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Leslie "Les" Merrit Hughes

January 2, 1932 — August 5, 2020


HUGHES, Leslie Merrit "Les"

At the age of 88, Les Hughes passed away peacefully in Huntsville, on August 5, 2020.  He worked for over 40 years with CP Express Transport Ltd as a long haul trucker with over 30 years of safe driving.   Les was a very loving, supporting and caring husband to his wife Ruth for over 64 years. He loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time together with them. He was always there as the strength and the rock of the family; to listen and help in whatever way was needed, without judgement or criticism. He offered invaluable advice and guidance to all.

He had a strong passion for fishing, hunting, family and great knowledge for being a handy man with mechanics and home repairs. All traits and passions he has been able to pass along to his children and grandchildren. He had a very personal and special relationship with each individual member of the family. He was very much loved and will be missed by his wife Ruth Hughes (Roberts). His children Richard, Nancy (Rodger Wilson), Randy, Harvey (Hellen Chaka). Grandchildren Jeffery, Bradley, Amanda (Adrien Gendreau), Michelle (Joe Nicholls), Scott (Lorain De Koning), Brittany, Thomas and Keegan.  Great grandfather to Lucas, Peyton, Stella and Elena.

Cremation has taken place and in keeping with Les’ wishes a family Gathering and celebration of life will take place at Billingsley Funeral home August 15, 2020 from 12:30 p.m - 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. In keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, please call our funeral home at 705-789-8982 to place your name on our guest list. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation or charity of your choice.

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