Gwen Hogue (nee Tooth)
On Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Gwen Hogue of Portage la Prairie, beloved wife of Orille Hogue passed away at the age of 83 years.
Some of us knew her as Mrs. Hogue, some of us knew her as Gwennie, others called her Auntie. But no matter what we called her we all loved her.
Gwen was born to Jack and Sarah Tooth and raised in Oakville, Manitoba with her two brothers Stewart & Arthur. She left Oakville to pursue a career in teaching. She received her training at Normal School in 1948 and 1949 and went on to teach in Elm River, Stony Mountain and Winnipeg.
In 1954 she married the love of her life Orille Hogue and spent 57 wonderful years together. They moved to Winnipeg where Gwen spent ten more years teaching before moving to Portage la Prairie. Here she taught at Arthur Meighen, Prince Charles and Yellowquill Schools for the next 17 years.
Gwen sat on the board of Manitoba Teacher’s Society, took up curling and became a Lioness. She loved traveling around the world, with New Zealand being her favorite destination and Kenya (2006) being her most memorable adventure.
Gwen was predeceased by her parents; Jack & Sarah Tooth, brother; Arthur and sister-in-law Louise as well as numerous Hogue in –laws.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Orille, brother; Stewart, sister-in-law; Jean, nephews Glenn (Monique) and Bob (Allison) Tooth and their families, her extended Tooth family, her special friend Linda Sparrow and her Hogue in-laws.
Gwen has left a beautiful legacy of giving unconditional love and knowledge to all who knew her. We will always love her.
Funeral service will be held in Trinity United Church 15 Tupper Street South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm. Interment will take place at a late date.
Friends may call at the Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, for visitation on Monday Evening from 7 to 8 pm.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Gwen’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Catherine Newham-Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1A7, or the Central Plains Cancer Care Services, 318 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0K8 or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site www.omegafuneralhome.com “Dedicated to those we serve”.