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Hughes, David
April 16, 1952 - March 7, 2019
Service:Saturday, March 16, 2019
1:00 pm
A Celebration of David’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Gospel Chapel, 4290 50St in Sylvan Lake, AB at 1:00pm.


David Allison Hughes
April 16, 1952 – March 7, 2019
With deep sorrow and loving hearts, we said goodbye to our dear David on Thursday, March 7th, 2019. He was met with great anticipation at Heaven’s Gate by his dad Leonard Hughes, his mum Marion (Boyle) Hughes and his brother Everett and sister-in-law Linda. Yvonne’s parents and several siblings will be re-united with David as well.
David was born in Fredericton, NB and as an adult later moved to Alberta where he met the love of his life Yvonne (Claffey). David and Yvonne were married on December 19, 1987 and they made their home in Red Deer and then Sylvan Lake where they loved and nurtured his chosen family Sheri (Brian Fedun) and Sheldon Johnson (Lynda). Grandpa’s passing will leave a hole in the hearts of Stephen Pennington, Rebecca Fedun, Justin Fedun, Jesse Johnson and Alex Johnson.
David will be sadly missed as well by brothers Doug Hughes, Dale Hughes (Nancy), Tim Hughes (Kim), and sisters Darlene O’Neill (Harvey Northrup), Dianne Lawson (Brian) and in-laws Elaine Pearson (Merv), Frances Steinberg (Gary) Lynn Krause, Floyd Claffey, and Jeanette Ferguson (Randy Harcus), and brother in law Harry Jensen (Elaine). David had a positive influence on the lives of his many nieces and nephews over the years.
Along his life journey David learned many skills – farm equipment operation and maintenance, grocery store management, construction and leadership. After moving to Alberta he continued to work in construction and then secured employment at Ipsco/Evraz where he continued until he retired as a Shift Foreman in 2014. David then joined the staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital as part of the maintenance crew. With his resourcefulness and heartfelt concern for other people, Dave gave of himself. There was never a task too big for Dave to take on – finishing concrete, building with wood, and/or metal, drywalling, taping, painting, rebuilding engines, and the list goes on. He supported family, friends and acquaintances through prayer, advice, and took time to stop for coffee and to provide words of encouragement.
Dave loved to spend time outdoors on his acreage, building their home, developing his land, tinkering in his shop and restoring his 1940 pick-up. He enjoyed many trips with family, connecting with friends, old and new, and contributing to various missionary endeavors in Africa and Mexico as well as here at home.
A Celebration of David’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Gospel Chapel, 4290 50St in Sylvan Lake, AB at 1:00pm. For those who wish to make a memorial contribution in David’s name, donations to Teen Challenge would be appreciated.


Ken and Wanda Dahlgren :
I had the Privilege of knowing and working for and with Dave for many years. I was very saddened to hear of Dave leaving us. The world is a poorer place without him here. Our thoughts and condolences go out to you yvonne, and family.
Sharon & Jeff Ward:
We are so very sorry to hear of David’s passing. We haven’t seen a lot of him in past years but we have always felt a close connection to the Hughes family. We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and to all the Hughes family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With Love
Sharon & Jeff Ward
Deb Sinnett (Waugh):
So sorry to hear about David's passing. He will be missed by many. I spent a lot of time in the Hughes home when we were teens as a friend of Darlene's.
Lionel (& Lori) Stuber:
Yvonne and Family we are so saddened for your loss.
I was listening to the song, I can only imagine, and thought of where Dave is now, and what his response will be to experience Jesus.

I am in the USA, so can not make the service, Lori may be able to. Thank you so much for your friendship and acceptance.
Our hearts are with you as you journey thru this present reality.

Love you, Lionel (& Lori) Stuber
Rose (Anderson) Johnston :
So sorry to read of Davids passing. It’s been many years since I saw David. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Remembering his siblings and parents with fond memories. He will be missed. In my thoughts and prayers.
Duane MacDougall:
Yvonne, May your community 'rise up' to help support you in your time of loss and need. Always pleasant memories of growing up with David on Greenwood Drive.....if he was Huck, I must have been was Finn or vice versa, rest in peace my fiend. You will be missed. D (Pembroke, Ontario)
Phil & Marie Engele:
Yvonne and Family we are so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave from Ram Steel through Evraz and he definitely was one the Best ones that I ever worked with. Our Thoughts and Prayers may they comfort you and your family.
Debbie Jackson :
So very sad to hear. Thinking of you and all who loved him.

Gord and Lorraine Connolley:
Yvonne, we are so sad for your loss. We loved Dave. He was one of the good guys. Gord valued his friendship so much. Dear friend, may God give you peace that passes understanding.
Lynn Sutton :
I'm so sorry to hear this very sad news. I didn't know David well
but I have always known you loved him very much. I wish I could
make you happy and care free right now. Much love to you, and from
my heart to yours God bless. Lynn
Peter Goertzen:
I worked with Dave at Ipsco and he was always the kindest, fairest and kindest man. I always considered a happy and Godly man, who was always considerate of everyone. The world is a less kinder place without him. He always wore his heart on his
Sleeve. My sympathies to the family, they’ve suffered a great
Neil and Gwen Fox:
It saddens our hearts greatly to hear of Dave's passing. We are glad we shared a little time at last years' reunion. We send our deepest condolences to Yvonne and family.
Audrey & Armand Goddu:
So very sorry to hear of David’s passing,
Our sincere condolences go out to you and
your families Yvonne.
May your fond memories bring you comfort
At this most difficult time

Michelle Foster:
My heart goes out to you and your family Yvonne Dave has always been apart of our family. He will be truly missed. Mom will have another friend watching over everyone.

Lots of love to you. Sorry I can't be there Saturday. Will be thinking of you.

Love Michelle, Stan, Tashawn And Navaya
Sandra (Hughes) & Ed Budovitch ~ Fredericton, NB:
Wonderful early memories of our shared Hughes dooryard and then visiting David's family at two future homes in the area. So many great conversations over tea and good food whenever we united to share joys and sorrows. David was an all-around likable guy with a cheery disposition, a smiling face, a helping hand, a giving nature and that unique chuckle that endeared him to everyone. To paraphrase from Ephesians 6, David put on the full armor of God, so that he was able to firmly stand his ground ... with the belt of truth buckled around his waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, he took up the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. "Well done, good and faithful servant!" Matthew 25:21
Vince Leggott:
I met Dave while his grandson worked at Teen Challenge, I remember Dave giving the charge for Steve at his grad and you can just feel how proud he was of Steve. My prayers are with the family through this difficult time.
Jason, Mandi, Zachary and Hannah Wilkinson:
Hugs sent your way! Dave will be forever missed! His kind soul and huge heart will never be forgotten. I’m sorry we can’t be there to celebrate his life but please know we are there in spirit! Our thoughts and sympathies are with you!
Hugs to you all!!
Dan & Teri Brown:
How sad Dave is gone. He was definitely a good guy always helpful, caring, funny and sweet.
Praying for you,Yvonne and the family.
Much love.
Evelyn DeCoteau-Lalonde:
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Wonderful man.Deepest condolences to Ivonne and family.
Tara adams:
My deepest condolences to Dave's beautiful wife Yvonne and many family members and friends. Dave has always had a special part of my life. May he rest in peace love to you Dave.
Doug and Wanda Rue:
My prayers are with you Yvonne and family. We shall miss David's laughter and our coffee times. I look around my house and I see David's handiwork. Many times the Lord used you both in my personal journey. Seems every mountain that stood out in front of me and every valley the Lord sent you both to encourage, comfort and pray with me. I shall always cherish those moments of Divine Intervention. Love and hugs
Gladys and Kalecia Young.:
I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing, I've known him since I was 19 years old. He and Peter, my ex husband were friends . Dave supported me, helped me and prayed for me too. He was my daughter's first babysitter, she was 6 weeks and he didn't know to change diaper.. lol.. it was full when I got home.we laughed about that for the next 30 years. a year later he met the love of his life. R.i.p. David, may God wrap his arms around you and give you peace Yvonne. I'll love you always my dear friend.
Hank Braun:
It was such s shock to hear that Dave has passed away. Now this was a true pleasure to have known Dave and worked with him for many years at Ipsco.
They don’t make men like Dave anymore.
Best wishes to Dave’s family.
Karen Thompson (NB) and Marcie Thompson (AB):
Our sympathy to David's family. He was a great husband to Yvonne and a great brother to his siblings. David had a heart of gold and would help others whenever he could. We will never forget and will always appreciate how David & Yvonne helped support Marcie with a move in 2017. Remembering you with love and prayers.
Our deepest condolences to all David’s family.
We only met for a short time but he left an impact iOS kindness and gentleness about him .
May you all remember and reflect on memories. May you be surrounded by family and friends at this saddest time.
Love the mcewans
Merv and Elaine Pearson:
We are so very sorry to hear of David’s passing He was truly a kind and caring person who gave all to help others. We are sure the next stage of his journey will be in the same capacity. The celebration of his life should be a joyous and happy ocassion Our best wishes to the family and friends RIP David We will miss you deeply
Shirley Adam:
I have known Dave since him and Yvonne have been together. They made a wonderful couple. He certainly will be missed RIP Dave. May we meet again one day.
Arni &Vonda Eikeland:
We are so blessed to have known David for many, many years. David was a kind, generous, loving, patient, funny, helpful, honest and very genuine soul who loved God, his wife and all his family as well as all his friends. Heaven is your new home David, but we will hold you forever in our hearts and memories.
All our love and prayers go out to you Yvonne and All those who have loved David.
Evelyn Van Beest:
I have worked with David at Red Deer Health Care Centre for several years. I will miss our banters back and forth. His sense of humour. His work ethic. His willingness to help. We will miss Dave. My condolences to Dave's Family.
Jeffrey malcolmson:
Dave was one of the best guys I ever worked with. When I was a greenhorn at the mill he taught me to operate machinery with independence and confidence. Working with him was always a pleasure. I am grateful to have known him, if only in passing, and am very sorry for your loss.
Gary and Frances Seinberg:
David you and Yvonne, you two are always there for all our families, we love you very much, David you will always be in our hearts and our childrens hearts, RIP
Nora Landon:
Working at the hospital meant that I had various opportunities to connect with David. Each and every encounter was characterized by his overwhelming kindness and desire to find a solution to our needs. I am grateful to have known him and he will be missed.
Leah & Rob Pennington:
We are heartbroken over this lose of such an amazing man. He was a great boss, loyal friend and an amazing Grandpa to Steve. To know he is with God helps, but we pray that God will comfort all of you during this very trying time.
Rev. David Bayduza:
While I never knew Dave, I know that his love and joy for people and fixing things were admired at Evraz. I have spoken to a few that have worked with him, and they all loved and appreciated his personality and work ethic. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends going through this time of loss.

Rev. David Bayduza (Rev)
Technical Training Supervisor
EVRAZ Red Deer
Dave Kreutz:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Yvonne. We will miss him dearly but Dave is in a better place now.
Raymond & Edna Waterman:
So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Sending sincere condolences to Yvonne & family. Hold on to your precious memories! May the God of Peace help you through these coming days. Love & Prayers - Raymond & Edna - Twillingate, NL
Paul @ Joanne White:
Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow, rest in peace Dave you will be sincerely missed
Megan Lagoutte :
My Prayers are with you and your family as you go through the passing of such a great man. May Gods peace and comfort bring y strength in this time
Kerry Greer:
Sent me in a downward Spiral of sadness to hear of his passing. God I'm going to miss this MAN. He was an excellent partner at EVRAZ/Ipsco.
Rick Mcintyre :
Very sad news, I had the privilege of working with Dave at Ipsco/ Evraz.
He was the kind of guy you like right away
Was honoured to call him friend
Rip Dave
Rowena M Chase:
Darlene and Diane, so sorry to read of your brother's passing. Passing
along our deepest sympathy. Allison and Rowena Chase
Dwain and Karen Johnson :
We are so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing our heartfelt condolences to your family.
Les Vidok:
My deepest sympathies to David’s passing and prayers to Ivonne and family.


Les Vidok/ Frontline Worship Centre

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