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Hupman; Aubrey “Clair”

Posted By Obits On November 15, 2013 @ 2:11 pm In Obituaries | 63 Comments


Hupman, Aubrey “Clair”, 87, of Summerville Centre, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15th, 2013, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in Summerville Centre, he was a son of the late Aubrey and Mildred (Davis) Hupman.

He was the head greens keeper at the Liverpool Golf and Country Club and the ice maker for the the Liverpool Curling Club for many years. Clair took great pride in his property and enjoyed the country life style, especially if it had anything to do with raising steers or any other animals. He was known for his abilities as the family story teller and was always happiest when he was surrounded by his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of the Summerville Christian Church and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #38, Liverpool.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, the former Lorraine Connolly; daughter Debbie Thibault, of Lower Sackville; sons David (Debbie), of Calgary, Alberta, Michael “Trent” (Beth), of Summerville Centre; grandchildren Denyse, Angela, Miranda, Nathan, Sarah; great grandchildren Brooke, Christopher, Dawn, Noah, Ethan, Wyatt; sisters Jean Mansfield, of Milton, Grace (Mack) Robinson, of Trenton, Ontario, Audrey Wagner, of Summerville; brother Vernon, of Texas.

He was predeceased by son in law Roger Thibault; sisters Amy Lawson and Betty Trimm.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., on Monday, November 18th, 2013, at Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., from Summerville Christian Church, followed by a reception. Reverend Neil Bergman officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Summerville Christian Church or to the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from sylvia verge forbes on November 15th, 2013 2:48 pm

Lorraine& family;
so sorry for your loss;there is not much anyone can do but give you our prayers.
thinking of you all at this sad time;;

Condolence from Walter and Sherri Miller on November 15th, 2013 3:19 pm

Lorraine and family:
We were so sorry to read of Clair’s passing.Our condolences go out to all your family at this sad time.We have lots of good memories of Clair when we lived in summerville Centre.

Condolence from Brian & Pam Foley on November 15th, 2013 3:32 pm

Trent, we are sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you

Condolence from Marina Foley on November 15th, 2013 4:08 pm

Lorraine, so sorry to hear of Clair’s passing, he will be missed. I enjoyed coming to your house to see you both.
Take care of yourself.

Condolence from Carolyn & George Parnell on November 15th, 2013 4:57 pm

Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our and thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Peggy & John Whynot on November 15th, 2013 4:58 pm

Lorraine, Brother, Sisters and Families:
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.

Condolence from David Whynott of mersey point on November 15th, 2013 5:44 pm

My condolences to Lorraine and all the family at this sad time.Clair will be missed by many.

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Huskins on November 15th, 2013 5:46 pm

Clair is at rest now but know he will be missed by his family and friends. Sympathy to you Lorraine and family. God Bless.

Condolence from Enid Mackay on November 15th, 2013 7:37 pm

Audrey So sorry to hear of your brothers passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.

Condolence from Laura Dobson on November 15th, 2013 7:54 pm

Dear Aunt Lorraine, David, Deb and Mike
Uncle Clair has always been such a large presence in my life and then in the lives of Steve, Amy and Nancy. He found humor in the day to day details of living and had the great gift of being able to pass that humor on to others causing us to many times collapse from laughter and the pure joy of being in the room with him listening to his stories … he takes a lot of history with him but leaves behind for me the knowledge that no good story should be overly cluttered with facts. I hope he’s with his sisters and that the tea kettle is on.

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on November 15th, 2013 9:01 pm

Lorraine and family:Very sorry to hear about Clair.Sincere sympathy is extended tto you and allyour family.

Condolence from Norma & Leon Robertson on November 15th, 2013 9:07 pm

Lorraine, we are so sorry to read of Clair passing.Our deepest Sympathy to you and the family.
Leon & Norma

Condolence from Rev Jennifer Garbin on November 15th, 2013 10:12 pm

Lorraine, Debbie and family — Sending prayers and lots of love your way. We have so many wonderful memories of Clair which will remain forever in our hearts. He was such a character — always so full of wonderful stories, lots of love and those sparkling eyes! You were all so dear to him and brought him so much joy. Thank you for sharing him with us…he will be sorely missed. May God’s strength and courage be yours in these days. Peace and love – Jen, Gianni, Rita and Victor

Condolence from Sylvia & Mike Langille on November 15th, 2013 10:59 pm

Lorraine and family,

We were so sorry to hear about Clairs passing. Mike thought a lot of Clair.He has many fond memories and funny stories of his years working with him at the golf course. We used to enjoy the visits to your house with our kids.Take care!

Sylvia & Mike

Condolence from Charlotte Parks on November 16th, 2013 5:03 am

Lorraine, Debbie, David, Trent and families… so sorry to hear about Clair… I have fond memories of him and he will always be
fondly remembered by me…. my deepest condolences go to you all…

Condolence from Lynn Lavender on November 16th, 2013 5:33 am

Dear Debbie and Families,
So sorry to hear about your Dad…thinking of you and you family at this sad time …..take care.

Condolence from Anne and Michael on November 16th, 2013 7:19 am

To Clair’s Family,
So sorry for your loss…our deepest sympathy to you all….
Anne and Michael

Condolence from Marie Lamrock on November 16th, 2013 8:27 am

Lorraine: I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Trust you will find comfort in your faith, family and friends. My prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Dan Lawson on November 16th, 2013 9:55 am

To Aunt Lorraine, Deb, Dave, Mike and family,
I cannot imagine Summerville without my Uncle Clair in it. He was the patriarch of our extended family and he will be sorely missed. No visit home was ever complete without a visit to his house to hear his stories and his particular version of history and family events. I will miss you Uncle Clair.

Condolence from James Connolly on November 16th, 2013 10:14 am

Aunt Lorraine, Debbie, David, and Michael – so very sorry to hear the news of Clair’s passing. Heartfelt condolences to you and your families for your loss.

Condolence from Ken Parnell on November 16th, 2013 10:37 am

Lorraine. I offer my sincere condolences. I enjoyed being in his presence, especially when he spoke of his oxen and attempting to instill in me which was the ‘Off’ ox and which was the ‘Nigh’ ox.

Condolence from Pat Patterson on November 16th, 2013 1:38 pm

Lorraine and family – offering sincere sympathy to all. I know how much Clair will be missed. May your memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

Condolence from Joe & Pat Roberts on November 16th, 2013 1:46 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Clair’s passing. We were glad to get to know him while we were there. Please know that you all are in our prayers.

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on November 16th, 2013 2:06 pm

Lorraine, Trent & Family,

We are saddened to hear of Clair’s passing. Please accept our condolences.

Condolence from Alice Verge on November 16th, 2013 2:56 pm

Lorraine and family….
Saddened to hear of Clair’s passing. He spent many hours at the garage and you never got tired hearing the stories.. the golf course, curling club, this oxen and his family. Lorraine told me one time when I would go by in the car when the weather was bad he would comment and watch for me to get home… that is what kind of a man Clair was…
He was a great friend and neighbor and you will miss him dearly…

Condolence from Barb and Brian Fralic on November 16th, 2013 5:24 pm

Lorraine and family,
Our thoughts are with you at this said time.
Barb and Brian

Condolence from Tony and Kathleen on November 16th, 2013 8:28 pm

Dear Lorraine and Family: So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Tony & Kathleen

Condolence from Sharon & Ronald Verge on November 17th, 2013 4:03 am

Lorraine and Family,

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time.

Please accept our sincere condolences.

Ronald & Sharon .

Condolence from Jackie Hanley-Godfrey on November 17th, 2013 6:01 am

Mrs.Hupman Debbie and family
you are in my thoughts and prayers.. Have fond memories of Mr.Hupman.. he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him ..Remember all the great memories and he will be in your hearts forever god bless Love Jackie

Condolence from Margo & Borden Hanley on November 17th, 2013 6:11 am

To all the family: We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your family and friends are sending prayers your way and hopefully that will help to heal your sorrow. God Bless.

Condolence from Barbara &Richard Kelley on November 17th, 2013 6:11 am

Mike,Beth,Lorraine &Family, Our prayers are with you.Clair is with Jesus and the Angels now,at peace and loving all of you from heaven.

Condolence from june day on November 17th, 2013 7:55 am

Mike.Beth,Lorraine and Family.My prayers are with you all today and always.Heaven has another angel.God Bless.

Condolence from Nancy Dobson on November 17th, 2013 8:04 am

To Lorraine and family,so sorry to hear of Clair’s passing.He was a kind and gentle man and I enjoyed talking to him at the curling club for many years.Thinking of you all at this sad time.Nancy and family.

Condolence from Michelle Wolfe-Sitton on November 17th, 2013 11:59 am

Dear Lorraine, Dave, Deb, Mike & families,

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I have so many fond memories of Clair. I’ll always remember him with a cup of tea, in hand, and ready to “spin a yarn.” He leaves behind an amazing legacy.

Sending much love across the miles.

Condolence from Jeff & Erin Ingram on November 17th, 2013 1:10 pm

Trent and Family,

You are in our thoughts at this sad time. Sending our sincere condolences to you and the rest of your family.

Condolence from Todd and Pam DeLong on November 17th, 2013 3:24 pm

Trent,Beth and Family,

Extending our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
You are not alone today nor will you be tomorrow,
Thoughts of those who care are with you in your sorrow.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on November 17th, 2013 5:38 pm

Lorraine and family, Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
So sorry for you loss.

Condolence from Paul & May Lou Smith on November 17th, 2013 6:07 pm

Lorraine, Trent, David, Debbie & Family

Our condolences and deepest sympathy to you at this time. Have many memories of years gone by and Claire was always a gentleman and a good person. May the blessings be.

Condolence from Ernie & Belinda Matheson on November 17th, 2013 6:36 pm

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless
Ernie & Belinda Matheson

Condolence from Bonnie Wentzell on November 17th, 2013 6:57 pm

Lorraine and family:
So sorry to hear of Clair’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all the family.
Bonnie and Norman

Condolence from Betty Daniels on November 18th, 2013 7:24 am

Lorraine & Family, my deepest sympathy he will be missed.

Condolence from Kelly, Curtis, Chloe and Wyatt on November 18th, 2013 7:30 am

Aunt Lorraine, Debbie, Dave, Mike and families:

We wish we could be there to give you all support during this difficult time. Please know that I am thinking of you all and sending you warm wishes of comfort and love. I will miss Uncle Clair very much.

Condolence from Joanne Bond on November 18th, 2013 10:57 am

Debbie and Family,
Debbie, please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Take good care


Condolence from Shirley & Ralph Morton on November 18th, 2013 12:18 pm

Sending our sincere sympathy to Lorraine and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time .
Ralph and Shirley Morton

Condolence from brian and kim mansfield on November 18th, 2013 1:24 pm

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Carol Anne Lamond on November 18th, 2013 1:53 pm

Dear Debbie-my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time sincerely Carol Anne Lamond

Condolence from Doug & Valerie Wamboldt on November 18th, 2013 2:28 pm

Lorraine,Trent, Beth and family. Sorry to hear of your lose! Thinking of you all in your time of sadness!
Take Care.

Doug & Val Wamboldt

Condolence from Alain & Alanna on November 18th, 2013 2:40 pm

Dave and family, really sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts during this trying time. May your dad rest in peace.

Condolence from Donna (Minard) Hartling on November 18th, 2013 3:19 pm

Debbie, David & Family,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from HOLLIS BOWERS on November 18th, 2013 8:53 pm


Condolence from Kimberly & Paul Berry on November 19th, 2013 8:42 am

Debbie & Family: We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss and wish to express our most heartfelt sympathies. We will be keeping you foremost in our thoughts today and during the days and weeks to come.

Condolence from Cousin Peg(Davis)&Spencer Corkum on November 19th, 2013 1:45 pm

Although we are many miles away, in Florida….you are being held close in our thoughts and prayers. When we all get to Heaven…what a reunion that will be!

Condolence from Bertha Pick Ajmani on November 19th, 2013 2:27 pm

Dear Mrs. Hupman, Debbie, David, Michael and families,

I was shocked and saddened to hear about your husband/father’s passing. May your happy memories give you comfort and strength during the difficult days.

Condolence from Monica Roberts on November 19th, 2013 2:37 pm

So saddened to hear of your loss. I enjoyed my visits to your home. Thinking of you in days to come

Condolence from clyde and david whynot on November 19th, 2013 3:43 pm

Micheal and family we are very sorry to hear of your dad,s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family diffcult time

Condolence from Evelyn and Lorimer on November 19th, 2013 4:16 pm

Lorraine and family,
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Stay strong and take care of each other.

Condolence from Coleen(Clancy) and Pat Ryan on November 19th, 2013 4:51 pm

Lorraine, Debbie, David, Michael, and families:

We are sending our sympathies to you all at this sad time. May you all share memories and stories of Claire as you gather to celebrate his life. He will be missed by the whole community of Summerville. You are in our thoughts.

Coleen and Pat

Condolence from Mervin and Bernadette Hartlen on November 19th, 2013 8:28 pm

Lorraine and Family so sorry to hear of Clair’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Merv and Bernadette

Condolence from Nancy ‘EN’ Dobson on November 20th, 2013 3:54 pm

Dear Great Aunt Lorraine, Uncle Mike, Debbie, and family,

I’m so sorry about the loss of Uncle Claire. I’ve always been honoured to have my middle name named after him.
He’s a huge part of my memory of happy times in Summerville, especially him and Gram Amy sitting in the kitchen next to the wood stove of our old house which Uncle Mike now owns.

I’m sure a big part of my love of animals, and especially bovines like antelope, oxen, etc. comes from Uncle Clair’s love of them. It was wonderful seeing the images of him and his teams on the memorial video.

I hope you all can take comfort in your own happy memories and that Uncle Clair looms so large in the happy memories of so many others.

I’m thinking of all of you,

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on November 22nd, 2013 8:27 am

To the family of the late Aubrey “Clair” Hupman.

I would like to convey a sincere expression of sympathy in your time of great sorrow.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

With Sincere Condolences,

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Linda (Clancy )Swain on November 23rd, 2013 4:57 pm

My deepest sympathies to the family on Clair’s passing

Condolence from Donna (Hupman) Hainley on November 26th, 2013 9:49 am

To Aunt Lorraine and the extended family –
One of my fondest memories of Uncle Clair is going through the yard and garden with him, having him tell me what all the plants were. Then, there was the time where I got to help load up and bring in the hay with the oxen team. I can remember cars stopping to take pictures because it wasn’t done that way anymore. I also remember how much Uncle Clair loved his dogs and cats and his gentleness with them. And the stories! Oh, how much fun it was to sit in the living room and listen to the stories. The best stories were the ones that involved mischief and a surprising number of them involved dynamite.
He will be missed so very much.
Brett and I send our love to all.

Condolence from Terri and Brad Longmire on November 27th, 2013 5:30 pm

Our condolences to Lorraine, Debbie, Dave, Trent, and their families.

I will always remember the steer that Clair used to have across the street. He was the only person I actually remember that had steer.

Brad and I hope that you will have some peace knowing that Clair is now at peace.

Thinking of you at this difficult time….

Terri and Brad

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