John Hubert “Hugh” STANHOPE

John Hubert "Hugh" STANHOPE

John Hubert “Hugh” Stanhope

May 15, 1925 – July 13, 2013

Hugh passed away peacefully at Qualicum Gardens on Saturday July 13, 2013. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 60 years, Cynthia; daughter, Ann Olson; sons, Andy (Lil) Stanhope, Geoff (Stephanie) Stanhope, and Ian (Katherine) Stanhope; grandchildren Taren, Cole, Keah, Luke, and Marley; sister-in-law Diane (Colin) Matheson; long time friend Bill Herkes. Hugh was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy.

Hugh was born in Parksville and worked with the BC Assessment Authority for 30 years. He loved to hunt, fly fish with his kids and grandkids, read Canadian history, was an avid gardener, enjoyed his volunteer work with the Qualicum Beach Stream Keepers, and coached his sons’ soccer teams. Hugh watched Taren, Cole and Keah’s soccer games through rain and shine. He spent many happy hours on camping trips throughout BC and passed his great love of sports and nature on to his family.

Special thanks to all the wonderful staff at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach for the extra special care Hugh received during his stay there.

A Celebration of Hugh’s Life will be held at the family home at 850 Field Crescent in Parksville on Saturday, August 10th at 2:00 pm.

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