ARTHUR STEPHEN WYNN HUGHES-GAMES
Arthur passed away November 25, 2016. He was born
March 11, 1921 near Tunbridge Wells, England to Margaret and William Hughes-Games. In 1926 the family immigrated to Kelowna.
He is survived by his children Gwen, Elaine, Stephen (Joany) and Geoff (Sue) and grandchildren Fiona (Jessica) and great granddaughter Vivianna, Duncan (Tara), Daniel (Shawna), Joshua, and Colleen (Devin). He is also survived by his second wife, Norma Brooks, her children Diane (Jim), Linda (Nick), David (Melody) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Violet (Vitie), in 1998 and his parents, siblings Norman, Helen, Ernest, and Leslie. He is survived by his sisters Eileen and Mary. After high school, Art went to Aeronautical Engineering School in L A and then worked in aircraft manufacture in Montreal. He enlisted in the RCAF and was posted to Currie Barrack in Calgary where he met his first wife on a blind date. His overseas posting was at Linton-on-Ouse with 426 Thunderbird Squadron. After the war newlyweds Art and Vitie settled in Kelowna and raised four children, sharing their love of gardening and the outdoors. Art loved to hike, fish, camp & swim as well as back country ski.
Art worked at George A. Meikle Limited until the late 1960’s. His last job was for Chutter Hydraulics and Machinery, happily retiring at age 65. Besides work and family, Dad was devoted to his church and community. He was an active member of the congregation at St. Michael and All Angels including choir and lay ministry. Community service included Kelowna Jaycees and the Downtown Rotary Club. He was active in the Central Okanagan Naturalist Club, Kelowna Theatre, Kelowna Men’s Choir and Ogopogo Barbershop Chorus. Art & Vitie traveled extensively & he continued on after her death. On a trip to Eastern Europe, Art met Norma Brooks from Sicamous. They kept in touch and a few years later they began to cross country ski, travel and go to concerts together. In June 2007, they were married. They have had a very happy life together, both enjoying the same things. They continued to do a lot of fishing and exploring in their motor home as well as overseas travel to Mexico, New Zealand, Britain, and Antarctica.
Dad had a very full, productive and happy life. We all miss him very much.
A celebration of his life will be held May 6th, 11:00am at the Cathedral church of St Michael and all Angels, 608 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna. In lieu of flowers those wishing to donate in Art’s memory can do so to Central Okanagan Land Trust www.coltrust.ca.