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Obituary for Hugh Forbes Perley

Perley, Hugh Forbes – Age 86, Hilden. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Hugh Perley at the age of 86 from Hilden. He passed away peacefully in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, Truro on December 2, 2020 after a brief illness. Born in Chatham, NB on March 7, 1934 to parents, Hugh Forbes Perley and Hazel Porter. Hugh graduated from forestry school in Fredericton, NB and began a full career in the forestry industry retiring from Scott Paper after 50 years. An avid outdoorsman who loved an early morning paddle on a peaceful lake in his kayak with fishing line cast. When not in the woods or on a lake, he was most often in his workshop creating heirloom woodworking projects such as rocking chairs and snowshoes. He was a founding and retired member of the Hilden Volunteer Fire Brigade. He cherished the lifelong friendships made through his involvement with the brigade as well as his working career. Hugh will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 59 years, Diana; his children, Bruce (Karen) NS, Cynthia (Bruce) BC; sister, Gertrude, ON; niece, June Ann, NB and nephew, Bob ON; grandchildren, Nicholas, Janine, Kyle and Megan; great grandchild, Ila. The family would like to thank the VON and the doctors and nurses at the CEHHC Palliative Care Unit for their tireless work and compassion. To our family and friends, we are grateful for your love and support during these most difficult days. Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to: VON Colchester East Hants, 14 Court St., Suite 100, Truro, NS B2N3H7. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting