A FAMILY have decked out their home in Christmas decorations in memory of a popular father who lit up their lives.
Glen Hughes, of Ewloe, was just 45 when he collapsed and died on holiday in Spain in October.
As his loved ones still struggle come to terms with their sudden loss, they are making sure his memory shines bright over the festive season.
They hope money raised from their colourful tribute will help save the lives of others.
Mr Hughes’ sister, Jackie Price, her husband Neil, son Liam and family friend Nick Boyd have worked tirelessly to make their home on Bryn Awelon, Buckley, a shining beacon with a colourful array of lights for all to see.
While taking in the bright lights, passers-by are encouraged to put money in a box outside the house as the family seeks to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.
Mrs Price, 40, said: “It is still very upsetting to us that we lost Glen. It is going to be particularly hard at this time of year.
“But we are doing something to try and remember him and support an important cause.
“Hopefully by raising this money we can help the British Heart Foundation. My brother’s life couldn’t be saved but we hope by doing this perhaps somebody else’s life may be saved.
“Any money at all would be appreciated. It will all help towards the cause.”
Father-of-two Mr Hughes suffered a suspected heart attack when he died on October 16, the day after he had arrived in Spain on holiday.
He owned the RTS forklift training company on Deeside Industrial Estate and was a member of Buckley Masons. He was also known for his work with Deeside Rotary Club.
Speaking just days after his death, Mr Hughes’ widow Dawn described her husband as a “big softy”.
“He was a generous person.
“Everybody loved him and he lived life to the full. He was very popular.”
Mr Hughes was cremated in Spain, with a remembrance service held in November at St Matthew’s Church, Buckley.
Donations from the service also went to the British Heart Foundation.