It is with great sadness the family of Gwen Gunter announces her passing on Friday January 19th, 2024 at Fairview Lodge Long Term Care Home, Whitby, Ontario at the age of 99.
Gwen was born in Content in the parish of St Elizabeth Jamaica as a young woman she had a passion for hair design she spent part of her learning years in New York for training in the early fifties after completing her program she returned to Mandeville Jamaica in 1955 where she opened her beauty salon she then left Jamaica in 1959 for Toronto Canada.
Her arrival in Canada gave her the opportunity to continue and expand on her skills within hair care at George Brown College where she later returned after graduation to become a facilitator; she then worked in the industry for a period of time before opening her own beauty salon in the early sixties Gwen’s Perm World at 870 Bathurst Street she then relocated her business to Orfus Road in North York, she retired from the business of hair care after seventy years.
Gwen leaves behind her son Paul (Marcia) Grand-daughter Michelle, Cousin Kenry Smith. Predeceased by her husband Clifford and her son Carl Gunter.
A celebration of Life Service will be held at YORK Cemetery and Funeral Center
160 Beecroft Road, North York, ON M2N 5Z5
Saturday February 3rd, 2024 @ 9:30 am
In lieu of flowers please offer donations to the
ALZHEIMER Society Durham Region for Ruth Gwendolyn Gunter
1600 Stellar Drive
Suite 202 Whitby On, L1N 9B2
905 576 2567
Charitable registration number 1067 05296 RR0001
The funeral service will be livestreamed. The link will appear above at 9am on Saturday, February 3rd. The recording will be available under the media tab as of Monday, February 5th.