Richard J. Hughes (Ted), 88, passed away at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008.
Ted was born June 14, 1919 in Rainy River to the late Wallace and Ivy Hughes.
He served his country in the Royal Army Service Corp, attached to the Forestry Corp. Ted served in the north of Scotland, were he met Jessie Cay, who at that time was serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS).
They were married in Inverness, Scotland in May, 1945 and moved to Canada in 1946, settling in Rainy River.
Ted worked for Emery Miller for many years transporting fish to Ranier, Mn. from Morson, Ont., and continued later with Norm Dalseg. Ted also provided janitorial services at the Rainy River High School until he retired at the age of 65.
His retirement years were attributed to his love of gardening, and watching and feeding the birds.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jessie, of 62 years; three sisters, Judy Dimit of Red Lake, Ont., and Nancy Shaw and Doris (Jim) Herkes, all of Fort Frances, Ont.
He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Ted was predeceased by his sister, Betty Luckasavitch; three brothers, Wallace (Bubs), Bill, and Victor Hughes; and two nephews.
Family and friends were received at St. James Anglican Church in Rainy Rive on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services were held there Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Eileen Bragg officiating.
Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River.
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Rainy River Health Centre, P.0. Box 236, Rainy River, Ont.
Online condolences may be left at www.northridgefuneralhome.com