“Remember me when the candle lights are gleaming. Remember me at the close of a long, long day.”
Daniel Vernon Hoard, 73, of Atikokan, Ont., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 at Atikokan General Hospital with his family by his side.
Daniel was born April 13, 1932 to Nelson and Alice Hoard in Fort Frances, Ont.
Dan worked in various jobs between Ontario and British Columbia before meeting his wife, Alice Hoard (nee Kelly), and moving to Atikokan to work at Steep Rock Mine in 1964.
He worked there as a truck driver, then a scaler until its closure. He also worked for Johnson’s Logging and Stan Bates Construction until he was forced to retire.
Dan loved life, and spending time with his family and friends. Some of his best times were on hunting and fishing trips with his buddies, Gordie and Leon. These trips were the source of many great stories, embellished or not, and we all loved to hear them.
Two other aspects of his life that brought him great joy were his TV hockey games and his pets.
Dan leaves behind his wife, Alice; children, Babes Rusnick (Rory Wright), Shannon Morrison (Charlie Tremblay), Dianne Lindman, Nelson (Terry) Hoard, and Rick Hoard; stepchildren, Nicole (David) Klatt, Taina Morrison, Sandra Ui, and Sylvia Halifax (Adrian Janvier); and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dan also is survived by his siblings, Doug (Marlene) Hoard, Olive Lookibill, Gloria Anness, and Eunice Heibert; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Dan was predeceased by parents, Nelson and Alice Hoard; son, Daniel Hoard Jr.; and siblings, Edith Manford, Bill Hoard, Ed Hoard, Stanley Hoard, Doris Vanderberg, and Phyllis Mitchell.
We will miss him every day. He was a great man and will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
At Dan’s request, no service will be held. Cremation took place on Feb. 3, 2006.
In memoriam donations can be made to the Atikokan General Hospital Foundation.