1936 - 2019
Peter Henry Hooge, beloved husband of Mary Hooge, passed away in Taber, surrounded by family, on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the age of 82 years.
A private service was held at Southland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, February 21, 2019. A private burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet the family in the lower hall at Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.
Besides his loving wife loving Mary, Peter is survived by their children Keith (Susan) Hooge of Purple Springs and their family Kristine (Cody) Oberholtzer and Loralee (Riley) Schlosser; Carol Hooge of Taber; Janet Vayro of California and her family Duane Vayro and Steven Vayro (and his son Liam); Pauline (John) Hymanyk of Okotoks and their children Joe and Kurt. He is also survived by his brother Edward (BettyAnn) Hooge of Red Deer; Sister Eilleen (Marvin) Gross of Grassy Lake and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son Mark Hooge in 1960, his father Peter Hooge in 1954, his mother Martha Hooge in 1999 and by two great grandchildren.
Peter was born in Taber in June 6,1936. He attended one room school houses at Deer Park and Sherburne, south of Grassy Lake. After the death of his father he took over the farm at the age of eighteen. He met his wife Mary on Halloween Eve, 1958. She was nursing in Taber and was going back to England after two years. Four children and six grandchildren later, they lived at the farm in Purple Springs before moving to Taber. Peter and Mary would be celebrating their sixtieth Anniversary, this July 2019.
Though he retired from farming in 1982, Peter continued to help with farming every year. He was a hard worker who delighted in helping his children when ever needed. He also worked for Agriculture Financial Services Corporation for twenty five years and made many friends doing so. Also, when Knox United Church needed assistance, they would always call Peter.
We'll meet again, don't know where don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Peter's name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 www.tdhf.ca.