Lou Hoover

Lou Hoover

Lou passed away peacefully at his Vernon home of 34 years.  Born of love as Ludwig Hocevar in 1925 in Otthon, Saskatchewan; on January 18, 2017, he disappeared into the love of his family who had all been there to help him through a brief illness.

He grew up in Bredenbury, Saskatchewan and was respected as a kind, gentle and dignified young man who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He had a dry wit that he shared with those closest to him. He loved electronics, photography, ham radio (VE5HL) and played a good game of poker.

During the war he worked in an aircraft construction factory in Ontario but returned to Saskatchewan to work, first in Yorkton in retail and then back to Bredenbury to take over his father’s barber shop. There he met the love of his life, Trudy Schoenroth, who was working as a registered nurse in a local hospital. They married in 1953. Lou took a correspondence program in electronic engineering and when television first came to Yorkton, he moved there, accepting the position of technical director at CKOS TV.

He retired at age 57 when he and Trudy moved to Vernon, BC where they enjoyed golfing, fishing, bridge and many visits from their old friends from Saskatchewan. He enjoyed tinkering and woodworking and all things electronic, keeping abreast of the modern age.

He was entirely devoted to his wife and their four children and they loved him to the ends of the earth.

Lou is survived by his wife Trudy, their four children, Kent (Susan), Myron (Suzanne), Heather (Don) and April (John); grandchildren Justine, Rhian, Sarah and Laura and great grandson Frederick. He was predeceased by his older sister Cecilia.

The family will be holding a private celebration of life for Lou in the spring.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com

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