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Brian Douglas Hooper

February 18, 1949 — February 19, 2023

Glace Bay

It is with broken hearts that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Brian Douglas Hooper. 74, on February 19, 2023.  Born on the 18th of February, 1949 in Glace Bay, NS,  he was the son of the late Hibbert and Mary Jane (Favaro) Hooper.


Brian worked at the Sydney Steel Plant, then was hired to work for NSPC where he worked for twenty years as a coal handler.  Brian liked to read, hunt and fish. He loved puttering around doing yard work, and having chats with his neighbours, or whistling a tune while he worked.


Brian was always a gentleman, kind and very caring, he had a great sense of humour, He was a gem of a husband and father.  We had our own little pleasures in life which was driving over to Schooner Pond Beach looking over the ocean, or simply sitting on our back deck enjoying each others company and the many family dinners we had, which sometimes turned into a kitchen party!


Amanda will miss her walks with her dad, looking for fossils on the beach and their many games of snakes and ladders.  Krista, who kept her dad company and showed him great compassion and comfort and always kept him safe. Brian was always challenging Shawn whom he considered his son, for a good game of pool and darts to see who would win the title.


Brian will be greatly missed by his loving wife and best friend for fifty years, Joyce Ann (Clarke), his children whom he loved dearly; Krista and Amanda (Shawn) Thurbide, and granddaughter Ann Marie, his Little Bear, she was the light of his life. Brian is also survived by brothers Warren (Jane Lynn) and Wendel (late Belva), many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Linda (Bob) Collez and Nancy (Gary) Eichenberger, and brother-in-law Michael (Sharon) Clarke.


Our family would like to thank Dr. Michael Gallivan and his staff, Thank you to Sister Catherine V. MacDonald for the lovely prayer service she provided in our home to our family when it was really needed and so much appreciated.  Thank you to the Sisters of the CND for their many prayers for Brian, and Father Eugene Morris.

Thank you to everyone who came to our home and brought food, cards, sent flowers and phoned our home. We enjoyed all of their stories of Brian, which were quite entertaining.  Thanks to Colleen and Kevin Babineau, Orville and Marlene Benson and my Aunt Valerie Wadden for such support.

Cremation will take place under the guidance of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, with no visitation or service as per his wishes.


In Memory of Brian,

Be kind to one another, and whistle a tune as he always did.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal

Love leaves a memory no one can steal

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