John ‘Jack’ Hoar

December 22, 1945 – December 28, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce that Jack Hoar passed away on the evening of December 28, 2021, after a valiant journey through Alzheimers, surrounded by family.
Loved by many, these are the words that friends and family used to describe him. A handsome, charming, well-dressed and friendly man with ‘the bluest of eyes.’ A solid, safe, kind and gentle person with a big, soft heart. A man who gave warm hugs and handshakes and loved to tell jokes and tease people. A loyal and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. A forty year managerial employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company who loved chatting with customers and knew each of his many co-workers by name, living to serve – right down to folding shirts perfectly or mopping up the odd flood.
Jack will be lovingly missed by his wife, Barb Hoar; his sister, Doreen; his son, John; his daughter, Michelle; his son-in-law Dave; his daughter-in-law Lindsay; his three darling granddaughters (Olivia, Rosie and Quinn), his brothers and sisters-in-law (Ken, Patty, Michael and Ben Cleall), his nieces and nephews (Jessica Banning, Chris Banning, Jennifer Cleall, Jonathan Cleall and Susan Cleall) and a big cast of cousins by birth and marriage (the Hoar, Anderson, Woodbury, Keesey and Mitchell clans.) He was predeceased by his daughter, Nicole; his sisters, Maureen and Kerry; and his brother-in-law, Chris.
Jack’s family would like to thank Dr. Taiwo for her excellent care throughout his journey, and all of the staff who cared for him with kindness and professionalism at The Hamlets of Red Deer, Centennial Centre in Ponoka and Rose Haven Long-Term Care in Innisfail. We are forever in your debt and think that you should all be paid much, much more. Special thanks as well to Laurie Grande with The Alzheimers Society Red Deer and her team for sharing their knowledge, honesty and friendship with the Spousal/ Family Support Groups. You helped us find hope and the best possible outcomes as we moved forward with the ‘long goodbyes’ that we each faced with our loved ones.
A memorial will be held at a later date, outdoors where Jack would have wanted to gather.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Jack’s honor may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society at www.alzheimer.ca or to The Red Deer Food Bank Society at www.reddeerfoodbank.com. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com.
Parkland Funeral Home


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