Obituary of Wilma Maxine Hoover
October 11, 1934 ~ February 1, 2022
Wilma Maxine Hoover (nee McCalmon) was born on October 11, 1934 at Henribourg, Saskatchewan and raised on the family farm, near Paddockwood. Mom was the third youngest in a family of eight children. She told stories of her and her brother Jerry riding, sometimes trying to ride, a stubborn little pony named Blackie. Mom often mentioned going to school, in winter, with the horse and sleigh, relating what fun she and her siblings had, tipping each other out of the sleigh and into the snow.
Mom and Dad met when Dad moved west, looking for a job and adventure. They were married on October 14, 1953 at Howard Creek. Dad and Mom were blessed with a family of eight children. Brenda arrived first, followed by five boys: Jack, Duane, Ronnie, Robert and Randy. Then there was Susie. Several years later, their chosen daughter, Shawna, joined the family, making it complete. Mom was happiest when surrounded by her family. She loved seeing everyone together and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play and visit. Many barbeques were held at the farm and many Christmases were celebrated at the Spruce Home Recreational Center. Family stopped by frequently to visit Mom/Grandma. For the past three years, Mom has enjoyed the company of her little lap dog, Cookie. Cookie was good company and a great listener. In her last days, Mom was able to be at home, lovingly cared for by her children. In her Bible, we found a small paper that had the following written on it: “Only the Lord can give us a real sense of peace and security, now and forever. Put you trust in Him.”
Mom is lovingly remembered by her children: Brenda (Walter) Heise, Duane Hoover, Ronnie (Leanne) Hoover, Robert (Joanne) Hoover, Randy (Lori) Hoover, Susan (Art) Painchaud, Shawna Hoover Koziol; special companion Cookie; grandchildren: Brad Heise, Aaron Heise (Michelle Rogozinski) Jessie Hoover Ermine (Jameen Bomboir), Roselyne Hoover Ferguson (Chris Macdonald), Jeremy Hoover, Duane Hoover Jr., Candice Hoover (Kyle Beaulieu), Julia Regan, Jamie Mathieu, Michelle Painchaud, Nicole Painchaud, Daniel Painchaud, Travis Koziol;
great-grandchildren: Brendan Vansil, Brooklyn Vansil, Aimee Heise, Keir Bomboir, Kwynn Bomboir, Jessy Bomboir, Jack Bomboir, Jasmine Ferguson, Addison Ferguson, Emerson Ferguson, Bohden Ferguson, and Cody Ferguson – father of the children, Oaklen Mathieu, Easton Mathieu, Brexton Mathieu, Callie/Jayceon; siblings: Mavis Climenhage, Gerry (Marilyn) McCalmon, Jane (Bill) Kalyn; in-laws: Edith McCalmon, Blake Hoover, Janet (Nick) Rutka, Dale Hoover (Joanne Hare), Alvin Lofthouse.
Mom was predeceased by her husband John Hoover Sr.; son John (Jack) Hoover Jr.; grandsons Trevor Hoover and Curtis Hoover; parents Earl and Norma McCalmon; sister Tress Jones; brothers: Bert McCalmon, Hugh McCalmon, Ron McCalmon, Glen McCalmon; in-laws: William Hoover (in infancy), Dorothy Hoover, Wanda McCalmon, Watson Jones, Ray Climenhage, Edna Hoover, Ruth Lofthouse, Charles Hoover, George and Nancy Fehrman.
Private Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022 at Spruce Home Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Serfas officiating. In memory of Wilma, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospital – Palliative Care, 1200 24 Street West Prince Albert, SK. S6V 5T4. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306) 922-4729.