On Friday, April 30, 2021, Hugh (Hughie) Walker, loving husband of Pierrette (Pete), father of Jen (Corey Anderson) and Wayne (Kim Fairall), and grandfather of Aislinn Magnussen passed away at age 82.
Hughie was born on February 6th, 1939 in Kilmarnock, Scotland to William Walker and Elizabeth (Kilpatrick). He immigrated to Montreal, Canada with his parents and sister Janet in 1950.
Hughie and Pete met on the slopes of St. Sauveur and upon moving to BC in the late 70’s, spent as much time as they could skiing at Whistler Mountain. Hughie retired in 1994 from Nesbitt Thompson, where he worked for 40 years culminating in a key role managing all trades.
Hughie loved music and was a lifelong athlete. As a boy he was a champion highland dancer, as a young adult he sang as one of the Four Pals and played soccer with the St. Paul Rovers. His passion for skiing was second only to that for golf. He regularly kicked his friends asses at both.
Hughie was known for his humble and patient nature. While he excelled at many things, he never made anyone feel inferior. Hughie was quite simply a joy to be around and one very cool dude.
A celebration of Hughie’s life is being planned. Details will be shared with family and friends as soon as they are determined. Instead of flowers, please consider donations to the Sea-to-Sky Hospice Society, whose compassionate care was outstanding.
Donations in memory of Hugh may be made to The Sea to Sky Hospice Society