John Hughes

Obituary of John Edward Francis Hughes



1945 - 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, and grandfather, John Hughes, late of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. Dad passed away at home in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, on March 16th, 2022, at the age of 76 years.

John was born on October 2nd, 1945, in Coventry, England to Anne and Ted Hughes. He had three siblings, two brothers (David & Michael) and one sister (Mary). John grew up in England and gained a degree in dentistry from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He then had an opportunity to come to Canada to start his career as a dentist. Shortly after his arrival in Canada, John met the love of his life, Lois. John married Lois Marie Waterhouse on December 9th, 1972, in Parkside Saskatchewan. John & Lois had three children, Iain, Stephanie & Christopher. Dad had many friends and was a popular person with all who knew him. Dad had a strong faith in God and found comfort in attending church whenever he was able. His dedication to his family was incredible and he would do anything for them. Dad also loved his sports and some of his finest moments in life were spent on the ball diamonds coaching his kids. He also cherished all the times he was able to watch his grandchildren compete in their sports and extracurricular activities.

John will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lois, his children Iain (Erin), Stephanie (Jeff), Christopher (Kathy); grandchildren Anna, Jack, Zara, Lilly, Sawyer, Madeline, Noah; sister Mary (John); as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

John was predeceased by his parents Anne and Ted; Brothers David and Michael; as well as other relatives and good friends.

We would like to thank Shellbrook homecare and a special friend of the family (Ilora Catacutan) for the wonderful care and attention given to John in recent months.

The Funeral Service for John will be held at the Shellbrook Community Hall in Shellbrook, SK, on Friday, March 25th, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Lunch to follow. To view John's service follow the link provided  

John loved the community of Shellbrook and throughout the years was involved with minor sports, community theatre, Kinsmen, Town Council as well as volunteering for numerous town projects. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in John’s name to the Parkland Pool Project c/o Town of Shellbrook (Box 402, Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, S0J 2E0).

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart & Lynn Anderson – Funeral Directors, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.

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Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Friday, March 25, 2022
Shellbrook Community Hall
103 Railway Ave West
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
Funeral Service


10:00 am
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Honeywood Cemetery
NE 1/4 31-47-04 West 3rd Rm of Leask
Rm of Leask, Saskatchewan, Canada
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