Hughene Ellen Baird

March 11, 1944 - March 17, 2020



Peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Deer Lodge Centre, Hughene Ellen Baird, age 76 of Winnipeg, Manitoba passed away with family at her side.

Left to cherish Hughene’s memory are her children Shelley Johnson (Neals), Bruce (Denise), Marcia Smith (Dale); grandchildren Austin, Kendra, Erik and Sara; and her brother Bruce Britt (Deanna). She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Florence, and her husband John.

Hughene enjoyed working as an Executive Secretary for Mr. Bob Chipman at Megill – Stephenson for many years.

Hughene loved her family deeply and she enjoyed sharing her passion of travelling with her family. Hughene and John enjoyed many trips over their 38 years of marriage. Visits to Hawaii, London, Boston and P.E.I. created many cherished memories. Hughene had an active lifestyle, whether it be curling at the Charleswood CC, golfing at Breezy Bend GC, weight training for 17 years, yoga or Tai Chi.

The family would like to thank the paramedics, the doctors, nurses, and health care aids at HSC’s Emergency Department and Concordia Hospital and Dr. Hawryluck from the Neurosurgery Clinic for the excellent care that Hughene received.

Hughene valued her very strong friendships. The love and support through visits, emails and phone calls brightened her days during her hospital stay. Connecting with friends and the laughs shared were precious.

In accordance with Hughene’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

We have celebrated Hughene’s life with a private family gathering at one of her favourite restaurants.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, they may make a donation in Hughene’s memory to MacKinnon’s Y-Not? Anti-Poverty Program Inc., 14 Meadowbank Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1N8 or a charity of their choice.


Hughene requests – “Raise a pint and remember me as you last saw me”