Hugh Benedict Westcott

December 11, 1948 to August 20, 2018


Passed away suddenly at his residence Monday, August 20, 2018 at the age of 69.  Predeceased by his father George Westcott, mother Ann Westcott, brother Michael Westcott, sister Clare Ann Sheehan and Marie Westcott.  Leaving to mourn his sad loss, his common law partner of 26 years, Gertrude Holwell, sister-in-law Barbara Greeley, brothers-in-law Jim Brewer, Ron Holwell (Millicent), Bill Holwell, close nieces and nephews Rhonda and Danny Squires, Laura Squires, Colin Squires, and Poppy Hugh’s special girl Emma Hibbs; and four children in Western Canada.

Hugh will be missed by his very close friends at Wigmore Manor, especially Gerry Dewling, Lavinia White, Ros Kirby, Linda Mills, Carm Walsh, Josephine Mercer and too many more to mention.  Also, special friends in Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Shellagh and Norm Reynolds, Hubert and Mae MacIsaac, and the entire MacIsaac family, and Grant Milley from Nova Scotia.  He loved every one of you.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, August 22 from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, August 23 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday, August 24 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held from St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, on Saturday, August 25 at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Field of Honour.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Hugh’s memory may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Our hearts go with you and our souls wait to join you.  Love you forever.



5-9 p.m. on August 22, 2018

10 a.m.-9 p.m. on August 23, 2018

10 a.m.-7 p.m. on August 24, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Saturday August 25th

St. Teresa's Parish
120 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John's

Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Field of Honour


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Aunt Gert, we were so sorry to hear of Hughies passing. Wish we could be there at this time, but we are in Alberta visiting the kids. Hughie was a very sweet man. He always reminded me the he has the same birthday as Justin. I’m sure he will be missed. Please know that Dave and I are thinking of you at this time. Love to you. Xoxoxo ❤

I grew up in Renews just up the road from Hughie, he was a great guy and I am sure will be missed by many. I havn’t seen him in years but send condolences to those left behind. May he rest in peace.
Ann Marie Sibbald (Pittman)
Spruce Grove, Alberta

My heart was so shocked and saddened to hear of Hugh’s passing or Hughie as he introduced himself every time we spoke on the phone. He had a big heart you could tell and he enjoyed life, especially his treasured trips to PEI with ‘Gert’ who he mentioned often. They loved those visits and the friends who were more like family to him. We always small talked and he would never let us end the conversation with ‘Goodbye’ rather ‘So Long’ indicating we would speak again soon. He always ended our conversations with “Drive safely when you go home today to your family”. Oh! but I will miss his calls and our little chats. “So Long and rest in Peace, dear Hughie.”

I’d never met Mr. Westcott (Hughie) in person but spoke to him often. He was a kind gentle soul who I enjoyed chatting with. He always ended our conversations with well wishes to my family and to please drive home safe at the end of the day. He spoke so highly of all the people he mentioned especially ‘Gert’. One thing that I will ALWAYS remember that Mr. Westcott taught me was to never say ‘Good Bye’. It was a such a permanent thing. So I hope his wonderful family and circle of friends believe that as well because it is so important. We will miss him dearly! But we know this is not good bye. I pray for all his family at this sad time and may all his wonderful memories bring you all a bit of peace.

So Long Mr. Westcott…..Take care and be safe on your way home….

Dear Gertrude , I’m sincerely grateful for the great memories of you and Hughie ,I know that you are surrounded by many caring and loving family and friends to help you through this journey, I am sorry that I can not be with you in person at this time but rest assure that my heart is with you during this difficult time. Grant.