Longtime South Surrey community policing volunteer Hugh Goldie will be remembered Saturday in a service at Victory Memorial Funeral Centre.

South Surrey community policing volunteer ‘will be missed’

Hugh Goldie gave nearly 3,500 hours to community policing programs in South Surrey.

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. Hugh Goldie

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.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Seeds of Change Surrey to launch two new programs

United Way of the Lower Mainland donated $77,000

White Rock RCMP to host free bicycle registration clinic

Stolen registered bicycles are easier to return to proper owner if recovered

White Rock Concerts subscription series plans to weather pandemic

The White Rock Concerts series cancelled its 2020-21 season due the uncertainty of health risks

Surrey firefighters extinguish blaze near Fraser Surrey Docks

Crews used aerial truck to contain Friday evening fire

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff spot with win

Bandits down Niagara River Lions 70-57 on Sunday, improve to 3-2

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

Travel restrictions inspiring co-operation in border communities

Small border towns are asking for exemption to travel ban

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the RCMP officers involved of wrongdoing

VIDEO: One wounded in Maple Ridge gun battle

Two vehicles reportedly traded shots while driving down street

Most Read

l -->