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Updated: 04/16/2014 08:00:03AM

Hugh John Stewart Shane

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Hugh John Stewart Shane, 79, ASDC, FSDC, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

He was born June 12, 1934, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Hugh immigrated to Canada with his family in 1967, then relocated to Florida in 1996. He was an alumnus of the Belfast Royal Academy, an Associate and a Fellow of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, and acquired eight chemistry patents within North America.

An avid yachtsman, kayaker, cyclist, pilot, diver, sportsman, and member of the Anglican Church community, Hugh had a boundless zeal for life and adventure. Hugh personified integrity, generosity, humility and devotion, and will be remembered as a true gentleman.

He is survived by this loving wife, Hilary; daughters, Lesley and Rhonda (Jamey); son, Bryan (Shawna); and grandchildren, Christopher, Kathleen and Colin.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association; a private funeral service will be held at a future date to be determined in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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