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Hugo Anthony Meynell

March 23, 1936 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 85)


Hugo Anthony Meynell PhD, FRSC, aged 85, Calgary, died peacefully at the Brentwood Care Centre on October 1 from lung cancer. Born to Sophia Patricia (Jill) and Godfrey Meynell, VC, MC, on March 23, 1936 at Meynell Langley, Derbyshire, he is survived by his three children, Clare B Dimyon, MBE, Julian James Meynell, Letitia Mercia Meynell, his grandson, Simon Meynell, and Letitia’s partner, Andrew Fenton. His daughter, Frances Minto, died earlier this year. He is also survived by his brother, Godfrey Meynell, MBE of Meynell Langley.

Educated at Eton College to which, like his father, he won a scholarship, and King’s College, Cambridge, Hugo taught Theology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds and the University of Calgary. He published numerous books, articles, and book reviews on topics ranging from arguments for the existence of God, to ethics, theory of knowledge, the good of art, and Handelian opera. A talented pianist and organist, Hugo had a lifelong love of music and was an avid reader.

Hugo’s body will be cremated. Friends are welcome to join the family for a mass on Thursday, October 14 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in person (masking and social distancing required) or online at 11 am MST/6 pm BST with live-streaming* available through the link below.

An informal gathering to share remembrances of Hugo, hosted by St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, will be held via zoom at 1:30 pm MST/8:30 pm BST for further details on zoom gathering please scroll down.

Hugo’s family would like to thank the staff at the Brentwood Care Centre (West Hillhurst) for their excellent care and compassion through what has been an extraordinarily difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Calgary or St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Calgary. (Alternatively, the family suggests donations to your local food bank or homeless shelter.) 



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Memorial Mass
October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Luke's Catholic Church
Corner of Northland and Northmount Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2L 0G6


St. Luke's Catholic Church
1566 Northmount Dr NW, Calgary AB T2L 0G6
Tel: 1-403-282-9488

St. Andrew's Anglican Church
1611 St. Andrew’s Place NW, Calgary AB T2N 3Y4

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