Henry Franklin Hughes
1954 - 2016
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November 22, 1954 –
April 27, 2016

AKA Hank, Harry, Bear and Karhu, passed away unexpectedly at Hamilton General Hospital with family by his side. He is survived by his mother (Beanie Hughes), his brother Gary (Judy) and sister Donna (Jack McGrath), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and two aunts. He was predeceased by his father William Hughes. He had a love of motorcycles, football and NASCAR racing. His passion was his camp, fishing and hunting with his buddies who will sincerely miss Bear. Bear worked for Tbaytel until his retirement. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Westfort Prosvita on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 1-4p.m. Please come and raise a PINT in Bear's memory. Special thanks to Drs. Lee, Whitlock and Chorley and staff of ICU West as well as the Mark Preece Home in Hamilton. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke, Mark Preece Family Home or the Charity of your choice. Many thanks to everyone for their moral support, the flowers, trays of food, meals, visits and phone calls during this difficult time.

~The Hughes and McGrath

“Bear was loved by everyone who crossed his path”

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Published in The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on May 4, 2016.
Celebration of Life
01:00 - 04:00 PM
Westfort Prosvita
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15 entries
June 3, 2016
Hello As we just found out today that Bear passed away we would like to extend our condolences as late as we are. Loved him. Spent time with him in various places but our very special time was at the camp where we had a great time and he shared his hospitality.I will send money to the Mark Preece House as I stayed there also when Craig had his heart surgery in Hamilton. A great place with compassionate people. Again- we are so sorry. The world has lost a man with a heart as big as his body.
Roberta & Craig England
May 8, 2016
I am deeply saddened that Bear is no longer with us. His energy was very special and so it all seems unconceivable. I am grateful to have met him, for the nice talks we had and his invitation to spend some time at his camp so I could fish till I was content. Thanks Bear for cleaning up & even frying up my catch even though normally that catch would have not been worth the effort. Thanks for your gentleness and for being you. You will be missed. xo
Anna Scarangella
May 6, 2016
Growing up on Mary Street, Harry was the best friend anyone could hope to have. He knew how to enjoy life and shared that with everyone. We're so sorry for your loss.
Tabor and O'Brien family.
May 5, 2016
I hung out with Hank , back in High School.
He always had a smile and he knew how to put a smile on everyone around him.
He truly was one of the nicest people I have known in my lifetime.
My condolences go out to his family and to his friends.
A few pints will be quaffed in his memory.
Daryl Lozenski
May 5, 2016
From Terry and Carol and the entire Daniels family , we would like to extent our deepest condolences to the Hughes Family.Bear was like a brother to me and a terrific friend. The world as we know it will be a lesser place with Bear not in it. Rest in peace big guy until we meet again, Ter
Terry Daniels
May 5, 2016
From the entire staff at Preferred Auto, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the entire Hughes family. Bear was a great friend and customer and will be sorely missed.
Terry Daniels
May 5, 2016
From Terry and Carol and the entire Daniels family,we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Hughes family. Bear was a brother to me and a terrific friend. This world will be a lesser place with him not in it.He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.We are so very sorry for your loss.
May 5, 2016
From the entire staff at Preferred Auto,We would like to extent our sincerest condolences to the entire Hughes family.Bear was a terrific friend and great customer and will be sorely missed.
May 5, 2016
To Gary, Judy, Donna, Jack and families...So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My sincere condolences at such a difficult time. Karen Peterson
May 5, 2016
Glad we got to meet you. Will miss your infectious smile and your generous hospitality. You will be greatly missed.
Love, Mary, John, Jeffrey and Jennifer Lawrence.
Mary Lawrence
May 5, 2016
To Gary, Judy and the Hughes Family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere sympathy in your time of sorrow.
Scott and Monica Auringer
May 4, 2016
Will miss you Harry the smile and your gentle Ben ways. Love Bordie Tobi and Becky
Becky Hall
May 4, 2016
Bevy Kingston
May 4, 2016
My memories of us at Turtle lake will forever be in my heart. You and I and Tammy had the best of times that weekend. I never knew that I could ever have that much fun. I never knew there were so many more to come. You shared them with me. I am grateful to you for those and all the other ones you surprised me with. I wish things would have turned out different. I will love you forever....my bear...xoxoxoxo

Scoliosis face....lol...xoxoxxoxo
Bev Cryer
May 4, 2016
Mrs. Hughes, Donna and jack, Gary and Judy .. Thinking of you today as I read the obituary of Bear. I only met him once but have heard Donna talk about "her Bear" many times. May he rest in peace . Lots of love Judy Morrison better know as "Jensen". ❤
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