Vice President and founder member of Alzheimer’s Society Dr Anne Hunter OBE has died

Alzheimer’s Society is saddened to hear of the death of one of their Vice Presidents and founder member of the charity, Dr Anne Hunter OBE.

Dr Anne was a key member of the steering committee that established the UK’s largest dementia charity, Alzheimer’s Society in 1979, along with her late husband Brian. 

As an Assistant Neurologist, Dr Anne’s passion to support people living with dementia in her local area, saw the opening of The Hunter Centre in Haslemere in 2017, named after her and her Brian.

Dr Anne was a founder member of the Haslemere branch for Alzheimer’s Society, and even in her retirement, remained a steadfast and loyal support of the charity. 

The Hunter Centre prides itself on not only supporting people with different types of dementia but is also a space for carers of people with dementia to come and seek support too, through regular events and support initiatives.

Geoffrey Hunter, nephew of Dr Anne, said:

'Anne was always the most devoted and supportive aunt and godmother, unfailingly generous, unwaveringly interested in one’s progress in life and ever caring for one’s wellbeing.

She extended unhesitating support to those in need, especially the sick.

'Anne lived modestly and frugally and she donated abundantly to the widest variety of charitable causes dedicated to alleviating all kinds of suffering. She was devout and selfless to a rare degree.

'The Hunter Centre in Haslemere is a fitting testament to her lifetime of achievements in the relief of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.'

Dr Nori Graham, Vice-President for Alzheimer’s Society, said:

'When I became Chairman of the Society in 1986, Anne was an immense support to me. I could always rely on her to give me a thoughtful and sensible response to all my concerns and questions.

'It was a real pleasure having known and worked with Anne and I send my sincere condolences to her family.” 

Elaine Clement, Operations Manager, The Hunter Centre, Haslemere, Surrey, said:

'Dr Anne Hunter was a well-known and well-loved figure in Haslemere and will be sadly missed by so many.'

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