March 11, 1943 – September 18, 2021
In Loving Memory ~ Ron Allan Hughes, 78, of Nanaimo, BC, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on September 18, 2021.
Ron was born on March 11, 1943, in Cumberland, BC.
He moved with his family to Nanaimo in 1946 after their home in Cumberland was destroyed in Canada’s largest on-land earthquake. It was in Nanaimo that Ron met many of his life-long friends.
Ron, always a hard worker, started with Overwaitea at the age of 16. Over the years, this took him to various towns around BC including Campbell River, Dawson Creek, Merritt, Trail, and Lake Cowichan. Always deeply involved in his community, whether through Kinsmen, Auxiliary RCMP or Rotary, Ron built many friendships and had uncountable adventures along the way.
Subsequent employers included Seagrams, Meagers, and Hiram Walker. These companies gave him the opportunity to travel the province and lead him to his next career as owner of Miller’s Landing and Muddy Waters Pubs in Nanaimo.
Ron was an avid golfer and a long- time member of the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club where his Ping 7 wood lightened many a friend’s wallet. A passionate boater and fishermen, he was the owner of numerous boats and the teller of many fish stories over the years.
Ron loved to travel and visited dozens of countries around the globe inspiring his family and friends to meet in a foreign countries to create lasting memories and lifelong stories.
Ron will be remembered for instilling in his children a love of camping, fishing, travel, and the importance of family gatherings. His life was rich and full and he will be terribly missed and never forgotten.
Ron is survived by his beloved sister Lynda (Norman); his sons Jim (Angela), Kevin (Brandy), and Lorin (Loresa); as well as Heather (John), the mother of his children. He was an extremely proud grandfather to Rio, Kalvin, Jacob, Taylor, Scotia, and Cambria. His grandchildren were his greatest joy in life.
Ron is predeceased by his parents Jim and Kay Hughes.
We are very grateful for the caring and heartfelt messages the family has received in respect to Ron’s passing.
A celebration of life will take place in Nanaimo at a later date.Obituary
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