Cyril Hunt’s first day of work as a CBC Radio Engineer was October 1, 1954, in Lacombe, Alberta. In 1948, the CBC had built a transmitter on 1010 KHz with 50,000 watts that was intended to serve the entire Province of Alberta . Lacombe was selected as the site, being about half way between Edmonton and Calgary.
In 1964, when the the Lacombe transmitter was replaced by 50,000 watt transmitters in Edmonton (CBX-740) and Calgary (CBR-1010), Cyril and his family moved to Edmonton. By the time he retired on April 1, 1985, Cyril was Supervisor of the CBC’s Edmonton Transmitter Group, which included all of the 40 watt CBX repeater transmitters in small communities (LPRTs), as well as TV and FM.
September 21, 1924 – April 3, 2018
On April 3, 2018, Mr. Cyril Hunt of Edmonton, Alberta, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus at the age of 93 years.
He is remembered with love by his daughter Lorraine (Gary) Edwards; son Lawrence (Lila) Hunt; daughter Linda (Andy) Postma, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was predeceased by his parents William and Alice Hunt; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Dorothy Hunt and brother Dennis Hunt.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at West Meadows Baptist Church, 9333 – 199 Street, Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior. Interment will be at South Haven Cemetery, 5004 Meridian Street NW, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, Cyril requested that you spend time with a loved one or friend, or pay a good deed forward to a stranger.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Apr. 10, 2018