Entrepreneur, innovator, advocate, friend — these are the words used most often to describe Laurie McHugh.
From opening Union Chill cannabis dispensary in Lambertville, to co-founding a recreational row-boat racing nonprofit also dedicated to fighting food insecurity, or her work on the New Hope Borough Council, McHugh was all about serving her community.
McHugh, 58, died Aug. 21 in a collision with a large tractor-trailer in Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania.
“Our esteemed CEO and co-founder, Laurie McHugh, passed suddenly and tragically yesterday. The entire Union Chill family is filled with sorrow as we come to terms with this unexpected loss. Laurie’s departure leaves a profound void in our hearts,” Union Chill wrote on their LinkedIn page.
Union Chill Cannabis Company, a majority women-owned dispensary, opened its Lambertville cannabis store on June 14.