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William "Bill" Donald Hogg

May 17, 1930 – October 29, 2018

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Obituary for William "Bill" Donald Hogg

In Loving Memory of
May 17, 1930 – October 29, 2018

On Monday, October 29, 2018 William “Bill” Donald Hogg passed away peacefully. Bill will be missed by his wife Doreen of 61 years, children Dayle (Jill), Debbie (Luis) and David; and grandchildren Lisa, Melody, Jeremy, Selena, Angelica and Alexandria. Bill was predeceased by his parents William and Lily, as well as his brothers Dayle (Mid) and Wilfred “Bud” and sister Edith “Muff” (Gus).

Bill was a prairie boy at heart, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but he wanted to see the world, so he joined the Canadian Navy where he served during the Korean War. Afterwards, Bill settled in Toronto where he would meet his wife Doreen. Bill and Doreen were married in 1957 and built a happy home together with three children. Not one for the city, Bill and Doreen bought a rustic cottage and every weekend was spent up north – summer or winter - without electricity or running water. Bill had the mindset that he could figure out anything and built the entire cottage including plumbing, electrical, walls, ceiling, roofing, even making a beach on the waterfront. While cottage country was his second home, his love of western music betrayed his origins and the staff at K Wing of Veterans’ Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre fondly remembers him singing cowboy tunes every morning. The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunnybrook for the care they gave Bill during his residence.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, November 3 at 1:00 pm at Humphrey Funeral Home, A. W. Miles-Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. A Reception will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home and will immediately follow the Remembrance Service for Bill.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook Foundation “Veterans Comfort Fund” or to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden K0M 2K0.


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Celebration of Bill's Life Information

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 1:00pm
Reverend Canon Joan Cavanaugh
Hunphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles-Newbigging Chapel
1403 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4G 3A8

Interment Information

Cremation has taken place at Highland Park Crematorium.
2510 Bensfort Road
Peterborough, Ontario

Reception Information

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Reception Extra Info
Reception will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home following the Remembrance Service for Bill.


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