Hugh Alne McIntyre (Mac) passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 31, 2020 at the age of 75.
Hugh was born in Victoria BC on March 30, 1945. Hugh is predeceased by his parents William Bruce McIntyre and Muriel Rebecca McIntyre (nee Santer). He was the second born of 4 children and is survived by his three siblings, Jack, Belinda (Bindy) and Malcolm. Hugh is also survived and deeply missed by his sons, Kevin (Heather), James (Jennifer), Robert (Michelle), his daughter Amanda (Shawn), grandchildren Miranda, Samantha (Robert), Duncan, Emma, Rhyan and great-grandchild Reks. Nephews and Nieces Amanda (Stacey), Colin, Abbie, Cameron, and predeceased by Laura.
Hugh served proudly in the Canadian Army for 35 years starting with 2136 Canadian Scottish Cadets as a Piper and Highland Dancer in the late 50’s then joining the Black Watch in 1962 going through Depot arriving in the 1BN RHC Pipes and Drums in Gagetown NB until 1964 then he served briefly with the Canadian Scottish Regiment in Victoria BC until 1966 then he returned to 1 Black Watch and deployed to Cyprus in 1967. Hugh remained with the Black Watch until the disbandment of the battalions in 1970. He retrained as a medic and found himself posted to 3 PPCLI in Victoria BC where he served until 1974. He became a CIL officer in 1976 training many cadets Pipes and Military skills and leadership well into the 80’s with first 2136 Canadian Scottish Cadets and then with 2458 Rocky Mountain Rangers in Revelstoke BC. Brigadier General Peter Kilby recruited him to take over B Coy Rocky Mountain Rangers as Officer Commanding in Salmon Arm BC before moving to Pacific Militia Area in Vancouver BC taking a position as a Staff Officer in Personnel Management where he transferred back to the Canadian Scottish Regiment, retiring as a Captain. After retirement from the Canadian Army, he enjoyed driving Transit bus in Kelowna BC until fully retiring in 2017. He moved to Mission BC briefly before moving to the Alexander Mackie Lodge in Langford BC. He loved his family very much and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He touched many lives and he will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations can be made in Hugh’s name to Canadian Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.ca/donate/ or Canadian Cancer Society for lymphoma https://www.lymphoma.ca/lymphoma/ or Soldier On.
There will be a celebration of life held, the date is yet to be determined. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Daryl & Lorna McIntyre
Ric & Audrey Steeves