Daryl Frederick Hughes

Daryl Frederick Hughes

Daryl Hughes, loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, son, and friend, was born in Regina, Sask. on May 25, 1952 and passed away at home, in Sicamous BC, on January 22, 2014 with his family by his side.

He was an RCMP Officer for almost 36 years. He practiced his job fairly, with good judgement, and common sense. He always made a point of becoming a part of the community in which he lived. These included Kelowna, Keremeos, Dawson Creek, New Hazelton, Sicamous, Salmon Arm, and Revelstoke.

Family was the priority in Daryl’s life. He shared love, humour, strength, and kindness with those around him. He is remembered as an animated story teller and great listener. He kept us laughing and smiling around dinner tables, fires, and soaks in the hot-tub. Daryl embraced life as an avid outdoorsman who found peace and happiness while fishing and hunting the beautiful waters and lands of Western Canada. If you spend any time on Shuswap Lake, Daryl will be with you. Through the years he delighted in travelling throughout Canada with his family as well as Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Oregon Coast with his wife.

We love you and miss you greatly. The path you walked in life is an inspiration to all of us. You live in our hearts and minds forever. Just as you wanted, we will have as much fun as possible in our lives. As you always said, “It’s A Beautiful Thing.”

Daryl is survived by his loving wife Donna-Lynne, cherished children Jenna (Jordie), Tyler, Jarrett (Colleen), grandchildren Triton, Toby, and Lincoln, parents Fred and Beatrice Hughes, mother-in-law Evelyn Koch, sisters Dianne and Darlene, brothers Stacy and James, numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his father-in-law Ernest Koch.

Daryl requested no public funeral service. There will be a private celebration of life when the sun begins to warm the lake. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Shuswap Hospital Foundation at 601 10 St NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4A8 www.shuswaphospitalfoundation.org or the charity of your choice.

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