HUBERT (HUGH) ARTHUR WILLIAM
July 31, 1926 – January 3, 2022
It is with great sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of Hugh at 95 years old – a much loved husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather.
Born in Chatteris, England, Hugh was the son of Arthur William and Elizabeth Skeels (née Starkey), brother to Rene (Wilf) and Tom (Marj) (all deceased). World War II veteran with the 3rd Kings Own Hussars – British Army. Emigrated to Canada in 1947 and met his future wife, Joan (née Barrett).
He was a long-time employee of Dufferin Construction until retirement. He was an avid traveller, sports enthusiast and loved to cook and eat a good meal.
Survived by his beloved wife, Joan. Loving dad of Jim, Pat, Peter (Franca), Mary (Lester), Michael (Josie), and Joan. Adored grandfather of Jessica, Mark (Jessika), John (Elecia), Paul, Shane (Maria), Phillip (Michelle), Michael (Julia), Jennifer (Ricky), Samantha and Stephanie and great-grandfather to Emjay, Alexander, Maxwell and Leora.
Many thanks to the wonderful and compassionate staff at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.