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George Hughes

May 9, 1926 - September 1, 2009


On September 1st, 2009, Mr. George Hubert “Shorty” Hughes of Oliver passed away peacefully at McKinney Place ECU at the age of 83 years.
He was predeceased by his wife Muriel Hughes; brothers John and Ted as well as his sisters Edna, Connie and Sally. George will be fondly remembered by his loving family including children Lynda Roberts (Ron) of Calgary, AB, Wayne Hughes (Jill) of Lumby, BC and Gayle McLeod of Oliver; sisters Judy, Joan, Poppy and Joyce; grandchildren Warren, Roxane, George, Ron, Tara, Kyla, Fiawna, Bryce, Shawna and Ryan; 11great-grandchildren as well as many extended family and friends.
George was born on May 9, 1926 in Kamloops. He spent many years working in the trucking industry. George enjoyed travelling down to Fort Mohave with his wife Muriel and playing poker. In 1950, George won the Straight Truck Class – BC Provincial Truck Rodeo Award.
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Private cremation arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Roxane weiman
Relation: Grandfather

Grandpa you will be missed by Darren and Roxane and your great grand boy’s Justin and Tyler. You are with grandma now and that was your wish. Grandma and Grandpa you will not be forgotten you will be in our hearts forever.Take care and thank you for everything that you have taught and brought into my life and my families.You will live on in our hearts and our stories.
We love you. Love Darren, Roxane, Justin, Tyler

From: GAYLE McLeod
Relation: daughter

Dad,I just want you to know how much you will be were an inspiration to all who knew you. Be at peace with Mom and you both will always be in my thoughts each and every day. Love you lots. Love your daughter GAYLE.

From: Lori Olson
Relation: friend

Though I knew you only for a short time, I am grateful for those visits. I enjoyed your charm and company and admired your strength and sense of humor, at a time when most of us would not have either. You gave me the feeling of having a Grandpa again and I will not ever forget you. I am glad you are not suffering any longer, and that you are at peace now with the woman you love.

From: Warren Craig McLeod
Relation: Grandson

Hey Young Fella, I’m going to miss you calling me your “Number 1”. I’m going to miss your sense of humor, which I like to think I inherited from you. I obviously inherited good genetics from you-because we were shaped the same! I just hope I can still make you proud in years to come. I love you and will miss you always. Love, your Number 1

From: Tara Young
Relation: Grandaughter

(Great) Grandpa we miss you dearly. You and Grandma are together again. Thanks for everything that you have done for our family. We love you lots and miss you and Grandma. Lots of love Tara, Cole, Zachary and Colton.

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