Gary James Hooper

April 17, 1935February 17, 2014

HOOPER, Gary James “Hoop” (Retired City of Oshawa Fire Chief, member of Durham Region Crime Stoppers, and member of the Kinsmen K-40 Club) Passed away suddenly in Whistler, B.C. living life to the fullest on Monday, February 17th, 2014, in his 79th year. Dearly beloved husband of Ann for 54 years. Loving father of Grant (Elaine Brown), Michelle Hoard (Tim), and Paula Kane (Rod). Adored Papa of Geoffrey, Cassandra, Dean, Ryan, Connor, Lindsay and Delaney. Dear brother of Barry and his wife Carol. Son of the late Charlie and Margaret (nee St. Pierre). “Hoop” will be dearly missed by all his family, ski, golf and trailer buddies. Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, February 24th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Oshawa Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Monday, February 24, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, February 24, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gary James Hooper

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Bob McKay

March 12, 2014

Gary and go back a long way. A first class guy

Jack Schill

March 1, 2014


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 28, 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

Margaret LaTour

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.

Ted Dionne

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 25, 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.