Richard James Hughes

August 28, 1981 – January 14, 2023


It is with heartfelt sadness that the family announces the tragic passing of Richard James Hughes.  Rick died peacefully with his family at his side on January 14, 2023.  

Rick is survived by the mother of his children, Mel, and their children Sydney and Madeline; father Alfred and stepmother Keren; stepfather Kris; brother Allan (Lisa), niece Kaylen (Cole), and great nephew Maverick; sister Jessica (Ian) and niece Tabitha; step-brother Jason and family; grandparents Jim & Lenore Byrne, and Phyllis Taylor; uncles and aunts Bill (Kim), Phil (Christina), Debbie (Rolly), Donna (Ed), George, Tim, Sue (Ted), Larry, Marlene, Dawn & Monica; cousins Jeremy (Naomi), Devan, Alida (Trevor), Claire, Jackie, & Taigan (Kevin) and many extended family and friends. Rick was predeceased by his mother Ellen, grandparents Harold & Marjorie Hughes, George & Thora Walsh, and John Taylor.

Rick found the ultimate joy in his children, and loved spending time with them.  Rick was very charismatic, and had a wonderful laugh and infectious smile – it was hard not to be in a good mood in his presence.  He was a kind, caring, and sensitive person, and was someone you could always turn to.   Rick had a lifelong passion for music, and would be the first to sing along, ranging from classic rock to rap.   Rick loved nature, and loved swimming, especially with his children. They liked spending time together at the lake, going for ice cream, bike rides, and walks.  Rick was always a dedicated worker, and he excelled at all the jobs he tried – from Sheet Metal work to most recently working with New Directions, with a passion and genuine interest in helping others, and understanding them.  Rick lived life to the fullest, he was loved and adored by all. He will be deeply missed.

Rick, we love you and hope you have found peace.

In lieu of flowers, we would encourage you to make a donation to New Directions, Endowment Fund in memory of Richard J Hughes.

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday January 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Memorial Service

10:00 am
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Transcona Memorial United Church
209 Yale Avenue West
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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