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Hugh Spencer McPhadden

July 9, 1947 ~ July 7, 2020 (age 72)

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HUGH SPENCER McPHADDEN

July 9, 1947 – July 7, 2020

A Life Well Lived

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Hugh McPhadden on July 7, 2020 at Westview Care Home in Penticton, BC with Patricia & son Derek by his side. Hugh gave it his best shot for 5 years but in the end he was defeated by complications due to Multiple Myeloma.

Hugh was born to Keith & Mary McPhadden & raised on a farm in the Milden, SK area where he enjoyed hockey, baseball and 4H – imagine young Hughie showing his calves in competition. He went on to graduate from the U of S, Saskatoon campus and while attending he met the love of his life, Patricia and a few years later their son Derek was born. Hugh farmed with his father for a couple of years, but the city lights were calling, so the little family moved to Regina in 1973 and Hugh & Pat called it home until 2018. Hugh was a great Dad who loved attending all of Derek's hockey games and tournaments for 12 years. He waited a long time for daughter in law Christine to join the family and finally the birth of a precious grand daughter, MJ in 2018. Pictures, videos and FaceTime calls with MJ lit up Hugh's life during the last few months.

Hugh enjoyed a very successful career in sales with Xerox, Derges McPhadden Office Products, and then on to IBM, retiring in 2005. Hugh had a great talent for absorbing information, retaining and sharing it and had the innate skill to solve most any problem whether it was mechanical or intellectual. Hugh was an avid golfer and he and Pat enjoyed many winter vacations in sunnier climes where golf & Crown Royal on the rocks were the focus. They purchased a winter home in Scottsdale AZ in the late 90s where they enjoyed many great retirement years before Hugh's cancer diagnosis in 2015. Summers were enjoyed at their cabin on Diefenbaker Lake, SK and recent winters in Penticton, BC, buying a home there in 2019.

Hugh will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and life partner of over 50 years, Patricia (Cunningham), son Derek, daughter in law Christine Awasthy, and granddaughter Mikaela Jolene (MJ) from Port Credit, ON. Also surviving him are his siblings, Valorie Preston (Louise Tardiff), Ian (Gloria) McPhadden, and Margaret (Patrick) Wagner; and in-laws, Ken & Joyce Cunningham, Juanita & Merv Legge, Rita Cunningham, Evelyn O'Shaughnessy, Kailash & Maya Awasthy and numerous nieces and nephews.

Those so wishing, can make a charitable donation on Hugh's behalf to Multiple Myeloma Canada, Giving in Memory. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Saskatchewan, Covid permitting.

 

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