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MCKEVITT, Hugh Francis

June 19, 1934 – March 9, 2012

Surrounded by family, Hugh McKevitt passed away peacefully on the evening of Friday, March 9, 2012 at the age of 77 years. After returning from a wonderful family vacation in Cancun on Tuesday, his health deteriorated rapidly ending his year long struggle with cancer.

Hugh leaves behind his darling wife of twenty-nine years, Marilyn; his daughters, Alanna McCarty (Bob), Deanna Rachkewich (Lyle), Shauna David (Al), Jana Maynes (Jason), Laura Giberson (Todd) and stepsons Kevin Stuckert (Keitha), Greg Stuckert (Helen) as well as sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Edwin, and his sisters Audrey and Alberta. He was predeceased by the girls’ mother Maureen, his brother Larry and his sister Sheila.

Papa lives on through his family as we continue to honor his values and traditions.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Hugh’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. Our thanks to the Tom Baker Staff and the Palliative Care Unit at the Foothills Medical Centre for their compassion in his final hours. Special thanks to Palliative Home Care Nurse Debbie Hoey.

In living memory of Hugh McKevitt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Cliff and Beverly Hermanson :

    Marilyns
    Our very deepest Sympathy in the passing of your dear Hugh. What a grand friend so warm , we were so blessed to shared so many Happy memories with you both. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and all your family
    Much love always
    Cliff and Beverly

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  2. Thinking of you Marilyn and all the family as you grieve the loss of your loved one. We will miss him dearly at our next family reunion. My prayers are with you & your family.

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  3. Red Armstrong :

    Dear Marilyn and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Hugh at this time. Although we must miss the celebration of Hugh’s life, we will be there in spirit.
    Red and Irene Armstrong

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  4. Sheila and Brad Tonita :

    Our most heartfelt condolences to hear of your loss.
    Sheila and Brad Tonita and family

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  5. Dear Marilyn and family:

    Please accept our deepest regrets from the DeGagne family on the passing of Hugh.
    I had a number of good years and fun times with Hugh at Burnco and shared many a laugh with him.
    He was a very hard working, dedicated, knowledgeable individual who was instrumental in the success and growth of Burnco as a company. I am so sorry that he could not have enjoyed a longer retirement then he did. Unfortunately I am currently in Phoenix Arizona and will not be able to attend the service this week but I do send my sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Sincerely,
    Ray DeGagne and family

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  6. Heather McAreavy :

    Beautiful words for a wonderful Papa. May God comfort you and hold you close.

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  7. Jason McKevitt :

    My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear about Hugh . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .We know what this gentleman meant to the family , and the time I knew him he did have an impact on me. I hope you enjoy the time he was here and the memories he did provide to every one who came in touch with him . God Bless. Andy

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  9. Nola and Dale Armstrong :

    Marilyn, we are so very, very sorry to read the news of Hugh’s passing. You were such a loving couple and we enjoyed meeting you so much. We are in Yuma but our thoughts are there with you. You were both so brave and gracious to all inquiries about his illness. Our love and prayers. Nola and Dale

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  10. Vern and Judy Gerlitz & family :

    Marilyn, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. We are so very sorry.

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  11. Dear Marilyn and family,
    Hugh was such a kind, intelligent and caring man. Our trip to the Yucatan years ago was safe because Hugh took care of all of us.
    His memory will fill your heart always.

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  12. len and jean miller :

    Marilyn and family
    So sorry to hear of Hughs passing. Enjoy your wonderful memories of Hugh and help you through.

    Jean and Len Miller

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  13. Doreen (Dode) Tarasiuk :

    While on a sisters trip to Radium, Barb suggested we go meet some relatives, Hugh & Marilyn. They were gracious enough to take us on a boat ride. We toured around the lake for awhile then ran out of gas. Marilyn rowed with her arms from the bow of the boat (funny). Barb & Hugh pushed & the rest of us rowed as best we could. We had a fun afternoon & made another memory.. Thank you so much. Don & I send sincere sympathies to the family.

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  14. Beth Fredeen :

    Dear Marilyn –
    I was so sorry to read of Hugh’s passing. Although I have not seen you in years I think of you every time I drive past your end of town. Please pass on my sincerest thoughts & prayers to the girls as well.
    Love Beth

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  15. Al & Joyce Pollock :

    Dear Marilyn and Family,
    We were surprised and saddened to learn in today’s Herald of Hugh’s passing.
    His love and pride of family always impressed us – as did his zeal for life! We have many good memories of time spent together at Lake Windermere.
    Please accept our sincere condolences. Your loss is,indeed,great!
    Al & Joyce Pollock

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  16. Tillie, Amanda & Tara Ring :

    Sending our condolences to the Batman and Willoughby families. Sending our thoughts and love your way through this difficult time. Thinking of you guys always.

    The Ring Girls

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  17. Eileen and Frank Getz :

    Marilyn, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    We are sorry that we are unable to make the funeral and hope to see you sometime soon.

    Love Frank and Eileen

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  18. Jeff McLean and Grant Los :

    Marilyn and family, We were saddened to hear of Hugh’s passing, but through the stories you shared with us in our spanish classes, we know he led a full and active life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your many memories of him be a wonderful memorial to his life. Our sincere condolences.

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  19. Dear Marilyn

    Though expected, it was quite a shock to hear that Hugh had passed on. He and I go back a lot of years. During that time I got to know him quite well. I was always impressed by his honesty and his concern for his family and friends. One of the things I will always remember is his toiling away in the garage making jig saw puzzles with pictures of his grandchildren for Christmas. Hugh understood that his love for them was better expressed by something he made with his own hands rather than purchased at a store.

    I think the happiest years Hugh had were those that you and he shared together. It was a joy to see two people who so obviously were meant for each other. A lot of people will miss him.

    Rene Diamond

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  20. Norma and DeLace Rombough :

    Marilyn and Family
    We just heard today and were shocked to hear of Hugh’s passing. Our thought’s and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Marilyn jusr remember Hugh’s arms will always be around you.

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  21. Michael Conboy :

    Many condolences from my family .. I lost mom to Alzheimer’s about five years ago..
    Remembering the great days at Mara lake
    Hugh with his daughter on his shoulders..water skiing..
    What a time of our lives …!!

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