Hugh Cullaton


CULLATON, Hugh Thomas…

Surrounded by love, Hugh Thomas Cullaton passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Karen Cullaton (nee Abell). Loving father of Leigh and wife Christina Cullaton, Amy and husband Jay MacDonald and Ryan and wife Monica Cullaton. Loved by his grandchildren Lily and Jonah Cullaton, Jack and Maddie MacDonald, and Abby, Finley and Kenzie Cullaton.

Hugh is survived by his brother Frank Cullaton (Mary), sisters Marilyn Gibson, Margaret (Steve) Dosman and Patricia (John) Walsh, step brothers Tony (Janet) Willemsen, Harry (Joanne) Willemsen, Peter (LouAnne) Willemsen, Frank (Christine) Willemsen, Matt (Laurie) Willemsen, and Louie (Diane) Willemsen and step sisters Marian (Jim) Jost, and Mary (Doug) Jacobs. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Doug Abell and Dianne Joyce and Norman and Ann Stansell.

Predeceased by his parents Alfred “Ab” Cullaton, Jean (Cullaton) Willemsen and Henry Willemsen, niece Julie Cullaton and nephew Steven Willemsen, brother-in-law James Gibson, step brothers Gerry Willemsen and wife Cynthia, Joseph Willemsen and wife Laurie and step sister Gerdina McCann.

Hugh’s greatest joys were spending time with his children and grandchildren, tending his gardens and collecting antiques. In his retirement he put his knowledge of antiques to use while volunteering at the Mission Services Store in London. He truly loved sorting through and pricing the donated goods, all the time keeping an eye out for that one great piece while in the company of the other great volunteers and staff.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Charanjit Thind, VON and LIHN staff and staff at St. Josephs Urgent Care and London Regional Cancer Center for their care and concern during Hugh’s illness.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation and the celebration of Hugh’s life will be postponed until a more appropriate time, when family and friends are able to gather and share love, support and hugs.

Donations in Hugh’s memory may be made to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada at or the Mission Services of London at

Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at