Sunday, March 26, 2023
March 26, 2023

HUGHES, Barbara

Barbara Hughes

Mum passed away peacefully on February 24, 2018 at the Lady Minto Extended Care in her 97th year. If there were two words which describe Mum – both feisty and fun would fit the bill.

Mum was predeceased by her husband Sam (1970), her long time partner Bob Barker (2008) and her son Glen (2015). She is survived by her children: Susanne (Jim), Marie (Steve), Mark (Lynne) and daughter-in-law Leyda. As well, she leaves behind her grandchildren: Michael, Angela (Chris), Alexis (Rob), Tristan (Haruka) and Ian and her great grandchildren: Keira, Sam, Kaine, Preston and Taisho. She will also be remembered by Bob’s family.

Mum arrived on Salt Spring Island in 1961 and knew that she’d found her forever home. She especially loved the farm on St. Mary Lake. It was always a welcoming place for anyone passing by.

She will be remembered for her awesome apple and peach pies, her love of bridge, gardening and as someone who was always ready for an adventure.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Lady Minto Extended Care. We appreciate the kindness and patience they showed Mum during her time there.
No service by request, but if you’re in the mood,
raise a toast to her and wish her Bon Voyage!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More obituaries

PRING, Macie (nee Margaret Anne Harman)

January 31, 1941 ~ February 27, 2023 Our beautiful mother is finally at peace after a 10-year journey through Alzheimer’s. She was such a beautiful...

MOWBRAY, Catherine Louise

1925~2023 The Mowbray brothers are sad to record the death of, but joyfully proud to describe the adventurous life of, their beloved mother Catherine Louise...

KING, Hubert Wylam

The King family is very sad to announce the passing of Hubert Wylam King on Sunday evening, February 12th in Victoria, B.C. He was...

BYRON, Barry Austin

Sadly, we announce the passing of our youngest brother, Barry Austin Byron. After suffering a stroke, Barry passed away peacefully on Saturday February 11,...


Salt Spring Island
broken clouds
1.3 ° C
3.8 °
-0.7 °
98 %
75 %
4 °
5 °
7 °
8 °
8 °