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Hugh Ross, Richmond Hospital's first CEO, dies

The first chief executive officer of Richmond Hospital passed away Saturday at the age of 86.

According to his obituary, Hugh Franklin Ross managed the local hospital through its initial design and build.

Born in Toronto and raised in Vancouver, Ross was a University of B.C. grad who studied hospital administration at the University of Toronto.

He passed away at the Rotary Hospice House on May 3, and was predeceased by his wife Pat, his sister Nancy, and parents Hugh and Doreen Ross. He is survived by his sons Randy and Frank and daughter Kathy.

There will be no service by request.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated, the obituary said.

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