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Deryl Rick Hughes&nbsp(Rick)

Rick passed away peacefully in his sleep in Langley , B.C. on April 6th. Rick grew up in South Vancouver along the Fraser River. Rick followed his three uncle’s career as a longshoreman at the age of seventeen with ILWU Local 500 . Rick married Patricia in 1964 and had three children with whom he moved to Squamish in 1974 to start a career at Squamish Terminals. In 1977 after his first marriage ended,Rick met his soulmate Rosemary .They married in 1982 and raised their family in Squamish until 1991. Rick and Rosie moved to Langley , B.C. and Rick started his new job at Fraser Surrey Docks as a maintenance foreman with ILWU local 514. Rick worked there until his retirement in 2010.Proudly working alongside his daughter Carol-Lynn in his last few years in the industry.
Rick had many interests in his lifetime. He enjoyed hunting with old friends in Prince George. He developed a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles and spent a majority of his life riding and restoring them. From his time in Britannia Beach with friends at Beaver Motorcycles while living in Squamish, to countless days spent in the Fraser Valley with lifelong friends while in Langley . Rick also enjoyed restoring classic cars in his retirement including his 1948 Ford Coupe.Rick enjoyed collecting artwork, spending quality time with family and friends and gardening. Rick could always be found around his property tending to his plants and enjoying the fruits of his labour.He loved all animals and often took their pets locally to parks and rivers as he loved nature.
Rick was the foundation of his family. He was a rock and protector to Rosie, the love of his life. He leaves behind his legacy as a kind, caring, generous and intelligent person. Rick had an extremely strong work ethic he followed his entire life and instilled on his family and friends. Rick was a solid, dedicated and loyal friend who liked to help those close to him and always saw the good in people. “Don’t Let The Past Define Your Future ”
Rick is survived by his wife and best friend of 47 years Rosemary.
His daughter Cheryl ( Cameron, Alysha )
His daughter Carol-Lynn
Sister Kristine ( Kelly,Sheri and Chris )
Brother Trevor and Isabelle (Thomas and Peter )
Pre deceased by stepson Steven Campbell
Pre deceased by son Richard Hughes (Alivia)
No service by request. In lieu of flowers Rick has requested paying it forward, perform an act of kindness or volunteer to walk a dog at your local shelter.

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