Obituary of Hugh John Harold Cox Wayland
WAYLAND, HUGH JOHN HAROLD COX
April 8, 1951- January 18, 2024
Hugh passed peacefully surrounded by his family in his 73rd year. Hugh is survived by Susan (nee Bernas), his loving wife of 53 years as well as two sons and five grandchildren; Kevin (Tammy Adshead, Jordan and Troy) and Scott (Melissa Shepherd, Mackenzie, Ezra and Carter).
Hugh is survived by his siblings Mary Pugh, Stanley, Pauline, Margaret Hines and Barbara Davidson. In-laws; Debbie Wayland, Bill Bernas, Cathy (Donald Ewart), Chris (Doug Baltus) and Carol Savage as well as many nieces and nephews.
Hugh is predeceased by his parents; WWII Veteran Melvin Stanley (AKA Pete) and Mary Smith (nee Hamilton) and younger brother Bill, nephew Michael Davidson as well as in-laws Maggie, John Hines, John Pugh, Walter and Phyllis Bernas and Mike Savage.
Hugh was born in Scotland and arrived in Canada December 1st, 1956. Hugh loved Scotland. As a young boy in Ontario, he grew up in St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie. Hugh was a confident, independent, generous man with a heart of gold. He worked tobacco farms in the Meaford area, sailed on the Lakers and worked for Sorensen Pools. In 1973 he started at General Motors where his career provided opportunity in various departments, completing his career in Tool Delivery. Hugh retired at the age of 55 and was fortunate to enjoy 17 great years of retirement.
Hugh enjoyed companionship with family, friends and colleagues. He had a passion for domestic cars and loved cruising in his 1964 Pontiac Beaumont Convertible. Hugh loved time at the cottage, travelling, fishing and reading novels. He especially enjoyed and was proud of watching his grandchildren’s sports, activities and witnessing academic accomplishments.
Hugh’s motto in life was “Learn by Doing”.
The family wishes to thank the Staff of the Niagara Health System, Regional Paramedics and Fire Services for their professionalism and compassionate assistance. All services were exceptional.
Hugh has been cremated. His life will be Celebrated at St Giles Presbyterian Church 205 Linwell Road, St. Catharines 11:00am, February 17th,2024 with a reception to follow.
In Hugh’s honour; Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Institute for the Blind, Walker Family Cancer Center, Niagara Health Foundation or St Giles Presbyterian Church.
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