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HOOPS, Hal Joseph

August 12, 1932 – Toronto, Ontario
August 9, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Hal Hoops, devoted and loving husband, father, grandpa, father-in-law, and friend passed away at Rockyview General Hospital in the early hours of Thursday, August 9, 2018 in the presence of his beloved wife Peggy and daughter Heather, after a remarkably strong six year battle with amyloidosis. Hal was just three days short of his 86th birthday.

After a forty-one year career with Royal Bank with postings in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Quebec, and Alberta he enjoyed retirement to the fullest. He travelled the world with Peggy and played golf at Cottonwood Golf & Country Club, where he made some great friends. He was kind, humble, fiercely loyal, ever optimistic, and stunningly intelligent. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Peggy; his daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Bruce Brunette, Jenny Hoops and George Brindle, and Debbie and Steve Barry; and his grandchildren Laura, Sarah, and Matthew Brunette, and Oliver and William Brindle.

Funeral Services will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, on line at www.salvationarmy.ca, or by phone 403-410-1112 or to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.com.

In living memory of Hal Hoops, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Nancy cassie :

    Fond memories meeting you at Meadow Lake many years ago

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  2. Kathy MacNeil-Stone :

    Dear Heather, Jenny and Deborah,
    My sincerest sympathy to you all in the passing of your father.
    Though many years have passed since we last saw each other, my heart was saddened to hear of your loss. My own father passed last July after a 15-year battle with Parkinson’s. I can understand the pain and the grief you are feeling at this time.
    My prayers are with you and your Mom, and your families. Blessings to you all and know that your Dad will always live in your hearts and through your memories of him. Your pain is tremendous but God’s love will see you through this darkest hour.

    Peace to your hearts, Kathy MacNeil-Stone (Clayton Park, Halifax)

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  3. Gord and Bev Tallman :

    Peggy and family
    We were saddened to read in this morning’s Herald that Hal had passed away. We enjoyed working and associating with Hal during the times we worked together at Royal Bank. Our very best thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your loss.
    Sincere condolences.

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  4. Donnie and Shirley Sullivan :

    Dear Peggy and Family: Donnie and I were saddened to read Hal’s obituary in the Halifax Herald. May the fond memories you hold dear help the family at this difficult time. We often think of you and our great memories of Deepwood Crescent. Our deepest sympathy.

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  5. Dear Peggy,
    My sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your family. God be with you.
    Lori Wilson from McDougall.

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  6. Patti MacEachern :

    Many years ago I had the pleasure of knowing Hal, when he worked in Atlantic Canada.

    My sincere condolences,
    Patti

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  7. Rhonda and Mike Hevey :

    Our sincerest condolences on Hal’s passing, Peggy.
    You are blessed with a strong and loving family to support you.

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  8. Bob & Dianna Nephew :

    Peggy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Hal was always a great guy and a real gentleman. We will fondly remember him, especially our times at Cottonwood.

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  9. Sandra Keller :

    Dear Peggy and Family, my heartfelt sympathy to you for the loss of an outstanding man, loving husband and Dad and wonderful Grandfather. I am perhaps one of your oldest friends as Peg and I attended high school together and we have remained in touch through the years. Sandy Bowles Keller, Hampton, New Hampshire, U.S.A

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  10. Bob & Sylvia Gingras :

    We are sorry to hear of Hal’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Peggy, Heather & family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  11. Anne (Dickie) Martin :

    Dear Debbie,
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I know what a sad and difficult time this is for you. Even after all these years, I immediately recognized your Dad’s picture in the paper and my heart stilled. I know he will be missed terribly by you and your entire family. Although there are no words that can express my deep sorrow for your loss, my sincere condolences are with you during this difficult time.
    Anne (Dickie) Martin

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  12. Anita Weinberger :

    Dear Peggy and Family.
    My deepest sympathies on your loss. Hal was such a great guy and I enjoyed played a round of golf with him out at Cottonwood. He will be deeply missed out at Cottonwood as a gentleman and an all around great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you Peggy.
    Anita Weinberger

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  13. Lou DesLauriers :

    To Heather, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

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