I had the privilege of having many interesting and entertaining conversations with Tex while him and my Dad were both on 2D at CNRHCC and in Buchans. He spoke often and lovingly about you, Michelle. I actually thought you were his daughter. Your phone calls were the highlight of his week!! And looking forward to your visit, I believe, got him through many trying times. He was a sweetheart ! Love, Arlene Tuck
We had the pleasure of Meeting Tex many years ago.He was a fine gentleman! We had a few trips on snowmobile , a few sing alongs & alot of laughs! God bless you Tex! Hubert & Denise Deir
I was sad to hear of Tex's passing. I knew him many years ago when he was a fisheries office and he would be down the bay doing his job. He was a fine man. For those who were close to him may you find peace in the many memories you cherish.
Tex and my dad, Denny Byrne, spent a lot of time together at Tex's cabin on Rocky Lake and dad's across the road on Rattling Brook. Tex always had time for the grandchildren. Dad and Kev had many wonderful chats and stories. Tex was part of our family and we always sent Christmas cards every year. Heaven gained another angel. Goodbye to a family friend.
We were very sad to hear of Tex's passing. We had enjoyed seeing him at the Killick Retirement Home when we came to visit. He loved petting our dogs so we would make sure we brought them in for him to see. We will miss seeing him. Tip Evans and Pat Wiens
A sad day indeed for someone who was an integral part of Botwood for so many years. Hugo granted me two four hour interviews at his home while doing research for my book Death at the Harbourview Café four years ago. He told me his life history of being raised by a father who was a migratory reindeer herder in northern Sweden with a herd of up to four thousand animals. He walked to school as a young boy in Sweden which took hours and often he encountered various wild animals along the way resulting in his developing a life long love for them and wildlife in general. He told me of joining the Beach Stormers, an elite military group whose job it was to retake beaches in Sweden overrun by the Nazis during the second world war. At wars end he joined the merchant marine which led to his sailing to Botwood and falling in love and settling down. He became a fisheries officer and an auxiliary member of the RCMP. He did not look favorably upon poachers and saw to it that many offenders were brought to justice. Hugo was fearless as anyone who knew him would attest in particular poachers. He was very much a part of the community and the complex life lived by the Chinese citizens and in particular the owners of the Harbourview Café. The incredible shocking detail he was able to relay was enough to take ones breath away and added much to the book. He was a guest of honour at the book launch and the renaming of the Harbour Café and most deservedly so. A veteran of the second world war, a proud member of the RCMP. , a staunch conservationist, a good family man. and a loyal citizen of Botwood. Well done Hugo Thulgreen. Thank you for your service.
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