First Memorial Funeral Services

1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC


Hugh Manley POWER

May 28, 1928June 10, 2018

Hugh Manley Power May 28, 1928 - June 10, 2018

Born in Calgary the youngest child of Kingsmill Walter Manley Power and Sarah Maude Power. When he was 2 his parents moved to Burnaby where Hugh graduated from South Burnaby High School. He attended UBC and upon graduation began a long teaching career. He taught at schools in Prince Rupert, Port Alberni, and Enderby. He then taught for 3 years in Ethiopia before finally going to Terrace, BC, to teach for 32 years at Skeena and Caledonia High Schools. Hugh was recognized by the Province for taking the initiative to incorporate VisiCalc (the first spreadsheet program on PCs) into an exercise each business accounting student took turns to complete. After retirement, Hugh remained active in the community, acting in two productions with the Terrace Little Theatre. He took part in many Senior Games events playing bridge and enjoyed curling and golfing both in Terrace and Nanaimo.

He was a member of Terrace Kinsmen and held the position of Deputy Governor for the North Coast Zone. He was a Life Member of the Terrace club, member of the K40 both in Terrace and Nanaimo. Hugh was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 in Terrace and lately Branch 257 Lantzville, BC.

Hugh married Olga Croot on April 11, 1966, in Terrace. They have 3 sons -George (Janet), David (Lan) and Allan (Michele). Six grandchildren: Claire, James, Abby, Graydon, Robert and Nathan. Hugh supported his boys' many activities, including driving to early hockey practices and learning to golf with them.

In 2001 Hugh and Olga left Terrace and moved to Nanaimo where they spent many happy years travelling together, earning their Bronze Life masters in Bridge, and dancing every week. They took an active role in Deerwood Estates their home neighbourhood, and Bowen Seniors dance committee.

Hugh was predeceased by his parents and brothers Alun Power, John (Jack) Power, and sister Elizabeth (Betty) Murray. Hugh is survived by his wife of 52 years, his 3 sons and their families, his sister Norma (May) McFarland, nephews Jack and John, nieces Lorraine, Janice and Debbie. His cousins Anne (Alan) and Margaret (Roger), cousin Poppy Webster and the Webster family in Wales, England and extended families in Canada and the UK and Australia.

Hugh died peacefully in Nanaimo surrounded by family. The family would like to thank the staff at the Palliative Care Unit in the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their care and support of Hugh and his family.

A gathering to celebrate Hugh's life will be held on June 23, 2018 at 1-4pm, at 3928 Valewood Drive, Nanaimo. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Hugh Power can be made to http://www.arthritisresearch.ca/donate


  • A gathering to celebrate Hugh's life

    Saturday, June 23, 2018


Hugh Manley POWER

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Bonnie & Bill Casault

June 27, 2018

Sending sincere condolences to Olga and family. We have fond memories of Hugh and Olga as our next door neighbours in Terrace. Keeping you close in our hearts. Bonnie & Bill

Pat Buchanan (nee Shannon)

June 25, 2018

I remember Mr. Power very fondly. He was a great teacher and had endless patience for his students. My deepest sympathy to you and you family at this sad time Olga. Take comfort in your special memories.

Cynthia & Graham Stokes

June 16, 2018

I was blessed with knowing Hugh and Olga in Terrace, first through Toastmasters and then also through learning to play bridge. I was later happy to reconnect after they moved to Nanaimo. So very sorry to hear of Hugh’s passing. May he Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

john jensen

June 14, 2018

I had the pleasure to serve with Hugh Power on the Board of referees of the employment insurance committee. I did not know him before we were bothI retired. During my 12 years on the board I sat with a number of chairs but never met anyone as prepared and organized as Hugh Power, he also had an open mind and was ready to give people a fair and honest decision
RIP Hugh

Barbara Ziraldo

June 13, 2018

Both of our children were taught by Mr. Power and have wonderful memories of what a kind but stern teacher he was. I had the pleasure of working with Olga at The Royal Bank in Terrace until we moved to Vancouver Island. Our family sends it's genuine sympathy to Hugh's family. Walter, Barbara, David & Lisa
Ziraldo Mill Bay BC

Donna Snow(Stradeski)

June 13, 2018

I completed his class in business machines in 1972 at Caledonia. This laid the foundation for understanding the evolution to computers. Thank you. My mother, Iverna Stradeski was also a teacher in Terrace and spoke of him often for his contribution to the teaching community. My condolences.

James W. Radelet

June 13, 2018

Many good memories, and thanks to Hugh and Olga Power for being such strong contributors to the fabric of life in Terrace!

Julie Bolton

June 12, 2018

So sorry to hear about Mr. Power. He was a great teacher. Made class enjoyable. When I struggled he took the time to help me out every time.
RIP Mr Power. Hugs to all an my deepest condolences.

Julie Bolton
Class 92’

Anna Marie Woodbridge

June 12, 2018

Our condolences to the family. I remember him fondly as a great teacher and a sweet person. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Pat Dolphin

June 12, 2018

I first met Hugh at Skeena high in Terrace, good teacher and man. Later in life Hugh was instrumental in connecting the dots with his family and mine to reconnect me with my sons Patrick and Kelly. Sad he is gone from us but ever remembered with kindness for the good man he was.