Hunter Lewis LaChance

April 21, 1993 ‒ August 03, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Hunter Lewis LaChance, 21, of Norwalk died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

He was born April 21, 1993 in Galion and was the son of Richard E. La Chance of Galion and Lori A. (Ault) Ewing of Galion.

Hunter was employed at R.R. Donnelly in Willard and recently moved to Norwalk.

To know him was to love him. He was the kindest, sweetest person who had a vibrant personality. His family and friends were so important to him and he loved spending time with them as well as listening to music, watching movies and driving his car. Hunter had a love of animals and they were a huge part of who he was. He loved his dog Magnum and cats Princess Annabelle and Prince Caspian.

His dream was to someday become a scientist and will be missed by many, but loved forever.

In addition to his parents, Hunter is survived by his brother Evan La Chance of Galion; his paternal grandparents, Ray and Joanne La Chance of Galion; his maternal grandparents, Flo and Gary Young of Galion, William and Ruth Ault of Florida; several aunts, uncles, cousins and soon to be great cousin as well as a special friend Victor Noe, Jr. and his family.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following calling hours at 7:00 pm with Pastor D. Alan Akers officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alpha Recovery Program in care of the funeral home.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of Hunter’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Dick and Lori, and the entire LaChance family.

    Bill Mechling

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your entire family in the days and weeks ahead.

  • Lori and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

  • We are sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to Hunter’s family. Please know you are in our prayers. Our deepest condolences, Chad & Catherine Cook

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your are all in my prayers.

    Linda & Jeff Sanders

  • Thinking of you all in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Hunter was one of the most enthusiastic and happy students in my 3rd grade and 7th grade classes. I can still picture him explaining his science project on “Cloud in a Bottle” with such joy! My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed!

  • I extend our sincere condolences to all of the family. May God take you in his loving arms and guide you through these sad times!

  • Lori and family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hunter holds a special place in our hearts, remembering his smile and positive attitude always.
    Dean, Ruth Ann & Taylor Etzinger

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with all of you. The depth of your sadness is hard to imagine.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.. Hunter was a special person, he could always make you smile . RRD is just not the same with out him.. Hugs and prayers.

  • Lori, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with you when you were at Lifetouch many years ago. I remember seeing Hunter at the schools throughout the years as my daughter and niece graduated with him. I always remember him as a handsome, happy young man. Our family sends you many heartfelt thoughts and prayers at this this most difficult time.

  • To the LaChance, Ewing and Young Families,
    We cannot imagine the sadness and pain you are experiencing. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the loss of Hunter. Our hugs embrace you with concern and love.
    Ron, Linda, Todd, Erika, Kipp, Brittany, Lahna, Ronnie Noelle, Blakely Sue, and Luke Nelson and Addison and Parker Dunnington

  • Hunter smoke breaks are not the same here at RRD can’t hear your music and you singing so quiet here. Miss your jokes you always made me laugh Bet your still singing in heaven you will be missed

  • We were so sorry to hear of Hunter’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Lori & family,

    My heart breaks for you and your family. Hunter will be missed by many. I pray God comforts you during this time of sadness.

  • My sincerest sympathy and prayers to all who are affected by this loss. I did not know him but iam heartbroken. Another young life gone to soon! May God grant the family peace through this horrible tradgedy !

  • Lori and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your son’s passing. I remember him as a little boy when we were in Mother’s Club together. You gave him roots and now he has wings!!! God be with you in the weeks to come. May he rest in peace!

  • No words can say how sorry I am for u Lori.
    Hunter will always b there in mind and heart forever and always remember all the great times together god will heal the rest love ya lori friends always leslee ( eagles)

  • My heart is so heavy. I pray that you will seek comfort in your faith, family and friends. My sincere sympathy to you all.
    Janice Cass

  • Bruce and I are heartbroken. Hunter came into our lives in the 4th grade and never left. Never a dull moment in that kids life. Our hearts go out to you Lori, you are in our prayers. NAMASTE Hunter, Peace.

  • Dear Lori, Rich. Evan ,Flo & Garry & all your Families,
    I am so very sorry for your loss of Hunter. My thoughts & prayers are with
    each and everyone of you at this most difficult time.
    Love to all
    Bonnie Crase

  • I am so sorry for your loss Lori. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May God, Who is love, shelter Hunter in His embrace, forever, and uphold and console you in this unimaginable time.

  • Lori, I wish there were words to express how sorry I am to hear of your son’s loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Lori I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I wish there was a magic word to ease your pain, I worked at Lifetouch many years ago with you. Prayers for you and the rest of your family

  • Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Hunter.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Our hearts are sadden of this news. We are thinking and praying for all of you. God has received a very special angel.

  • Our hearts are heavy with sadness, as we learn of Hunter’s passing. May his loving spirit and your many fond memories carry your family through the difficult days ahead.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Ami Fraizer and family

  • My prayers and love are with all. Hunter and I weren’t the closest of friends but he was one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He always made you smile even when you didn’t want to and always made time fun. He will be dearly missed and loved by all. God got one of the great ones this time. I’m very sorry for your loss. God bless your family.

    With my deepest sympathy
    Nikki Britt

  • I don’t even have the words to express my sorrow please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for God to give all of you strength.

  • I only met Hunter one time and my interaction with him was very pleasant. He left me with the impression of a nice young man. I can’t even imagine how hard this is for your family and hope that the pain that you are feeling is soon replaced with only warm, loving memories of this young man.

  • im so very sorry about hunter he is with god now he was a kind hearted special man god bless you he is in my prayers as well as his parents and family i know you miss him you will see him one day god bless you