OBITUARY

Hugh McAllister

29 March, 19384 February, 2021
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MCALLISTER, HUGH March 29, 1938 to February 4, 2021. It is with great sadness that the family of Hugh McAllister announces his passing on Thursday February 4th, 2021, at the age of 82 years after a lengthy battle with cancer. Hugh will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Marthe Fortin and his children, Tracy (Lance), Stephen (Collette), Alex, and his stepchildren Jennifer (the late Kyle) and Jeffrey (Rosalia). Will be missed by his grandchildren, Samantha, Joseph, Sarah, Michael, Tyler, Cole, and Addison. Survived by his brother James and predeceased by his sister Ellen.

A Private Family Funeral will be held on Wednesday February 10th, 2021 at 11:00 am at Thompson Funeral Home in Aurora, Ontario. An interment will be held at a later date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Memorial donations in memory of Hugh may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Hugh was born in Falkirk, Scotland, son of Hugh McAllister and Mary Hogan. Hugh moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1962 without a job, a one-way ticket, and a hope for a promising future. He was a chemist by trade, started his own company and later went on to work for Canada Colors and Chemicals where he made many friendships that carried him through for the rest of his life. He was a strong presence in any company he kept, well-travelled, and an intellect full of knowledge whether it be politics, history, current events, or simple everyday conversation. He was indeed a fantastic storyteller who loved fine wine, good food, golfing, and laughter among many other things. He will leave a great void in all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. We will reflect and remember that without love, there would be no tears, but who would choose to live their lives without love.

The family would like to thank you all for your support during this most difficult time.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the McAllister family.

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Barry Moores

8 February 2021

I was hired by Hugh back in 1996 at CCC. Hugh was a wonderful boss. He was always fair and level in his interactions with me and as I saw, others.
There were times I would suspect he was having some difficult negotiations, as Managers will, with senior management, but he always said not to worry and it would all work out fine for his Reps: and it always did. I learned I could trust his decisions, his judgement and most of all, the Man.
My son got to meet him as a teenager as we delivered a barbeque to your home from the employees after his retirement. I remember talking to my son about the character of the man as we drove home; as an excellent example of how to lead with the right mix of compassion, empathy and toughness when needed. needed.
I am so sorry that Hugh has left us but we are all better for having known him. He brightened my days and leaves me with nothing but warm thoughts and memories.

Barry Moores

Linda Kahn

6 February 2021

Dear Marthe:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Hugh was a gentle soul and lovely neighbour around the building.
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
May Hugh's memory forever be a blessing.

Sincerely,

Linda Kahn

Tracy McAllister

5 February 2021

He was my first love ❤ At 4 am on February 4, 2021 my Dad lost his battle with cancer, a battle he had fought for so many years. He was definitely a fighter ! For those of you who knew me well you would know my Dad and I sometimes had a bumpy journey, but we always found our way through it and found the true meaning of forgiveness. Through it all there was always love, on both sides. To my Dad, I was never Tracy, I was always Mac. "Hi Mac, it's me" I will long to hear those words again. I inherited his stubborn streak and his grit and we can both be a force to be reckoned with - I have learned to embrace that now instead of battling it. It is a gift he handed down to me. He taught me the power of strength and how to be a survivor and thrive. He was always my Hero and always will be. I am glad I told him so very often especially lately that I loved him. I have never experienced this kind of loss and I am not sure how I will move forward, but his strength has always helped me through and I will lean on what I learned from him. Rest in peace Dad, you deserve to be out of pain. I will reflect and remember that without love, there would be no tears, but who would choose to live their lives without love. I will miss you so very much ❤ ❤ ❤ Love you forever your "Wee Mac" xoxo

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