Obituary of Edwin Hughes
Edwin was born in Cody's on January 3, 1936. He was the son of the late Gordon Harold Hughes and Anna (Noddin) Hughes.
Edwin enjoyed playing the fiddle, doing crossword puzzles and reading. He was a Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent, Deacon and Prayer Group Leader. In February, 1978, Edwin joined the Gideons. He held positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer for the Queens Co. Camp before joining with the Fredericton Gideons.
Edwin was also a farmer and forest ranger. He then began a wood contracting business with his brother Robin.
Family was important to Edwin; he delighted in his grandchildren and made sure they knew he was praying for them daily.
Edwin will live on in the hearts of Catherine Grace (Patterson), his beloved wife of 54 years; his sons: Edwin, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Cody's and Andrew and his wife Patricia of Fredericton; his daughters: Susan Slipp and her husband Bradley of Darlings Island and Anna Grant and her husband Christopher of Guelph; his sister Doris Edling and her husband Don of Hampton; his brother Robin and his wife Cheryl of Sussex; and his beloved grandchildren: Ryan, Shana, Nicholas and Erika McFarlane of Guelph, Jamie and his wife Cheryl and Miranda Slipp of Darlings Island, Jillian and Abigail Hughes of Fredericton, and Christina Shand and Maggie May Hughes of Cody's; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Edwin Harrison Hughes of Cody's passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on September 11, 2012 at the age of 76. He was predeceased by his brothers: John and Charles.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, (506-433-1176), where visitation will be held on Thursday September 13th from 1-3 and 6-8 pm.
A service celebrating Edwin's life will be held from Apohaqui Community Church on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 am followed by a time of fellowship with the family in the Church Hall.
A private family interment will take place at Cody's Baptist Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Gideon Bibles, the Apohaqui Community Church or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
You are the perfect example of how a man should live, love his family and care about the world and the people in it. You have always strived to live your life according to God's will and to reach out to others with His message.
Your work here on earth is done and although we may not fully understand or appreciate God's timing, it's always according to His great plan for our lives.
God has called you home to rest, and there will be no more heartache, pain or suffering for you and we will take heart in knowing that your journey on earth is complete and you are safe in the arms of Jesus, where you belong.
I will miss my Dad, my children will miss their Papa, but you will remain in our hearts as we share our stories and memories of you over the days and years to come.
I have been and still am, very proud to be your daughter and to call you my Dad.
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