Hugh Frank Card
CARD, Hugh Frank, 77, Port Williams, NS, passed into the loving arms of his beloved Savior at 12:05 p.m., on Sunday, his favorite day of the week, 27 August, 2023 with his devoted wife, Eleanor (Burnham) and cherished children, Aaron and Katie, New Minas, NS, by his side.
Born in Florence, Cape Breton, NS, to Lois (McIntosh) and Stuart (Bob) Card, on 8 January, 1946. He is the last remaining member of his family.
Hugh enjoyed working at Simpsons-Sears, Halifax, for many years, making life-long friends and touching the hearts of many. While at this employ, Hugh especially delighted in bringing joy to the children as he played Santa at Christmastime.
Hugh worked at Digby Elementary School for many years where he touched the lives of staff and children, many of whom have kept in touch to this day. While in their employ he became a dedicated VIP/NSGEU Union representative, working tirelessly to improve workers' conditions, earning praise and recognition during labour negotiations in Halifax.
Hugh was an avid baseball fan, tirelessly coaching and umpiring little league, and would, unselfishly, give portions of his vacation time to ensure his team was "covered", and also served as a driver for basketball games. Hugh is fondly remembered by players and parents. Hugh moved his family to Fredericton, NB, in 2010, at his father's request, to ensure he and Hugh's sister, Joanne, were properly cared for until their death's 10 years later. Hugh never refused any obligation in this regard, proving faithfully, the measure of this profoundly exceptional man. Hugh was always willing and ready to help anyone in need, literally giving the shirt off his back.
Our family was blessed with a genuine, giving, thoughtful, loving husband; amazing, truly caring father and exceptional grandfather to Katie's adorable children, Ryker, 8 and Sophia, 6. Hugh unconditionally loved us beyond words, bestowing a hug and kiss and "I Love You" message each and every day, of his entire life with us. Our hearts will be filled forever with his love. We are grateful and honored to have had Hugh as long as we did. His devoted son, Aaron, was at his side, especially during the last months, ensuring his father he would live in the peacefulness of his own home for the remainder of his life, as he had wished, thus easing his father's journey considerably. Hugh is survived by nieces, Wendy Carter, Digby; Amber MacLean, Dartmouth; Ashley Amero, Digby and nephews, Kenneth Carter, Digby; and Stephen Francis, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Please pray for cures for cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart illnesses. Please volunteer to help rid society of cancer-causing chemicals, now present almost everywhere. Please volunteer to aid stroke patients and their families. Care, education, and understanding are paramount with this extremely difficult illness. Under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, cremation has taken place, as per Hugh's request. A private blessing service has taken place at Wolfville Baptist Church on 2 September, 2023, Reverend Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes - Senior Minister, and Reverend Ruth Tonn officiated.