Aubrey Manning Hoeg, 94, Amherst and formerly of Oxford passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 in Northumberland Hall, Amherst.
Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late Garfield and Nina (Manning) Hoeg. Aubrey grew up in River Hebert and was a veteran of the Second World War, having served in England with the Royal Canadian Air Force No. 6 Bomber Group as a rear gunner.
After the war he worked in the coalmines later operated a garage in Strathcona and also was a farmer. He semi-retired and continued to operate a greenhouse on his property in Birchwood, Cumberland County. Over the years Aubrey along with his loving wife Pearl made many friends especially with their interest in square dancing with the Cumberland Twirlers and with Aubrey’s membership with the River Hebert Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 14. Aubrey especially enjoyed spending his time during the summer months in Five Islands where he often fished and boated. Aubrey had a deep interest in, and expansive knowledge of area and world history. He would entertain with wonderful stories of local history and people, entwined with his great sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife of over 63 years, the former Pearl Lockhart; son, Colin (Lynn), Halifax; granddaughter, Tiffany Hoeg, Halifax; sisters, Muriel Campbell, Mississauga, ON; Helen Tower, River Hebert; Rita Gould, Amherst; sister in laws, Dorothy Hoeg, River Hebert; Marlene Hoeg, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by brothers, Garfield and Lloyd Hoeg; brother in laws, William Campbell, Melburne Tower, and Thomas Gould. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, from 1-2 p.m., followed immediately by a funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary MacDougall officiating all in MacDiarmid’s Funeral Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford (447-2930). Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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