Caroline Patricia Hughes
1939 – 2016
Caroline was eldest of three children born to Henry and Geneva Ochs. She moved to Marysville in 1952 with her family when she was 12 years of age.
Carol studied nursing at the University Of Victoria where she obtained her Licenced Practical Nursing degree. Upon her return to Marysville, Carol started her nursing career at the Kimberley Hospital.
Carol met Alex Hughes on Valentine’s Day. They married shortly thereafter and started a family. They had three children Darrin, Kerry and Leanne.
Carol enjoyed travelling, camping and skiing and sorority. She spent many hours volunteering at the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank, Kimberley Thrift Store and the local bingo hall where she enjoyed working and helping many amazing people. Carol treasured her family, friends and her home and enjoyed working in her garden. You could often see her working in her flower beds or digging the ‘pesky’ dandelions out of her lawn.
After a long year battling Cancer, Carol passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. She is now reunited with her husband and other loved ones.
Carol was predeceased by her loving husband Alex Hughes of 56 years, son Darrin Hughes, brother Waynne Ochs and her parents Henry and Geneva Ochs.
Carol will be greatly missed by her sister Judy (Marvin) Stanyer, son Kerry Hughes, daughter Leanne (Jordy) Thibeault, her grandchildren, much loved cats and her faithful dog.
A Celebration of Carol’s Life and an informal luncheon will be held at McPherson Funeral Home in Kimberley on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Donations in honour of Carol can be made to the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank Society, 340 – Leadenhall Street, Kimberley, British Columbia, V1A 2R6.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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