Spr George Richard Hoggins (Ret’d)

    • Spr George Richard Hoggins (Ret’d)
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    • Spr George Richard Hoggins (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper George Richard Hoggins (Ret’d) of Vegreville AB on 24 March 2015 at the age of 93 years.

    George was born in Woking, Surrey, England and emigrated with his family in 1929,  settling near Lavoy, 13 km east of Vegreville.  As soon as he could, he enlisted in the Canadian Army early in the war. He served in Northwest Europe with the Royal Canadian Engineers, alongside his brother, Reg who died in 2006.  

    After the war, he served with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and then again with the RCE. George was part of the Canadian military contingent that marched in the Coronation Parade of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

    George was a Life Member of Legion for more than sixty years and served as Branch President and as a Legion Zone Commander. He was awarded the Legion Meritorious Service Medal. George was also a long time member of the Alberta Sappers Club.

    A Memorial Service will be held on 30  March at 2:00 p.m. at Autumn Rose Funeral Home in Vegreville. Cremation has taken place and interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to the Charity of One’s Choice. {dcMar18gd} [zsd, zcc]