Thank you for sharing this truly sad news.
For some of you the following may sound like a line at the start of a joke:
"A Irishman, a Scot, an American and a Canadian walk into a bar..."
But, I also know that for many of those that knew Hugh, you'd recognize it as describing those times after the meetings where we got to share stories, talk tech, laugh and enjoy each others' company. Hugh was a presence... full of interesting life stories and quick with a laugh. I will miss him greatly.
And, whenever my pint ends up being empty, I plan to blame it on the ghost of Hugh... because I know that wherever he is, he'd enjoy the humor in that.