Gwendolyn Hooks (Gwen)


It is with sadness and a deep sense of sorrow that the family of Gwen Hooks announce her passing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 97 years.

Gwen was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher and a friend to many.

She was predeceased by her husband Mark, her granddaughter Karen and her step-brother Gerald Day.

Gwen is survived by her two sons Terry (Gail) and Wayne (Gail), grandchildren Tyler, Devon and Adam (Michelle), step-sister Doreen Firth and step-brother Keith Day.

The family asks you to join them for a Celebration of Life to be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:00PM at the Breton Community Hall in Breton, Alberta.

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Celebration of Life
Breton Community Centre

48 Street, Breton, Alberta T0C 0P0

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Mrs. Hook,

Has had a lasting impact on me that is still playing out in different chapters of my life.
We were very fortunate to have her influence.

Vivian Webb

My condolences to the Hooks Family from your relative in Wichita Kansas

Elizabeth Kugyelka

Dear Wayne and Terry
Condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear mother.She was my first teacher. I knew only about six words in English when I started school.She made me feel safe and I loved,admired and respected her all her life.
John remembers the lines she had him write about respecting school property.He remembers going to your uncles home to load the piano on the horse drawn sleigh, pulled across the field, for the Funnell Christmas concert.How we loved the plays,drills and songs we did for that special day.She had such a beautiful voice.Her penmanship was excellentAt the end of a school day she would read the grade 1 to 8 class a chapter from a book.Anne of Green Gables and Treasure Island come to mind. I remember the homecoming at Funnell in the 70’s.We regret that she was unable to attend the 100 th Anniversary of the Funnell School in 2012,however she was remembered.
Many of her first class remained in the same community where she lived so we saw her often. Less after she and your father moved to Leduc. We have fond memories of a beautiful lady..

Sandra Kugyelka Rochon

Terry and Wayne and family,
My condolences to you all. We always looked forward to seeing Mrs. Hooks be our substitute teacher! Such wonderful stories and she made learning so much fun!

Margaret Anderson

Wayen -Terry & famly’s, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.She was a great lady.We sure had a lot of fun when her and l went by bus togather to eastern Canada and back in 1995 inthe fall.I use to visit with her alot when she lived in her Condo & Lifestile at Leduc.She was a great lady.

Regina Cender McDougall

I have such fond memories of my caring & thoughtful Grade 2 teacher, Mrs. Hooks. I used to visit with her at the senior’s residence in Leduc until she moved about 2 or 3 years ago. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Dalene & George Blake

My condolances & deepest sympathies Wanye & Terry & family. I loved auntie Gwen dearly, l have always had very fond memories of her throughout my childhood into my adolescent yrs. She was a very special lady, role model, that inspired the life’s of many, young & old. She will live on in many hearts. Auntie Gwen was truly blessed by God. RIP Dalene xxoo

Betty Hanna (Meinczinger)

My deepest sympathy to Wayne, Terry & your family. What a great lady to have known.

Yvonne Westlin (Klespitz)

My deepest sympathy to Wayne, Terry and family. Your Mom was such a beautiful lady and I will remember her fondly.

Geraldine (Kobeluck) Ruff

I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Hooks for several years, when I looked after the children in the Central School in Warburg. What a lovely and kind person. I feel privileged to have know this fine woman. R.I.P. Mrs. Hooks and soar with the angels………..

Muriel Badke LaGrandeur

She was lovely lady. She taught my brothers, Sam and Lyle. They loved her very much. I got to know her at St. David’s United Church in Leduc. And in the past few years I visited with her lots at Lifestyles. I loved reading her book about the early history of the Keystone Community. My sympathies for your loss.

Penny Albers Highet

A wonderful teacher who had a gentle but firm manner. Nobody messed with her. I looked forward to her substituting in our class. I know that she will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Nancy Penney (Freeson)

My sympathies, Terry and Wayne! She lived a long and productive life and touched many people.

Angela Strand

40 years later, my friends and I still reminisce about Mrs. Hooks and how much we loved her. She showed up each day with joy and curiosity. Her voice swept us away to magical places and I always sat as close as possible, not wanting to miss a thing. Thank you, dear teacher.

Vi Sparks

we used to go to Gwen and Marks place they were great friends of my mom and dad Shorty and Riki Griffin so sorry to hear of her passing ,have fond memories of her

Len and Shirley Tutty

Dear Terry and Wayne , Sorry to hear of your Moms passing , she was a great Lady . We would of liked to have been able to attend the service but We are still in Yuma .

Lois Josephson Balogh

Dear Terry and Wayne, I am sorry for the loss of your mother. She was my grade 2 teacher (‘61-‘62) when we lived in Warburg and I liked her a lot. I remember you from the Breton church where my Dad, Eric, was the pastor. I visited your Mom at her home in 1990 with my parents and we reminisced about those years. God’s peace to you and your families.

Linda McLaughlin

I remember her as a great music teacher and a kind person. So glad she had a long, full life. I know you will miss her as you adjust to a new normal
God bless you all!

Marilyn Mosicki (Stephenson)

Terry, Wayne and families, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was, and still is, one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Carolyn Meyer (Schnick)

I remember her as my grade 2 teacher and that picture of her struck home! I think I can still remember the tone of her voice , although it is a very long time since I was seven! Her boys played piano very well and I was a bit jealous. What a full life to celebrate!

Roy and Janet Young

Dear Wayne and Terry,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
We had lots of great visits with your mom. She was one fantastic lady.She always had a smile for you.

Wanda Stacey (nee Klein)

I will miss Mrs. Hooks. She used to be a substitute teacher for my class – a beautiful lady. I can still hear her singing “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. And she was such a promoter of Breton history. I loved listening to her voice….

Shelly Jones Brierley

I loved your mom. She was the nicest teacher I ever had. I have thought of her often over the years. She always made me feel important. Thanks Gwen xoxo

Naomi Hooks

Just happened to check about Aunt Gwen and saw that she had passed. I am so glad to have met her a few times. My condolences to the family. Naomi Hooks

Heather & Rod Barrett

Dear Terry & Wayne
Sending our deepest sympathy to you & your families what a great lady your mom was.

Allan Goddard

Dear Wayne and Terry

The Breton Museum was sadden to hear of your mother’s passing this morning. Our hearts go out to you and your families. Is there is anything the museum can do to assist you please let us know.

Allan Goddard
Breton Museum

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