Edgar, Dr. Hugh Wallace
September 21st, 2019
Passed peacefully at the age of 85, at Marian Villa, London, on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.
Hugh and five siblings were born to William and Alice Mae Edgar and raised on their loving and successful family farm near Ayr, Ontario. The family balanced chores, church and hard work with 4H club, visiting friends, going to dances and playing music.
He attended Reidsville Elementary school and he said if he was running late for school, he would ride his horse to school, then release the horse for home and start his school day.
After attending Galt Collegiate Institute, Hugh enrolled at The University of Western Ontario distinguishing himself academically and graduated from Medical School, as he would say, “with a great group of classmates” in 1958.
Hugh “Interned” at the Montreal General Hospital where he met the love of his life, Margaret Duncan, who was Nursing at the hospital at that time. They were married in Montreal and began their family before moving to London in 1963.
He joined London X-Ray Associates as a Radiologist where he would practice at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Their group also served the community hospitals of Strathroy, Exeter and Tillsonburg. Hugh often said that he really enjoyed working with staff and patients at the small-town hospitals in Ontario.
An avid golfer at the London Hunt Club, Hugh often enjoyed cards, conversation and a meal with friends after a game. He also relished family times at his summer cottage.
Dad was so proud of any accomplishment, small or extraordinary, of his children and grandchildren, showing a smile, hug and inquisitiveness. Those warm conversations will be missed by his family.
Hugh considered himself a lucky man, felt he had lived a good life and appreciated all the care he received. He missed our Mom, Margaret, dearly and we are very grateful that he is now at peace by her side.
Hugh is survived by his children: Cameron (Patricia), Heather (Paul) and Duncan (Veronica); and by his loving grandchildren Ian, Claire, Adam, Blaine, Daniel and William.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.
In memory of Dr. Hugh Edgar, donations to St. Joseph’s Health Foundation or Oakridge Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.
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September 21st 2019
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Edgar Dr Hugh Wallace..
Décès pour la Ville:London, Province: Ontario