Hugh Crosbie passed away peacefully at home on March 5, 2010, with his loving wife, Ursula by his side. Hugh was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on March 23, 1949. He attended King George Public School, Central Collegiate High, Moose Jaw, and the University of Saskatchewan. He lived in Saskatoon and Prince Albert before moving to Calgary in 1979. He worked for the Federal Department of Natural Resources, Water Resources and Sproule Limited. He also worked for several oil companies and spent a short time in Salmon Arm working for Remax. In recent years, Hugh was employed by Devon Canada as a Joint Ventures Representative.
Hugh enjoyed skiing, horseback riding, swimming, water skiing and spent many memorable summers at Blind Bay on Lake Shuswap with his grandparents and parents enjoying life on the water. He loved the outdoors, camping and canoeing. Hugh and Ursula enjoyed so many wonderful times at their home near Cochrane where they raised Arabian and Quarter horses. He loved to travel and visited many countries in Europe and the Caribbean as well as many parts of Canada, with a side trip to Cuba, after he received the diagnosis of terminal cancer.
Hugh was predeceased by his brother Bob in 1978 and is survived by his best friend and wife Ursula, his parents Earl and Joan Crosbie of Salmon Arm, his son Fraser (Jennifer), grandsons, Domenic and Anthony, and sister-in-law Linda of Kelowna, BC. He is also survived by many relatives in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia as well as his horse Rafael. Hugh will be fondly remembered by the many individuals that he and Ursula took into their home in times of need.
A Gathering Celebrating Hugh’s Life will be held at the Inn on Crowchild (5353 Crowchild Trail N.W.) on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the Cochrane Home Care, Dr. Graham and Dr. Rakic for all of their support and guidance.
In living memory of Hugh Crosbie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.