Hughes, James 'Jim' Gibson

Hughes, James 'Jim' Gibson

November 20th, 2018

Husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, handyman, cottager, neighbour and friend. Jim died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, November 20th. He was born on July 2, 1941, son of Donald and Viola Hughes of London. He married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Maryanne, in 1964. Jim is beloved by and tremendously influential to his sons Bradley and Brian, and his daughters-in-law Jennifer and Sara, and his grandchildren Benjamin, Megan, Charlotte and Oliver. He will be dearly missed by his brother Kenneth, sister-in-law Kathryn, and nieces Christine and Carolyn.

Jim started in the optical business in 1965 and dedicated both care and service to his patients at Tuer & Hughes Optical in downtown London, and at Hughes Optical Byron.

A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation.

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Book of Condolences

Peggy and Stew DickieThinking of you all at this difficult time. Jim was a wonderful person and will always be remembered fondly
Glen & Donna UsherKen & Kathie, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in all the memories you shared with him.
Sherri and Claude Gelbard and FamilyThinking of you and the family at this difficult time. May your precious memories sustain you and help you in this time of grief.
Judith RobinsonMy thoughts and love are with you all. With sorrow and sympathy Judy
Doris & Brian HobsonSo many happy memories of a Gentle Man taken too soon. Our loving thoughts are with you. xxoo
Janice GrangerI was so shocked to hear of Jim's passing. I have known him for 56 years and he never changed....kind, sincere, low key and truly the essence of the gentle-man. There is no replacement for a man like Jim. I am sad for you Maryanne and for your family....Michael and I missed him when he retired.
Blair & Sharon FletcherWhat a wonderful gentlemen. We were one of his customers for many years. He was always smiling and so positive. Our thoughts are with you through this difficult time.
Lois TaylorI was a customer of Jim's for so many years--- both up town and in Byron. He was such a nice man and always tried hard to make his customers happy. so sorry for your loss Lois Taylor
Nancy NewmanI was a customer of Hughes for many years. Jim was the epitome of a true gentleman. I am very sorry to read of his passing.
Carol McGroganSo sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Condolences to you and your family, Maryanne. I am a Base Line Road neighbour.
Carol HunterMy parents (and my brother and I) lived next door to Jim's parents on Base Line Road, and our whole family became customers of Jim's at Tuer and Hughes downtown. I was very sorry to learn of Jim's passing. He will be fondly remembered and missed by many. My condolences to Jim's family.
Deborah HopkinsMy condolences to Maryanne, Brian and Bradley. I am so glad I got to speak with Jim at the Hughes reunion. My thoughts and sympathy to you all.
Mary Jane and Paul MelletMaryanne, Brian, Brad and family - We are so saddened at the news of Jim’s passing and so sorry we can’t be there with you to celebrate the life of such a special person. Mr. Hughes was one of the kindest people you could hope to know and someone we were proud to call family. We will miss his kind eyes and ever-present smile. Thinking of you all and sending you our deepest sympathies, Mary Jane, Paul, Bridgette and Kate.
Allan + Evelyn HaymanOur genuine condolences to all of Jim's family. We were Jim's clients since about 1970 when he had his downtown office right through until he retired from Byron. Both of us were always impressed with his attentive service and his happy disposition. The world needs more people like him. Sorry for your loss.
Gabriele Burnard + Jim BurnardPlease accept our heartfelt condolences Maryanne, Brian & Brad. We have such fond memories of Jim and you at the the adult and children's bowling leagues so many years ago. What fun we had!! Jim will always be remembered for his kindness, caring and generosity both professionally and personally . Always the Gentleman -taken too soon. Thinking of you at this sad time. Gabi & Jim
Cindy WilliamsI worked at the optometrist office on Dundas Street for several years and was fortunate enough to spend some time with both Jim and John. Jim was certainly one of the kindest gentlemen I have ever known and I have many a fond memory of those times. He dearly loved his family, Maryanne and his boys, Brad and Brian. You all were never far from his mind and he spoke of you quite often. He was so proud of Brad and Brian over the years. My heartfelt sincere condolences to you all.
Nick and Charlie TorraDear Brian & Sara and Family. Have hope in Tomorrow, Have Faith in the Everlasting, and take comfort in the love of Friends and Family. Wishing you and yours Strength and Peace. Nick and Charlie
Brenda & Scott PatienceMrs. Hughes, Brad and Brian, we are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Mr. Hughes as our kind, friendly neighbour and optometrist. He will be missed. We wish we could have been with you to celebrate his life. We hope you are all doing well. With love, Brenda & Scott
John and Anne KearsleyWe were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. His presence will certainly be missed around Little Pike Bay. May peace be with you as you remember his friendly spirit. We are sorry that we were not able to come to celebrate his life.
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