August 5, 1938 – Cereal, Alberta
September 26, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Brian Hughes, beloved husband of June, of Calgary passed away from heart failure on September 26, 2014 at the age of 76 years.
Brian was a generous, passionate and honest man. He loved nothing more than to contribute to the well being of others – specifically spending time with his three children and his seven grandchildren. He took enormous joy watching them grow, learn and work hard. He never missed any volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey or lacrosse games. He went to any kind of practice he could watch, (sometimes just to watch kids who weren’t even related to him). He was at every piano and dance recital, including the impromptu ones in the living room. He always made time to travel out of town for his children’s or grandchildren’s tournaments. All of his grandkids looked forward to report cards, to get Grampa’s reward for a job well done.
Brian was a dedicated volunteer for numerous community associations, hockey/sports programs and political groups. He was also deeply involved in many varied business ventures and opportunities. He will be remembered for making things better for his family, friends, community and all kids. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, including his 4 grand dogs.
Besides his wife, June, of 51 years, Brian is survived by his children Trevor (Candace) Hughes, David (Maureen) Hughes, and Tracy (Craig) Dickie, all of Calgary; his grandchildren Kennedy and Parker Hughes, Owen and Nick Hughes, and Alexis, Sean and Amy Dickie, all of Calgary; and his brother Neville Hughes of Coronation, AB. He was predeceased by his mother Doris, father A.B.(Arthur), brothers Art, Bill and John Hughes.
Grampa was most comfortable helping others, rather than receiving. In this light, in lieu of sending flowers, please make a donation to your local community rink, studio or children’s program in the name of Grampa Brian Hughes.
A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Brian Hughes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences