HOOVER Howard John
September 7, 1925 - August 23, 2012
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Howard J Hoover of Delia, aged 86 years, on August 23, 2012 in the Drumheller hospital. Howard was born on the farm September 7, 1925 to Art and Alma Hoover. He was the third child of seven attending school in the Majestic area, Big Valley, and then completed his electrical technology in SAIT. He farmed all his life, loved life and people. Howard was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 66 years. He spent a great deal of time researching and writing Hoovers Through the Ages. He married Helen McNeill and have four children – Arthur (Pat), Karen (Geoff), Stephen (Linda) and Barrie (Janice). Howard and Helen have nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters Irene Williams, Marion McNeill, Lorna Mueller, Verna McNeill and sister in law, Charlotte Hoover. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Helen, brothers Arthur and Cecil, brothers-in-law Norman Nelson, Don McNeill, Neil McNeill, Leigh Williams and Harold Mueller. Please join us in a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Delia Community Centre at 2:00 pm. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Drumheller Health Centre, through the Drumheller Health Foundation.