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WINTER, Hubert (Hub) Desmond

April 15, 1917 – Lacombe, Alberta
July 21, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Hubert (Hub) Desmond Winter of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the age of 101 years.

Hub joined the RCAF 1939 and was a Corporal in the Armament Division in Gander, NL. Hub worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Company of Canada as a Salesman 1946, Store Manager 1948, District Manager Alberta and Interior BC 1958, and he won many sales awards and had many achievements throughout his career. He married Mary Gladys Zillinsky on December 31, 1941 and together they had three children, Barb (1946), Joni (1948), and Bob (1953).

Hub was an avid outdoor sportsman, loved golf, travelled extensively, was an RV camping enthusiast, keen pool player and he was a life long dog lover. Hub was a member of the Legion and Veterans, Good Samaritan, Good Companions, Meals on Wheels and Knights of Columbus.

Hub would say, “it’s a beautiful world.”

Hub is survived by his daughter Barbara Roycroft; son Bob Winter and daughter-in-law Ruth MacRae; grandchildren, Sarah (Chris dela Torre) and Rosie Grady; great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Ben Grady; Micah, Noah, and Theo dela Torre; dear friend Ev Pocock; extended family; and special friends, Steve and Grace Harty, and Marge Barfield. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mary in 1994; daughter Joni Winter in 2017; son-in-law Bill Roycroft in 2007; his parents and all his siblings.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church (5504 – 20th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through A very special thank you to Dr. Geraldine Valdecanas and the staff on unit 73 at Rockyview General Hospital for their kindness, care and compassion.

In living memory of Hub Winter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. My heart goes out to you; Barb, Bob and Ruth, Sara and Chris, Micah, Noah and Theo, Rosie, Isaiah and Ben. Hub was a great dad and grandpa and great grandpa – I know he will be missed by you all. His zest for life and his sense of humor will be forever remembered.

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  2. Freddy Taylor

    To the entire Winter family and my dear friend and neighbour Ev Pocock, my most sincere condolences for the loss and passing of “Hub”, a most inspiring human being. With his infectious wit and humour, Hub was a delightful conversationalist anytime, but especially at our fellow Senior gatherings. His compassionate recitation of ‘In Flanders Fields’ at Remembrance Day celebrations was awe inspiring and will be sadly missed. His attitude towards successful Aging, when asked his secret, was P and P; Prayer and Pills. Those we have loved will live on in our hearts and memories. I will remember and am privileged to call Hubert my friend and I pray he is resting in peace.

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