HUGHES, Robert Charles (Bob)
February 20, 1937 – August 14, 2005
Born February 20, 1937, Victoria BC, our beloved Father left this world August 14, 2005, after an almost year long bout with cancer.
Dad left Victoria in his early twenties, travelling East, to join the RCMP, settling in Ontario, where he married and started a family. He moved the family back home to Victoria after ten years of service in the RCMP to follow in his fathers footsteps as a carpenter. He later
moved us all to the Parksville Qualicum area, where he continued his carpentry skills, and became an avid horseman and active member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, clearing riding trails for club members, and being active himself in the Annual Bob Pruess Memorial
Cancer Ride until he fell ill in October of 2004. The Cancer Ride this year will be held September 24, 2005, at Craig Creek ranch (please call the Cancer Society @ 752-3222) in Qualicum for more information) and will be in honour of our Dad…we are so proud. Once caught up in the gaze of his twinkling blue eyes, you had a friend for life, devoted and true.
Predeceased by our Mom, his estranged wife, Dad left behind three children, proud sons Steven (Crystal) and David (Lynn); devoted daughter Nancy (Andy); two grandchildren, Adam and Whitney; sister June; brother Ken (Victoria); three nephews and their families; three
step grandchildren, and nine step great-grandchildren; his beloved golden lab, Goldie; his ‘saddle bearer’ Lady; the true love of his life, Pearl…a chance meeting at Stedman’s one day led to a continuing lifelong friendship based on love and respect; as well as friends too
numerous to mention.
Ride Dad. You finally caught that “mule train” you said you were waiting for. We were by your side till you closed your eyes in everlasting
sleep…but, YOU DAD, will be with us forever.
There will be a celebration of Life for Dad…
October 15, 2005 at the Coombs Rodeo grounds
from 1pm to 5pm. We hope that all those who
were fortunate to know this wonderful man,
Bob Hughes, our father, please come
and share your memories with us all.
Thank you to Dr. C. Sulz, Dr. H. Fletcher; the doctors and staff at the Palliative Unit at NRGH; the doctors and staff at the Comox Valley Hospital (Comox); the doctors and staff at the West Coast General Hospital (Port Alberni); the Home Support Staff and Nurses; and the Hospice Society volunteers. Please send donations to the local Cancer Society, Box 1299, 172 West Second, Qualicum Beach BC V9K 1T3, in lieu of flowers in memory of Dad.
Thank you, the Hughes family.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend Dad’s Celebration of Life to: David & Lynn Hughes: 248-3650 or Steve & Crystal Hughes: 248-9343.