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HUGO, Stephanie (nee Ondrik)

Posted By Obits On May 20, 2018 @ 1:32 PM In Obituary,Park Memorial Chapel | 14 Comments

December 26, 1936 – Coleman, Alberta
May 19, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Stephanie Hugo of Calgary passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Stephanie was born to Slovak immigrant parents, their fourth child and the first to be born in Canada. She was a coal miner’s daughter, spending her early years in the mountains and valleys of the Crowsnest Pass before moving to Lethbridge and then to Calgary. In 1956, she married Peter Hugo, with whom she raised five children. For over 35 years, she worked alongside her late husband Peter in the piano business in Calgary.

Stephanie loved hosting gatherings and socializing with family and friends. She enjoyed gardening and had already planted her vegetable garden this spring. Her culinary skills were particularly appreciated by her family, especially her Christmas baking. She was a long-time parishioner and volunteer at Sacred Heart Church, heading up the Reception Committee for many years.

Stephanie is survived by her children, Sharon Hugo and Richard Woodward of Manhattan Beach, CA, Ken Hugo and Brenda Austin of Calgary, Alan Hugo and Lori Kingshott of Danville, CA, Lisa Hugo and Mo Sachedina of Calgary; grandchildren, Sabina and Vanessa Woodward, Kyle and Reid Hugo, Jacqueline, Kristin, Samantha and Peter Hugo, and Maya, Norah and Rosemary Sachedina; siblings, Stan Ondrik and Margaret Hugo and sister-in-laws, Helen Kubasek and Ilene Duska.

Stephanie was predeceased by her husband, Peter in 1994; her son, Daniel in 1988; siblings John Ondrik, Joe Ondrik and Verona Wiencki, as well as her beloved dachshund, Pokey, who she lost this March.

Stephanie lived her life seeing the best in others, listening to their problems and giving—giving to her family, giving to her friends and relatives, giving to the church, giving to those in need. She had a very special quiet kindness about her. Everyone who knew Stephanie is better for it.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W., Calgary, AB [1]) on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W., Calgary, AB [1]) on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Stephanie Hugo, 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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Condolence from Mark Wiencki on May 22nd, 2018 5:57 AM

I’ll miss her greatly – she was my “other mother”.

Condolence from Janice Kingshott on May 22nd, 2018 8:32 AM

Sorry to hear the sad news. We would like to express our condolences to your family for the loss of a caring mother and grandmother. With love. Janice, Paul, Rishi & Jyoti

Condolence from Fran Ziola on May 22nd, 2018 8:38 AM

Sharon, Ken, Alan, Lisa and families

Our condolences to you all. Your Mom who I met through Brenda, was a vibrant soul. I will most fondly remember her on Stampede parade mornings as she prepared and watched with her grandchildren and was excited as they. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Fran and Tim Ziola

Condolence from George Duska Sr. on May 22nd, 2018 10:40 AM

She was a Grand Lady.

Condolence from anna marinelli on May 22nd, 2018 11:02 AM

Stephanie will always be the epitome of generosity, kindness but mostly giving of her time and talents at Sacred Heart Church, Calgary.

Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your very dearest and beautiful mother, sister and grandmother. We wish you all strength and peace in your heart during this very sad time.

All my love,
Anna Marinelli
CWL sister at SHC

Condolence from Brian Mullen on May 22nd, 2018 7:31 PM

To the Hugo family: My deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear mother. I have fond memories of her growing up. She was always kind, welcoming and had a certain calmness about her. Though Danny and I did manage to test her patience from time to time! She was a wonderful mother and I hope you take some comfort in the many fond memories you must have of her.

Condolence from Joey, Jenny, Herby and Brhyanne on May 23rd, 2018 10:16 AM

How do we say goodbye to a friend who treat you like family? Or to a person that has a very kind heart that makes you feel you belong? Mrs. Stephanie Hugo is all that to me. I met her through her daughter Sharon and since then I have been welcomed and received as one of their own. Every time I visit her, she tells me stories of aunts or cousins or uncles from the past as if they are mine too. When my granddaughter comes trick or treating on Halloween, Mrs. Hugo as we like to call her, always has something special ready for her. On dinners that she hosted, there were no awkward moments because Mrs. Hugo, in her own way, seems to be like the “life of the party”. I am very thankful and blessed to have known her.

And now back to my question: how do we say goodbye? I think the answer is we don’t really say goodbye to special people like Mrs. Hugo… because she will always be in our memories and in our hearts… so for you Mrs. Hugo it’s
“Hasta la vista” and till we meet again….

Condolence from les and valeria duska on May 23rd, 2018 1:40 PM

Our depest sympathy .
Les and Valeria

Condolence from Art and Linda Jukes on May 23rd, 2018 2:33 PM

To the HUGO family. We are so very sad to hear of Stephanie’s passing. What a beautiful person she was.
She was our neighbour for many years and will be missed by us all. God bless to her lovely family who she loved deeply.
Thinking of you all. Art and Linda Jukes and all the Jukes family.

Condolence from Mary-Louise Beaubien on May 23rd, 2018 9:43 PM

Dear Hugo family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your kind and gentle mother/grandmother Stephanie. We were so saddened to hear of her passing. Our most sincere condolences.
Mary-Louise, Karen, Michael and Rosemary Charlebois

Condolence from Peter Tapuska on May 23rd, 2018 9:49 PM

My sincere condolences. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Elizabeth Burke-Gaffney on May 24th, 2018 9:02 AM

To the family,
Stephanie was always so kind to us all, especially in the last few years. We will miss her. She will be welcomed home.
Sincere condolences.
The Burke-Gaffney Family

Condolence from María & Lorne Gartner on May 26th, 2018 11:45 PM

We’re deeply saddened by the sudden but peacefully passing of our dear Stephanie, we’ve known her from the many events and moments we shared at Sacred Heart. We can not be there to say good bye please accept our Sympathy and we’re praying for you all.
We are currently traveling in Europe so can’t be at the services.

Condolence from Debra Miko on August 1st, 2018 9:24 PM

Helen Keller said, “the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” Stephanie from the moment I first met you, you touched my heart. I came to know you as a second mom, and really loved the way you would help me see the good in everything and everyone. You will be missed my dear friend. Thank you for always having time for me, for sharing your insights and mostly your friendship. Until we meet again ….

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