Donald George Hook, lifelong resident of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Stratford General Hospital. Born in Stratford, son of the late George and Clara (Fry) Hook. Don is survived by his loving wife Shirley. Loving father of Theresa (Wayne) Billo, Jennette Hook (Dean Watt), Christine Hook and his step-children Wayne Gerber, Daniel (Verna) Gerber and Susan Gerber (Britt Bowra). Proud grandfather of Meredith Billo, Alexandre (Ric), Graeme Billo (Jenn), Jessica Bowles (Justin), Blake Darling, Mikayla Racz (Andrew), Tyler Racz, his eight step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Don will be fondly remembered by his sister Marjorie “Peggy” Dugmore and her family. Don retired from the Stratford Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police after serving his community for 35 years. Besides his parents, Don is predeceased by his daughter Bernice in infancy, his son-in-law Richard Racz and his brother-in-law Donald Dugmore. In keeping with Don’s wishes, there will be no funeral visitation or service. A private family gathering will take place. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Lung Association or St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Stratford) through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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