June Hurd

July 24, 1929 ~ February 21, 2017

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of June Hurd, a lady who fell in love with the Yukon upon her arrival in 1980. Prior to moving to Whitehorse, June lived in Edmonton, Calgary, and North Vancouver. June was the secretary at Bethany Church and Manager of Closeleigh Manor, and a member of TOPS, Golden Age Society, and YOOP. She was also a big fan of Bingo and Scrabble!
June is survived by her children; Douglas, Teri, Scott (Veronica), and Tracey (Randy), her daughter-in-law Wendy, her grandchildren; Logan, Sandy, Julie, and Mara. June was predeceased by her eldest son David. Heartfelt thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Thomson Centre for their dedicated care.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

4 Comments

  1. Geoffrey Glover

    I was so sad to hear about the passing of June. I met her a couple of years ago when I happen to visit her with a friend of mine Rachel. Rachel usually visited June on a weekly basis to share stories and of course play scrabble.

    During my visits to Whitehorse I made a point of seeing June, and I even took her out one day to her favorite coffee shop Starbucks. She taught me a few tips in playing scrabble and I taught her a few tips on how to play Sudoku.

    She loved collecting post cards so, as I’m from New Zealand I sent her a few from different places in our country way down south. I know she really loved getting those post cards and showing them off.

    She was a lovely person and I will miss being able to see her again. My thoughts go out to all her family and her close friends and especially to Rachel who spent so many hours with June.

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    • Dorothy Corcoran

      Thank you Geoff for your condolences and kind words. This is Dorothy. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I am June’s Executrix so I have been busy but things are falling into place bit by bit. My husband Rob and I met you at Bean North Cafe one winter afternoon with Rachel, I don’t know if you recall. The white haired one!
      June did appreciate being able to do Sudoku after you taught her how, and she always mentioned your phone calls to me, never mind the fabulous photos and postcards you sent her way.
      June was my friend of 30 years and her passing has definitely left a void in my life, along with many other friends in the Yukon. I guess my claim to fame with June was our Scrabble weekends which we began in 1997. Our birthdays were 5 days apart in July so one year when we asked each other what we wanted for our birthdays we came up with the answer, “Nothing”, but instead decided to treat each other to a weekend somewhere in the Yukon. In other words we went ‘dutch’, got to see parts of the Yukon we would not have otherwise and enjoyed these sojourns immensely. Our last one was in 2012 when June’s mobility became too much, but I have many good memories.
      Thanks for being a friend to June.

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  2. Svea Green

    I am so sorry to hear of June’s passing, she was a wonderful person. I met June through another friend, we were all scrabble players. I also lived at Closeleigh Manor when June lived there, I got to see June just recently when I was in respite at the Thompson Center. May you RIP June, and now you and Glady can play scrabble once again. My deepest condolences to the family, my thoughts are with you.

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  3. Sean perrin

    I met June when I started working as a dietary aide for the Thompson Centre. I always made sure we had a bowl of soup ready for her, but we really became friends when I found out her love for Game of thrones. Every day we would discuss theories and the last episode we watched. Our time together was my favourite moments of days at Thompson centre. I miss June so much, and wish we could still talk about the new episodes and books we love so much.

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