Victor Hughes of Devlin, Ont., our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001.
Victor was born Jan. 14, 1929 in Rainy River, Ont. to Wallace and Ivy Hughes. He attended school there and as a young man, called crews for the C.N.R. In April, 1948, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in Esquimalt, B.C., serving on the H.M.C.S. Ontario, Crescent, and in the far east.
During the Korea Conflict, as a gun layer on the Destroyer H.M.C.S. Sioux, he was awarded the Korean and U.N. Service Medals.
After being honourably discharged in April, 1953, he began working for the C.N.R. as yardman in Rainy River.
On Sept. 17, 1954, he was united in marriage to Helen Hrynyk.
He worked for the C.N.R. in Rainy River, Akikokan, Ont., and Fort Frances, Ont. until June, 1962, when he began employment with Revenue Canada as customs inspector in Fort Frances. He also worked many summers at the Prairie Portage and Sandpoint Lake outposts, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29.
Victor was predeceased by his parents; son, William in 1986; brother, Bill in 1994; and sister, Betty Luckasavitch in 1996.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Victor (Cheryl) and Darren of Devlin, Ont., and Brian of Fort Frances, Ont.; daughter, Shelly (Brian) McKinnon of Emo; and grandchildren, Nicole and Wyatt Hughes, and Cody McKinnon.
He also is survived by his brothers, Ted (Jessie) of Rainy River, Ont., and Wallace and friend, Peggy, of Devlin, Ont.; sisters, Judy Dimit of Red Lake, Ont., Doris (Jim) Herkes of Nanaimo, B.C., and Nancy Shaw of Fort Frances, Ont.; and his many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.
Memorial services were held Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Rev. Diane Clifford officiating.
Cremation has taken place and interment will be held in the Devlin Cemetery at a later date.
Honourary pallbearers were all of Victor’s family and friends.
In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.