Hugh J. Duffield, for many years a land surveyor and civil engineer in Calgary died in a local hospital this morning (July 25, 1942) after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Duffield was born in Ireland. He attended Queen's College, Belfast, and the University of Dublin, where he graduated with an engineering degree. For a time he was employed as an engineer on railway construction in South Africa and later in the Argentine.
He came to Calgary in 1917 and during his 25 years of residence here, he was continuously interested in civic affairs and development. He was a prolific contributor to "Letter to the Editor" columns of both daily newspapers and was one of the city council's severest critics over a period of years. He was one of the first to seek, election to the city council as an independent but was unsuccessful.
Mr. Duffield was unmarried, He was survived by two sisters, Miss Margaret and Miss Jane Duffield, both of Vancouver, and a brother, Samuel, in the Isle of Wight.
Calgary Herald, July 25, 1942