Obituary of James William MCHUGH

June 12, 1970 – Nottingham, England           
April 23, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

James McHugh, beloved son of Janice Ruttimann (nee Cole) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the age of 49 years.

James was born in Nottingham, England. He came to Canada with his parents when he was four years old. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Psychology and Political History.

James had a passion for cars, particularly loved his Corvette and road trips around Canada and North America. He earned an Alberta Achievement award by playing the role of Howdy the mascot during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

Besides his loving mom Janice Ruttimann of Calgary, James is survived by his stepfather Walter Ruttimann of Nova Scotia; sister Jane Kezar and partner Mike Sudar of Calgary; nephew Jesse James Kezar of Calgary; niece Stephanie Kezar and her fiancée Jesse Haidenger of Calgary; grandbabies, Liam and Brielle Kezar, Lily and Emma Haidenger of Calgary; auntie Maureen, and uncles Graham Ward and Dave Keeton both of England; cousin Martin, and wife Jay and their two boys, Alex and Rhys of England.

James was predeceased by his father Colin William McHugh of Bordon, MB; auntie Pat Keeton of England; and nana Lily Cole of England. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed on James’ obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.


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