The announcement of the passing of the late Mr Stanley Hunt, OAM and Life Governor of ANHF

On behalf of the Australian Nursing Home Foundation (ANHF), it is with sadness we announce the passing of the late Mr Stanley Hunt, OAM.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr Stanley Hunt, who was a Honorary Life Governor of ANHF. Stanley was recognised for his significant contributions to social and community work in Australia. He was also a patron of other organisations during his lifetime.

Stanley’s achievements and accolades is a reflection of his values and his desire to contribute to charity. His family moved to Sydney in 1945, where they invested in business and prospered. He developed a strong work ethic and acumen to become a successful business man. Inspired by his Father, the vision that knowledge is power; education as the premise of progress in every society, to better yourself, your family and the community – he returned to his ancestral home and commissioned the construction of the Mashan School in Zhuhai, China.

The Australian Government awarded Stanley the Medal of the Order conferring the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.

He was appointed Life Governor of ANHF and held this position until his passing. He contributed to ANHF in many ways and shaped the Foundation through his generosity and intelligence. For instance, he has been the patron for our August Moon Senior Luncheon for over 20 years. To acknowledge his long standing contributions, in 2004 ANHF named the community centre at Jones Street, Ultimo as “The Stanley Hunt Centre”. The aged care services we provide at ANHF will certainly be enriched by his generosity for years to come.

Stanley lived a good life, offering much of his time and wealth to others serving the good of the Chinese community. In his own way, he lived a blessed life to share with others, he lived independently making decisions and choices right until the end. Stanley’s life is a showcase of positive ageing – parallel to the values of ANHF, that is “enabling seniors to age with grace and dignity”.

We shall remember our respectable Stanley as a kind, generous man who lived a full life. He has inspired all who knew him and reminds us why we choose to work in aged care to serve the Chinese and SE Asian community. His warm spirit, love of life and guidance will be greatly missed.