In memory of our friend Hughgo Extavour

Hughgo Joseph Extavour
April 12, 1940 – October 18, 2017

Whenever we heard a friendly voice call “Greetings! Greetings!” we knew that Hughgo was in the building! Hughgo came to the Club on a regular basis to use the exercise area, and we looked forward to the interesting stories and conversations he brought with him.  He chatted with the staff and danced with the preschoolers outside.   We will miss his warmth, his laugh and his positive attitude. Rest in peace, Hughgo.  

Hughgo (Hugh) Joseph Extavour passed away in his 78th year in his Toronto home. Beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather,uncle, cousin, friend, mentor. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, third child of Daphne Patience Clothilda Extavour and Eric Conrad Extavour, he came to Canada in 1967 and extended the Extavour name into this country. Founding member of Martinsday, Caribana, Afropan, King Friends International and countless other community upliftment activities; musician, drummer, philosopher, social entrepreneur and artist. He spent 30 years at the CBC as a
broadcasting technician.

He is survived, honoured and remembered by his partner and wife Doris Matyas Extavour, their children Mariea Esi Anne Extavour, Mwanajuma Ericka Dorothea Extavour, Marcius Hugh Tutankhamun Extavour, and Cassandra Gabrielle Makeda Extavour, grandchildren Simone Avenel Dorothea Extavour and Vivien Irene Daphne
Extavour, and all Extavour family extensions.


Private cremation has taken place in Toronto, and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

We are so honoured that the family has requested that donations in Hughgo’s memory will go to St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club.  Please indicate that your donation is in Hughgo’s name.

6 thoughts on “In memory of our friend Hughgo Extavour

  1. To the Extavour family I extend my sympathy to the passing of your love one
    from the Buckmire family may the lord comfort you in your sorrow’s

  2. The most wonderfully friendly, joyous, and encouraging man. A true loss to the neighbourhood and the people who he connected with. We love you and will miss your smile. Rest in peace, old friend

  3. GREETINGS and BLESSINGS in the name of the EXTAVOURS’ household and all the CLAN – at 13D St. John Street, EAST DRY RIVER, PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD – AND OTHER COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD – Delaware, New York – New Jersey – Toronto -Maryland – Japan – etc.

    May God continue to bless all the members past – present – on the periphery and those seeking to be part of the clan – keeping hope alive for long life, good health and prosperity…

    Be strong in all your endeavors and always keep GOD – IN YOUR THOUGHTS… SO THAT THE PAID MAY BE EASED SWIFTLY AND those of us surviving continue the path he has set for us all.- with an everlasting flame in our hearts.

    Mervyn Extavour & Family – (Vermaran – Rian-Marie – Verne Reyman – & Mamma Ann Mary Lorna Extavour (Callendar)……

  4. As a young boy growing up in the Annex. Also living just a couple houses down from him, you couldn’t get to far without hearing the pounding of his drum or the chanting of stories in the park. When I was 7 I met Hughgo for the first time (Im 23 now) Right away we had a connection, he became apart of our family. He taught me about music, art, love, and so much to do with life. He was a true leader in the community and he will be dearly missed!! RIP father ONE LOVE, Peace!

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