EARL WESLEY HUGHES Called to Heaven on February 17, 2013 after 92 years of filling the lives of those who knew him with love, laughter, and light. Earl was predeceased by brothers Moss and Lorne, eldest son Robert and son-in-law Phil. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 70 years Lena; children Norm (Elizabeth), Gary (Violet), Doug (Marjorie), Rick (Glenda), Gayle and son-by-choice Basil (Pat); daughter-in-law Melodee, niece Carole (Doug); grandchildren Tim and Suzie, Lance and Gianna, Trevor and Todd, Tara and Megan (Webster), Philip and Christian, Matt and Rachael, and Bradley (Ostroskie); 14 great-grandchildren, one great- great-grandson; as well as many, many friends in the Kawarthas and beyond. A wake will be held Thursday, February 21st from 4-7 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home in Coboconk and celebration of his life to be held at Trinity Full Gospel Church on Friday, February 22nd at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Earl would have appreciated paying tribute by a quiet moment with nature, an Irish song or dance, an act of kindness to a stranger, or in your own special way.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 20, 2013