Obituary of Hugh Harrison Allinson
Hugh Harrison Allinson was born September 21, 1930 to Alma & Joe Harrison Allinson.
Hughie was predeceased by his first wife, Florence, daughter and son in law, Josephine & Pete Kawa; parents Joe & Alma; sisters Dorothy, Irene, Evelyn and brother, Art.
He is survived by his brother, Allan (Verna), sister Bernice (late Albert), sons; Wayne (Linda) of Port Alberni and Tom (Gloria) of Quesnel; stepsons, Fern of Prince George, Kevin Lust (Kathy) of Texas, 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Hughie grew up chasing cows, horses and snakes on the family homestead during the dirty thirties. His teen years were spent ranching in southern Saskatchewan. He never lost his love if the outdoors and the cowboy lifestyle.
In 1950 he married his first love, Florence Lust, and he became an instant father to Jospehine, aged 10.
Hughie and Florence moved from Saskatchewan to Quesnel, BC in 1956, bringing Josephine and their two sons, Wayne, age 4 and Tom, age 2.
Hughie worked in the logging and mining industry running machinery for various family. These were nasty years of work camps where your blankets froze to the walls in the winter and Hughie once told us of living on sardines and bread for a week one time when the camp was snowed in!
He then moved on to working for the BC Parks Department, becoming Park Warden at Bear Lake, north of Prince George and then ending his Parks Department career here in Quesnel at 10 Mile Lake Park.
Florence became ill with cancer and passed away in 1983. Hughie was a devoted caregiver to her during her illness. He would bring Florence home from the hospital for Sunday dinner, steak and lobster from Ulysses was their treat.
Hughie spent the next 10 years ranching in the Alexandria area.
In 1994, Hughie was fortunate to meet his second love in Simone Campbell. Togehter they enjoyed traveling, going to Alaska, Saskatchewan, Quebes and Newfoundland.
They spent 8 very enjoyable years caretaking the Legion Beach and received many tributes during their time there. Everyone was always welcome on the deck for a beer or two, and the laughs flew.
Hughie was first, last and always a joker! Even at the end, he was still joking with the nurses.
We will miss his humour and love.
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