passed away peacefully on the 9th of March 2006 at the age of 85, to be with his loving wife Elfriede who preceded him in April 2002, after 52 years of marriage.
Hugo was born in Altenessen, Germany on the 13th of October 1920. In the 1930’s he began his career as a long distance telegraph operator until 1955, when he was transferred to the national telecommunications headquarters in Darmstadt. In 1960 Hugo and his family emigrated to Canada. He was able to obtain employment at Alcan’s Kitimat plant, eventually becoming a metal analyst. From 1966 until his retirement in 1983, he was an accountant for a legal firm in Campbell River.
Our dear Papa will be greatly missed by daughter Cathy and husband Ray Dagenais in Campbell River, son Frank and wife Karen in Richmond, and son Hermann and wife Wenda in California. Missing their Opa are grandchildren Michelle, Tessa and Renee; Adam and Mark; Lolita, Tod, Lisa and Victoria; great-grandchildren Cianna and Karlos, a well as nieces and nephews in both Canada and Germany. ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES/ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM, CAMPBELL RIVER entrusted with arrangements.
I DID NOT DIE
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in themorning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shineat night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.
ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES
& ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM
and Memorial Chapel
#103-909 Island Highway