Funeral arrangements completed for man who died in tragic mishap

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Funeral arrangments have been completed for Justin Brad Hunter, father of three who died tragically after going missing last Wednesday

KINKORA - Funeral arrangements have been announced for Justin Brad Hunter, a father of three who died tragically after going missing last Wednesday.

Hunter was found Thursday afternoon, ending a two day search for the 32-year old Kinkora resident.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lawless Funeral Home, with visiting hours from from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

The funeral will be held at St. Peter's Church in Seven Mile Bay tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

Hunter was engaged to Colleen McCarvill and was father to a son and two stepchildren.

Parish priest Rev. Douglas MacDonald, who will preside over the funeral Mass, described the death as tragic.

MacDonald said he knew Hunter as a "good provider."

He was "a good father and just a very compassionate man," MacDonald said.

Neighbours described Hunter as being down-to-earth and well-liked in the community.

Co-workers of Hunter at the McCain Foods Ltd. plant in Borden-Carleton also described him as easy to get along with.

"He was a good fellow," said one co-worker.

An autopsy was scheduled Friday, however an RCMP spokesperson said it was unclear when the results would be in.

The spokesperson said a cause of death could be released as early as Monday.

Hunter went missing New Year's night after some friends had dropped him off at an apartment he shared with his fiancée.

His car went off Route 225, just west of Kinkora, sometime early Wednesday and rode up a guardrail, flipped and slid down an embankment.

It discovered later that evening by a passing trucker and while a ground search got underway shortly after, Hunter was not located until about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hunter's body was recovered along a wooded area about 500 metres from where his car was found.

It was bitterly cold Wednesday and Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family has said donations may be made to an education fund for Hunter's children.

Organizations: McCain Foods Ltd., RCMP

Geographic location: KINKORA, Peter, Borden-Carleton

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