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CROSBIE – Hugh William

March 23, 1949 – March 5, 2010

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 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.

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  1. Darla and Lloyd Spicer :

    Joan and Earl;

    It was with great sadness that we read of Hugh’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and his family. We hope that your many happy memories will sustain you during this difficult time.

    With kind and loving thoughts, Darla and Lloyd Spicer, Moose Jaw

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  2. Ursula,

    It was with profound sadness that I read of Hugh’s passing. It was very clear that you and Hugh had a very special relationship. My thoughts, prayers and very best wishes are with you.

    Jana (your former CME workmate)

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  3. Working with Hugh and knowing him as a friend were my best memories of Hugh. You could always be sure of him being in an upbeat mood and having a smile on his face. I will miss the accidental run ins I had with him in the plus fifteens. Theresa and my hearts go out to Ursula and the family.

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  4. Mike Laberge :

    Ursula and the Crosbie Family,
    My deepest sympathy and blessings I send to you with the loss of Hugh, a happy, life-loving man.
    Mike LaBerge

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  5. Maurice and Maxine Veillard :

    Earl, Joan and family:

    So sorry to hear of Hugh’s passing. We remember your boys well in the early 60’s here in Moose Jaw.

    Our thoughts are with you all.

    Maurice and Maxine Veillard and family

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  6. Ursula,
    We are very sorry for your loss. We are grateful to have had a glimpse of your wonderful relationship with Hugh.

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  7. Frank Hickey :

    Hi Ursula,

    Kindly accept our deepest condolences. You certainly hosted a suitable celebration this past Saturday. We wish you and your family peace and happiness.

    Frank Hickey

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  8. Linda Matthie :

    Usula and family,

    I am so very sorry to learn today of Hugh’s passing and of your terrible loss. He was a very special man with a beautiful, caring heart and will be missed by many.

    Hugh loved you so much, Ursula, and the two of you shared an extraordinary relationship. How blessed you both were to have found one another and to have experienced a love and friendship so special. Hugh’s pain and suffering is over – it’s time to take care of you now, Ursula……bless you.

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  9. Dearest Ursula, Aunt Joan and Uncle Earl, and all the family.
    I send fondest love, thoughts and prayers to you all. Hugh was very obviously an AMAZING person – cherish all your BEAUTIFUL memories. He is now
    My very fondest love.
    Cape Town in South Africa

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  10. Jolana Phillips-Veinott :

    Dear Ursula,

    I was shocked to hear of Hugh’s passing and am sending you my hearfelt condolences. You two were inseparable and the love you share will live on in your heart. My kids vividly recall our wonderful day with you and Hugh and I am forever grateful for your kindness and friendship.

    Sending you our deepest love,

    Jolana, Tiana & Aiden

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