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HOOK, Wayne Dennis



16-Jan-1940 - 31-Jan-2024

It is with extremely heavy hearts we announce that Wayne D Hook passed away peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital with family by his side. Loving husband to Annette (nee Robillard). Amazing father to Allen (Jara), Tim (Christine), Scott (Janet), Luanne (Rodney), Corrie (Lee), Gordon, and the late J.Dennis. Adoring Grandpa/Poppa to Jordan, Lauren, Nikoli, Evan, Jeffrey (Hannah), Eldon, Colin, and Sean. Recently, Great-Grandpa to Boden. Wayne is survived by his brother David and sisters Wanda and Barb. He will be lovingly remembered by many dear extended family members and friends.

Wayne was born and raised in Penetanguishene, the second youngest of ten children to Gord and Lily Hook. He spent his career as a product engineer at Decor/TRW in Midland. All his life he enjoyed the great outdoors; camping, fishing, boating, being at the cottage, feeding the birds and watching the weather. A multi-talented handyman, carpenter and woodworker, Wayne created and built many beautiful projects. He was never without a to-do list from his wife and kids!

Wayne was an excellent goalie, minor league hockey coach and manager, baseball ump and coach, Boy Scout and Cub Leader, and served on the Burkevale School Board. He encouraged and applauded all his children’s and grandchildren’s education, activities, and sports, instilling in us strong work ethics, creativity, and especially, a sense of humour. He never stopped learning and reading (especially history books), and he loved music (with a particular fondness for Johnny Cash). He loved cheering on the Ottawa Roughriders, the Maple Leafs, and all Team Canada teams. Wayne enjoyed owning many dogs in his lifetime, especially Peter, Sandy and Kelsey.

Together, Wayne and Annette set an extraordinary example of lifelong love. From playing street hockey together as teens, to dating, to a large fun family, and then well into their golden years, they stayed romantic, supportive and committed, recently celebrating 65 years of marriage.

We will remember Wayne as an intelligent, talented, kindhearted, patient, protective, hardworking man with an incredible sense of humour. He was our humble hero. An inspiration to us all, he will always be immensely loved and deeply missed.

Annette and family would like to thank Dr. Rafikov and the nursing staff at GBGH. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to LeClair Cremation Centre. As per Wayne’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Memorial donations can be made to Toronto Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Arrangements entrusted to LeClair Cremation Centre