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HOOGE, Hildegard

Our Mother, Grandmother and Great grandmother Hildegard Hooge went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 27, 2015 at the age of 89.

She was born to George and Katharina (Penner) Derksen on January 29, 1926 in Fishersville, ON . Her twin died at birth.

She was married November 13, 1954 to George Henry Hooge. They purchased a farm on the corner of Ross Rd and Downes Rd, where their first 2 girls were born. In 1963 they purchased a raspberry farm on Bradner Rd, where they lived for 24 years and were blessed with another girl and a boy. In 1970, Shan An, joined the family as a son.

In 1989 they retired moving to a condo in Clearbrook, where she lived till her passing. She was always a hard worker and the glue that held the family together.

She had polio as a young girl, which affected her hearing greatly, but Mom was not one to let circumstances stop her; she just had to find ways around the tough things. She loved to play the accordion and got the whole family to sing together, despite the fact that she could not sing on key. She loved the Lord with all her heart, all her soul, and all her mind and loved her neighbours as herself. She loved to look after everyone who needed always finding something to give. She loved spending time with family!

She was predeceased by her husband George in 1999, her brother Adolf, in 1942, and her sister-in-law, Lydia (Peter) Penner. She is survived by her children : daughters Charlotte(Don) Derksen, Jennifer(Leon) Stein, Miranda(Geoff) Dollinger; sons Gilbert(Marilyn) Hooge and Shan(Soogie) An. Grandchildren and great grandchildren: James(Devon) Derksen, Diana(Scott) White; Tyler(Ally) Stein, Jaclyn(Jesse) Cressman and son Evan, Sharla(Stephen) Magdalin, Linnea(Craig) Stein; Sarah Dollinger, Andrew(Joy) Dollinger, Adam Dollinger; Joshua(Steve) Hooge, Roxanna(Ryan) Froese and children: Lincoln, Jake, Seth, and Ruby, Micah(Ashley) Hooge and children: Isabelle and Elijah; Lily(Daniel) Kim and children: Cole and Koren, Julie An(Kevin) Jager and children Bade and Kecia.

She is also survived by 2 brothers Peter (Donna) and John (Thelma) and 2 sisters Kaye (George) and Margaret (Eugene); her husband's siblings: brother Jake(Betty) Hooge, Henry(Mary) Hooge and many nieces and nephews. Services held Monday, November 9, 2015 as follows; Visitation will be held at 8:30 - 9:00 am at Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church. Burial was at McClure Road Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral service was held at Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hands on Street Ministry 140 Ave F North, Saskatoon, SK S7L 1V8. The family would like to thanks to each of the nurses and doctors who cared for Mom. A special thank you to Fraser Health who provided homecare for Mom; you were all wonderful!


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