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HUGHES, Derek Vernon

July 29, 1937 — April 18, 2017

Born July 29, 1937 in Audenshaw, England and died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 79. Survived by his loving wife Rita; daughters: Debbie Hughes-Armstrong (Jim Armstrong) of Kelowna, BC, Angela Hughes (Dan Bourgeois) of Vancouver, BC; sister Rita Bridge (Desmond) of Cheshire, England; and niece Diane (David) Porter.  There will be no service by request.  A special thank you to the staff at Kelowna General Hospital for their kindness and care in his final days.  Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Lakeview Lodge and his primary care physician, Dr. A. Spiess, for their compassion and care for the past two years.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) www.lbda.org/donate or the BC SPCA, http://spca.bc.ca/support/ .

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) or the BC SPCA Link: www.lbda.org/donate, http://spca.bc.ca/support/




  • Heather and Bill Goss says:

    For our friend Derek, who could always be relied on to make us laugh, even if it was directed at him.
    You will be sadly missed,
    Rest in Peace

    • Penny says:

      Derek was one of the nicest guys I knew, he had a wonderful sense of humour.
      Him, Rita and I had some great laughs together. They were soul mates, he will be missed by so many. My heart is with you Rita.

  • Brian Palmer says:

    Derek we were friends from school in the 40s and though life. I will miss you .Brian.

  • Miriam Dudley says:

    Hi Rita and family. It is with great sadness to hear the news of Derek’s passing.
    We were all great chums when you had the Red Rose Shop on Pikes Lane Glossop.
    Going on holidays together and having nice meals.
    Thinking of you at this sad time. Your friend Miriam

  • Lis says:

    My deepest sympathies Rita, to you and your family. We are reminded daily how precious our lives are, and that we will continue on in the memories of our love ones.

  • Jim Fry says:

    …so sorry to see Derek in the newspaper today, Rita. He was a good man! I especially enjoyed the both of you from your days in the Westridge Mall. …all the best, Jim

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