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January 2018

IAN STUART HUNT – 1955 – 2018

As some of you will know, Ian Hunt passed away last Thursday.
He had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer in June and given two weeks to live. A terrifying situation for anyone. But rather than despair he chose to prove his doctor wrong and made every possible effort to make the most out of his time.
Ian was instrumental in the creation of our Club and indeed without him it may never have gotten started. He retained interest in the Clubs progress and indeed any time that I would stop in to buy something he would always ask ‘how is the Club going?’  He was our Patron from the Club’s formation until last year. It was Ian’s great relationship with the Milford Cruising Club that enabled us to have our Club Nights there.
Indeed the word relationship is so applicable to Ian. He knew so many people in the fishing community and he was generous to them all.
All things fishing will never quite be the same with Ian’s passing but so many of us can count ourselves fortunate to have known him and will retain great memories of the man.
His departure from this life will leave such a very big hole for so many.

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