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Courtice Funeral Chapel

1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON

OBITUARY

Earl James Jr. Strong

May 12, 1969January 20, 2018
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STRONG, Earl James Jr. Passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at the age of 48 years. Dearly beloved husband of Janice Hoy. Proud and loving father of Blake, Brock, and Brody. Survived by his siblings Sherry Swain (Glen), Jimmy (Angie), Sharon Louey (Warren), Jeff (Rene), Paul, and Clyde Catton. Dear Son of the late Earl and Mavis Strong. Son-in-law of Stan Hoy (late Alice). Will be sadly missed by all the Strong and Hoy families. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Earl, was a fireman, hero, and friend who will be missed by many. As per Earl’s wishes, the family is having a “Celebration of Life” gathering to share fond memories and libations at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH #43 (471 Simcoe St. S. Oshawa) on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. . Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484), on Monday, January 29th, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Bucko – Burn camp for kids in Ontario. Campbucko.ca . Online condolences may be placed at www.courticefuneralchapel.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 29, 2018

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Earl James Jr. Strong

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Kirk & Fran Bigelow

January 31, 2018

Our condolences to all of Earl's family and loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of deep sorrow. May the love and wonderful memories carry you through this very difficult time.

January 30, 2018

It is so hard to find words at this time to ease your pain. Earl lived large and touched many, that is plain to see by the line of people on Sunday at the celebration of life. Be thankful for the time you shared and the laughs you had. This is what will help in healing. He lives on in his boys and in our memories. Sincerely Sheldon Harrington and Family,

Sheldon Harrington

January 30, 2018

It is so hard to find words at this time to ease your pain. Earl lived large and touched many, that is plain to see by the line of people on Sunday at the celebration of life. Be thankful for the time you shared and the laughs you had. This is what will help in healing. He lives on in his boys and in our memories. Sincerely Sheldon Harrington and Family,

Margaret and Grant Howson

January 30, 2018

Our condolences to Earls family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We tried to go to his celebration of life on Sunday but the legion was packed with lineup out the door. We are thinking of you Janice and family and will keep you in our prayers. Amazing to see how much he will be missed by your whole community and how much support you will have throughout this difficult time.

Shannon

January 30, 2018

Our thoughts are with you now and in the difficult weeks to come. Earl was a loving husband and father with a great sense of humour who was dearly loved in return by his family and those who knew him. I am so sorry for your loss.

Craig Bowers

January 29, 2018

Dear Strong family,
I have known Earl since kindergarten, he has always been a kind, thoughtful, hard working man. He's good to his family and many friends. He left this world too soon but made his mark and left it a far better place.
We will be grateful for that. He will be missed.


Craig Bowers

Ian Leslie

January 29, 2018

Dear Strong Family,
It is with sadness that I send you this note.I did not know Earl, but from what I have learned he was a real good guy. A stand up guy. Please take comfort with the fact that the TFS and the entire community has lost a real gentleman.
Capt. Ian Leslie (ret.)
TFS Stn.426

Annette Glendenning

January 29, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Strong Family. I wish you strength at this very difficult time.

The Glendenning Family

January 29, 2018

To The Strong family,friends, and coworkers, our most sincere sympathy to all of you.... the Virtue Famlly

Nancy Thorburn

January 29, 2018

I remembered Earl right away when I read about his passing. We went to Durham College together years ago, and I always thought he was one of the funniest and nicest guys in the program. My sincere condolences to his family.

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