November 6, 1914 – Calgary, AB
October 21, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Shirley Winifred Hughes of Calgary, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the age of 98 years.
Shirley’s family moved to Calgary in 1912 and she was born two years later. She lived the majority of her life in Calgary, except for the last ten years where she lived in Edmonton. She moved back to Calgary in February of this year.
Her father (Dr. Ralph Hughes) practised medicine in Calgary in the early years of The Calgary General Hospital. Shirley and her two sisters attended public school at Stanley Jones School (was located at 8th Avenue and 6th Street N.W.) and later the newly built Crescent Heights School. Shirley attended Normal School in Calgary close to where SAIT is now, to become a teacher. Shirley’s first three years of teaching were in small rural communities in South Central Alberta. She taught at Erlton School and Ramsay School in Calgary and finished her teaching career at Sunalta School in the Scarboro district of Calgary in 1974. The Hughes family had a cottage on Gull Lake which they loved to visit.
Shirley is survived by a niece Sylvia Chu (nee Moorhouse) of Ottawa, ON. She was predeceased by her father Dr. Ralph Raymond Hughes; mother Margaret Belle (nee Miller); sisters Avis Moorhouse (nee Hughes), sister Marjorie Moorhouse (nee Hughes); and brother in-law Milton Moorhouse.
A Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice. Thank you to the caring staff of Revera’s McKenzie Towne Retirement Residence for providing the wonderful care and attention to meeting all of Shirley’s needs in her final days.
In living memory of Shirley Hughes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences