His Life

Hubert Okugo Nwokolo

Hubert was born on Jan 14th, 1946 in Coal Camp, Enugu to George Nwokolo, a civil servant and Rosaline Nwokolo nee Orji, a petty trader. He was taken too soon by Covid on Jan 13th, 2021, a day before his 75th birthday.

He attended DMGS (Dennis Memorial Grammar School), was top of his class and was such a stickler for the rules that he got the nickname Headmaster.

He received a scholarship from Shell Oil to study Mechanical Engineering in Leicester University, UK, which was delayed 3 years by the Biafran war. He married Uche, a star sprinter who he met while competing in soccer, on July 14th, 1975 and went on to have 4 children.

Hubert held various positions in Shell with increasing responsibilities over a 33-year career from 1973 until his retirement in 2006. He rose to the position of Operations Manager and later served as General Manager of Community Development  with a reputation for advocating for Nigerian workers and fighting corruption. 

He lived in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Warri (Nigeria), The Hague,Netherlands and Stavanger,Norway for work and retired in Washington DC before settling in Kingwood, TX to be near his grandchildren.

Hubert was heavily involved in his church Calgary Christian Fellowship, the African Christian Fellowship and Amuvi and Arochukwu leadership.

He was a marriage counselor, advocating for loving and healthy relationships, drove his grandkids to school and did the dishes every night.

He was an avid soccer fan, his favorite team was Manchester City.

He had a great sense of humor, an infectious smile and loved woodworking and action movies. He was a loving husband, generous and caring father to everyone around him.

He is survived by his wife Uche, son Ugo, daughter-in-law Funmi, daughter Chichi, son Chima, daughter-in-law Omonele and son Uzoma, grandchildren Kelechi, Ronke, Kosi, Chinenye and Ugo Jr., brother George, sister Obiageli, sister-in-law Gloria, sister Regina, brother-in-law Patrick Osisioma, brother Obed, sister-in-law Nnenne, brother Uchenna, sister-in-law Ijeoma, and sister Uloma and brother-in-law Kezie Onuorah, and numerous loving cousins, nieces and nephews.