Denise (Hylton) HuntHonor Code Signatory
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I was born in Auckland on 10 August 1952, first child of Lorraine Hahn and Edgar James Hylton. I lived there until I was 12 where I attended Kelston Primary and Avondale Intermediate in Auckland, New Zealand. When the family moved to Hamilton, I attended Hamilton Girls High School which I did not enjoy. I had several close friends from Auckland who are still friends today (2023) - Annette Miller, Jenny McKenzie and Robyn Bunce. We had a brilliant childhood as often children of the fifties in New Zealand did with lots of outdoor play and not a care in the world.
In 1970 I started nursing at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand when you learnt 'on the job' and worked 6 days a week. I didn't care what I got paid, I just loved it. It was my only career although when the girls were young, I stopped briefly to waitress at the local hotel in Otorohanga in the evenings. I was a registered nurse for 48 years but retired in 2017 to enjoy more free time and my grandsons, whom I look after when required. Despite doing 'in house' training in 1970 to 1973, I did correspondence at home to achieve a Bachelor of Nursing graduating in 1998. Greg and I travelled to Palmerston North for the graduation ceremony.
I married Greg Hunt in 1975 at the Waikato Hospital Chapel, Hamilton (since pulled down). We lived the first two years of our marriage in Palmerston North and had many good friends. We then moved to Otorohanga and Greg began working for his father. I never thought we would stay there but we lived there for 39 years; firstly, in our first home that my brother, Jeff, built, then at a lifestyle block along the same road - 269 Old Te Kuiti Road, Otorohanga, for another 10 years before we built a new home with our daughter Loren George and son in law, Adam George at Pokuru, Te Awamutu, Waipa, New Zealand. I love gardening, crafts, art and am a committed Christian in my church and in my community. I am living through the Covid pandemic from 2019. I was always heavily involved in community activities - I held a public meeting to start a Parents Centre in Otorohanga as I felt there wasn't enough parent education in town. A steering committee was set up in 1987 and in 1988, Otorohanga Parents Centre was affiliated. At the time, I was running Antenatal classes for the Centre. I received an Honorary Life Membership in 1991. When I finished at Waikato Hospital in 1975, Matron wrote, "A most conscientious and reliable nurse who has a great insight into the individual needs of her patients. she has established and maintained good interpersonal relationships, her health was good and she demonstrated a great loyalty to her profession". I started at Palmerston North Hospital in February 1975, three months before our marriage in May. On my reference, when I left in 1978, the ICU specialist wrote, "Throughout the time Denise has been here, she has been a willing and enthusiastic worker who was particularly noted for her enthusiasm with long term head injuries. She has a very cheerful disposition and this has made it more easy for her to remain optimistic in what is often seemed an almost impossible medical situation. She is very popular with Medical and Nursing Staff and I am sure she would acquit herself well in any future position". G. M. Kirk (MRCP, FRACP, Physican in Charge). I was Chairperson of the Otorohanga South School board for about three years around 1997. The principal wrote this, "Denise is forthright, honest and has empathy with the problems of others. This talent has made her a very popular Chairperson who people are willing to approach. Confidentality is important to Denise and this helps to ensure that all matters are addressed professionally". You may ask why I have included all this; it is certainly not to say how great am I but I have forgotten most of this praise and it says something about who I am to others so when generations read this after my death, they can say, that's who she was.
I have researched several lines of family since the 1980's. I had to leave it while raising children but now back into it developing genealogy/heritage pages of all my information for the next generations. I am hoping they will appreciate the work that has gone into it and keep the albums!! My list of names is as follows : Alden, Hunt, Hahn, Sinclair, Earl, Nielson (Nilson, Nielson) - who knows! (Norway), George (Wales), Shepherd and Nightingale ( Kent), Davidson, Duncan, Urquhart, Coventry.
Digital afterlife statement: When I have become unable to continue my work here on WikiTree, through physical or mental illness, or die, I do not want any of my Profiles deleted. I give permission for the Profiles I am Profile Manager of, to be transferred to one of my family members, any of the other wonderful WikiTreers who have collaborated with me, or WikiTree admin - the best distribution for each Profile to be determined at the time. Hylton-692 20:12, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Hylton-692
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