Mr. Hugh Robert Tennant of Hoadley Alberta passed away peacefully at the Ponoka Hospital on Friday June 21, 2013 at the age of 84 years; with his family by his side.
Hugh was born in Cadogan Alberta, and was the second oldest of six children born to Robert and Sarah Tennant. Hugh was raised on the family farm in the Silver Lake district until 1948. He met his wife to be around the same time, Jean Hanson, and they were married on July 10, 1952. They farmed in the Cadogan area. In the spring of 1974, the family moved to the Hoadley area looking for greener pastures, where they settled until their retirement.
Hugh enjoyed everything he did and to demonstrate that he was either whistling, yodeling, singing, or speed walking to where he was going; always with a broad smile. He worked long hours on the farm and preferred the late shift when doing the field work. He made time for his family and neighbours, and loved to play tricks, tell a joke, and big bonfires.
Hugh was predeceased by his loving wife Jean on January 27, 2013, by his parents, Robert and Sarah Tennant, two infant daughters; Robin and Sandra, one brother Wilfred and two sisters Colleen and Ruby, and an infant sister Elsie. Hugh is survived by his three sons Brian (Kathy) Tennant of Hoadley, Randy (Linda) Tennant of Bluffton, Darren (Michelle) Tennant of Hoadley, his fourteen precious grand children, and thirteen great grandchildren. Grandpa is already sadly missed.
Funeral services were held at the Hoadley Community Hall in Hoadley, Alberta on Saturday June 29 2013 at 1:00 with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Interment followed in the Hoadley Cemetery.
If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Hoadley Community Hall or to the Hoadley Cemetery.
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