Hildo Hoek June 21, 1941 – Oct.15, 2016
Hildo passed away quietly and peacefully at home after a
short unexpected battle with cancer, at the age of 75.
Hildo was born in the Netherlands, settling in Canada in the
late 1950’s. He worked in the oil, agriculture and sawmill
industries but his passions were gardening and operating
a Ham radio. Hildo was known throughout the valley for
his fresh vegetables, white beard and his friendly candid
conversation and humour. He is survived by his wife Jane,
daughter Lisa and five grandsons; Nick, Ben, Jon, Robert and
Thomas. He is predeceased by his little boy Gavin. Hildo
was loved by those who knew him and will be sadly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring, details to be
announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Hildo’s
memory can be made to the Cancer Care Team, Box 3776,
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0. Condolences may be offered at