1929 – 2016
With full hearts, the Hockley family announces the passing of Bob Hockley on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Calgary with his family at his side.
He is survived by his loving wife Lolly, children Dennis (Aldie) Hockley, Louise (Lorne) Derkach, Debra (Ron) Omelusik, Myrna (Lorne) Bailey, Sharon (Al) Nuspl and Kevin (Brenda) Hockley and many, many grandchildren.
Born in Fernie, February 17, 1929, the Kootenays were always his home. It was in Fernie where he met the love of his life, Lolly. They shared 65 years together. Bob’s exuberance for life was contagious; he was always telling jokes and teasing those around him. Bob was always an active member in the community, as a businessman and volunteer. He enjoyed watching and participating in sports, especially hockey and ball. As a pitcher, he won gold in the BC Seniors’ Games and just last year he pitched in the annual 5 Generation Hockley Family ball game. Above all things, Bob was a family man. He loved spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and great-great grandkids.
Come honor his memory on Monday, March 14, at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in, Cranbrook, BC. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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