A graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto, The Reverend Donald Hunt began his career at Ridley in 1962 as the school Chaplain and taught in the Upper School. In 1970, following the deaths of Lower School Assistant Headmaster, Ed Burn and his wife Connie in an automobile accident, Lower School Headmaster John Guest appointed Hunt as Assistant Headmaster. On Guest’s retirement in 1976, Hunt became the Headmaster of the Lower School, and served as Headmaster until his retirement in 1988. Over those years, he counseled, taught, disciplined and shaped the lives of hundreds of young men. It was during Hunt’s tenure that the first girls joined the Lower School in 1985. Often known simply as “God”, he was a commanding presence in the classroom, on the sports field and in Chapel. He acted in numerous school musicals, most memorably, as the Major General in the performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance in 1976. He coached football and rowing and, for 26 years, was a fixture on campus, raising his children in five different Ridley residences along with his wife, Nancy, the Lower School librarian and teacher. Hunt built a dedicated and tightly knit group of teachers and support staff who made the Lower School a supportive environment of learning and growth for a generation of Ridleians. Hunt served as the Honorary Assistant at St. Thomas Anglican Church, the parish church of Ridley College, in St. Catharines.