In Memory of




Obituary for Colin Edward Hughes


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Hughes on Sunday December 3, 2023, at Lions Personal Care Home after a long illness.

Colin was born in South Africa on September 19th, 1946, and he is survived by Marjorie, his beloved wife of 48 years. He will be deeply missed by his daughter Louise (Gerald), his son Edward (Samantha) and his five precious grandchildren Cyrus, Kaya, Ivy, Renee and Charlotte. He is also survived by brothers Richard (Noreen) David (Pamela) Brian (Linda) his sister Lana and many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Colin was predeceased by his parents Charles and Joan Hughes.

From an early age Colin was interested in wildlife of all kinds and he enjoyed every opportunity to spend time outdoors enjoying nature. Colin’s passion for the outdoors turned into his career path with the Manitoba government working in wildlife, fisheries and water quality management. Colin’s field work took him all over the province, there’s hardly a lake, river or stream in northern or southern Manitoba that he did not visit by air, by boat or by road. Colin retired in 2007 from the Manitoba Department of Water Stewardship with over 30 years of devoted government service. Upon his retirement Colin and Marjorie built a country retreat in the Awanipark area of Pinawa. There Colin was able to hike and paddle, watch the birds at the feeder or just potter around outside.

Colin was always ready with a joke or a story, and he loved to laugh and play with his children and his grandchildren. Colin also had a passion for music and would always love to put on a classic rock and roll record.

There will be a reception held at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre 3030 Notre Dame Ave. Wednesday January 3, 2024, from 2-4pm to honour Colin’s life.

Donations in memory of Colin may be made to Fort Whyte Alive or the Nature Conservancy of Canada.