It is with great sadness that the family of Lois Hughes announces her sudden passing Jan 15, 2015 at 82 years of age. Lois was born Sept.12, 1932 in Elko, B.C. She married the love of her life Denny Hughes Sept.16, 1951 in Oliver B.C. They soon moved to Castlegar where she has resided ever since. She enjoyed gardening, cross stich, loved to travel, play board games, spending time in her pool with her family and socializing with many that knew her.
In her earlier years she wrote a column for the original Castlegar News from her home called the Coffee Break. She then progressed to reporter, then senior editor for many years.
She is survived by her children Tom Hughes (Jennifer), Kay Grant (Randy), Dennis Hughes, Rhonda McLean (Brad). Grandchildren, Brandon (Angela), Jehna (Bobb), Dustin and Sean. Great- grandsons, Austin and Brody, her sister Cevie Becker, and many nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Denny, in 2007.
She was a kind, sincere, positive person, who loved life and started and finished each day with a smile and a kind word. She will be sorely missed by her family and close friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Feb.6, 2015 at 2805 5th Ave South
from 1 to 4pm.