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November 4, 2021

Antje Emma Hunter (nee Stahlmann) of Ripley and formerly of Hanover, died Nov. 4, 2021, at the Southampton Care Centre. She was 77. Beloved wife of Murray Hunter. Greatly missed by her daughter, Lisa Knapp, and grandson Aidan Le Guillou; and by her daughter, Theresa Knapp, and grandsons, Michel and Patrick Coleman. Lovingly remembered by her brothers Ingo (Onia) and Gus. Predeceased by her parents, Lotti (nee Gramlich) and Wilhelm Stahlmann; and by her sister-in-law, Jan (Gus) Stahlmann. Also survived by her step-children, Michael (Paulette) and Kerry Lynne (Doug), grandchildren, Brody (Taylor), Cole, Keiffer, Brontae and Landon; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Dave), Betty (Ralph) and Kathleen; and several Stahlmann and Hunter nieces and nephews, as well as the Donaldson family. Born in Wintershagen, Germany, March 14, 1944, Antje came to Canada with her family at the age of 11. She spent her earlier years working various jobs to help support her mother, father and younger brothers. Following the adoption of her two children, and staying home to raise them to school-age, she then joined Hanover Kitchens where she found her appreciation for fine woodwork, developed her skills as a cabinet maker, and acquired a particular aptitude for sanding and staining techniques. After 25 years, and at retirement, she went on to start up her own homecraft business, selling her creations locally. Finally, it was the arrival of her grandchildren and her love of gardening that occupied her time. Living with Alzheimer’s since her late 60s, Antje faced her declining health with courage until her recent release, where she can now rest in peace. The family thanks the staff at the Southampton Care Centre for the care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be considered for the Kincardine Legion, Branch 183 (medical equipment fund); Pine River United Church; or the Southampton Care Centre Residents, to support the needs of others. A private funeral will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, with interment to follow at the Kincardine Cemetery. Condolences on-line at