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Born: Sep 19, 1924

Date of Passing: Feb 14, 2020

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September 19, 1924 - February 14, 2020

It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Harold Edgar Hughes on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Poseidon Care Centre, at the age of 95 years.
Harold was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Hughes, in 2017.
Harold will be sadly missed by his sons, Alf (Keren), Phil (Christina), and Bill (Kim); grandchildren, Allan, Rick, Jessica (Ian), Devan, Alida and Claire; great-grandchildren, Kaylen, Sydney, Tabitha and Madeline; and great-great-grandson Maverick. He is also survived by his sister Florence; brother Gary; brother-in-law Ted Sayer; and sister-in-law Pat Hughes; along with many members of the Hughes families.
Harold was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 19, 1924. Harold grew up in Transcona along with his six siblings. On March 21, 1953, Harold married the love of his life, Marjorie. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandkids.
One of his proudest jobs was the 18 months he spent with the RCNVR during the Second World War, aboard the HMCS Lanark as an Artificer, and held the rank of Petty Officer. He never forgot his Navy beginnings. He remained a member of HMCS Chippewa up until he could no longer make the trip downtown. Harold's love of all things mechanical brought him to the Board of Grain Commission as a Mechanical Technician, where he worked until the age of 75. Harold's devotion to his community and neighbours can be seen in his many volunteer roles. This includes coaching hockey, caring for the Pirates Community Club, and his never ending support at the Transcona Memorial United Church. Harold could always be counted on whenever help was needed.
A celebration of Harold's life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale Avenue West, Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold's memory to the Transcona Memorial United Church Building Fund.

The family requests that condolences and memories can be shared on Harold's memorial page by visiting

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 07, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Mr. Hughes was my very first hockey coach back in the 60's. On occasion he would walk home with me after practice. He was a very special person to me. I recall meeting him at Park City one time when I was there with my kids. He recognized me when I approached him. My heart felt condolences. - Posted by: Neil Sawatzky (Friend) on: Apr 06, 2020

  • May he rest in Peace. It was a pleasure to work with Harold with the Canadian Grain Commission in Winnipeg MD. Condolences to his family. Len Kassian. - Posted by: Leonard Kassian (worked togeather for Canadian Grain Commission Winnipeg MD. Condolences to his family, Len Kassian.) on: Mar 15, 2020

  • Sending my condolences to the family. Mr. Hughs was my hockey couch in the 60's as well. He was always fun and fair. I was able to speak with Mr and Mrs Hughs many times back in the teenage days when Bill, myself, and the gang used to hang out. Sending my love to the entire family. Sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Brian Taylor (Friend) on: Mar 09, 2020

  • Harold was a lovely man who always had time to chat. My parents (his cousin Marion and Phil Wylie) were very fond of Harold and Marj. Their visits were always good times. The legacy of lives well-lived carries on through their family. My condolences to all. - Posted by: Carole Wylie (Extended Family) on: Mar 07, 2020

  • My sincerest condolences to the Hughes family. Mr Hughes was my hockey coach way back in the 60's. I remember him to treat every player - whether he was a star or just mediocre (like me) with the utmost dignity and respect. It meant a lot to a child like me and I never forgot his kindness and leadership to this day. - Posted by: Rick Turriff (Childhood friend) on: Mar 07, 2020

  • Very nice tribute to a man who carried on his life with the values many of us look up to, cherish and aspire to uphold. The wonderful kids, grandchildren and great grand children are a testament to a life well lived! - Posted by: Peter & Carla Kobar (Family Friend) on: Mar 07, 2020

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