April 29, 1922 – January 7, 2012
Hugh was born on April 29, 1922 in Patricia, Alberta. Predeceased by his brother Joe. Survived by his loving wife Elaine with whom they enjoyed over 65 years of marriage, also survived by son Kim (Gina), daughter Erin, grandchildren Kji (Dianne), Jason (Jacquelyn), Dawn and great granddaughter Kaitlyn.
Hugh joined the RCAF in 1940 and spent 4 years in India as a wireless air gunner. After the war, Hugh and Elaine married and owned a motel in Calgary for many years until they moved to Qualicum Beach in 1966 where Hugh became involved in real estate. He returned to farming in 1974, each spring through fall for many years, in Standard, Alberta.
Hugh was a member of the Power Squadron and was a long time Rotarian. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Eaglecrest Golf Course followed by the Arrowsmith Golf Course. Hugh golfed until he was 88. He had a keen sense of humour and always enjoyed a quip or a laugh.
A celebration of Hugh’s life will be held at 243 West Crescent in Qualicum Beach on January 21st at 2:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice if you wish. Please share a laugh or a smile with someone, as he so often did.