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Born: Feb 13, 1928

Date of Passing: Apr 08, 2000

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JOSEPH BARRY (J.B.) HUGHES Q.C. February 13, 1928 - April 8, 2000 On Saturday, April 8, 2000 at the St. Boniface General Hospital, Barry passed away at the age of 72 years, beloved husband of Beryl of Winnipeg, MB. At the end we measure our lifes accomplishments in many ways. Perhaps one of the best is to realize how many other lives have been touched along the way. For Barry Hughes, as he battled valiantly with the cancer that had invaded his body, this was his greatest realization. He was a man whose advice and wise counsel was sought out by many. The list of those he helped would fill this entire page. Some of the names are well known others anonymous. But none will forget his commitment to their cause. Now we all mourn him, as his counsel is needed on a higher plane. However, for those of us he has left behind his wisdom and strength lives on. It lives on in his wife Beryl Hughes who was the center of his being these past two decades and in her daughter Anne Marie and Michel, daughters, Susan and Yvonne who are grateful and happy to have had the privilege of his love and caring. It lives on in his first wife Chickie Hughes, mother of his six children, who would never have reached their potential without his unwavering support and guidance. For son Brad and Laurie Hughes, son Mark and Kathy Hughes, son Tod and Laura Hughes, daugher Michele Black and Stephen Smith, daughter Andrea and Colin Loepp, and son Kelly and Candace Hughes, we can only say thank you for everything. Barrys wisdom and strength will live on in his ten grandchildren, Jordan, Kristin, and Danica Hughes; Laine, Noah, and Liza Hughes; Nicole, Kayla and Spencer Coppens, and Benjamin Smith. Their potential is still developing, but the skys the limit and as grandpa Barry would say, "I dont see anything stopping you." And also in his five step grandchildren Paul, Michael, Quincy, Jennifer and Rene. Barrys memory will also be cherished by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. His wisdom and strength live on in the legacy that is his 50 years as a lawyer at the firm of Inkster, Christie and Hughes. It lives on in the partners, the loyal and skilled support staff and the firm itself which is a legacy of his father Harley Moody Hughes Lawyer the dignity and grace with which he conducted the business of law is a reflection of Barrys great love for his calling. Even as he endured the frustration of battling cancer these last nine months, his mind remained sharp and he held counsel with many of his clients. His wisdom and strength will live on in them and the hundreds of past clients who sat across the desk from him at 444 St. Mary to ask his help in their problems. All were touched by this humble servant, who now attends our Lord. A few paragraphs in a newspaper are a meager substitute for a mans life. Those of us, who knew Barry Hughes, know that his is true. Instead of these words, we take with us that part of our lives that he made better. Well cherish it until our day of reckoning and well try to do as he did making other lives better with our Christian words and deeds. Barrys Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Mary Mother of The Church, 85 Kirkbridge Dr. with Rev. Fr. Carl Tarnopolski presiding. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic section of St. Vital Cemetery, 236 River Road. Honorary pallbearers will be Sharon Tod, Colin Inkster, Randy Hoddinot, Ken Macaw, Dr. Mike Trainor, Stan Puchniak, Michele Black, and Andrea Loepp. Active pallbearers will be Gerry Price, Don Whitmore, Colon Settle, and Kelly, Brad and Tod Hughes. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Barrys memory to the Canadian Cancer Society (Manitoba Division) 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7. Barrys family has entrusted his arrangements to the care of: WOJCIKS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM 897 - 4665

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 12, 2000

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  • I am sad at learning of Barry’s departure….our families were great friends and I grew up with Harley and Barry…eventually losing track K when I married and moved away…as we age we think of long ago friends but sadly usually hear bad news…I am sure he lived a life well lived. I remember all our great days at Lake of the Woods. - Posted by: Joyce Lamont hughes (Friend) on: Aug 24, 2021

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