John Perry HookerDecember 23, 2014
John (Jack) Perry Hooker
Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the age of 87. Jack was the much beloved husband of Ruth Jeanette (nee Balson) Hooker for 65 happy years of marriage. They lived in Kinsale, Balsam Lake, Lindsay and Port Perry, Ontario. Jack will be loved and cherished forever by his children Nancy Morden (Lloyd), Roy Hooker (Dorothy), Gordon Hooker (Dianne), Shirley Hooker (Richard MacEachern) and Diane Jones (Brian), his 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Jack will be greatly missed by his four Balson sisters-in-law Velma, Doreen, Betty and Doris, 11 nieces and nephews, Joanne and Kenneth Hooker. Born April 28, 1927 in Oshawa, Ontario to Alvin George and Laura (nee Harris) Hooker. Jack is predeceased by his parents and brother Gerald (Nip) Hooker. From an early age Jack loved to travel with his family far and wide throughout Canada, the US and islands. He made many dear friends along the way, played on hockey and baseball teams, square danced and sang, marvelled at nature and animals, then always returned home with a smile, a laugh, a happy heart and good cheer. John Perry Hooker was a Gentle Man with sparkling blue eyes. May his soul rest in peace. The family will receive friends at Parker Funeral Home, 19 Moose Road, Lindsay on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 1:00 pm until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers in memoriam donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by Parker Funeral Home, 705-324-1988. Online condolences may be made at www.parkerfuneralhome.ca.
Visitation: Saturday, January 10th, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memorial Service: Saturday, January 10th, 2015
Reception to follow