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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Hales Jones Hughes. Hales was born in Drax Hall St. George, Barbados and was living in Burnaby, BC.

Hales was the daughter of Harrington H. Jones (deceased) and Cecilia Dixon Jones (deceased). She was the wife of (Bob) Robert Hughes, (deceased), sister of Loretta Jones Pelew, (Keith Pelew, deceased), Dr. Hoskyns DeQuincey Jones, Hepsy Jones-Griffith, (Brian Edwards, deceased), (Winston Griffith, deceased), Bryson DeNue Jones, (Jean Farnum), (Celia Jones, deceased), and Franz Jones, (deceased).

Hales was a Graduate of Queens College in Barbados, Ryerson, McGill University, and Simon Fraser University. She worked in Laboratory Technology in various locations in Canada, in administration at UBC, and served on the Boards of various organizations, most recently St. Michael’s Centre in Burnaby, B.C.

In 2014 Hales was invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster. The official citation is as follows:

Since coming to All Saints, South Burnaby 28 years ago, Hales Jones has held virtually every leadership position within the Parish, including being active in the recent Ministry Assessment Process. Hales has also served on several Diocesan Committees including Grants and Loans, Stewardship Development, and the Diocesan Refugee Committee, and has taken a strong leadership role in obtaining a grant to assist Seniors Helping Seniors in Burnaby.

A Funeral Service will take place at Jubilee United Church, 7591 Gray Avenue, Burnaby on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1pm followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to All Saints Anglican Church, Burnaby, L`Arche Community Greater Vancouver Building Fund (“WE All Belong”), St. Luke`s Anglican Church, Barbados and St. James Anglican Church, Barbados.

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  • Hales Jones, ODNW congratulated by Archbishop Skelton November 2014 Photo: Wayne Chose
  • Hales Jones Hughes Photo: Submitted