Oct.19, 1926 – June 25, 2014
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, granddad and great granddad Hugh Linden. Hugh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Mabel and Hugh Linden. He joined the navy in 1944 and was stationed in Scotland serving on the aircraft carrier HMCS Warrior (R3). After the war, he went to the University of British Columbia where he met and married the love of his life Margaret Green. Hugh then re-enlisted in the Air Force as an air frame technician serving with the Forces from 1954 until he retired in 1968. After his retirement he returned to Calgary to become a Sales Engineer for EC & M. During his later years Hugh and Margaret travelled extensively in Europe and elsewhere and for several years became “snowbirds” in Hemet, CA. They eventually settled in Red Deer to be close to family.
Hugh is lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years Margaret; father of three children, Kent (Ellen) Linden, Shelley (Dwayne) Elson, Elizabeth (Ernie) Pucci; a proud granddad to 5 grandchildren Leane Elson (Glenn) Murray, whom predeceased her granddad on January 12, 2014, Dayna (Greg) Pimm, Michael (Tammy) Elson, David Elson and Anthony Pucci; he was also blessed with 7 great grandchildren Andrew, Erin, Gage, Joshua, Zachary, Wyatt and little Isabella. He also leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews. Left to mourn; his beloved sisters-in-laws Sheila Linden, Elsie Brooks, Grace Green and brother-in-law Dr. Clement Elshout. He was predeceased by his mother Mabel Wyatt; his father Hugh Linden; brothers Robert Linden; sister Yvonne Elshout. Hugh will be fondly remembered for his keen mind, quick wit and his gentle demeanor. He had a passion for reading every book within reach, was a great historian and teacher. We will miss his wonderful history lessons and thought provoking discussions. He will always be remembered as a caring, loving and gentle man. The family would like to thank Inglewood Symphony and Aspen Ridge Symphony of Red Deer for their devoted care. We would also like to thank Red Deer Home Care for their excellent care and help. As per Hugh’s request there is to be no funeral (because he never wanted to be fussed over).Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Hugh’s name to the Charity of your own heart.
SYLVAN LAKE AND
ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM,
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151