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HUGHES: James “Jim” A. of Exeter

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On July 31, 2021 @ 3:45 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 33 Comments

HUGHES: James “Jim” A. of Exeter

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, July 30, 2021 of Exeter at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Susan (Smith) MacGregor and the late Ruth (Duckhorn) Hughes (1990). Dear father of Lori and Steve Eady, and Jim Hughes all of London, Kathy and Martin Donkers of Thorndale, Bill and Laura MacGregor of Waterloo, Carolyn and Dale Kress of Virginia, and Jennifer MacGregor and Paul Dromgole of London. Loving grandfather (“Pa”) of Courtney, Bryton and Kylie; Alicia, Michael, and Colin; Cooper; Robert, and David; Jonah; and Chloe. Proud great-grandfather of Landon, Aaliyah, and Briley. Dear brother-in-law of Karen Hughes of London. Predeceased by his grandson Matthew (2020), brothers Ted, Len, and David and sisters-in-law Margaret and Pat.

Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Wednesday from 4-7 PM where a private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021  at 11 AM.  Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP for the visitation and funeral, please click “Register Now” below to register.  Though the service is private, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh. Cremation with family interment Woodland Cemetery, London. 

If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Exeter United Church or Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “HUGHES: James “Jim” A. of Exeter”

Condolence from Don and Edith Lewis on July 31st, 2021 5:54 PM

Susan and family,

We are sorry to see that your husband has passed .
Our condolence to you.

Condolence from Jennifer Guitard on July 31st, 2021 6:39 PM

Uncle Jim, your love and care were know by all of those close to you. Thank you for doing the hard work to be a man that others could count on. You leave a legacy of love and family that will always remember you.

Condolence from Marg Prout on July 31st, 2021 7:04 PM

Sincere condolences to Susan and all your family. May the memories of Jim that
all of you cherish give you peace and comfort now and in the days to come.

Condolence from Margaret Engeland on July 31st, 2021 7:29 PM

Susan and family,
There are special moments and memories that are yours alone,
and yet many share in your loss and care deeply about your sorrow.
Through these difficult days, hoping you find comfort
in remembering all the special times you shared.

Condolence from Darlene Lightfoot on July 31st, 2021 8:20 PM

Susan, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Darlene Amy and Tim

Condolence from Lloyd and Carol Moore on July 31st, 2021 9:37 PM

Our deepest sympathy Susan at this difficult time.

Condolence from Krista Elizabeth Winn on August 1st, 2021 7:06 AM

Aunt Susan,
Sending our love, prayers and condolences to you and the the Hughes/MacGregor family. I have such fond memories of Jim – he always had a smile for you and was willing to have a great conversation anytime. So glad I got to have a lovely visit with you both at your house last year when I was here from Nova Scotia.
May you know the comfort and care of Christ as you grieve and know God’s faithful love and presence will see you through the days ahead. Peace of Christ be with you all.
Love always, Krista Elizabeth & Dale Winn and Justin, Daniel, & Calvin

Condolence from phil &barb on August 1st, 2021 8:34 AM

Susan we are very sorry for your loss Jim was a wonderful friend
he will be missed at the Thursday afternoon meeting

Condolence from Faye Skinner on August 1st, 2021 8:52 AM

Susan and family:
So sorry to hear of the death of Jim.
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Faye Skinner

Condolence from Tim on August 1st, 2021 9:35 AM

I Thank You Uncle Jim for the light of life you gave me to help guide me as a young boy ! Please except our deepest condolences and prayers to all that mourn the life and Love of this gentle man ! We all shall smile remembering that raise of the eyebrow and the gentle lift of a smile ! God Bless !

Tim n Jan

Condolence from John and Joyce Morgan on August 1st, 2021 9:45 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you Susan and your family at this time. Our deepest sympathy. Hugs John & Joyce

Condolence from George and Helen Pratt on August 1st, 2021 9:54 AM

Susan, Our deepest sympathy at this sad time,
He was a fine & gentle man. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Emily Guest on August 1st, 2021 10:05 AM

Jim was an incredibly sweet, and loving man. He was my mother’s uncle so I always called him Uncle Jimmy too. Every time I saw him, he always had something lovely and kind to say. I wish the family all the best during this very difficult time.

Condolence from Dianne Waun on August 1st, 2021 12:09 PM

Dear Susan,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Condolence from Don & Joan Heywood on August 1st, 2021 4:37 PM

Susan and family:

So sorry to read about Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all at this difficult time. Cherish the wonderful memories. Sincerely Don & Joan

Condolence from Janice Davey on August 1st, 2021 7:55 PM


Thinking of you and sending my sincere condolences.

Condolence from Corina Guest on August 1st, 2021 7:57 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He was a kind soul.
The family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Condolence from Tom/Noella Triebner on August 1st, 2021 8:55 PM

Susan, Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom// Noella

Condolence from Joan Kammerer on August 2nd, 2021 8:52 AM


Thinking of you and your family. My deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Marion Dodds on August 2nd, 2021 10:09 AM

Aunt Susan and family,

We were sad to hear the loss of Jim. You had many good years together. May you remember these times as you go through this grieving period. Know that you are in our prayers.

Marion, Kevin and family

Condolence from Earl and Marg Horner on August 2nd, 2021 10:31 AM

We. Are sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I had some good visits with Jim at the house. Remember the good times.

Condolence from Bill & Louise Pincombe on August 2nd, 2021 11:01 AM

Susan and family:
So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. He will be missed by many.
Cherish all your memories.
Bill & Louise

Condolence from debbie smithers on August 2nd, 2021 6:50 PM

Dear Susan and family you are in our hearts and prayers, love and hugs from Debbie Smithers and family

Condolence from Carrie & Steve Davis on August 2nd, 2021 10:32 PM

Susan and Family

“Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.”

Condolence from Cooper Hughes on August 3rd, 2021 5:10 PM

The best grandfather, father, brother, friend, husband and person. The influx of stories of my pa have been amazing. There’s a resounding amount of ways he helped and was there for a lot of people. Love you Pa!

Condolence from GERRY LEITCH on August 3rd, 2021 5:52 PM

Leslie and I would like to offer our sincere condolences to you Susan and your family, for the loss of your loved one . Jim will be missed by everyone known to him for his kindness and helping hands to those who needed him.

Condolence from Maurice and Ruth Francis on August 4th, 2021 9:30 AM

Dear Susan,
We have lost touch over the years, but often think of you July 27. A few years ago!
So sorry to read that Jim has passed away.
Our love to you at this time.
Maurice and Ruth Francis 519 688 7724

Condolence from Will O’Neil on August 4th, 2021 3:56 PM

Condolences to Kathy , Lori, Jim and Susan and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

May you cherish and take comfort in all the memories you have of Jim.

Will O’Neil & Ursula van den Heuvel O’Neil and family

Condolence from Jim and Sharon O’Toole on August 4th, 2021 8:23 PM

We send our most sincere sympathy to you , Susan ,and to all your family on the passing of Jim..

Condolence from Ruth Howorth on August 4th, 2021 9:21 PM

Aunt Susan and Family,

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time sorry to hear about Jim. I remember that he always had a great story to share at family gathering and he will be missed by many. May your great memories of him provide some comfort at this time.

Our sympathies; Ruth, Cass & Family

Condolence from Linda & Bill Russell on August 4th, 2021 11:47 PM

Susan & family ~
Thinking of you & sending our heartfelt sympathy & prayers. May your many memories brighten those dark times of sadness. Will miss seeing Jim in church with you. Caring thoughts with warm hugs.

Condolence from Julia Cooper on August 5th, 2021 8:29 PM

Rest in Peace Jim. Long time since I was part of the Hughes family but you always kept me in . I have come to you so many times asking for help and you always came through. You Sir were the best Pa to my Cooper. Thank You for that, I am forever grateful. Also thank you for dancing your way into Gramma Susans life. You gave my son a Grandmother that he would not have had. I am sure you gave Cooper the best parts of you. (Love and words.) (to me I know you as what my Coop calls you) I will miss You. Thank You Pa.

Condolence from deb Alexander on August 8th, 2021 6:01 PM

I want to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, Jim. I didn’t know him as well as i knew you, but I cold see that you were great together. At this time, keep the fond memories near and dear to your heart and he will never be too far away. i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope it will send some extra strength your way.

Deb Alexander

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