Hugh Smith, 73, of Saskatoon, Sask. passed away on November 23rd, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A come and go tea will be held to remember Hugh, on Sunday, December 16th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 516 – 8thStreet East, Saskatoon.
Hugh was born on March 29th, 1945 in Belleville, Ontario. He grew up working in the construction industry, spending his younger years working in Ontario on many projects, finishing with the Harbor Castle Hilton Hotel in Toronto. Hugh then decided to move on to Project Management, putting on a suit and tie, instead of his hard hat. During this time, he decided to move his family to the West, settling in Saskatoon. When economic times got tough in construction, he went back to ‘hands on’ construction. He loved building everything and anything, big or small. There are many fences, decks and stairs around Saskatoon that he was very proud of building. For the past 7 years, he has worked for Adesa Auctions, a job he loved. He made many good friends there.
Family was very important to Hugh. He loved seeing them all, and was known to brag about them, as he was very proud of his family. He loved the simple things in life, cooking, visiting with friends and family and caring for his many cats over the years. Hugh used to say, there are talkers and doers. He was definitely a doer. He loved to stay busy and enjoyed helping others. But he was also a talker too, known for his storytelling, dry sense of humour and witty comebacks. He could always see the lighter side of a situation, and appreciated a good joke when he heard one. His personality will be missed.
Hugh is lovingly remembered by; his wife, Bev; children, Steve, Don, Rick, Michelle, Renee, and their families. He had a special place in his heart for all of his grandchildren, Ryker, Ariel, Sam, Amina, Graeme, and Hani and two great grandchildren, Crimson, and Camyra. Also, sister, Bonnie; brother-in-law, George; sister-in-law, Joanne, sister-in-law, Twila and their families.
A special thank you to the staff at the Saskatoon Cancer Agency, Palliative Care nurses, Saskatoon Homecare, and St. Paul’s Palliative Care unit; your care and understanding is so appreciated.
Thoughts and memories can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. To leave condolences, please visit the website www.cherished-memories.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.