HOOPER, Joan Elenor
(Lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church)
Peacefully at Riverside Place Windsor with family by her side on Tuesday September 29th, 2020 in her 86th year. Joan went to be with her Lord and Savior. Beloved wife of the late Jack Hooper for 63 years. Loving, faithful mother of Brian (Lori), David (Marlene) and predeceased by Beverly. Treasured grandma of Amanda (Wade), Joshua, Taylor, Caleb and great-grandma of Georgia. Cherished sister of Francis Barr. Joan will be sadly missed by Laurie, Christina and Matthew Baker as well as many extended family and friends. A private family service will take place at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558). A graveside service will follow at Thornton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Yonge Street Mission, Calvary Baptist Church or Camp Cherith Ontario would be appreciated.
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Oct 2, 2020Cheryl (Gray) Lowrie
My thoughts are with you at this time. Mrs. Hooper had such an influence in my life. She loved God and taught others to love God also. Mom also sends her thoughts.
Oct 2, 2020Mary Bond
Dear Hooper Family - I have so many happy memories of my chats with Joan throughout the more than 45 years I have been at Calvary. Her great desire to serve the Lord in children's ministries, especially Pioneer Girls, and our times on the P.G. Committee often placed us together. Jack and Joan were pillars of Calvary when I arrived on the scene, and paved the way for the club ministries we have had until recently when Covid 19 came and temporarily closed them. My deepest condolences Brian & Lori, David & Marlene and your individual families, many happy memories! Mary Bond
Oct 2, 2020Dave and Linda Halse
We are thinking of Joan and her family as we are hearing of her passing from this life into glory now to see Jesus and to live eternally with our Father and all those who love Him because He loved us. We remember Joan from years ago as we served together as teachers in the Calvary Youth Sunday School Department. Joan was a faithful teacher of the High School Girls class. She was always a positive, cheerful and encouraging presence in the Youth Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Our memories of Joan are a blessing to all of us. In Christ, Dave and Linda Halse
Oct 2, 2020Calvary Baptist Retirees
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving. Joan was a loving, helpful member of the Retirees team. She kept the attendance records up to date and faithfully phoned those who were sick or grieving.
Oct 2, 2020Heather Hooper
Joan is now in her forever home, Reunited with Bev and Jack who went on before to get her mansion ready for her arrival! She now resides with the Lord she loved so well and served so faithfully. She has found her reward. Joan and I were as close as any sisters-in-law could be....guess that's because her husband was "big brother" to mine who was the "little brother". With 11 years between them they had much in common and spent much time together. Joan often had an extra plate on the table for Cater to pull up to. Or delayed meal time as she called "the farm" to remind "the boys" that it was time to come home for supper. Joan's love for children was demonstrated so often in her willingness to care for my children in her home from the time they were infants. Our conversations were often about the shananigans of our husbands' early years...oh how I loved those conversations! God has called you home now Joan and THIS is "life as good as it gets"
Oct 2, 2020Calvary Baptist Church Pembroke
You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love from your family at Calvary Baptist Church Pembroke
Oct 3, 2020Stephen & Cindy Arnold
Our love and prayers to the Hooper family in the passing of Mrs. Hooper. So many fond memories together at the Arnold farm and working in the garden. Her and Jack's faithful service at Calvary is a wonderful testimony to us and so many at the church. Her and Jack were such an encouragement and support to our family.
Oct 3, 2020Karie and Mark McGregor
Joan's life showed the wisdom, attractiveness and beauty of being a God-fearing woman. She brought encouragement to those she knew needed it. His praise was always on her lips. Now re-united with Jack and Bev, they are delighting in the presence of Jesus!
Oct 3, 2020Randy and Mary Jeffery
So sorry for your Loss. Joan will be rejoicing now that she is with her Savior she was A great person to talk to and showed her love for her friends.. She will be missed But not forgotten.
Oct 4, 2020Brenda Branton
My sincere condolences goes out to the Hooper family. My thoughts go out to you at this time. Your Mom is at peace now and with your Dad.
Oct 4, 2020Lori Hayward
I have so many fond memories of both your Joan and Jack. They were the very first people I met that Sunday morning, so many years ago, at Calvary Baptist Church. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome, including candy in Jack’s pocket for Myles. Their spiritual guidance helped shape my own relationship with Jesus and it was so comforting to know they prayed regularly for us both. As a young single mom, I needed support and they so unselfishly gave it. Not just prayer either, I joined your family for a number of dinners, including Christmas, and they even babysat on occasion. When the time was right, they encouraged me to be baptized and Joan got me involved in Wednesday Night clubs. She kept me close and I taught Trailblazers along side her and Myles was in Treeclimbers with Jack. I learned so much from listening to her tell the bible story on Wednesday evenings. I can honestly say, my life is better for having known both these dear sweet souls and I am forever grateful to God, for allowing me to be part of their lives. You are missed Joan, and Jack, and I look forward to seeing again, one day in Heaven. Xo
Oct 5, 2020Monica Cockerton (Lewis)
Dear Brian, David and family, How saddened I am to hear about your dear Mom. Joan was always such a kind and caring person with a beautiful smile. I often walk through our old neighbourhood on Highland Avenue. Your Mom and Dad are always sitting on the front porch in my mind. I used to love playing under your maple tree on the front boulevard or in your sandbox in the backyard by that lovely rock garden. Your Mom is now reunited with your Dad and Beverly in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely yours, Monica Lewis
Oct 6, 2020Clint & Anneke Newman
We remember Joan well when she cared for us so well when we,as visiting missionaries at Calvary Baptist, stayed in her home, and are very grateful. We wish our sincere condolences to all the family. Clint and Anneke
Oct 7, 2020Dave Deslippe
Dave, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Dave Deslippe
Oct 7, 2020Bruce McNabb
I am so sorry to hear about Joan's passing. She was a fine lady. I have fond memories from when I lived with Jack and Joan many years ago. Joan always had my dinner ready, no matter what time I got home! She has been friends with our family for many years, dating back to when she was a child. Dave and Brian and your families, our sincere condolences from the whole McNabb family. Bruce and Clemencia McNabb
Oct 8, 2020Heather (Wilson) Helsdon
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. You're all in my prayers.
Oct 10, 2020Don Sandra Wright
Always had a smile for everyone. Sorry for your loss. Loving servant of the Lord. Ruth Wright Don and Sandra Wright