December 18, 1917 – April 7, 2015
Our dear Dad and Grandfather passed away peacefully on April 7th, 2015 at the age of 97 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. Hugh was born in Calgary where he spent his childhood. His father passed away at a young age and he and his mother moved to Vancouver. He worked as an oiler at Union Steamships Limited for four years before joining the Navy as a stationary engineer with H.M.C.S. Dundas and Owen Sound. He fought in the Battle of the Atlantic escorting supply ships to Britain. In 1945 he married the lovely June Baker, a belle of the West End in Vancouver. After the war he worked as an engineer at Canada Packers and Imperial Oil and finished his career at Continental Insurance Company as a building superintendent. He was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge. His retirement years in Vancouver were spent at Quilchena Golf Course where he became an excellent golfer having had 3 holes in one and playing in many tournaments, often coming home with a prize
Hugh and June moved to Courtenay in 1989 where Hugh continued golfing and cross country skiing until he was over 80.
Dad made many friends in Courtenay, especially the ladies, and had a great life there. Many thanks to all those involved in Dad’s life. He brought joy and laughter to us all. We were so blessed to have him in our lives.
Hugh is survived by his daughter, Wendy Campbell of Victoria, and his beloved grandsons, Fraser of Edmonton and Spencer of Victoria. His wife, June, predeceased him in 1989 and his son, David, in 2008.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 19 in Comox from 1-3. Please phone Starr for details at 250 334-2664.