With heavy hearts, we announce that Malcolm R. Hunt, 68, of Jericho, VT, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Malcolm was born August 26, 1951, to Maitland and Marjorie Hunt, of Jericho, VT. After graduating from Mount Mansfield Union High School, Malcolm married Viola Therrien of Richmond, VT, on 11/28/1970, and began his life-long career as a builder.
Malcolm was blessed to build a home on a piece of land on the Hunt family farm, where he and Vi raised their family. Malcolm is survived by his wife, Vi and their three children, Melissa and her husband Brian Culver, Margaret (Peg), Bradley and his wife Leslie, and grandchildren, Abby, Foster, Sawyer, Maxwell, Hailey, Jayson, Angelina and her son, Oliver. He is also survived by his mother, Marjorie Hunt, and his siblings, Marvin, Murray, Martha, and their families.
Malcolm loved the outdoors. He enjoyed being in the sugar woods, cutting and stacking wood, hunting and fishing with his son and grandson. He was often found quietly sitting on his front steps, drinking his coffee and enjoying the fresh air and peacefulness of his surroundings.
Malcolm enjoyed playing the accordion and after years of playing by ear, developed an interest in learning to read music. He had a knack for finding accordion players wherever he went, and developed some lasting friendships based upon their shared joy of playing together.
Malcolm was kind, hardworking and willing to help anyone. He believed in the power of positive thinking and felt that hardships were opportunities for personal growth and character building.
Most of all, Malcolm valued his family. He was blessed to share 50 years with his best friend and wife, Vi, who was his rock and the love of his life. As a father, he was encouraging, supportive and always believed in his kids’ potential to reach their goals. As a grandfather, he was patient and gentle and he was always up for playing hours and hours of Monopoly, or whatever else the grandkids wanted to do on a given day. He was a devoted and loving son and brother. He will be greatly missed by all.
Malcolm passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. The family is extraordinarily appreciative of the support from Home Hospice, and in his final days, the staff at the Respite House. The compassionate and skillful care provided by his entire healthcare team was truly incredible.
Donations in Malcolm’s honor can be made to the UVM’s Home Health and Hospice, or the McClure Miller Respite House.
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