Posted: September 15th, 2021


LEE JAY HUGHES, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in his super man-cave beside his beloved pool table on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the age of 51 years.

Lee was predeceased by his grandparents, Cliff & Marie Hughes, and Herman & Mabel Teige.

He is survived by his nephew, Steele Bizuk of Edmonton, nieces, Montana Bizuk of Edmonton, Stevie Hughes of Pincher Creek, Fallon Clarke of Valleyview (Alta) and Ryleigh Wolfe of Lacrete (Alta), brothers, Darcy Paquette (Kim) of Grand Prairie and Carey Chonkolay (Lori) of Edmonton, his sisters, Terry Hughes of St. Albert, Cheryl Hughes of Pincher Creek, Shelly Paquette of Peace River, his father, Bob Hughes of Lethbridge, his mother, Ev Hughes of Lethbridge. He is also survived by his special nieces, Nevaeh Procee and Jerzee Procee, his special nephew Lyric Procee, one step-sister, Amber Herdman, and one step-brother Daniel Orcutt.

After graduating from LCI in 1988, Lee worked several years in the family business, Galaxy Power Tools, and enjoyed interacting, especially selling with all customers. After the business closed, Lee carried on as an entrepreneur, enjoying buying and selling, surviving off “The Juice” as he called it. Lee was an expert pool player and an avid NASCAR fan. He always had an infectious smile for everyone.

The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street, South, Lethbridge, on Friday, September 17th at 1:00 P.M. Viewing is available from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. Lee will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.


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2 Condolences for “HUGHES, Lee”

  1. Joshua Ahlert says:

    Sad to hear you had passed away. Enjoyed the many games of Snooker we played when we were young men in the pool hall. I can recall you winning a snooker tournament when we where teenagers I always wondered how you where so skilled. I didn’t know you actually had your own snooker table at home. You where always a very generous and happy person. I hope to attend your celebration of life. Condolences to your family and loved ones.

  2. Mandi says:

    Lee was my Dads (Kelly Brotherwood) best buddy. Anytime my dad would go over he would ask me “Wanna go see Lee?” and I would almost always go for the ride. I’d play makeshift pool with myself and the dragon poster he had always scared me as a kid. I miss that poster and those days my dad would ask everyday. Lee was a guy where you never got any bad vibes from. He was chill and always down to talk or just chill out. He always had racing on the TV and I would always get a gumball from his house. I didn’t know him all that well but I knew him enough to know he’s better now. Heaven must have been really boring if they had to take him from us so soon. Wish heaven had visiting hours buddy, we all miss you dearly.

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