DJ Wendy Hunt - A Memorial Support Fund

For: Wendy Hunt
Wilton Manors, FL
Organizer: Kavita Heidi Hunt
DJ Wendy Hunt - A Memorial Support Fund (Wendy Hunt)
$10,502
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 135 donors
100% Complete

The Story

With a broken heart, we share with you that Wendy Hunt - known in her beloved world of music as DJ Wendy Hunt, or Wendella Blendella, or the Queen Mother of Disco - left this world on August 7.  

For all of us, this is a tremendous loss. Beyond words.

Wendy was an exceptional DJ whose keen ear and skillful hands brought forth music that packed dance floors and delighted flaggers from Boston to Florida and across the US.  She was passionate about her craft, and was never more content than when mixing music - live, or on media - from 1974 'till just this past Sunday afternoon on the Sundown mix.  Expressing her vast creativity through the medium of music, sharing her passion with dancers and flaggers, Wendy brought joy and transcendent experiences to us all.  

Wendy was also an ardent volunteer for Lab Rescue of Florida - and lover of her own adored dogs.  Wendy offered a foster home for Labs, many of whom were seniors and/or in dire health.  She nursed and loved them back to health with the help of her own dogs (Clarice, and later Idgie), then graciously released them to approved homes.  Wendy also had a decided knack for match-making rescued Labs with the perfect adopters.  On both coasts of Florida, Wendy devoted herself to the welfare of dogs in need.

Behind the public eye, Wendy often walked a delicate balance between living and dying.  In recovery from cocaine and alcohol addictions, wrestling with the rigors of bi-polar disorder and post-traumatic stress, Wendy did what was within her power to wake up each morning and see the day through.  After decades of struggle and suffering - some shared publicly, though most she endured privately - Wendy took her own life. 

Many of Wendy's friends have asked if they can help in any way.  As Wendy was of few means at this stage in her life, we would be most grateful for financial assistance with her cremation and memorial arrangements, and otherwise concluding her final affairs.  Thank you for any support you can offer.  It means more than you can imagine.


May Wendy’s bright and beautiful spark shine on in our lives. Please hold Wendy in your hearts.  We trust she is feeling our love.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 12, 2017

Posted on August 12, 2017

Dear Wendy's Community,

It's late now, and tomorrow we fly to Fort Lauderdale.  I'm   reading your notes and feeling your kindness before retiring.  Being in the presence of Wendy's many loving friends, colleagues, people who've been touched by her life and her death but never met her, is a balm for me tonight.   

Wendy was inspiring in so many ways.  She was fully human - brilliantly creative and deeply challenged.  Bright orb, desolate landscape.  Music was her great balancer, and sharing music her profound joy.  We all benefitted from Wendy's wish to collaborate with us - she the bringer of music, we the dancers.  May Wendy find herself in the presence of celestial music now ... or, creating it!

Wendy's fund reached a milestone today, now over $9,000 dollars.  Astonishing, your generosity.  Thank you for sharing what is on your mind and in your heart, and for your gifts to Wendy's fund.  

Wendy's after-life journey continued as well, as her body was cremated this afternoon in the care of a kind and competent professional.  Another level of acceptance with this milestone.  And tears.

Please know, we will provide an accounting when Wendy's closure expenses are fully paid, and the final amount donated to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida.  Thank you for entrusting your gifts to cover Wendy's expenses and improve the welfare of dogs in need.

Appreciatively,

Kavita (Heidi)



Posted on August 11, 2017

Posted on August 11, 2017

Dear Wendy's Loved Ones,

Your loving words bring smiles and tears.  Wendy seems nearer as I read them.  Tending-to the necessary details is made easier with your stories and expressions of Wendy's presence in your lives.  Thank you.

Last evening, I spoke with Pat Bayers of Lab Rescue of Florida District 8 Pasco-Pinellas.  Wendy loved Pat, and admired her commitment to rescue and skillful oversight of District 8.  Pat expressed her appreciation and gratitude for your generosity in Wendy's name.  Your gifts will go to very good use.  

Many of us have said goodbye to so many friends and loved ones already in this life.  Now we have another Beloved keeping watch over us.  As one of Wendy's friends posted on Facebook ... Shine On, You Crazy Diamond.   

Much love and appreciation to you all,

Kavita (Heidi)



Posted on August 9, 2017

Posted on August 9, 2017

Dear Wendy's Friends,

Hard to find words this morning.  Reading your words and stories is so heartening.  This is especially comforting as numbness wears off  and reality is sharpened.  Heartbroken.

Supporting the work of Lab Rescue gave Wendy so much.  She often said that fostering a Lab not only made her feel a sense of purpose and meaning, but when suicidality was keen, it gave her a reason to get up in the morning, keep breathing, and keep moving.

Wherever Wendy is now, I trust that your loving words and gestures are finding her.  I cannot think of anything that would give her greater contentment than knowing dogs in need are supported by her, through your love for her.

Wendy volunteered with 2 chapters of Lab Rescue in Florida.  One is Lab Rescue of Florida District 8 Pasco-Pinellas, the other is Lab Rescue of Florida, District 12 Broward.  We will distribute your gifts between the two districts.

I wish I could express my thanks adequately in words, but I cannot.  Please feel my gratitude, love, and appreciation.

Thank you, 

Kavita (Heidi)

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