NOBLE, Hugh William August 15, 1946 - May 6, 2009 Hugh, born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, passed away peacefully much too soon at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife Ann of 40 years; loving sons Ivan (Heather) and Adam (Alysha); brother Dave (Ottawa); and devoted Papa of Taylor and Megan. Predeceased by his parents William and Irene Noble. Hugh will be remembered by family and friends as an inspiration who gave a lot of people hope and love. He left a little bit of himself in all of us. A Celebration of Hugh's life was held at 763 Helvetia Crescent, Victoria, BC, on Saturday, May 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Angel Flight of British Columbia. PO Box 2623, Sidney BC V8L 4C1, or at www.angelflight.ca would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Victoria Cancer Clinic. The family would like to thank the caring staff in ICU, Vancouver and Victoria General Hospitals, and the Royal Jubilee Hospice.
Some words from fellow designers who knew Hugh and his wife Ann who was our first administrative director and secretary:
"He was our first GDC secretariat and got the office in Ottawa started. He was a member of the Vancouver Island Chapter for many years and a willing volunteer for all things GDC. Farewell Hugh!" – Peggy Cady FGDC
"Hugh and I did some presentations for the Federal Business Development Bank (FBDB, now BDC) in the '90s. He introduced me to the GDC and RGD Ontario. Lots of energy, very helpful. Farewell indeed!" – Rick Strong, Ottawa
"It's been years since I've seen Hugh, and yet it just seems yesterday that he was exuberantly, emphatically telling me how we've 'gotta not stop doing good' in our society with design and graphics. He contributed a lot to help make it all happen, and our profession is better for his generosity." – David Berman, RGD, FGDC