Hugh Clark



Former Radio Operator (RO) and Technician with the Department of Transport (DOT). Former Radio Inspector (RI) with the Department of Communications (DOC). Retired from Industry Canada (IC) in 1994.

Ancien opérateur radio (RO) et technicien au ministère des Transports (MDT). Ancien inspecteur radio (RI) au ministère des Communications (MDC). Retraité d'Industrie Canada (IC) en 1994.


A message from Hugh Clark to John Gilbert on 22 October 2012


Hi John:

I don't go back quite as far as you do. I started with DOT at Dorval Aeradio and then to the Marine station in the north end of Montreal in 1959, Hopedale/VOH in 1960, Schefferville/Knob Lake in 1961, Anticosti Island 1961/1965, Mont-Joli 1965-1973 with about a year on and off in Ottawa in 1972/1973 teaching radio operators, then on to Toronto with DOC. Some of that time on Anticosti and in Mont-Joli was as a technician (so called) as well as a radio operator. I put in about a year (1958/1959) as a RO as a ship operator as well.

A rather chequered career, eh? For what it's worth. 73

Hugh Clark


Obituary - Avis de décès

Hugh Clark

3 March 1938   -   20 October 2014

Member of Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA)  -  Call Sign VE9HC

First licensed as a Ham Radio Operator in 1956

Formerly VE1AAW, VO2AD, VE2WM, VE3FG and VE3WM


Hugh Douglas Clark of Hartland passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Upper River Valley Hospital in Waterville. He was born March 3, 1938 and was the son of the late Clinton Clark and Laura (McIsaac) Clark Slichter. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife Kathleen (Morris) Clark and his step father Herbert Slichter.

Hugh is survived by his wife Jean Anderson Clark of Hartland, NB; son, Clinton (James) Clark and his wife Nicole of Guelph, ON; grandson, Jackson Clark of Guelph, ON; brothers, Dale Clark and his wife Brenda of Shelburne, NS, David Clark and is wife Sharon of Brampton, ON; brother-in-law, Adrian Hovey of Hartland, NB; members of Kathleen's family, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24th at the Britton Funeral Home, 2 High Street, Hartland from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. from the Hartland Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hartland.



This Silent Key notice will be of interest to many local QCWA members that knew Hugh Clarke, VE9HC while he was active here in the Ottawa area.

Hugh Clarke, VE9HC, a well known and popular Canadian Amateur passed away on Oct 20.

Hugh Clark, VE9HC, was born in Hartland, New Brunswick, and was first licensed in 1956. Over the years he has held the calls VE1AAW, VO2AD, VE2WM, VE3FG, VE3WM, and presently operates as VE9HC. Hugh has worked as a commercial radio operator, Technician and Radio Inspector in various areas of Eastern Canada. He retired in 1994 from Industry Canada in Ottawa and returned to the ‘Home of the Longest Covered Bridge in the World, in 1996. VE9HC was active on HF and VHF, with SSB and CW.

Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC
QCWA Chapter 70

24 October 2014


Mes condoléance à toute la famille. Hugh était plus qu'un ami pour moi, c'était mon parrain dans le domaine de la radio amateur. Je l'ai connu lorsqu'il travaillait à Mont-Joli. Bon repos Hugh


Yvon Collin, VE2KF

22 octobre 2014




My condolences to the entire Clark family. I met Hugh at age 15, thanks to amateur radio. One day he introduced me to his workplace at the Mont-Joli airport. Since then, I knew exactly what I was going to do for a living. I left home at age 17 for a radio operator course in Ottawa. Lucky enough, he was one of my instructor there. Thanks Hugh. A man with a big heart and generosity. In my heart, you are the man who allowed me to enjoy a very successful career and i loved every minute of it for 36 years.
RIP Hugh, 73, till next qso....

Claude Martin VE2DLC

23 octobre 2014


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