December 5, 1933 – March 21, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Hoar, while surrounded by his family, on March 21, 2021 at the age of 87 years.
Gordon Smith Hoar was born December 05, 1933 to Cecile (Smith) and Lyle Hoar, the youngest of three siblings, arriving after older brother, Leslie, and older sister, Jean (Crawford).
He was raised on his parent’s farm on Hoar Road, west of Ponoka near Crestomere. He attended school at Dakota, and then later in Ponoka. He farmed his entire childhood and early adulthood with his parents and then took over the farm in 1971. Gordon also drove school bus for 23 years, retiring in 1998 at age 65.
In 1956, Gordon began dating Elsie Kristensen and they married on June 28, 1958. They welcomed three children, Barry (1959), Beth (1961), and Kristi (1965). Gordon was an active member of the United Church at Dakota and in the Dakota community.
He also curled, coached hockey, and square-danced with Elsie. He farmed down the road from his brother and they, along with their sister, and their families, helped each other with planting, harvest, livestock, and raising their kids. The cousins were all raised together and there were often large family dinners at each other’s homes.
Gordon had an unwavering faith in God and attended services each Sunday. He believed in giving back to the community and volunteered at FCSS, driving seniors to appointments, and taking them out for coffee or social visits. He enjoyed nothing more than being around his family, eating Elsie’s chocolate cake, and putting too much butter on his food. He was loved by animals and children, and he was almost impossible to make mad.
Gordon will be lovingly remembered and missed everyday by his wife of 62 years, Elsie, his son Barry (Brenda Huslman), daughter Beth (Donna Sears), and daughter Kristi (Dean Motley).
He was a wonderful G-pa and Great-G-pa to Jessica (Eric Loveseth) and their kids, Willa, Gus, and Oscar; Alyssa (Darren Prediger) and their kids, Braden, and Taylor; Clinton (Kelcie Garnick); and Madison (Adam Davison). He leaves behind a large extended family and many friends who have fond memories of how calm, kind, helpful, and humble he was.
Many thanks to the staff at the Ponoka General Hospital, especially Dr. Curran and Dr. Chan, for their compassionate care of Gordon. Should you wish, donations can be made in memory of Gordon to Ponoka FCSS or Ponoka General Hospital Palliative Care. A celebration of his life will be arranged at a later date. A more detailed obituary can be found on the Wombold Funeral Home website.
To express condolences to Gordon’s family, please visit womboldfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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