Hughes, Harold Allen

February 26, 1931 – March 29, 2019
at the age of 88 years

While Hal was in palliative care at Bastion, a young care worker came in to see him.  She smiled at an elderly, old man coming to the end of his journey.
I looked at him and saw a young teenager in Winnipeg, shoveling snow off the Assiniboine River.  He and his friends cleaned it so they could speed skate on the track they made.
I saw a hard working, newly married man driving the long lonely roads of Manitoba selling Carnation Milk coming home late Friday night, too tired to play with his son Kelly.
I saw a man sailing on English Bay with his new wife Glenda, face to the sun and wind at his back.
Later moving to Salmon Arm to retire and make new friends, be they young children or grown men and women.  
Always his love of music could be heard playing at home with friends and family.
Yes, young people see an old man but for me the wrinkles, brown spots and the slowing of movement were just signs of a life well lived.
I see you everyday and always will my love.
                                                                        Forever Young

6 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear that Hal has moved to Heaven Glenda. He was such a sweet man. Hope you are able to surround yourself with family and friends – you are in my thoughts.

  2. It is with heartfelt sadness that I see the passing of Hal. I thought of Hal just a few day ago and was surprised to read the news today. I will remember fondly a kind man, who threw great board games of Risk with friends.

  3. My Dad instilled a lifelong love of music in me. .His knowledge of it was encyclopedic.. He took me to my first concert in Winnipeg..1967..The old Wpg. arena.. I was 9 ..Hermans’ Hermits backed -up by The Blues Magoos & The Who..!..Music was always our one big common ground..He was a self-educated man and always had a thirst for knowledge..I’m so glad he was able to find his soul mate in Glenda..I’ll miss you Dad..Love, your son Kelly..RIP Young Feller’..

  4. Well done Glenda. How fortunate I have been to have a brother who cared for me. Also, Glenda you have been and still are an understanding sister-in-law who supported Harold through out your married life.

  5. Glenda, so sorry to hear of Hal’s passing. Cherish the memories and know that you are in my thoughts.

  6. We met Hal and Glenda through the Salmon Arm Probus Club well over 10 years ago .Rest in Peace Dear Hal . May each and everyone surround themselves with memories of Hal .

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