With profound sadness we announce the passing of Lori Hogue, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all those whose lives she touched, on August 12, 2023. Lori was born October 19, 1960, in Marathon, Ontario to Wilfred and Elizabeth Bertin.
Lori grew up in Marathon, where she spent endless hours playing outside with her siblings and cousins. In 1967 her mom and dad bought a small two-bedroom cottage at Foxxe Lake. Many happy memories were made at the cottage with her immediate and extended family and friends. In the 1980s, Lori completed her Forestry degree at the University of New Brunswick, where she also played hockey and made great life-long friendships. Lori met the love of her life LeRoy and began their life together with their son Paul. In 1986, they married and welcomed a baby girl – Lindsay. Lori began working at the Marathon pulp mill in 1990 as a laboratory technician.
Lori absolutely adored children and during Lindsay’s first years, Lori stayed home and raised her while babysitting other children as well. This love and care continued to grow when her nieces and nephews began having children of their own. She was sure to always acknowledge and take pride in all of their accomplishments. She enjoyed being creative and excelled in all that she put her mind to – including painting, woodworking, sewing, and quilting. In 2022, Lori became a grandma to Avelynn, who was the light of her world.
Lori was hardworking and passionate about giving back to the community. She volunteered and participated in many local organizations including the seniors centre, women’s hockey, the Catholic church, and driving the seniors’ van. Even while travelling, Lori volunteered her time. In Florida, she volunteered at the local community hall, running bingos and helping to organize plays, music, and social events.
Lori was happiest when she was outdoors and was not one to sit still. Lori enjoyed snowshoeing, skiing, curling, hockey, tennis, pickleball, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and biking, just to name a few. One of her favourite places to spend time outdoors was at their cottage at White Lake. Which may be one of the only places you could catch her sitting still – enjoying a cup of coffee with LeRoy on the deck, overlooking the water.
Lori was an active and caring woman, who was always thinking of others. Lori is survived by her loving husband LeRoy and her children Paul (John) Hogue and Lindsay (Tim) Hogue. Granddaughter Avelynn. Siblings Louise (John) Blake, Gordon (Darlene) Bertin, David (Carrie) Bertin, Peter (Lynn) Bertin, and Terry (Devita) Bertin. As well as her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Predeceased by her mother Elizabeth Bertin and father Wilfred Bertin.
A funeral mass will be held at the Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Church, 17 Stevens Ave, Marathon, ON, on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to Wilson Memorial General Hospital Palliative Care would be greatly appreciated by the family. If unable to make a monetary donation, pay forward an act of kindness in memory of Lori – a woman whose love and kindness knew no bounds.