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Hockin, William Joseph (Died on 8 Apr 2013)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 11 Apr 2013, p. 35

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HOCKIN, William Joseph William Joseph (Joe) Hockin, CD, BASc, PEng, died peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the age of 94. Joe was born in Newcastle, Ontario, to William John and Rose (Parker) Hockin on January 24, 1919 and was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War as well a UN Peacekeeper in Gaza in 1962-63. He obtained his engineering degree from University of Toronto in 1950 and remained in the Canadian Army. He loved both of his careers, as an officer in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals until 1966 and then teaching math at MM Robinson High School, Burlington, until his retirement in 1984. Survived by Margaret (Pearce), his loving wife of almost 71 years, sons Dave (Cathy) of Camlachie, Douglas (Margaret) of Brampton, Jamie (Shirley) of Ottawa and Rob of Komoka, grandchildren Bob, Shelley (Chris), Stephanie (Adam), John (Melanie), Melanie, Paul, Amanda (Mike), Sean (Stacey), Allison, Chris and Troy (Zandra), and 10 great-grandchildren. Brother of Ron Hockin (London) and the late Harold Hockin (Port Perry). During his life, Joe was an active member of St. Paul's United Church, treasurer of Halton District OSSTF, a volunteer for Oakville Fareshare Foodbank, Canadian Red Cross and Sir John Colborne Seniors Centre and an avid bowler and bridge player. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville (1 block east of Kerr St., 905-844-2600) on Thursday, April 11, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral at St. Paul's United Church, 454 Rebecca St, Oakville, on Friday, April 12 at 11am. Reception to follow. Private interment at a later date. In celebration of Joe's life, donations to St. Paul's United Church, Oakville, or the Oakville Hospital Foundation are appreciated. Condolences through www.koprivataylor.com.

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Hockin, William Joseph (Joe); Hockin, Joe
Date of Publication:
11 Apr 2013
Date Of Event:
8 Apr 2013
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Hockin, William Joseph (Died on 8 Apr 2013)