A popular South Surrey community policing volunteer is to be remembered Saturday in a service at Victory Memorial Funeral Centre, 14831 28 Ave.
“He was well-liked by everybody,” Elsie Vose, District 5 office co-ordinator, said of Hugh Goldie.
“We’re going to miss him.”
Goldie, who had been active with the community policing station since October 1999, died of heart failure Nov. 20. He was 82.
In his 12 years at the station, Goldie logged nearly 3,500 hours helping run a variety of programs and services.
He arrived in the community from North Vancouver in 1994, eight years after retiring as vice-president of corporate planning for BC Electric (now BC Hydro). A key player in many hydro projects, his family says one of the most visible in Greater Vancouver is the microwave tower facility on Burnaby Mountain.
In the ’50s, he was also part of early development work on the transistor, they said.
“Some of the things he discovered became very important,” said Darrel Mawhinney, Goldie’s brother-in-law.
Goldie also served in the air force, and was a founding member of the Kiwanis Club of Evergreen in North Vancouver.
Mawhinney described Goldie as “always happy and smiling and very knowledgeable” – someone who became the “go-to guy” wherever he went. He also had a great respect for the law.
“He was really involved, spent lots of hours helping out,” Vose said. “He loved coming in.”
Goldie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doe, his son David, three grandsons and his sister, Janet Darke.
Saturday’s service is at 10 a.m.