It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband and father Hugh Twa. Hugh was born in Calgary, Alberta on October 6, 1943 to parents Hugh and Verna. He graduated from the University of Alberta and continued his education in the University of Eugene Oregon where he obtained his Masters Degree and his PHD. Hugh is survived by his wife Conny and their four children; Becca, Jeff, Tim and Josh.
Hugh is also survived by brothers Jack (Sam), Don (Dale), and Ritchie (Bizz), as well as sisters and brothers in law; Ursula, Heinz, Thomas, Heidi, Christoph, Moni, and Michael . He was predeceased by his parents.
Hugh enjoyed the family fishing, camping, hiking and hunting trips and especially enjoyed the annual pheasant hunt, with the entire family. He loved his adventurous canoe trips with his two younger sons. The Bowron Lake circuit was one of the highlights of his life. When he was not busy playing hockey, or training for Triathlons he would spend time sitting in his log cabin reading his favourite author Louis L’Amour.
Hugh worked and lived in the Elk Valley for 30 years. He was a Teacher, Principal, Coach and role model to many students over the years. He also loved animals and will be missed by his dogs Jazz and Rocky. A Celebration of life will be held on August 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Elkford Recreation Center.