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  1. Such a beautiful service; brought back memories of Joe. Thank you for making it available so that all those who loved Joe had the opportunity to reflect on what a wonderful person he was. I knew Joe at PRS and am forever grateful that I had that time with him. He is such a wonderful example for all of us: living life to the fullest.
    You are all in my thoughts, especially Colette, James and Anya and the Hunt family. You are all so brave. May Joe be with you in spirit, always.

    Shanley xo

  2. Colette, James, Anya and all Joe’s family in the UK, thinking of you all at this extremely sad time.
    Joe was always great fun to be around, he will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
    The service was a fitting tribute to Joe, lots of laughs & tears.

    RIP mate.

  3. Beautiful service. Love and condolences to Colette, James and Anya and the Hunt and Kerr family.

  4. The service was a beautiful and moving tribute to Joe and how he lived life to the full! I feel lucky to have had him as a friend, especially when I was at PRS and experienced first hand the Hunt family’s competitive and mostly good natured banter (Joe wound Simm’s up so much one time that he threw a roast chicken at him…and missed), humour, generosity and caring approach to life during my regular stays with them. These are all the qualities that made Joe the great bloke he is and he’ll be greatly missed, but the extremely fond memories that everyone has of him will mean he’ll always be with us!! RIP Joe and you’ll be making up for lost time with your Mum now! Love and Condolences to all of the Hunt and Kerr families from the Logans – Andy, Tash, Noah, and my mum, dad and brother too xxx 

  5. Dear Colette, such a beautiful service to celebrate Joe’s incredibly rich life. In the time that Joe and I worked together, and in the many conversations we had about all matters life – and go Saints! – Joe was always talking so fondly of you, James and Anya. A truly lovely bloke and sadly missed. Lots of love.

  6. A lovely service, befitting of the lovely man Joe was – may his spirit live on in James and Anya. Rest in peace Joe.

  7. Such a beautiful tribute to Joe. So proud of you Colette, James and Anya. We love you so much.

    Emma, Olly and Arthur xxx

  8. Have just watched this beautiful tribute to a beautiful, brave, kind and fearless soul. Collette, you are so heroic and strong. All l can do is send my deepest sympathy and love to you James and Anya.

    Val Hayes.

  9. Sending my thoughts to all Joe’s family. He was such a lovely lad and friend at school. Sounds like he grew into a wonderful father and husband. He’ll always be remembered fondly. Emma Barratt x

  10. This was a lovely service with wonderfully warm and heartfelt tributes to Joe from family and friends. Our sincere condolences go to Colette, James and Anya and the Hunt and Kerr families. Fran and Dave Parish.

  11. A beautiful service for a beautiful man, wish we could of been there to say our goodbyes, may you RIP my dear cousin, thinking of you all and sending our love on this day, miss you cuz, , love always, Laura, Shanniah and Lacie xx

  12. Such bravery from you all during the service. Thank you making this available for all of Joes friends around the world. Joe was a true great and losing him seems so unfair, but know this, you are all loved and Joe will never leave us. A part of him will live on in all of us.

  13. What a great service to celebrate Joe’s life. He will be remembered so fondly by so many and was a true gentleman. We have so many great memories of our camping trips and will cherish those times. Sending lots of love to Collette, James, Anya and all the Hunt family. Rest in Peace Joe. Lots of love Leigh, Claire, Max, Ruby & Lily xx

  14. Beautiful words from all, Such a privilege to know Joe during his time in Australia, for me he accepted everyone he met and looked for the positive in everyone, I loved his inclusiveness and passion for life. I wish I had longer to know him even better. Matt Cathryn ,Oscar and Alice

  15. Thank you Colette, James and Anya for enabling us to share the service with you. It was a beautiful service for a beautiful man. Bless you all. And, Vickie, you did brilliantly. Thank you as well to all you family and friends for expressing your love and respect for Joe. Still thinking of you all the time, Joe. Love, Dad.

  16. Joe was one of the first people I spoke with when I attended York University back in 1997. He was instantly likeable, friendly and funny. Both myself and Joe joined the football club at University and it was through football, the post match socials and away days that I was given so many happy memories in Joe’s presence. I always loved meeting up with Joe over the years after University to catch up on his life and share in his humour and warmth. He was a gentleman but had an outstanding sense of humour. He was well respected amongst everyone for both the way he treat people and for his level head and values. Today was a lovely service for a truly remarkable man. He will be missed but his legacy will live on through his children and his family and through the precious memories that we all hold of him. Rest in Peace Joe.

  17. That was a beautiful service thank you for being so strong Collette for the children. Joe is proud of you all and was holding all your hands. Love to you all – love Anja x

    Bye Joe, you will live on in all our memories. I can hear your laughter and see your smile when I close my eyes. (I think I remember your mum saying you were her favourite) xxx

  18. To Colette, James and Anya
    Thank you for the beautiful service for Joe.
    We love you all.
    Love Lew, Karen, Ben and Alex

  19. What a beautiful tribute to Joe. It was lovely to hear such wonderful words and memories from his many friends and family. I especially like the reminder of the goose bite on the bum…

    Whilst I was never lucky enough to see Joe in his role as a father it’s clear that he embraced this in the manner he approached every aspect of his life, with huge enthusiasm, fun and love. Thank you so much Colette, James & Anya, and his wiser family, for giving us the opportunity to share in such a special and emotional service. With so much love, Sarah xxx

  20. It was apparent to me even back in 1997 that Hunty inhabited two separate worlds. We at the University of York Association Football Club were one of those worlds and were only really offered rare glimpses into the bigger world that Joe resided in outside of our club. We’ve always respected this fact but I feel that it’s important for people in Joe’s main world to understand quite how much he meant to a group of people who they will never really have got to know.
    We are the football club – an institution that not only brings a number of people together several times a year for various social events, but an incredibly close group of friends who have served as major parts in each other’s lives and grown together since our time at university. We can be loud, crass, intimidating and bewildering at times. Hunty was a major player in our club – not on the pitch itself, for that was all over in 2000, but off the pitch where he made a mark for 23 years. 20 years ago, i used a footballing metaphor to describe him. He was the unsung hero in the team who made us tick. Hunty’s presence made a good evening a great evening or a good tour a great tour. He was a fine friend with whom I had much in common. I do regret that utterly raucous social events completely dominate our friendship because I always enjoyed our sober and less frivolous chats a great deal also. In 2015, and again in 2016, and again each year since, I have repeatedly complained of our Football Club Presidents dinner in March, “It just isn’t the same without Hunty”. Well, I was certainly right about that.
    RIP Hunty, UYAFC legend. Nothing is the same without you, my friend.

  21. Sending condolences to Collette, James and Anya, and all of Joe’s family & friends who will miss him dearly.

    Joe was a great work colleague who would challenge and drive outcomes, with a backdrop of a good logic and sense of humor. His love of sport and family were always part of our regular conversations.
    Thanks for sharing Joe with us – what a great guy.

  22. Sending our condolences to Colette, James and Anya. So very sorry for your loss. I was privileged to work with Joe and we had shared some great times together. Lots of love to you all and take care of each other. xx Liam and Summa Routledge

  23. We will always remember Joe for the beautiful man that he was – with a tender heart and a strong brave person. A life lived to the full but ended much too soon.

    Love to Colette, James and Anya and both families. From Lin, Trevor and

    1. A really lovely service. He made such a huge impression on me in childhood, loads of laughter and certainly drove me on in terms of development, Inc with sports. Remember the volleyball sessions Friday night almost like yesterday. Great childhood memories, they were fields of gold all right. Can only imagine the same imprint on adulthood and all his new friends. God bless you all,especially the Hunt and Kerr families. Love from old Goss friends xxx

  24. Though deeply saddened by Joe’s death ,we much appreciated being part of an unusual and uplifting memorial. Our love and thoughts go out to family and friends.A pleasure for us to have known him, growing up in Germany, and sharing great times with the Hunt family. Lots of love,Ian& Jan x

  25. Colette, James, Anya,
    You are in our thoughts on this most sad day. Joe was a great friend to me and a role model in how to remain positive and enthusiastic in all situations. I will miss him and carry his memory with me. Our door is always open to you if you happen to be traveling near Sweden. It would be great to see you all again sometime. Love from Johnny, Kikki, Lilly, Ellie and Jacob.

  26. To Colette, James & Anya,

    Joe was a huge part of a group of friends at PRS where we shared memories that I will never forget. My most memorable memories are from playing football with and against Joe, not only was he a brilliant player but what a competitor.

    What a beautiful service and what a life Joe lived and our thoughts are with you all.

    He will be forever be in our hearts.


  27. Sending lot of love to the Hunt family. Joe was an amazing guy, reflected perfectly in such beautiful tributes. I will always treasure my memories of him xxxx

  28. A very touching portrait of a wonderful man. And a great use of technology to share it with more people who wish to remember him. Lots of love to you all

  29. I’m so so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all today Colette, James and Anya. Sending all my love Julie xxx

  30. Sending all our love and condolences to all of the Hunt family. Joe was a fantastic guy and I will forever be grateful for the special memories we made and for being able to call him my friend. Love you Joe xxx. From Mike, Kelly, Mia & Isla.

  31. Our hearts are with Lew and the Hunt family on this very sad day. He was an amazing Son, Husband and Father. May he rest in peace with his mum. It was a privilege to be part of his funeral, The Jones Family

  32. Under the present circumstances we cannot imagine a better way to say goodbye. Thank you all for letting us share these very very sad but beautiful moments with you. With our love, Pete & Inge… the tears are still flowing.

  33. sending my condolences to the family – was a moving service today. He will be truly missed.

  34. Dear Colette
    Thanks you for a wonderful service and chance to say goodbye to Joe from afar. The service was a wonderful tribute to a man taken from this earth much too soon.
    I only knew Joe for a few years and mainly in a work environment, but that was enough to know him as an intelligent, dedicated, witty, honourable person and a dedicated family man.
    My deepest condolences to you and all of the family

  35. Sending all our love and condolences. We only had the pleasure of knowing Joe for a few years during our time in Oz, but that’s all it took to know what a legend he was! I think I had known him for about a month before I first saw him lead an Oasis singalong in an Aussie car park. Great friend and father, bags of fun, and we feel lucky to have got to know him. His memory will always live on through those that loved him, and for Joe that is everyone that knew him. Jamie Braddock and Kelsie Armstrong xxx

  36. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Colette, James and Anya and all the Hunt family. It was a beautiful service filled with memories that will stay with us. We only knew Joe for a few years and will always remember his welcoming personality and his fun filled banter. Yes, what a Legend! All our love Simon, Helen, Ava and Millah. X

  37. Just like Joe throughout his illness you were all so incredibly brave, Joe left his mark on peoples lives and we’ll all miss him dearly but at the same time will appreciate that we were all lucky enough to have known him. Love to Colette, James and Anya x

  38. The fun magnet. Made every occasion memorable.
    An honour to have shared some time in the company of such a fantastic man.

  39. Hi Collette we are thinking about you all at this sad time. Sending our love to you. John, Fiona, Max and Rudy.

  40. Deepest sympathies to all the Hunt family. Joe was a top top guy and it was a pleasure to have known him these last 4+ years. Rest In Peace buddy.

  41. Thinking of you all today, and in the time to come. Very tough day, but a good send off for Joe – just much too early.

  42. A wonderful tribute to my ginger brother from another mother.
    Our prayers, blessings and well wishes to Colette, James and Anya.
    Wishing you strength and courage in these times.
    Looking forward to continuing our banter when we meet again Joe.
    Rest in peace Brother.

  43. A beautiful send off for an amazing man. It was such a pleasure knowing you Joe, you always bought joy and laughter and kept such a positive attitude. Sending love to his family and friends xx

  44. Thanks for such a wonderful service. My prayers and well wishes are with Collette, family and friends. Take care.

  45. Sending our sincere condolences to Colette, James and Anya, and Joes Family and friends across the world.

    He was a legend and the life and soul of a party.

    Rest In Peace buddy…
    Love Howsie, Cate, Jamie and Amber xx

  46. Colette, James, Anya and all of Joe’s family. Joe was a warm, funny and generous man. I have wonderful, happy memories of Joe and our time at Uni and since. Thinking of you all at this horrendously sad time. Best wishes and our thoughts and prays are with you all. Rich, Gill and family (Shelton)

  47. Lovely service and beautiful words for a great happy man who will be missed. A real gentleman. Sending my condolences to the Hunt family x

  48. Dearest Colette, James & Anya,
    Thank you for letting us share Joes service, it was truly beautiful and very dignified. You all showed a strength and a level of bravery that Joe would be immensely proud of.
    Sending much love xxx

  49. A beautiful service. Joe was an absolute legend and will be deeply missed.
    I look forward to celebrating his life together with you Colette (in person) with James, Anya, and friends and family once permitted. Big love

    1. Such a lovely service, remembering some great memories of a great guy. I think the fact so many people from 20+ years ago have been really sadden by losing joe shows what a great guy he was.
      Big love and hugs to all the hunts/kerrs.. especially you Colette James & Anya. You did joe proud today.. Xx

  50. Beautiful send off for a true gentleman who will be missed the world over. All our love to Collette, James and Anya. Gav, Beccy, Mia and Lily xxx

  51. We’ll miss you Joe. Sending our love to Colette, James, Anya and the rest of the family. x

  52. My condolences and love to the Hunt family. A fitting tribute to a wonderful man. You’ll be missed but certainly not forgotten. XXX

  53. My heartfelt condolences to you. Joe was such a kind, patient and intelligent colleague… it was a privilege to know him.

  54. My deepest sympathies to Joe’s family. He was a great human being, always full of life and will be missed.

  55. The world has lost a great man. You will be forever in our thoughts and we’ll always raise a glass to you. Thanks for the memories Hunty, you legend.

  56. Thinking of you all. Sending our love to you James and Anya. We are so sorry for your loss. Lots of love Claire, Matthew , Finlay , Luca and Lara xxxxx

  57. My deepest sympathies to Joe’s family. Joe was a great colleague and he will be missed.

    1. Thankyou for allowing us to share Joe’s thanksgiving service with you. Our hearts go out to you Colette and James and Anya. We will never forget. Keith, Jane, Paul and Barbara xx

  58. Love and sincere condolences to Colette, James and Anya, and all of your families.

    Joe Hunt was a fine man, and will be sorely missed.

    From Huw, Karina, Amy and Thomas
    (Huw Beckett)

  59. Sending condolences to Colette, James and Anya. So very sorry for your loss. Michael and I were privileged to spend time with you all when we were in Australia. We have some wonderful memories as I’m sure you do. Take care of each other. RIP Joe

    1. I smiled and cried all the way through the service which was the most perfect reflection of how much love, life, strength and shared experience a person can squeeze into a life that ended too soon.
      I will remember you fondly always Joe, sending my love and deepest condolences to all the family.

      Claire (Neal). X

  60. Deepest sympathies to all the Hunt family and all of Joe’s friends! I will always think if Joe’s huge smile! Love Kelly (Thompson) xxxx

  61. You’re all in our thoughts this morning. Sending you are deepest condolences and love. Joe was a great guy and he will be missed by so many. Love to you all. The Trower family

  62. Sending my condolences to all the Hunt family! Joe was an absolute gentleman first man to always ask how you were doing, he’ll be sadly missed rest easy mate! Xo

  63. Sending love and condolences to the entire Hunt family. Joseph was a good friend and inspiration, we’ll miss you mate! Lots of Love, Maria, Robyn, Codie and Martin Rigby xxxx

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