A Brief History
Hugh was born on 9/11/1924 in Viking, a small Alberta town, and grew up on a nearby farm. He attended Rodino School, [one room] to grade 9. He learned to operate all the farm machinery and went on to attend
Viking High School. In 1942 he moved to Vancouver, B.C. and worked at the Vancouver airport for 1 year
In 1948 Hugh moved to Edmonton, Alberta and was employed by the T.Eaton Co. as an appliance technician. He met and married Elsie Lyons. They had six children and are pleased to see them all in professional positions.
At age 40 Hugh attended the University of Alberta and graduated with a bachelor's degree in education. Hugh was an educator in Edmonton, Alberta where he developed a Small Appliance Repair program as well as other Trades classes.
He retired at age 63 and moved to Vernon, B.C. where he became active in volunteer work with The Royal Canadian Legion of which he is a life member. He was awarded the Veterans Affairs Commendation Award and continues to work with cadets.
In his retirement Hugh took up writing and has published 3 books to date.