HUGHES ~ Patrick Brian

Born August 8, 1947. Passed away June 9, 2022.

Passed away suddenly at home.

Deeply loved partner and soulmate.

Forever remembered, forever missed ~ Glenda (McNaughton)

Funeral Notice

Private service

A Private Funeral Service for Mr Patrick Brian Hughes will be held on FRIDAY (June 24, 2022) commencing at 4pm.

Attendance is by invitation only.  Please wear bright colours (no black).

Patrick's service will be Livestreamed through our website.

HUGHES Patrick – Order of Service

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  1. Dear Glenda and families
    I was saddened to hear of your loss, a true gentlemen, one of my fondest memories was, when he came into work wearing one of his wonderful bright coloured coats, & his conversation always brightened up my day, thank you Patrick.

    Judy Dean ( ex BVP vets )June 18 2022 10:26 am
  2. Patrick
    I loved your colourful shirts and socks! I loved your ability to verbalise in such quiet but powerful ways. I loved your humour and your ability to make me laugh. Your wry comments on my FB posts!!! Your empathy and compassion for all. Farewell my friend. ❤️❤️Jill

    Jill HuntleyJune 19 2022 7:39 pm
  3. Dear Patrick, You were almost an early childhood person, and made friends with many of us in that profession. We all loved your personality, kindness, humour and above all your steadfast loyalty to Glenda for so many years. You lived a good life and will be remembered fondly by us all. Judy Baird

    JUDY BairdJune 20 2022 4:13 pm
  4. Dear Glenda,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I think about you.
    Sending you a tight hug from Austria

    Sandra FuchsJune 22 2022 8:00 pm
  5. To Glenda and family,
    Patrick will always be remembered for his colourful presentation in so many ways.
    His sense of humour was uplifting for us all from wild party times in London through to my Australia visits.
    Knowledge of his dedication and support for you Glenda I hope brings some comfort when you are ready.

    Jane DempsterJune 23 2022 2:48 am
  6. Patrick, your legacy within both the local and the glass community will continue for years. The amount of work you contributed has been enormous. I considered you as my friend and my colleague and will miss you enormously. Love and care to Glenda and Joyce

    Doug CarsonJune 23 2022 6:35 am
  7. I worked with Glenda in London in the 1980’s, I will remember Patrick for his multi coloured socks and shirts , seeing him at fun parties in small flats, and his sense of humour. He always brought sunshine and laughter into the room.
    Thinking of you Glenda on Friday, and I’ll be wearing a bright shirt 11, 000 miles away.
    Love Lois xx

    Lois ArnoldJune 23 2022 5:08 pm
  8. I first met Patrick in 1975 – as part of a group of people in the North Paddington area of London who were trying to set up a housing co-operative. Eventually we got 3 houses but we found out (through a friend who got a job as a ‘temp’ in the Housing Corporation), that as an organisation we’d been blocked from ever being given more property. The reason for this – in our documents – was Patrick’s revolutionary demands for utopian social housing, including free communal laundrettes and knocking down all the garden fences.
    Strong politics, bold in personal style, with an eccentric taste in music yet also somehow very English, Patrick has (surprisingly to me) seemed to fit rather well in Australia.
    He’s been a loyal, good and trusted friend over the years and with Glenda, a magnificent double act. It feels too soon to go.

    Brian Deighton aka B.D.June 24 2022 1:43 am
  9. A brief tribute from London
    Patrick has always been political. I met him in the late 70’s through the Claimants Union – an organisation set up to support people living on benefits. I was a trade union officer and was organising a strike. I contacted Patrick/Claimants Union to find what benefits (if any) we were entitled to. Through this I discovered that the CU was a necessary part of the political struggle. I also discovered that Patrick a fun loving guy. I remember seeing Elvis Costello with him and Helen and drinking Whiskey-Macs in the interval – we got them cheap because the barman didn’t know the Mac part was also alcoholic. We hit it off on many levels – he was always brimming with ideas..
    When he moved to Australia, with Glenda, we stayed in touch. When they made their occasional European Tours (or perhaps World Tours), the stop in London was always a must for us locals. When lockdown forced us all to stay apart, we kept together through Zoom.
    I shall miss him and I want to send Glenda a big hug.
    Geof x
    [email protected]

    Geof BranchJune 24 2022 5:53 am
  10. Dearest Glenda, in remembering Patrick, I will never forget his warmth and generosity, his cheerful greetings, the smiles and laughter he brought into our lives at CEIEC. I treasure these special memories. I feel privileged to have known such a giving person. Keeping you in my heart and prayers.

    Merlyne CruzJune 24 2022 11:19 am
  11. Patrick won’t be forgotten. As my PhD supervisor in the early 2000s at Deakin University (indeed for a project that focussed on community activism), Patrick brought imaginative and intellectual effervescence, and a huge expanse of knowledge about social and communicative theory. Patrick was unconventional, stubbornly independent and also hilariously funny. There were many a dry observation, or acerbic comment fired across the corridor that brightened up our daily lives. In memory of Patrick I printed out “Baby, It’s You: international capital discovers the under threes” and will settle in to read when I get some time. Much love to Glenda at this time. Kristin Demetrious x

    Kristin DemetriousJune 24 2022 3:06 pm
  12. Dear Glenda
    I will always remember Patrick sitting at the table in your studio wrapping our treasures we had bought.
    May he rest in peace.
    Roslyn Eddington

    Roslyn EddingtonJune 24 2022 5:24 pm
  13. Dear Glenda
    Sending you much love from London and remembering how generous, witty and supportive Patrick always was, and how he shared his wide knowledge. He was so welcoming when I have been to stay with you. Like you have, he had a solid intellectual and practical foundation to make the world better in all the ways open to us, which you have both done over the many years I have known you both. I know you were both a huge support to each other in all your projects. Thinking of you today. Much love Marion

    Marion MacalpineJune 24 2022 6:38 pm
  14. Dear Glenda,
    I have been thinking of you over the past couple of weeks since I heard the sad news.
    I have very fond memories of Patrick during the time that I have known him since being involved with the Festival of glass. I loved his sense of humour and his flamboyant colourful clothing.
    I always found him to be very friendly, inclusive and kind.
    I admired Patrick and your supportive and loving relationship, the way you worked so well together. I know that you will miss him very much,
    sending you my warmest and best wishes to you.

    Kaye ClancyJune 24 2022 8:11 pm
  15. Patrick, colourful in every sense of the word. The world has lost some of its brightness with his passing.
    Our Book Club gatherings won’t be the same.

    Marlene CainJune 26 2022 2:45 pm

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