Hogg, John 'Nelson'

With great sadness we said goodbye to a husband, father, brother and uncle, John ‘Nelson’ Hogg, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 with his family by his side.

Nelson was born on April 30th, 1945 on a 100-acre farm on the 4th Line in Gibraltar, above Collingwood; he was a son of the late Sanford and Romelda (nee Sholtz) Hogg.

Growing up Dad learned all the skills to become the farmer he became.  He was hard working, always fixing machinery, caring for the well being of all the cows/calves and cutting numerous amounts of wood to keep the house warm in the winter.

Dad wasn’t just a farmer, he held many other jobs over his life – Weston Bread in Toronto, and Electrician Assistant, Osler Bluff Ski Hill, Braeburn Farms and Beaver Lumber in Collingwood.

He made many friends wherever he went.  When he truly knew you the teasing began….it was his way of getting a rise out of you in a fun way.  (He got a kick out of how people reacted and if you played along it was even better).

Dad loved being outdoors.  He had a connection to nature and later in life this led him, mom and Virginia to hitch up the trailer and travel to different locations ~ a well deserved break from farming all those years!

When life was finished on the farm, Dad, Mom and Virginia packed up and moved up north to Elliott Lake.  He instantly made friends and offered up his “Mr. Fix-It” skills to help his neighbours with ongoing projects for exchange of great conversations about life.  After living up north for a while, Dad came back to Gibraltar to find a house on the 6th Line and then off to their new home in Meaford.

Nelson is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (nee Kelly) Hogg of 58 years.  He was the proud father of Teresa (Doug) O’Krafka of Cambridge and Virginia Hogg of Meaford.  Nelson was the dear brother of Arlo (Guyrene) Hogg of Collingwood.

Thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Meaford Hospital.  All of you are greatly appreciated for your kindness and support.

There will be no funeral or visitation, just a small gathering of family and friends at the Westmount Cemetery in Collingwood.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to Events for Life, either directly or by cheque with the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Privat family graveside service at Westmount Cemetery in Collingwood.

Donations: Events for Life (directly through Events for Life or by cheque with the Funeral Home)
Make a donation in memory of John 'Nelson' Hogg


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Sandra Pyatt
    Friday, May 20, 2022

    Dear Virginia
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad passing away. Remember all the wonderful times you had with him.
    Sending you a big hug,
    Love Mrs Pyatt

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you for your thoughtful words. It meant a lot to me at this time.
      Virginia

      Reply
    2. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you for you kind words they met a lot to me.

      Reply
  2. Mary, Geoff and Evie Solomon
    Friday, May 20, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa and Virginia, our thoughts are with you. I always loved my chats with Nelson in the parking lot. He will be missed.

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you for thinking of us at this time.

      Reply
  3. Eldon Fisher, Bailey Walker & family
    Friday, May 20, 2022

    We are so sorry for your loss and send our Condolences. You are in thoughts during this sorrowful time
    I hope you treasure the memories you have of Nelson he will be greatly missed!

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kind words. We hope all of you are well out west.
      Take care
      Joyce, Virginia and Teresa

      Reply
  4. shelly Harrison
    Saturday, May 21, 2022

    Teresa, Joyce, Virginia
    we are so sorry to hear of nelson’s passing
    knew him for a long time, he always had time to talk and tease you, when you meet him out and about
    Shelly and Dan Harrison and family

    Reply
    1. Chris & Ann Dunn (Bullock)
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Nelson’s cheerful and teasing memories will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy

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      1. Teresa
        Wednesday, June 22, 2022

        Thank you Ann. My Dad was always looking for the moment to get a good teasing in.

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    2. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you Shelly for sending us a message. You’re right, Dad liked to tease everyone he met. Say hello to the family for us.
      Take care

      Reply
  5. Vera Lloyd and Ken
    Saturday, May 21, 2022

    Our thoughts are with you all. Ken will miss his long family talks on the phone.

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you for your message and phone call. My Dad definitely enjoyed talking to people on the phone sharing stories about his day.

      Reply
  6. Fran Austin
    Saturday, May 21, 2022

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Nelson as well as his friends. We often saw the three of you at Susie’s restaurant in Meaford. (nearly every day when Susie was still open. So sorry for your loss.

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    1. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you for message. We did enjoy going out to Susie’s restaurant for lunch! Great place to meet familiar folks.

      Reply
  7. Gary & Lori Carscadden (Bullock)
    Saturday, May 21, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa and Virginia – we are sorry to hear of your loss. A hardworking and friendly neighbour who will be missed by his family and friends. May your memories help you through your sorrow at this most difficult time.

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you Lori and Gary. Your message is appreciated and heartfelt.

      Reply
  8. Sharon & Dalt
    Saturday, May 21, 2022

    Joyce,Teresa,Virgina

    We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts are with you at this sad time

    Sharon & Dalt

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    1. Teresa
      Saturday, May 21, 2022

      Thank you Sharon and Dalton for your message. We miss will Dad with all our heart.
      Thank you for your phone call.

      Reply
  9. Alison Kelly
    Sunday, May 22, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa and Virginia, so sorry to learn this. Thinking of you during this tough time.

    Alison Kelly and Peter Downs

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    1. Teresa
      Monday, May 23, 2022

      Thank you Alison for your thoughtfulness at this time.
      Hope all is well with you and the family.
      Take care

      Reply
  10. Della Eagles
    Sunday, May 22, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa, Virgina

    Saddened to hear of Nelson’s passing. May he rest in peace.

    Larry, Della, Duane and Annette.

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Monday, May 23, 2022

      Thank you Della for your message. He will greatly missed. As the days go a long time will heal.
      Take care

      Reply
  11. Don Knight
    Sunday, May 22, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa & Virginia

    So sorry to hear of Nelson’s passing. Remember fondly our conversations at family get togethers. He will be missed.

    Don & Mel Knight

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Monday, May 23, 2022

      Thank you Don and Mel for your message. Dad always made time to chat and get caught up with people.
      Take care

      Reply
  12. Dennis and Joanne Knight
    Sunday, May 22, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa and Virginia
    Our sympathies to you on the recent passing of Nelson. Always enjoyed our conversations about things current and past.

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Monday, May 23, 2022

      Thank you Dennis and Joanne for your memories of Dad. He really enjoyed speaking to people.

      Reply
  13. Cathy Shaw
    Sunday, May 22, 2022

    I’ve know Nelson all my life Lots of teasing as a kid In recent years I enjoyed visits to my office and chats while I worked at MGH He always had time to talk Thinking of all of you at this time

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Monday, May 23, 2022

      Thank you Cathy for your message. My Dad loved to tease people…it was his way of telling you he enjoyed your company…you would never leave the conversation without laughing.
      Take care

      Reply
  14. Barry Moore
    Sunday, May 22, 2022

    My sincere condolences to Joyce, Teresa and Virginia in the passing of Nelson.
    Many fond memories from out times camping, Osler and visits.
    So sorry for your loss

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Monday, May 23, 2022

      Thank you Barry for your thoughtful message. He enjoyed going camping and getting outdoors.
      Take care

      Reply
      1. Jeannette Taylor
        Tuesday, May 24, 2022

        Dear Hogg girls,
        I am so sorry for your loss. All of us at Events For Life are thinking of you at this time and sending our love ❤️.
        Jeannette Taylor (EFL)

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        1. Teresa
          Thursday, May 26, 2022

          Thank you Jeannette for your thoughtfulness at this time. We will miss our Dad dearly.

          Reply
  15. Freda Lnicely
    Sunday, May 22, 2022

    I am deeply saddened to have learned of his passing . There is so many memories to treasure. Knowing Nelson since I was one when he would come down and visit his Grandma Sholtz Nelson was more than a friend he was more like a brother May you, Joyce, Virginia and Teresa cherish the memories and find peace in knowing he is not suffering anymore Wish I could be there with you

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    1. Teresa
      Monday, May 23, 2022

      Freda thank you for your kindness and thoughtful memories of my Dad. As the days move forward so will the healing…it will be a long road.
      Take care

      Reply
  16. Sandra A Conn
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Our deepest sympathies, Nelson was a terrific neighbour always ready to lend a helping hand. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with with you during this very difficult time.

    Ray & Sandra Conn

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    1. Teresa
      Tuesday, May 24, 2022

      Thank you Sandy for your kind words. He always loved living on farm in a small community up on the mountain.
      Take care

      Reply
  17. Jennifer Sheridan
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Virginia,
    Sorry to hear about your dad. I’m thinking about you and your family at this time. Cherish all your special memories.
    Jenn

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Jennifer for your kind thoughts for me.
      Virginia

      Reply
  18. David Camplin
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Thinking of you all during this time. I remember Nelson asking me why I was still wearing shorts in the late fall when he dropped off Virginia at EFL . It was our thing and I always tried to come up with a quick response or joke!
    May goid memories be your light during these darker days.

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    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you for the kind words. My Dad liked teasing you all the time in fun.
      Virginia

      Reply
  19. Brenda Topham
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Joyce,Virginia and Teresa, I was very saddened by the news of Nelson. He was quite the character and I will miss our chats when he came to collect Virginia at the end of each day. He always made me chuckle. Thinking of you all.

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Bren for your message. I’m glad my Dad made you smile and laugh.
      Virginia

      Reply
  20. Barb Weeden
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa and sweet Virginia,
    My heart goes out to each of you during this difficult time. Your friends at Events for Life are sharing your sorrow. Sending love and support.
    Barb WEEDEN

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Barb for your nice words. I will miss my dad.
      Virginia

      Reply
  21. Morgan dyment
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Sorry hear about your dad passed away your dad was nice person I always here for you Virginia your friend Morgan dyment

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    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Morgan for being there for me and your nice words.
      Virginia

      Reply
  22. Diane Marshall
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Dear Virginia, Joyce and Teresa, Bob and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your precious memories bring you comfort as you are surrounded by the love of family and friends.

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Diane for your kindness. We have many great memories of my Dad. This will help in the healing for the days to come.

      Reply
  23. Mary Mollison
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Dear Virginia, I am thinking about you and your family at this time. Please accept my sincere sympathies.

    Mary Mollison

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you for message at this time of sadness.
      Virginia

      Reply
  24. Events for Life
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    So sorry for your loss. Please know that all your friends at Events For Life are thinking about you Virginia, and your family as well. Nelson will be very missed by all the participants and staff.

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you to everyone who works and attends Events for Life for your kindness and support it makes my day to know how much you care about me.
      Virginia

      Reply
  25. Steve Murray
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    I am sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences. It was a pleasure to have known Nelson. His twisted sense of humour always brought a smile to the faces of those he chose to share it with. RIP Nelson, I for one will miss our conversations.
    Steve

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    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Steve for sending out your kind message. My Dad loved to have long conversations with people on the phone and in person. The highlight of the conversation was always a tease or a funny comment.

      Reply
  26. Kristin draper
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    I feel sorry for you and your loss

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Kristen. The days will get brighter as time goes by.
      Virginia

      Reply
  27. Audie deWatteville
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa and Virginia
    Our condolences to you all on the loss of Nelson.
    As with others I too remember conversations with Nelson, I enjoyed many chats with him. A very witty gentleman!
    Audie and Catherine de Watteville

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Audie for sending your thoughtful message. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your conversations with my Dad. He loved meeting and talking to everyone. I hope he has many new people to talk to where he is now.

      Reply
  28. Karen and Steve Fair
    Thursday, May 26, 2022

    So sorry to hear this news. Condolences to Joyce, Teresa and Virginia. We had good times camping and when visiting my parent, Vern and Betty Moore. Treasure your memories!

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    1. Teresa
      Thursday, May 26, 2022

      Thank you Karen and Steve for your message. My parents talked about camping with your parents often. The best memories ever. Take care.

      Reply
  29. Heike & Barry
    Friday, May 27, 2022

    Joyce, Teresa and Virginia
    We were so sorry to hear about Nelson’s death. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to get to know him in person, but it sounds like he was very well-liked and everyone enjoyed chatting with him!
    May your cherished memories of him give you comfort during this difficult time.
    Our sincere condolences, Heike and Barry (EfL volunteers)

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Sunday, May 29, 2022

      Thank you for your message. He did like to talk to people he knew and new people he met.

      Reply
    2. Teresa
      Monday, May 30, 2022

      Thank you Heike and Barry for your kind words at this time. One day at a time will help us to grieve the loss of our Dad/Husband.

      Reply
  30. Teresa
    Sunday, June 19, 2022

    Happy Father’s Day Dad!
    I can’t believe it has been a month already since you left.
    I miss you with all my heart. ❤️

    Reply
  31. Liz Marshall
    Monday, June 20, 2022

    Joyce and Family – We’re so sorry to hear about Nelson. This was one of Mom’s favorite and I hope it gives some comfort… Miss Me, But Let Me Go.

    When I come to the end of the road,
    And the sun has set for me,
    I want no rites in gloom-filled rooms,
    Why cry for a soul set free?
    Miss me a little–but not too long,
    And not with your head bowed low;
    Remember the love that we once shared
    Miss me–but let me go.
    For this is a journey that we all must take,
    And each must go alone.
    It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
    A step on the road to home.
    When you are lonely and sick at heart,
    Go to the friends we know,
    And busy your sorrows in doing good deeds.
    Miss me – but let me go.
    Liz, Vern and the Marshalls

    Reply
    1. Teresa
      Wednesday, June 22, 2022

      Thank you Liz for the comforting poem. It is hard to believe it has been a month. Still feels like yesterday. Grief takes us on a long journey of healing.

      Reply

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