• Oshawa Funeral Home
    Oshawa, ON
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Gary James Hooper 1935 - 2014
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March 12, 2014
Gary and go back a long way. A first class guy
March 1, 2014
HOOP

Your Presence we will miss
Your memory we will treasurer
You have warmed many hearts,
And will be
Forever remembered.
You are and will always be - my best friend.
February 27, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jeannette and Mirli, Waterdown
February 26, 2014
Dear Michelle, Tim and family, Please accept my deepest sympathies at the loss of your dad. I will always remember him fondly as larger than life with a warm smile. Know he was deeply proud of you. Thinking of you and your mum during this time. Jennie Lang
February 25, 2014
Dear Michelle, Tim and family,
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad. May your wonderful memories comfort you during this very difficult time. Paul and Margaret LaTour and family.
February 25, 2014
Dear Michelle and Tim:
Sending thoughts and prayers, wishing you peace and healing during this time of grief.
Ted Dionne and Linda Lowery
February 25, 2014
Dear Michelle and Tim:

I am very sorry to hear of your father's death. I am thinking of you and your family as you grieve his loss.

Giles le Riche
February 25, 2014
To Ann and family,
My memories of Gary include a smiling face, a positive attitude, a great friend to Jack and Jean, a lover of family, a great sense of humour, and a person who was always willing to help others. He was a giver!!
Our deepest sympathies.
Jackie Johnstone and family Burlington On
February 24, 2014
...another loss in the brother-hood,a great guy and family man has moved on to the next chapter,,remember the good times.

Ron & Barb Lockey
February 24, 2014
Sorry to hear of Dear Cousin Gary's passing. I am reminded of our early years on Division and French Sts. Our Grandmothers in lived in the same house with their hubbies and Gary's favourite pastry drawer in the kitchen. Love to Gary and Barry's families, our St Pierre relatives, Essex relatives, Hooper relatives and friends in Oshawa. Gail Essex, daughter of Isabel and Graham. London, England, Feb. 24, 2014.
February 24, 2014
Anne and Hooper family, I cherish the good times I spent with your family on the lake and those type of memories will help get you through these sad types, God bless you all. Jerry Whattam and Family
February 24, 2014
Dear Ann and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy with an unforgettable personality and a great smile. He was a great help to me in the Fire Service.
My thoughts are with you
Tony Peck (retired)
Uxbridge Fire Department
February 24, 2014
Ann our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all are privileged to remember that big smile of Gary's combined with his laugh. God Bless. Joan Gallagher-Bell and family (formerly Buynink)
February 24, 2014
We are so sad to hear of the loss to your family. Hoop will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Wayne Crane & family
February 24, 2014
We are very sorry to hear about Gary, and we are thinking of you all.

Dwayne, Carla, Hailey & Kaitlyn Bentley
February 24, 2014
Dear Ann and family. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Gary.Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sandy and Mary Morgan.
February 23, 2014
Dear Ann,
I was so terribly sad to hear of Gary's passing. My heart is aching for you. I pray that you gain strength from all of your friends and family. I feel so fortunate to have spent time getting to know you both in France. Gary was a one-of-a-kind and I've been looking so forward to Italy and being with you both again. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. With much love, Beddi Fife
February 23, 2014
Dear Ann,

We learned of Gary's death through Marie and David. Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Gary was larger than life man, generous, kind and a great fun leader.

We enjoyed our 2012 Spain trip with you and Gary and even used a Marbella lunch picture as part of our Christmas letter. Again, our thoughts are with you.
Take care.

Laura and Bob Martin
February 22, 2014
Ann & Family- I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you.
February 22, 2014
Ann & Family, I was shocked & sadden to hear of Gary's passing. He was a very kind,loving & friendly man.We certainly enjoyed our time at the trailer park with the Hooper Family.He will be sadly missed.Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers at this time. Brada Pullen,Lewisporte,NL
February 22, 2014
From the first day in the spring of 1977 when we met Gary at the office of the park. it took just a brief chat to realize what a wonderful time we were going to have putting in a trailer. When we left the park in the spring of 98' It was obvious to us. He did turn out to be that really terrific guy with an outstanding sense of humor. (Especially when he beat us down at the horseshoe pits). We will dearly miss him during our yearly visit to the park. Our sincere condolences to the Hooper family.
February 21, 2014
Mr Hooper was an extra set of eyes and ears on my brother and I growing up in Birch Cove. I always tried to fly under the "Hoop" radar at the park, my brother Cameron wasn't always so lucky. He was the father figure on the weekends keeping us out of trouble when our own dad wasn't up for the weekend. Sorry to hear about your loss, he was truly a very respected man.
February 21, 2014
We just heard today of Gary's passing, as we are in Florida. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Gary was a special guy who went to bat for myself and others when it mattered most. He will be remembered with love and humour, and we feel lucky to have known him. Sincere condolences to Anne and the family... Love Murray and Roberta Hamilton
February 21, 2014
Dear Ann and Family
We are shocked and very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My father and Jean always enjoyed their time with the two of you and the Hooper family. He spoke often of the closeness all of you share and we know that through this time of enormous loss, you will all be there for one another. We have fond memories of the hilarity and laughter that Gary brought to those around him and his legacy will live on through all of you. Our sincerest sympathies.
February 21, 2014
Dear Ann and Family'
We are sorry to hear of Gary's sudden passing.
He did enjoy his ski trips away with the guys.
Will be greatly missed at the
campsite by all the gang.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Sincerly the Brough Family and Don Oshawa,Ontario.
February 21, 2014
Ann & Family: Words are inadequate to express my feelings on hearing of the loss of Gary. He was a terrific person who touched the lives of many people. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Judy Thrasher
February 21, 2014
Ann and family. We felt both shock and sadness with the news of Gary's passing. We have wonderful memories of our recent trips and he will be with us in spirit on our next one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
February 21, 2014
Sorry to here about your loss. He was a great guy. He always gave me one more chance when he came to the fire to "Hoop" us after Quiet time at the park. Thinking of you in this sad time! David and Valerie Goguen
February 21, 2014
Dear Ann & Family: So very sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing he was respected & liked by many & will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Fred Gabourie & Sandra Scott, Myrtle Beach S.C.
February 21, 2014
Ann, Grant & family
Sorry to hear of Hoops passing. He was active and able to do the things he loved til the end. As time passes it seem we live in our memories more often. Working with Hoop was an honor we laughed, drank, and sometimes
argued as workmates do. I considered him a friend, he will be missed.

Waynne "Weiner" & Jocelyn Leslie
February 21, 2014
Dear Ann and family,
We were greatly saddened to hear Gary had passed away suddenly. He was such a great guy and friend to us all. The park won't be the same without him!!
Our deepest sympathy to you and the family..
February 21, 2014
Dear Anne & Family. Sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was sure enjoyable to be with, the few times we were together it was fun, I am thinking of Arizona,and Birch Cove. I am thinking of you all at this time.
Bob & Sheila Surridge. Port Colborne.
February 21, 2014
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Gary's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time.
February 21, 2014
Our sincere sympathy to Ann and Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are unable to attend the funeral as we are in Florida.


John and Anne Fair
February 21, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss.Hoop was a
great guy and has left a legacy of smiles and fond memories.He helped me out when I needed it and he definitely will be missed. So sorry Grant.
Pud
February 21, 2014
Birch Cove Family, Gary and Anne welcomed us in 4 years ago like we were a part of the Hooper Family. Since that day we have been fortunate enough to say we are a part of the Hoopers. Gary was a huge part of our everyday lives in the summer and always will be. Deepest sorrow, Don & Laurie Riley
February 20, 2014
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere sympathy . Ken Dyckhoff & Lorraine Glover
February 20, 2014
My sincere sympathy to Hoop's family. Always thoughtful and helpful. I'm sure he will be missed. Bob Henderson (Retired City Clerk)
February 20, 2014
Anne and family;
So very sorry to hear of your loss of a great husband and father .
He will be missed by many.
Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Doug and Linda Weir.
February 20, 2014
Anne and family: We are so sorry to hear about Gary's loss. It has been many years since we have seen you but you all have still been in our thoughts over the years. Sending our deepest condolences. Kim Vickers, Tracey Vickers and Debbie and Brad Brown.
February 20, 2014
Oh, Barry, I just heard the news from Leanne. I'm so sorry. Sending you and Carol very big hugs and lots of love.

Heather
February 20, 2014
I am truly saddened to hear of Hoop's passing. When I was a young man working in the Survey Section at Oshawa City Hall; Gary would drop by and say hello, always having that infectious smile and expressing some jocularity. Gary or the "Hoop" as we called him was a true gentleman and made you feel comfortable in his presences. Fond memories of Gary will always be a blessing!

Ian Whillans
February 20, 2014
Shocked and sad by the sudden loss of a dear friend Garry and I had some great chinwags together
Helen and Jim Connelly
February 20, 2014
"Fond memories of a great neighbour in Bobcaygeon and the Glens. Birch Cove will never be the same."

Jim & Joan Fernandes (Oshawa)
February 20, 2014
So very sorry to hear the news. Our hearts go out to all of you at this time of your sad loss. We always felt so welcomed on our visits to the park and Gary was such a huge part of that. Please know that Gary will be remembered by even those who weren't close but had the priviledge of knowing him. He had a way of making people smile and feel happy.
Love to the family.
Kathy and Kirby, Scarborough, Ontario
February 20, 2014
Anne & family: George & I were very saddened to hear of Gary's sudden passing. He will be greatly missed by all. We have many good memories of trips and time spent together. George also enjoyed speaking with him just a couple of weeks ago. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
George & Sally Vail
February 20, 2014
So very sorry to hear this sad news. We have such great memories of Gary from our camping days at Birch Cove, all those years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann and family.
February 20, 2014
Vic and I are sorry to hear of Garys sudden passing. Fond memories of our days with Virg & Larry at BirchCove.
February 20, 2014
Dear Ann & family: You have expressed a very loving, simple tribute for the complex man you shared as his journey touched so many in unique and lasting ways. His influence is your heritage.
February 20, 2014
We were shocked & saddened to hear about Gary's sudden passing. He will indeed be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
February 20, 2014
We are here in Panama City Beach with Dave & Karen and are very saddened to hear of Gary's passing. We are thinking of you Ann and all of your family.
We have many fond memories of good times at Birch Cove with all of you.
Sincerely Virginia & Larry Piper (Bowmanville, On)
February 19, 2014
So sorry to hear of Gary 's passing prayers go out to all his family in this time of sorrow.
sincerely
Patty & Ed Schiller
past Birch Covers
February 19, 2014
We are so sorry to hear about Garys sudden passing. He will truly be missed around the trailer park by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during your time of sorrow.
February 19, 2014
Dear Ann and family: Maureen and I are very saddened to hear of Gary's passing - please accept our most heartfelt condolences to you and all the family - at this time we are unable to attend the service as we are in Mesa Arizona for the winter sincerely Bob and Maureen
February 19, 2014
We were so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Sounds like he was 'hooping' it up right 'til the end. We have many fond memories of Birch Cove and the Hooper family. Our sincere condolences to you all.

Sincerely, Ray and Dianne Crombie.
February 19, 2014
Dear Ann and Family, we are deeply sorry to hear about Gary's passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy during this time of sorrow. We were very fond of Gary; he had great character and a big heart. We will miss the shout outs from his passing golf cart and his wondrous sense of humour. May special memories comfort you in the days ahead.
February 19, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. After spending so many years at Birchcove, we have many fond memories of Gary. He will be remembered always, and the park just won't be same without him. Our thoughts are with you all. Heather Johnstone & Dennis Hayward and family.
February 19, 2014
My sincere condolences to the entire family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. The park will never be the same without Gary, I was proud to have known him and be able to call him my friend. He will be greatly missed by all and his memory will no doubt live on forever.
February 19, 2014
My heart goes out to the Hooper family. We have lost a great man. Gary was a great friend to me and always kept in touch after I moved away. I have a lot of fond memories with him and will never forgot the good times I had with him and the family. He will be missed.
February 19, 2014
Dear Ann and family, we are so sorry to learn of Gary's passing, we always enjoyed seeing both you at Shady Lane Oaks, Florida. With heartfelt sympathies from Bruce and Penny Bishop, Schomberg, Ont.
February 19, 2014
We are sadden to hear about your Dad's (Gary) passing. Our thoughts are with the whole family durning this difficult time. Gary will always be remember by all the live he has touched.

Ozzie & family (Sonya Ontario)
February 19, 2014
My sincere condolences I have a great many good memories of the over 30 years that I worked with "Hoop"as well as a lot of great times off the job. Paul Moffatt
February 19, 2014
A man like Gary who had such a tremendous love of life never truly dies. He lives on in all the lives he touched and he touched so many. He lived life to the fullest and I hope that his loved ones can draw strength from the many wonderful memories they have of their time spent with such a warm, caring and fun-loving man.
-Paula Cziranka and family
February 19, 2014
Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of the sudden passing of Gary. I have such fond memories of him growing up at Birch Cove with your wonderful families. Please know you are all in my thoughts...
February 19, 2014
Michelle and family;
So sorry to hear of your dad's sudden passing. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
February 19, 2014
We are deeply saddened by the news of Gary's passing. Our condolences to the Hooper and Kane Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
February 19, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Gary's sudden passing. He was a significant life - lived to the fullest, and will not be forgotten by anyone whose life he touched. You are all very much in our thoughts at this sad time...and the months ahead as you cope with such a monumental loss. 'Thinking fond memories of Gary and of those closest to him - with sympathy...
February 19, 2014
Michelle and family. It is such sad news to hear about your dad. My heart goes out to all of you. He will definitely be missed by you all. He certainly played a big part in so many peoples' lives...mainly the lives of his loving family. You are all in our prayers today and shall remain there during the difficult days ahead. Know that we are thinking of you.
February 19, 2014
Its with heavy hearts we say good bye to Gary. He will truly be missed. The family are in our thoughts and prayers
February 19, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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