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Dec 8, 1954 - Aug 27, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023
Red Deer Elks Hall, BPOE, No. 85, 6315 Horn Street, Red Deer
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Hugh Walter Lockhart of Red Deer, Alberta on August 27, 2023 at the age of 68 years. Hugh was born in Red Deer, Alberta on December 8, 1954. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from the University of Alberta in 1976, Hugh accepted a teaching position in Barrhead, Alberta. A few years later Hugh left teaching and began a 20+ year career within the golf industry in Alberta and British Columbia, and eventually owned and operated his own landscaping and snow removal company in Red Deer. Hugh was an avid golfer and curler and volunteered countless hours to numerous causes throughout his life.
Hugh leaves to mourn his father Walter Lockhart (June Bevan) of Red Deer, daughter Holly Lockhart (Jon Oko) of Edmonton, niece Colleen Turner and her sons Ethan and Daniel, all of Red Deer, and nephew Christopher Turner of Kelowna, British Columbia, as well as numerous friends and extended relatives. Hugh was predeceased by his mother Lena in 2012 and sister Mavis in 2019.
A celebration of life will be held at the Red Deer Elks Hall, BPOE, No. 85, 6315 Horn Street, Red Deer on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 11:00 am. Cremation entrusted to Sylvan Lake Funeral Home & Crematorium. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury, Box 1000, Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 1R8 or the Alberta Elks Foundation (www.elksofalberta.ca).
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury – Waterton House and The Hamlets at Red Deer – Riverbend Unit for all the support and care given.
My deepest condolences to Hugh s family…I’m from Barrhead..knew he taught here but met in Red Deer at the golf course .. supper ..visiting at his office..had a really nice time I look back and think time flies so quickly….he always had that GREAT smile..RIP Hugh. You will be missed …..Eleonore Loitz
Sylvia & Don Bolkowy:
Thinking of you Holly, at this sad time. We always enjoyed seeing Hugh at the Laughlin golf tournaments, he was a lot of fun. Also enjoyed meeting and golfing with you, Holly, in Laughlin a couple years ago.
I played minor sports with and against Hugh growing up in Red Deer, then stayed in touch through our careers in the golf industry. A great guy with a positive attitude. Hugh was a good man.
Condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Hugh.
I extend deepest sympathy to you ‘Red’ & your family with the passing of Hugh.
My thoughts & prayers are with you during this sad & difficult time.
Hugh helped me when I first started in the golf industry,and got me started in a career I loved. Always enjoyed my time with Hugh and Holly watching curling at Red Deer. Sorry to the family for your loss .
Many fond memories of our dear friend Hugh - from High School, through university, on ice, on a green, or sitting at a table - all of them involve seeing Hugh with a smile on his face. God Bless.
Hugh was a great in the art of conversation. We never ran out of things to talk about. I will miss those random conversations.
My sympathy to Walter and Holly.
David and Kathy Joly:
Our sincere condolences to Hugh's family. We met Hugh almost 15 years ago when he landscaped our new home and he has since maintained our landscaping at our home and our business. He also hired both our sons for a summer or two. Always a pleasure to deal with and share golf stories.
Barbara and Lee Sloan:
We were so saddened to hear of Hugh passing, we had the privilege of knowing and experiencing his generosity and kindness for many years. We would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends .
Barbara and Lee Sloan
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