October 7, 1930 – November 18, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hugh Gallagher Connor. He was a Father, Uncle, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Great great Grandfather.
Hugh was born October 7, 1930 in Cambuslang, Scotland to Charles and Helen Connor. He was the youngest of nine children and the last surviving sibling. Hugh married Elizabeth
Devlin and immigrated to Canada in 1953 to provide a better life for his children. Hugh was a journeyman painter and wallpaper hanger, employed at CFB Chilliwack in the Civil Engineers department. He was passionate about worker’s rights and was the president of the CUPE Union for many years
Hugh had six children: Theresa (Sid) Tschritter, Mary (Brian Ridley) Connor, Leslie (Dave Dagenais) Connor, Colleen (John) Braidwood, Alan (Carrol Wurban) Connor,Maureen (Claude) Leger. He also had 20 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren with one more on the way, 4 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom loved him very much. Six of his grandchildren were pallbearers. Brian Morris, Rachel Rakievich, Sarah Harrison, Shawn Braidwood, Ryan Tschritter and Ian Connor.
Hugh raised budgies in his early days, operating Scotty’s Aviary in our back yard and selling birds to the community. He was well known for the wonderful
temperament of his birds as they spent a great deal of time in the family home,well loved. Hugh enjoyed being in nature, family camping and riding his motorcycle. He took many annual motorcycle trips with his friends and cherished those memories.
Dad was fair, kind, humble and patient. When you spent time with him you had his full attention. We have heard many people say that Dad is one of the nicest people they have ever met. Dad,we cherish you and we will miss you. May the pipes play loudly for you.
Service was held at St Mary’s church on November 22 2019. We ask that, anyone wishing to do so, make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.
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