Art Hoving went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday November, 8, 2013.
Arthur Henry Hoving Jr. was born on April 5, 1933 to Arthur Henry Hoving Sr. & Mabel Berniece Hoving in Chicago, Illinois. He married his wife, Billie, on May 30th, 1954.
Art and his family moved to Terrace in 1974. He taught math and woodworking at Skeena Junior Secondary School. Art joined the Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department in 1976, and served as Fire Chief from 1984 to 1995. He served on many boards in Terrace including the Evangelical Free Church, Thornhill Advisory Planning Commission, Rough Acres Bible Camp and the Gideon’s local camp. Art enjoyed hunting, fishing and his hobbies included woodworking and visiting at Tim Horton’s, where he would meet his buddies weekly and solve the problems of the world over a cup of coffee.
Art was a devoted and much loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who is survived by his wife of 59 years, Billie, his children Tim (and Lorraine) Hoving, Rick (and Michelle) Hoving, Steve Hoving, and Jana (and Jacques) Pelletier, his eight grandchildren, TJ (and Annie), Trisha, Chelsey, Michael, Robert, Kaleigh, Aimee, and Sam, and one great-granddaughter, Audrey.
The family would like to thank Dr. Geoff Appleton for the many years of faithful and dedicated care, the compassionate doctors and nurses at Mills Memorial Hospital who provided Art exceptional care in his final hours, Pastor Todd Wilkins and Pastor Bob Pond and the members of the Evangelical Free Church who have demonstrated loving support, and to the many friends and members of the community who have shown much love and care.