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Joseph "Joe" Van Hoof

March 17, 1946 — March 29, 2024

Huntsville, Ontario

Joseph "Joe" Van Hoof

Passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the age of 78.  Joseph was born on March 17, 1946, in Lieshout, Holland to parents Gerardus and Francisca Van Hoof. 

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Irena Maria, his sons Edwardo Julian and Christopher Leonardo, granddaughter Scarlett Julia, and 13 of his 14 siblings, as well as dozens of extended family members and many friends.

Joseph immigrated from Holland in 1955.  He grew up in Petawawa, resided in Bowmanville, Pickering, Oshawa, Windsor and settled in Huntsville to raise his young family with Irena. 

Officer Van Hoof began his career with the OPP in 1973.  He worked in many roles including the Motorcycle Patrol and Marine Unit.  He began his community outreach connecting with young public-school students in his role as Community Officer, educating students about safety, legal rights and responsibilities through VIP.  The proudest moments in his career were in Huntsville High School, creating and filling the role of School Liaison Officer.   Joseph is best known to educators and especially students as the one and only “Constable Joe”. 

Joseph loved boating, hunting, working on his acreage outside town and in later years playing cards, crosswords, sudoku, and summers at Aylen Lake with family.  Always sitting in his favourite chair watching for deer in the backyard. 

A Celebration of Life – Meet and Greet will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home on Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 1-4 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Table Food Bank in Huntsville or the Salvation Army Food Bank – Huntsville in Joseph’s memory.

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, April 21, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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