Hunter, Bob

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Name
Hunter, Bob Gender: M
born on 13 October 1941 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place St. Boniface, Canada, 49n55, 97w06
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°03' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°58 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°56'



Biography

Canadian broadcast journalist and environmental activist, who co-founded the environmental group, "Greenpeace," and spearheaded the successful campaign that helped to ban commercial whaling. His advocacy columns have appeared a multitude of newspapers and magazines.

Hunter earned his Doctor of Divinity and founded the Whole Earth Church.

His communications career began at the Winnipeg Tribune; through his columns there and at the Vancouver Sun, he spurred an interest in environmental issues throughout British Columbia. He was a five-time winner of the Western Magazine Award, winning Best Article in 1982 and 1985. He joined CityTV as an Ecology Specialist in 1988, and wrote ten episodes of the CBC’s syndicated series, "Beachcombers." The Government of Canada presented him with the 1994 Canadian Environmental Award, and in 1996, Hunter received a CanPro Award for his special about the ecological issues in the Grand Banks region.

The charming and articulate Hunter sums up his life best, by saying, "I have visited 34 countries in my journeys around the world, have swum underwater with dolphins, stood on ice in the path of an onrushing icebreaker, parachute-jumped, dodged great white sharks and motorcycle gangs of whale factory workers in Australia, faced angry mobs in Newfoundland, founded a religion, run with the bulls in Pamplona, survived numerous storms and other near-disasters at sea while commanding a converted minesweeper in the North Pacific, stuck my head in a killer whale’s mouth, and have nearly drowned, or been stomped, run down, or crushed many, many times ... and now I’m working for Moses on CityPulse. What a fabulous existence."

Hunter was married with four children. Losing his battle with prostate cancer, he died on May 2, 2005 in Toronto, Canada. He was 63.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1982 (Best Article)
  • Work : New Career 1988 (CityTV)
  • Work : Prize 1994 (Canadian Environmental Award)
  • Work : Prize 1996 (CanPro Award)
  • Death by Disease 2 May 2005 (prostate cancer, age 63, in Toronto, Canada)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

John McKay-Clements quotes his letter of 6/1996, "about 1:00 PM."

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Environmental)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Greenpeace)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru (Whole Earth Church)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease

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