First Memorial Funeral Services - Riverview Chapel

11090 86 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan, AB


Spencer Dennis Hughes

February 18, 1954May 20, 2020

The family of Spencer Dennis Hughes of Ardrossan, Alberta is saddened to announce his passing on May 20, 2020 at the age of 66 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Ruby; son, Jeremy; daughter, Crystal (Darcy); 5 grandchildren, Julian, Rori, Jackson, Wade and Ruby; 2 brothers, Terry (Ann), Leonard (Marla); 2 sisters, Edith and Darlene (Don); mother in law, Marge; 4 brothers in law, Glenn (Wendy), Rick (Laura), Lawrence (Shannon), Bryon (Michele); 2 sisters in law, Charlene (Steve) and Dianne; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Spencer is predeceased by his parents, Harold and Eva; brothers, Lawrence and Stanley; sisters, Gladys, Marilyn and Bonnie; father in law, Ralph; and brother in law, Ken.

Cremation has taken place and a service will be held later this summer at Quiet Nook Cemetery, Hamlin, Alberta. Date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the EMT staff from Strathcona County, as well as the doctor’s and staff of the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Edith Bertrand

May 24, 2020

Dennis was my Baby Brother. I was the oldest of 10 children living and working in Edmonton. When I went home to Ashmont on weekends he was so excited to see me.
He loved his little sister, Bonnie Gale and would sit on the floor and
play with her. Dennis was also at my home with my children as they
grew up . They all loved him and are all sad loosing him.
Our sympathies with Ruby and their families.
I will remember the last time I talked to him on his Birthday on
February 18th.

Tristan Bodnar

May 23, 2020

We will miss you dearly uncle Spence, I have hundreds of great memories growing up with you as part of my family. From visiting when you would camp at Bonnielake or mom and dads to spending time with you guys when I would come to Edmonton. Wishing we had visited more in the last few years. Missing your laugh and huge bearded grin.

Gene Ozubko

May 22, 2020

My interaction with Dennis were few and far between once I moved to California. However, I recall those visits were always most enjoyable going back to the early days when he and his family lived with us briefly in Edmonton, when Jeremy was just a baby. The last time I had an opportunity to visit with him was at a family reunion at a campground outside of Nisku. As per his usual, he was full of teasing, pranks and that most generous smile which he never ran short of. He was a man well worth knowing.

Kaye (Hughes) Jankovic

May 22, 2020

So sorry to hear about cousin Dennis. I remember him from our visit to Edmonton in 1964 and I recall he was full of mischief and energy as a young boy. I did meet him again at Uncle Harold and Auntie Eva’s 40th Anniversary Party and of course at Auntie Eva’s funeral. My condolences to Ruby and family.

Donna Fleming

May 22, 2020

To Ruby and family. I met Spencer when they first moved into the neighborhood and were renovating their house. He was always helping me out with whatever I needed help with and I so appreciated that. You will be missed but remembered with fond memories. Rest in peace.

Christine Hughes

May 22, 2020

I am very sorry to hear that Uncle Dennis passed away. Most of my memories of Uncle Dennis are from when I was much younger. We had a lot of good times getting together with our aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. Uncle Dennis had a great smile and sense of humour. My sincerest condolences to Auntie Ruby, Jeremy, Crystal and the rest of his loved ones.

Ryan Ozubko

May 22, 2020

So sad to hear of Uncle Dennis' passing. My memories of him are all from when I was very small, as our family left the area when I was quite young. Nonetheless, he made a lasting impression on me as a strong and loving man, full of joy and laughter. I'm thankful for those memories and I offer my condolences to everyone he leaves behind.

joan lovas

May 22, 2020

I am so sad to hear of Dennis passing. When our kids were younger we always had a great time camping and playing cards . I was married to Dennis"s brother Lawrence [Larry to me] and after Larry"s death we did lose contact. He will be remembered fondly , RIP Dennis Rip.
Joan Lovas nee Hughes

Darlene Bodnar

May 22, 2020

I will always remember what a funny, kind, talented, loving man you were. I have so many loving memories of our childhood and of the fun times we spent together with our families. You took a piece of my heart with you when you left. We will be together someday with Mom and Dad and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Dennis. You will be missed by your Sis Darlene, brother-in-law Don and all of our family.


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