Hubert Gordon Hamilton was born June 19, 1942. He grew up in the MacDowall, Holbien and Prince Albert area. Hugh was one of 13 siblings in his family. On November 8, 2019 he lost his battle to leukemia peacefully with his family by his side.
After leaving home Hugh worked a number of jobs; horse jockey, millworker, fighting forest fires, bush work and mechanic. His favorite of which was caretaker of the White Fox Rink.
In his younger years he enjoyed softball, curling and hockey. You would also often find Hugh camping, fishing, quading and attending rodeos with his family and friends.
Hugh’s previous marriage brought him two children; Hughie and Myrna.
Hugh met Evelyn in Prince Albert. From there the two began their 50 years together. Together they had three children; Joselyn, Rick and Andi.
Hugh enjoyed many of his nights at the rink coaching, volunteering and simply enjoying the game and people. If he wasn’t on the Zamboni, he’d be selling 50/50 tickets as he could have sold ice to an Eskimo. He spent many hours volunteering for the Love Winter Festival and Party in the Park.
As everyone knows, Hugh’s time was most happily spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild; going for ice cream, quading, telling stories by the campfire, fishing, and cruising on the pontoon. All of which were done more often than not with a beer in his hand.
Hugh is survived by: His wife Evelyn; His Children: Hughie and Geraldine Philip, Myrna Philip, Joselyn Hamilton and Greg Fee, Rick and Tanya Hamilton, Andi and Derek Seckinger; His Grandchildren: Karly, Lyndon and Maryn Youzwa, Josh, Elya and Jolene Philip, Jordan Hamilton, Nathan Philp,
Alex, Denae and Maddi Seckinger, Zack, Zoey and Riley Philp, Broady, Brittyn , Brett and Kurtis Hamilton, Paul Philp.
Hugh will be remembered for his selflessness, hard work, bullshit abilities and most of all his favourite line-“DON’T BE WEAK.