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Kenneth Robert Hogue

May 19th, 1961 - August 8th, 2023
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Kenneth Robert “Robbie” Hogue
May 19, 1961 – August 8, 2023


Kenneth Robert “Robbie” Hogue lost his battle with cancer on August8, 2023. “One of the few fights he lost in his life.”
He leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends who were always entertained by his stories, hilarious sense of humour and passion for life.


Robbie was born on May 19, 1961 to Kenneth Hogue and Diane Hogue (Watson) in Port Arthur, Ontario. They moved to Chilliwack along with his “little” sister Lauri Ann in 1968 where his life of sports began. He played soccer, lacrosse, baseball to name a few but his love of hockey was where he stood out. He was stick boy for the Chilliwack Chiefs and then played for the Junior Jets in his later years. Rob continued his hockey career when he moved to Fort MacMurray in 1978 were he was known as Ken or “Hoguey”. He played on several slow pitch teams that at one point took him to Niagara Falls for playoffs. He was a diehard Oilers fan thru the Gretzky years to McDavid era where he got to meet the players last April after a Stanley Cup playoff game.


Rob took great pride in his four sons, Kenneth (H-Bomb), Robert & Steve (Prairie Baseball College
Academy), and Brandon (who followed his dads footsteps playing rep hockey) Rob worked hard all his life as a Red Seal Industrial painter/sandblaster for 35 years in Ft. Mac and continued to BC for another 7. In September 2022 his working years came to a forced retirement due to a cancer diagnosis.
Rob’s all-encompassing enthusiasm for life was legendary. He was loved and known for his sense
of humour (R rated), his incredible generosity and beautiful smile. He was a best friend to all walks
of life.
No matter the circumstances, you would always leave with a story of something funny, crazy or
reliving the past.

Rob’s love for music, be it going to concerts, singing Karaoke , playing drums or just dancing to the
beat, was in his blood.


Rob is survived by his partner Kathy, sons Kenneth, Steven and Brandon. His mother Diane, sister
Lauri Ann and niece Launa (Paul), his step dad Chris Watson. His grandchildren Jaxson, Isabelle,
Shanelle, Nathan, Camilla, Kiara, Maximus and Bentley.
Rob is now at peace joining his father, son Rob Jr and aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends who
have gone before him.


What a heck of a reunion but in Rob’s case “party”.
For us left behind, Rob taught us to live everyday as a gift and in the lyrics of Trooper, “We’re here for a Good time, not a long time”
Celebration of life is being held September 17, 2023 at the Chilliwack Curling Club, 1:00pm.
In honour of Robbie, please wear your favourite sports jersey (hockey, baseball, golf shirt, music
T-shirt)


The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Abbottsford Regional Cancer Hospital,
Chilliwack General Hospital (2North and 5 South), SN Transport.
And to Dr. Martin Dodds and his wife Tracy, who’s kindness and compassion never went unnoticed
especially in their pool. Thank you.


Tributes

Lisa
January 13th, 2024

Miss you good man. Remembering Portage Park and hanging beside the gas station across from the Jr High causing trouble - it just ain’t fair my friend. You had a smile like no other. Wow are you loved. So long buddy.

Lisa
January 10th, 2024

Miss you good man. Remembering Portage Park and hanging beside the gas station across from the Jr High causing trouble - it just ain’t fair my friend. You had a smile like no other. Wow are you loved. So long buddy.

Stuart & Shelley Tourangeau
September 17th, 2023
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Hogue has been a friend of ours for over 40 years and we have many many cherished memories that will forever remain in our hearts! From the hockey rink, to the ball fields, from Karaoke, to the Oil Can. He was always smiling and full of life.

RIP Hogue - I can bet you are chatting up a storm with Jr, Peter, and all your Family and Friends who have gone before you!

Our hearts hurt, tears have been shed, but knowing you are no longer suffering and in a place where there is no pain, makes our hearts understanding! We love you Buddy, we will miss you, but will never ever forget you! You have left memories on the many hearts of those who knew you!

🙏🏻🕊️ FLY HIGH OLE FRIEND 🕊️ 🙏🏻

Gerald Thiessen
September 14th, 2023

I like many others are in disbelief. For someone who had such a zest for life was most certainly taken away too soon. The love that Rob showed everyone he met was incredible. Rob and I go way back and I remember all the good times we had together in Chilliwack and it carried on into Alberta. He was one of a kind who was always an instant friend to whomever he met. The world is going to miss you my friend. My heart goes out to all the family because I know how much he loved each of you and the love that was returned to him. Until we meet again BROTHER. May you rest in peace.

Dave (Rhino) Rinas
August 26th, 2023

Knew Robbie from Strathcona Elementary days into CHWK Junior... Robbie was a bright light I always aspired to as an excellent athlete. Loved jammin with Robbie on the drums on the weekends. R.I.P. my rock and roll brother.

Nancy Bey
August 17th, 2023

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My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rob was a sweet sensitive cousin and although I didn't see him much he was always kind, had a sparkle in his eye and a smile. He was multi talented and from what I read here squeezed a lot out of life. My favourite memory last time I saw him was
dancing with his Grandmother to Unchained Melody. Rob leaves a legacy with his sons and grandkids.
I can only imagine Rob! See you on the other side.

Barry Huth
August 16th, 2023

Sorry hear that end was so soon. I meet Robbie through his sister Laurie think I might of been 18yrs old. He enjoyed life and people around him. My condolences to his family.

Rob Begg
August 16th, 2023

I new Robbie from the time we were 9 . Our parents were friends . Robbie was out Bobby Orr . He was so cool . And it was cool to hang with him . We drifted apart as I left for Los Angeles and he left for Alberta . The last few years we got very close . I think we owe it to Robbie and o get together more often as our Chilliwack group . We are and always will be threaded together in some way .As we reach each one of our ends in this life let us get together more . Respect each other more and carry on that kindness and community Robbie always gave each one of us . I miss you Robbie . You left a big part of you behind for us to dream about . Thank you

Rob Begg

Lauri Hogue
August 16th, 2023

The Best Days
I can’t wait to be in a place where the memories of our life together won’t make me sad anymore. Those days were some of the best in my life.
I want to be able to think back on them, smile to myself and cherish them without feeling like my entire world is falling to pieces.
Forever, your little sista

Ed Jahelka
August 16th, 2023

I am in disbelief that we lost a legend so soon. From Central Elementary to playing hockey in Fort McMurray. Our hockey and personal life was one I will cherish forever. I have loved ya bro for 50 years and been through good and tough times. We got through it all. RIP and can not wait to see you again up there. Going to miss you brother.

Terry
August 16th, 2023

You were tough as nails, fiercely competitive, and had the biggest heart matched by your hugely infectious smile and laugh. Rest in peace Robbie Hogue.

Tracy Cranmer.....
August 16th, 2023

God Bless You.....Was Blessed to meet You in Junior High.....Life Is Really To Short....❤️💋

Rhonda
August 16th, 2023

A beautiful spirit taken far too soon. Will miss your kindness, Robbie and your ever present grin. Xo

Donna Sawatsky
August 15th, 2023

Rob was a customer of mine at the Chevron gas station, I new he was struggling but I always gave him words of encouragement to keep fighting...

Joanne Boyer
August 15th, 2023

Rest easy now Robbie 🫶

Eddie McCann
August 15th, 2023

I had the pleasure of playing hockey, ball hockey and fastball with or against Hougey. His signature slap shot, that no one could replicate, was shooting off, what seems the wrong leg. In saying that he could shoot and scored often. He was a great friend and teammate. Always loved talking with him, his smile and laugh. Prayers and condolences for all the families. God’s blessings over you all.

Donna Fox & Doug Chadsey
August 15th, 2023

Rob was one of the good guys, always friendly with the great smile, not to bad on the eyes either haha.
You will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in peace our friend. ❤️

Michele DeMontigny Rooke
August 15th, 2023

Robbie, it was an honour to know you. Everyone who ever came in contact with you is blessed. I come away remembering your kind ways and your big smile
Rest in peace

Ken Ball
August 15th, 2023
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RIP my friend. An original Tapper, I enjoyed every moment sharing the field with you and your sons.
It was an honour to call you my friend.

Bev
August 15th, 2023

RIP my special friend
Ill never forget ur wit ur kindness and laughter

Sending much love n condolences to all who knew and lived him ♥️

Tom Jahelka
August 15th, 2023

RIP brother Rob, will miss our communications on a daily bases. See you on the ice when we meet again. Truly a special man with a big heart, you will be missed but never Forgotten. Enjoy the next party, I’m sure you will shine a light and provide the entertainment as you always did. ❤️🤗

Bruce Renwick
August 15th, 2023

A life well lived my friend. Always smiling! Rest in peace Robbie.

Tim & Lesa Young
August 15th, 2023

We are shocked to hear the terrible news of Hoguey's passing!! We played many many games of slow pitch against you!! Always a serious competitor, but always a gentleman on the ball field!! You always lived to have fun, we loved your smile and sparkle in your eyes!! Hopefully you find your field of dreams!!! and knock a few out of the park!

Dave Glavine
August 15th, 2023

As life passes by , I haven’t seen Rob for quite some time . Never see him again . RIP Rob , you where a pleasure to know , and a wonderful person . Always remember

Virginia Warren
August 15th, 2023

Robbie was literally my first dance at Auntie Lynda's wedding. He was so cute in his little suit. Seems like yesterday.

Brad Martin
August 15th, 2023

Nothing but good memories with Rob. Rob encourage me to take up ice hockey. I was in late Boomer, but had a lot of respect for Rob. I remember our road hockey days at portage Park. RIP BROTHER
Condolence to the family and friends.

Darlene Lawson
August 15th, 2023

Rest in peace Robbie. We will miss you forever & a day...💖

Kelly & Dean Maxwell
August 15th, 2023

Well Rob, a big fight, you gave. Taken way to soon.. from your plans & dreams. You are soo LOVED& will be soo missed. Till we meet again shweety .. party on🍻💜

Callista MacMullin
August 15th, 2023

Rest easy my friend. My a great time we all had playing "beer ball" for the Moosehead pub in Fort McMurray. We had some good laughs. Give my handsome brother and Patty a hug for me up there. They are waiting with open arms for you. Love ya bud

Ken
August 15th, 2023

MY BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER 💔😢💔, Words can not articulate how much LOVE RESPECT and just admiration that I have for you Hogue ❤️.....RIP, FLY HIGH WITH THE ANGELS and don't forget to "Raise a little Hell on the other side"... forever loved and missed... oh yeah FUCK CANCER 🤬🤬🤬

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