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JOHN AUGUST (VICTOR) HOGUE
Born: Jul 16, 1945
Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
JOHN AUGUST (VICTOR) HOGUE
Born: July 16, 1945
Date of Passing: August 29, 2021
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Selena (Erickson), and their children, Tammy (Sam) Chin, Ian (Vangie), and Jason; grandchildren, Laura and Andrea Chin, Christian and Vanessa (Cole) Hogue and Zachary Tucker; great-grandson Blake McConnell; mother-in-law Luella Erickson, sister-in-law Sandra Hogue, and siblings, Ralph (Liz) Hogue, Jack (Colleen) Hogue, Jeannette Lamblin, Yvette (Wayne) Lavallee, Lucille (Garry) Nelson, Louise (Bob) Chetyrbok, Martin (Shawna) Hogue, and Therese (Bruce) Flinta; sister-in-law Linda Erickson, and brother-in-law Don (Kathy) Erickson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Marie and Wilfred Hogue; his father-in-law Heidi Erickson, his brother David Hogue; brothers-in-law, Kay Lamblin and Carl Erickson; and niece Alanna Hogue Aiello.
He had two great loves in his life; family and farming. He took over the family farm in Eriksdale in the late 1960s and continued to farm the rest of his life. His creativity and ingenuity made him a jack of all trades, from auto repair and welding to carpentry. He absorbed information and always had a store of knowledge about almost anything.
Victor was never afraid of hard work, and held a number of jobs over the years to top-up his farming income; mining, trapping, driving a school bus, electronics tech, and opening a dollar store; which he and Selena ran for close to 30 years. He returned to school in his 40s, earning both his high-school GED as well as an Electrical Technician Diploma.
Despite hating to perform, he had an amazing singing voice and loved music. Victor was generous with his time and energy to family and friends, always willing to lend a hand when needed. In his younger days, he was active in the Eriksdale Judo club and played hockey with the Eriksdale Oldtimers. Shooting the breeze with his hunting buddies remained a constant throughout his life, and he enjoyed visiting with friends, family, and neighbours. He took a lot of pride in family get-togethers and taking his family on ATV trail rides around the farm.
As he aged, Vic became a putterer. He never seemed busy, but he always had several projects on the go, and would only be found in front of the TV in the evenings or when there was a football or hockey game to watch. He loved his children and grandchildren and would just quietly help (changing Tammy's car oil when she visited, helping Ian install a new house door, installing Jason's dishwasher during a visit) or buy everyone car safety equipment for Christmas. He went about making his small part of the world better with a large dose of kindness and warmth. His huge bear hugs will be missed.
Cremation has taken place, according to his wishes, with service and interment to take place at a later date.
Memorial donations (in lieu of flowers) may be made for Abbeyville Cemetery upgrades to St. Olaf's Parish, Box 704, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0.
ARNASON FUNERAL HOME
Ashern - Lundar
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 04, 2021
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
So sorry to hear of Vic’s passing! He was a good neighbor! A kind and gentle man! - Posted by: Dawn Le Strat (Friend) on: Sep 17, 2021
Selena, I was so saddened to hear of Vic's passing. Deepest condolences to you, your family and the Hogue family. He always had a smile and a very pleasant way about him. He will be missed - Posted by: Jean Heroux (Friend) on: Sep 08, 2021
I have known Victor and Selena since I was just a kid. My dad and Victor were in the pig business together and we spent many hours hearing their farm plans. Victor was just one of those real honest to goodness good people never to busy for a visit or a chat. A real family man and will be missed by all who knew him. Our most sincere sympathy to all his family. - Posted by: Cindy Vigfusson (Friend ) on: Sep 05, 2021
So Sorry to hear of Victor's Passing. The World has lost on of its Great Quiet Angels. Condolences to All the Family And all who knew & Loved Him - Posted by: Irene Merrick (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2021
Both Tom and I were shocked to hear about Victor's passing. We hope that all those wonderful memories you have will help you through your grieving. Our deepest sympathies to you Selena and your whole family. Tom & Alfreda - Posted by: Alfreda Duffy (Selena's cousin) on: Sep 05, 2021
Sending big hugs and sorrowful condolences to Selena, Tammy, Ian, Jason and all the family. I will always remember Vic's gentle kindness, and his little laugh. The world lost a good man. - Posted by: L. Bonnie Walden (nee Richaud) (Cousin) on: Sep 05, 2021
We are sorry to hear of Victor’s passing. Heartfelt sympathies to Selena, Tammy, Ian, Jason and families as well as all the Hogues. Mike and Tracy Jeffers - Posted by: Tracy Jeffers (Friend) on: Sep 04, 2021
So Sorry to hear of Vic's passing, and wish to convey my "Deepest, and, Most Heartfelt Sympathy" to ALL of you who are "Suffering the Great, Painful Loss" of that Special man in your lives. SELENA, and All your family ; and Jack & Colleen. Sincerely Janet Jundt & Family - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Caring) on: Sep 04, 2021
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