Deanna Grace Hughes (nee Jones) passed away peacefully at Guelph General
Hospital on December 28, 2017 at the age of 80. Predeceased by her husband
Jack Francis Hughes. Devoted mother to Blaine, Ann (Tim) Wilkinson, and
predeceased by her son Dean. Cherished grandmother to Jessica Wilkinson.
Predeceased by her parents, Grace and Forbes Jones of Fergus, ON.
Predeceased by her brother Robert (late Georgina) Jones. Dearly missed by
her loving sister Shirley (Jim) Alexander. Beloved sister-in-law to Terais
Dowler, the late Bill (late Hazel) Green, and Shirley (late George)
Morden. Remembered and loved by her many nieces and nephews. Greatly
missed by her friends and neighbors.
Deanna was a graduate of St. Josephs School of Nursing in Guelph in 1958
and the Western University School of Nursing Education in London in 1961.
She initially worked and taught obstetrics as she adored babies. She then
worked for many years alongside her husband in his family physicians
practice. Deanna was an active member of the Community of Christ Church.
She volunteered with many organizations over her lifetime, including Women
in Crisis, YMCA, and teaching interpersonal communications skills at Human
Services Community. Deanna swam regularly in Masters and for fitness at
the Victoria Road Recreation Centre. Her interests included crocheting
prayer shawls, hooking rag rugs, decorating, restoring antiques, breeding
and showing Afghan Hounds, painting, sketching, and in her younger years,
Friends and family are invited to the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral
Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street in Guelph to celebrate Deannas life
on Saturday, January 27 at 2:30pm. Cremation has taken place and, as per
her wishes, interment of both her and her husbands ashes will take place
in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated toward
the Community of Christ Church Prayer Shawl Ministry, Grand River Regional
Cancer Centre, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your
choice. Cards are available at the funeral home, 519-821-5077