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Eugene (Hughie) Rees

September 24, 1954 — September 19, 2023

REES, Eugene (Hughie)
September 24, 1954 - September 19, 2023

With the heaviest of hearts, the family announces his sudden passing at RVH Hospital in Barrie, Ontario.

Forever loved husband of his wife Gail of 49 plus years. Loving father to Jason, Shannon (Mike), Penny (Corey), and Shane (Pam). Proudest grandfather (Bop) to his beautiful grandchildren Hailey, Tyson, Tyler, Gracey, and Brandy. His best times were spent when they were around him.

Predeceased by his beautiful parents (Rhoda and Eugene) and several brothers and sisters. He leaves behind many more brothers and sisters. He was the youngest of 14 siblings.

He was born at Bell Island, Newfoundland and always shared the very best memories of his childhood growing up on the Rock. At 12 he moved to Toronto with his parents and embarked on his new journey in life and enjoyed all that was before him. He loved motorcycles, dirt bikes, ice fishing, ATVs. His proudest personal accomplishment was getting his pilot's license.

He was extremely skilled at all things mechanical. He was an accomplished heavy equipment operator, a welder and a fence installer.

During his later years he thoroughly enjoyed computers and through much trial and error, mastered the concepts. He loved playing poker on-line and flying (in real time) on computer flight simulators. He also enjoyed all kinds of music and liked to play it loudly (to our detriment), and Turner Classic Movies was his favourite go to channel.

God bless the doctors, nurses, and supporting staff at the ICU Unit, RVH. Thank you for your compassionate care. You are all Angels on Earth.

At Hughie's request, a private funeral will be held at a later date.

Should you desire, as an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of your choice in his memory.

No Goodbye's - See You All on the Other Side

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