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HU, Shih Sheng

September 2, 1926 – April 26, 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce my beloved husband, our beloved father and our beloved grandfather Hu Shih Sheng has passed away on April 26, 2015 at age 88. He was born in Jiangsu, China. In 1949 he moved to Taiwan, completed his university education at National Taiwan University. He passed the Judicial Officer Examination and served as judge in Taiwan for three years until he came to Canada in 1956. He completed graduate degrees in law and library science at University of Toronto. He served in various academic and government law libraries. Admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1975, he was a distinguished Canadian law librarian, retired in 1993 and resettled in Calgary in 2000. He will always be remembered for his caring and giving nature. He is survived by his wife Susan (Shih Chen) and two sons Evan and William, daughter in laws Jane and Vanessa and seven grandchildren Stewart, James, Robert, Matthew, Emma, Ashley and Katie. He is also survived by his brother: Shih Chang, two sisters Xiuyu, Jufeng and many cousins, nephews and nieces in China.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to Albert Heart and Stroke Foundation PO Box 336, STN M Calgary AB T2P 2H9 or Parkinson Society of Southern Alberta 102, 5636 Burbank Crescent SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6.

In living memory of Shih Sheng Hu, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Ken&Sheila Lux

    We are sorry to hear of Mr Hu’s passing. The few times we did get together,we enjoyed his and Susan’s company very much. Our sympathy and prayers are with all of you at this time. From Ken and Sheila Lux, Spruce Grove.

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  2. Very sad to read of Shih Sheng’s passing. I first met him when he visited his old friend Balfour Halevy at Osgoode back in the 70’s when I was a very new, green law librarian. Shih Sheng treated all of the librarians at Osgoode Law School to a wonderful Chinese lunch. I can still remember it. Then when I moved to Alberta, Shih Sheng was my boss when I worked at the Calgary Courthouse Library. A kind, gentle man. My thoughts are with you in your loss.

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  3. Karen and Rick Bassie

    Dearest Susan and family, Our sincere condolences. Shih Sheng brightened my day every morning with his warm smile and gentle manner. Our dining room table was a table of family. It was an honour to have known him.

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  4. I met Shih Sheng when he was at the Law Society Library in Edmonton. He was always very kind in helping with research questions and discussing issues of the day. He will be remembered fondly.

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  5. Janet Macdonald

    As a long term law librarian, I owe a great deal to Shih Sheng. He helped shape the law library community I ‘grew up’ in and I am most grateful for his contributions and his warm, welcoming nature. May his legacy be remembered forever.

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  6. The Executive and Members of the Edmonton Law Libraries Association offer our condolences on the passing of our former colleague and Honorary Member Mr. Hu.
    With sympathy for your loss,
    Shaunna Mireau, Chair

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  7. I had the privilege and pleasure of working under Shih-sheng for almost a decade. He enlightened us with his unique point of view and inspired us with his deep love of family and friends. During the CALL conference in Montreal, he impatiently waited to meet my mother who was coming to join us at the luncheon. She looks a lot like me, and Shih-sheng spotted her before I did. He raced up to her, shaking her hand vigourously, with a big smile and his characteristic delight. We always had our Edmonton business meetings over dim sum at the Marco Polo. He brought his grace, warmth, humanity and intelligence to all he did. Shih-sheng shall be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have crossed his path, especially in the Alberta and Manitoba legal communities. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

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  8. Peter Roberts

    As a Sales Representative in law publishing in Western Canada over the past 48 years, I have many happy memories and none more so than my frequent visits with Shih Sheng in both Calgary and Edmonton. He was always so helpful and caring and he made me so welcome whenever I called to see him. Over one lunch, I remember complimenting him on his remarkable memory and he said that it helped him so much with his academic achievements. I asked him for his secret and he replied, with a twinkle in his eye, ‘Eat lots of Dim sum!!’ Shih Sheng influenced so many people along life’s way and his legacy will live on. He will be missed by so many and my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  9. Beverley Jones

    Dear Susan and family,

    I was very saddened to hear of Shih Sheng’s passing. I remember his first day at Garrison when we began our friendship. I was unaware of his vast accomplishments throughout his life. I knew only that he was thoughtful and kind, a gentle soul. He was clever and witty and would often bring a smile to my face. Please accept my families heartfelt sympathies. With affection and fond remembrance,

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  10. Shih Chang Hu

    悼念士升胞兄 永垂不朽 万古长青
    哥哥之德 山高水长
    大大之恩 没齿不忘
    辛苦一生 平步上青天
    流芳百世 桃李满天下

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