Sonny Josef Hock

September 17, 1936May 8, 2019

In Loving Memory of Sonny Josef Hock..... It is with sadness of heart we announce the sudden passing of Sonny Josef Hock of Vernon, BC. Beloved husband of June, his adored wife of 60 years, and devoted father of Wendy, Wayne (Monica), and Cindy (Terry), grandfather to Jesse (Ashtine), Jacob, Joshua, Kelsey, and Ethan. He is survived by his brother Harry (Nell), sister-in-law Mary and predeceased by his parents, Joseph & Lydia Hock, brother Julius, and sisters Hilda (Dick), and Ester (Egi). Sonny will be fondly remembered by his numerous sister-in-law's, nieces & nephews, and many friends from across Canada. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:30 am at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 11090 86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, AB. 780-998-9898


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019


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Karin Montgomery

May 16, 2019

Dearest Uncle Sonny
We’re very sorry to hear you have left us but I know you will be onto bigger and better things. We wish you a very peaceful journey and in the arms of loved ones again on the other side.
Let there be peace with you
Hugs ❤️
Karin, Liam & Kyra

Stacey Campbell

May 16, 2019

We are so glad to have known you and remember fondly your visit in Ottawa. You were so interested in learning about our city and so warm in making the kids laugh with your jokes. As kids we really remember visiting you in The Pop Shoppe! A soda treat served with a big smile! What an adventure for us to see how everything worked. We think of your wonderful family with love in our hearts and know that you will really be missed. Love to all of the family from all of us, Stacey (Erik), Melanie, Olina and Olivier

Garry & Joann Kakoske

May 16, 2019

Sonny was a good friend whom we didn't get to see enough of. We enjoyed some good conversations on the farm and enjoyed alot of horseback riding out to get the cows. Sonny brought me a Raven who became a companion to me. It didn't take long he would land on my shoulder any time he saw me. . He would say MORNING GARE. Best gift he ever gave me!
I believe that life is everlasting ,the spirit lives on, so I believe we will see you on the other side my friend. JoAnn and I always enjoyed visiting with Sonny and June.
Our sincere condolences June, Cindy, Wayne, Wendy and the family.

Cathy Imlah

May 16, 2019

To Uncle Sonny,
Ray and I will always remember how much we enjoyed your visits and most importantly because you always made a point to stop by our home, even on your very busy travels. You were always interested in what we were up to on and off the farm.
I can speak for my Mom and Dad that they always looked forward to your visits and truly enjoyed your company and conversation. As a young girl I was so excited to come out to spend some vacation time on the Hock farm. For a city girl it was a wonderful experience and I thank you for making me feel so welcomed. You also made our family feel at home when we came for visits when you lived in Alberta. We were truly blessed to have you as an uncle in our family.
I think this poem says it well.

A Successful Man by Bessie Anderson Stanley

That man is a success-
Who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who leaves the world better than he found it;
Who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.

Farewell Uncle Sonny.
Cathy, Ray, Lindsay & Michael

Dawn Cyr

May 16, 2019

We will miss you Sonny, our family`s wonderful Brother- in-law as well as treasured
Uncle! One of my last conversations with Sonny, he said to me.. you know Dawnie.. I have lived such a wonderful life that if I go to be with the Lord tomorrow, I would die a happy man.
Sonny was so proud of his wife of 60 years, his children, keeping up to them daily with encouragement and am sure knowing Sonny ...some advise thrown in those conversations.
He was especially proud of his Grand children and loved to share their accomplishments .

With love, Dawn, Jordan, Corrin, Parker, Stella, Cody and Angela

God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be, So he put his arms
around you and whispered....Come to Me. (author unknown)

Sharron Campbell

May 16, 2019

Farewell Sonny Boy, our brother in law and friend.
We were always impressed with your enthusiasm for life and for your love of people and their stories.
You and June travelled so much with your "Winnebago"!
We enjoyed so much your visit with us in Ottawa a few years ago.
We recall touring the Parliament Buildings and you saying you could spend 2 weeks in there, you were so interested in all the history!
Thinking of you on your last journey Sonny...God Bless.
Love Sharron and Lloyd (Ottawa)

Laverne Stadfeld

May 16, 2019

Will always cherish the memories of fun times with family, when June, Sonny and family would come to Fisher Branch farm for Sunday dinners. Then when they moved to High River, Alberta, lots of road trips to spend holidays with them. After moving to Vernon, had a few happy get togethers. Fond memories. Your Sister In Law, Laverne

Lynda Baker

May 15, 2019

May God bless you on your journey Sonny! You leave good memories of happy times and of a caring brother in law.
During the evening of the day Sonny left us.. a community cleanup was being held in the Hodgson Cemetery where Sonny's parents lay. This is the town where Sonny was raised as a boy. As we worked, we glanced up to see a big bald eagle circling and circling the cemetery. We all stopped what we were doing and stood quietly for a minute to watch.
May you rest in peace Sonny boy!!
With much love, Lynda and Ron