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Hubert Patrick O'Reilly

 O’REILLY    Hubert Patrick   October 12th 1931 – July 9th 2019  Hubert’s soul went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 9th in Medicine Hat AB,with his son Trent at his side. Hubert 87, born in the family home on Humber Rd,Corner Brook
O’REILLY Hubert Patrick October 12th 1931 – July 9th 2019 Hubert’s soul went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 9th in Medicine Hat AB,with his son Trent at his side. Hubert 87, born in the family home on Humber Rd,Corner Brook Newfoundland, 3rd oldest of 8 children to William and Margret O’Reilly. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Shirley, sister Mickey, 5 children; Todd, Greg, Trent, Jackie and Sharon; 13 grandchildren and; 8 great grandchildren. Hubert graduated from Horton Academy, Wolfville, NS 1952, where he played basketball and hockey. He met the love of his life Shirley Clarke from Springdale in 1954 and they married in 1956, thus starting the legacy of Hubert and Shirley. He loved his life on the rails of Nfld. working 37 yrs. as brakeman and conductor for CN. Hubert was a man of the people, serving on the NL Human Rights commission and many years as President of the United Transportation Union where he negotiated the closure of the NL. railway and upgrade of the Trans Canada Highway. “Big Hube” threw a no-hitter in 1958 for the Humber Hawks striking out 14. He played organized ball for 54 yrs and was inducted into the NL. Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986. Hubert was a consummate storyteller, he had a million jokes and enjoyed reciting Robert Service, especially “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. He had a strong faith in Christ and prayed daily for loved ones. Hubert was blessed with a giant heart, his words always edifying and powerful, his presence calming. Hubert made us smile and laugh. He had a unique way of bringing life to our inner hopes and joy to the soul. Hubert will be dearly missed but will live on in all of us through the retelling of his jokes, stories.

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