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Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON

OBITUARY

Kenneth Alvin Hughes

June 29, 1953May 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth Alvin Hughes announces his passing on Monday, May 11th, 2020. Ken was born in Emo, Ontario on June 29, 1953 and married the love of his life Cheryl (nee McCormick) on Oct 29, 1973. They spent 46 great years together. Ken spent his whole life in the Rainy River District. In his early years Ken worked various jobs in the area including the local paper mill and Canada Post. He then ventured into his passion for the outdoors and formed his own bait harvesting & trapping business. His family was the light of his life especially his two grandsons who he would sneak freezies and puddings to any chance he had behind grandma’s back. He remained an avid hunter and fisherman throughout the years. His other interests included old cars, collecting antiques, learning and researching every detail about their value and history. He thoroughly enjoyed his numerous coffee visits with friends talking politics or telling stories. In the past five years he renewed his passion for the outdoors by guiding and entertaining guests for his son Chad at his local tourist camp and referred to himself as “The #1 Guide”. He was always excited about the opportunity to help and support both of his children. Ken is survived by his wife Cheryl, son Chad (Jackie); daughter Tanya and grandsons Paxten Hughes and Ryker York.; brothers, Ron, Kevin (Tammy), Dale (Amber), sister in law Dawn, several nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister in laws. Ken was predeceased by his parents Alvin and Patsy (nee Galusha), and brother, Herb Hughes. As Ken would say “We gotta go...see ya later”. Cremation has taken place and at Ken’s request no service will be scheduled.

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Wendi Stewart

May 15, 2020

My sincerest sympathy to Ken's family. Ken and I went through elementary school together. Ken always won at high jump and racing, with his long legs, and could hit a very long ball in baseball. Always ready for fun and with the kindest of hearts. I was lucky to spend time with him growing up.

Telford & Peggy Advent

May 15, 2020

Ken with Cheryl rarely missed a Consignment Auction and always had a story and new joke.
His presence and humor will be missed!
Our deepest condolences to Cheryl and his family.
R.I.P. Ken.

Don&Debbie Blowatt

May 15, 2020

Cheryl, we are so deeply saddened to hear of Ken’s sudden passing. We hope that the beautiful memories of your life together will in time help to ease the pain in your heart. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Darryl Galusha

May 13, 2020

I have so many memories of days in a canoe paddling back waters with Ken! He was a great man and a great influence in my life. He taught me so much about the outdoors and I’ll always be grateful for the memories we shared!
Thinking of you all!
Darryl

Mike Cross

May 12, 2020

How life changes so quickly. How I would love to have one more coffee........ one more laugh........ one more car story.......... with my old buddy. I’m going to miss you! Show everybody up there how to burn rubber and shift a 4 speed Muncie........ If anyone can do it you can! Rest In Peace my friend.

Tom & Joanne McCormick

May 12, 2020

It is with deep sorrow we say our good byes to an amazing man. Ken had a smile that would cheer anyone up. And stories that could keep you listening forever.
He surely will be missed by many.
RIP Ken...see ya later

Marc Windsnes

May 12, 2020

So sad to see this. He was always a joy to spend time with. Whether an auction or out and about Ken made for great conversation. He will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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