.
During our years here, we have been acquainted with a man who produced lovely wooden objects with his little Jig Saw. One which totally caught our fancy was two Owls, the one on the left looking straight ahead, the one on the right obviously glancing toward the other. In between were the words, “OWL ALWAYS LUV YOU”. Ruth and I were immediately drawn to the lovely art piece and bought it on the spot. It still looks out over our kitchen table and it never failed to awaken the most precious memories to us and now to me with Ruth’s passing away. I await my own joining with her and all the Father’s Children in His Kingdom in Heaven. The art work, shown below symbolizes that Our Father in Heaven most surely always loves His Children and that we are all Children of our loving Father. There are no adults in Heaven. God be praised for drawing us to Himself, through all Eternity.
Owl Always Love You


  1. What a beautiful love story! Thank you for sharing it. It has touched my heart! The owl art piece, by the way, has touched my heart too 🙂

    Comment by Carol Carson — July 7, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

  2. Hi Mr. Hunt! I found your blog through your daughter’s blog! Beautiful love story between you & your wife, Ruth! I am sure you miss her terribly, but the promise of Eternal Life from our Heavenly Father means you will definitely be seeing Ruth again once your time on this earth is through! Thank you for sharing your story & love of Ruth with us! 🙂

    Comment by Susie — July 8, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

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