John Leonard HOOD

John Leonard HOOD

1919 – 2012

It is with great sadness that the family of John Hood announces his peaceful passing on April 17, 2012 at Mill Site Lodge.

John was born February 23, 1919 in Seaman Saskatchewan, the fourth child of Elizabeth and Jack Hood. When he was 19, John jumped on the rail car and came to his dream land of British Columbia. He worked in Vancouver where he reacquainted with Helene (Babe) from Saskatchewan. They married in June 1942, starting their married life living in a tent at Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. John served in the Air Force as a navigator during WWII. After the war, they went on to live at Harrison Hot Springs and in 1950 began setting their roots in the Cariboo. They lived in Lone Butte and Hawkins Lake before moving onto the farm known as “Hood’s Hollow.” John was an active member of the Forest Grove Legion and belonged to the curling club.

John was involved in the logging industry for many years. He later joined the real estate business in 100 Mile and enjoyed many years in the business.

He treasured his family and there was nothing better than getting everyone together. A game of crib or horseshoes was a given. John loved to go fishing with the boys and especially treasured the time spent out at Bella Coola. Many hunting trips were always planned for the fall. His love for the outdoors was a perfect match for golf and he spent many days golfing at the Marmot Ridge. John loved his garden and berry picking.

He is survived by his children: Gloria Niemiec, Mary Lewis, Betty MacDonald, Gordon (Laurie) Hood, Gary (Brenda), Shirley (Gordon) Sorrell, Deb (Alec) Case and Brian Hood, 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sister Jean Lund and brothers; David (Anne) Hood and William Hood. John was predeceased by his former wife Helene, sons-in-law Doug and Gordon, as well as his grandchildren Amanda, Jonathan and Shirley.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Mill Site Lodge for the excellent care given to Dad for the last four years.

A celebration of John’s life was held at the Sandy Beach Resort at Green Lake on April 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Millsite Auxillary, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

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You left us to hold.

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