Aug 01, 1939 - Mar 02, 2020
HOGAN, Peter Joseph It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Joseph Hogan, 80, on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Montfort Hospital, Ottawa, after a brief illness. Born on August 1, 1939, Peter was the son of Joseph and Mabel (MacGregor) Hogan. He is survived by his brother, Jack (Stella) Hogan, Glace Bay, and their children, Erin and David; Mary (Dennis) Shea, Weymouth, MA, and their children, Dennis, Tracey, and Paula; Ginger (Ed) Murphy, Sydney, and his children, Patricia and Breton, Pat Strickland, Sydney, and her children, Susan, Beth, and Colin; Pamela MacGillivray, Sydney, and her children, Jay and Meghan; Jeanne Hogan, Halifax; and Maggie Rogers, Toronto, and her children, Benjamin and Meredith. He is also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews, who loved him dearly. Peter was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces for over 20 years, having served in several locations, including a tour as a member of the UN Peacekeeping Forces in Cyprus. He subsequently spent many years with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires in Ottawa until his retirement in August, 2019. A fine athlete in his younger days, Peter’s love for sports continued throughout his life. He retained an enthusiastic interest in the Toronto Blue Jays and especially, his beloved New England Patriots. Another passion was his love of music. He had eclectic tastes but his particular love was for jazz, big-band music, and the great vocalists such as Sinatra, Ella, et al. Above all was his love of family. He cherished his relationship with his siblings and had a special bond with his nieces and nephews, who considered “Uncle Pete” their favourite. He loved coming “home” to Cape Breton regularly at least twice a year for over 50 years. He will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place. A family memorial will be held to celebrate his life this summer at a time to be determined.