Palm City, Fla.
The Rev. Malcolm Albert Hughes passed away peacefully on April 6, 2020, in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was born on March 20, 1933, in Liverpool, England, and was predeceased by his parents, William and Fredericka, his sister Rioghan and his wife, Jane. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Barnes, his children Christopher (Leanne), Sally (Seth), Michael (Kim) and his beloved grandchildren Dylan, Harry, Lily Jane, Prue, Ivan, Sasha, Thomas and Sean.
Malcolm spent 10 years in the Canadian military before receiving his BA from McGill University and his Master of Divinity degree from Bishops University. He was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada in 1960 and served the Church in many capacities, including mission work in the Caribbean and Malaysia, rector of St. James (Hudson, Quebec), St. Mary’s (Como, Quebec) and St. John the Baptist (Pointe Claire, Quebec), executive director of the Diocese of Montreal and as editor-in-chief of the Montreal Diocesan newspaper. He later served the Episcopal Church as rector of St. Saviour’s (Bar Harbor) and St. John’s (Shawano, Wis.) before settling in Palm City, Fla., to enjoy retirement.
Malcolm combined his passion for sports and children by working with a number of youth athletic programs over the years, including coaching high school football and tennis as well as refereeing soccer. He also loved the arts by performing in local theater groups, singing every chance he could and leading a local Scottish band as drum major. He was an accomplished spoon player and a published poet.
Malcolm cherished his family and friends and will be dearly missed. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations in Malcolm’s name can be sent to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or to your local library, as he was an avid reader.