Hughes, Elizabeth Ann - Suddenly on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Ann passed away peacefully in her 72nd year surrounded by family at Victoria Hospital in London. Ann was the beloved wife of Greg Naherne and the cherished mother of Stephanie Hughes-Naherne. She will be remembered by her sisters, Marg Metzger, Mary (Bob) Moore and Janet (Jim) Mackey as well as her treasured nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Campbell and Patricia Hughes and brothers-in-law Bob Metzger and Michael Naherne. Ann was truly one of a kind and will be missed by her countless friends from the different parts of her life. She loved her cats, being active in her Bruce Beach garden and took joy in sharing stories with family and friends from her prodigious memory. In lieu of flowers, Ann felt that charitable donation was an important part of her legacy. During her career as a social worker, Ann saw the great work done by the Victorian Order of Nurses, so please make a donation to VON Canada. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. She will be missed.
May 20, 2016, 12:39 pm
Ann was a very caring and giving lady. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
May 21, 2016, 3:36 pm
This is a shocking sadness for me and so many others who knew Ann. Please accept our deepest condolences, Greg and Steph and all of the family.
Ann was my supervisor at The Arthritis Society and we met in 1991 just after our David was born. Ann and I became friends over the years and shared stories and many many laughs..Ann could have had a career as a professional comedienne, I told her that many times. She chose Social Work and her skill and devotion, wit and wisdom benefitted so many people from all walks of life. Ann was a mentor to me and helped me in countless ways. I am so appreciative and feel so fortunate to have known her.
I will miss her. She was such a special soul. rt
May 21, 2016, 8:19 pm
Such sad and shocking news; sincere condolences to Greg, Stephanie and all of Ann's family.
Ann will be missed and remembered as a true friend. She put together a team at the Hamilton Arthritis Society office who started as coworkers and quickly grew to be friends. Staying connected for more than two decades and remaining in each other's lives because we really wanted to... We have lost a member of our little "family" too.
May 22, 2016, 5:35 pm
Greg and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved wife. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
May 24, 2016, 10:54 am
My sympathy to you at the passing of Ann. I worked with Ann at the Hamilton CAS during her last years at the Agency. She was an amazing woman who was such a support. Her generosity, humour and compassion were always readily there for everyone. She will be sadly missed
Pat Inman Poole
May 24, 2016, 3:10 pm
Many happy memories of good times with Ann. The McMaster years (50 years ago), a ski trip that Ann and I took to Mt Ste Anne QC, a trip to Stratford on the old Tele train to see a play and stay with our good friend Kathy Root. Ann was always a lot of fun and was a good friend. I am sad that she is gone. My deep sympathy to you all. Sincerely Pat Poole
May 25, 2016, 9:01 am
I am still reeling from the news of Ann's passing. She was such a dear friend and so good to my 2 boys and all of my family. Ann and I worked together as Child Welfare consultants in Edmonton, AB in the 80s and stayed in touch since then. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Greg, Stephanie and Ann's family. While she will be sorely missed, I will treasure forever so many precious memories and Ann's wonderful sense of humour. xxoo
May 25, 2016, 11:16 am
Greg and family - words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Ron and Janice Hewitt
May 25, 2016, 9:21 pm
We were so shocked to see Ann's obituary in todays Kincardine papers!
We enjoyed getting to know you and Ann at Square Dancing. She was always so positive and had a smile and kind encouraging word for everyone.
Please accept our deepest sympathy and we are sending Yellow Rocks to you from all The Kincardine Tartan Twirler Members.
May 30, 2016, 10:25 am
My sincere sympathy Greg. As you know, Ann and I worked together for several years at The Arthritis Society. She brought such warmth and humour to her work. I reconnected with her at Joel's place 2 years ago so this was such a shock.
June 15, 2016, 8:48 am
I thank Ruth for letting me know about the passing of Ann, our very dear friend and colleague. I will remember her as a very thoughtful and caring woman. She brought the human perspective to discussions at the management table. She helped us to stretch our imaginations and think outside of the box. And she was a good friend outside of meetings.
My sincere condolences to Greg and family.
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