Hoes, Clara

CLARA MARIA HOES (née van der Vlugt)

1926 ~ 2014

Clara Hoes SQ


Suddenly, on July 11, 2014 at the age of 87, CLARA MARIA HOES (née van der Vlugt), our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, passed away to join her husband John and her Heavenly Father. 

Clara was born on December 12, 1926, in Sassenheim, the Netherlands, one of eight children born to Willem and Marie van der Vlugt. Clara was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Dr. John Hoes, in 2003, her parents, and 5 of her siblings. 

Left to mourn her passing, her seven children: Jackie and Danny (Chelin), William and Karen, Joe, Clara, Michael and Lynne, Paula and Grant and Frank and Lisa.  Also grandchildren Amy, Luke, Anika, Kees, Derian, Mitchell, Abbey, Adam, Cory, Molly, Brett, Reid, Ashlen and Jackson. Also great grandchildren Ridley, Clara, Elle, Ryann, Joel and Dublin. 

After having immigrated to Canada in 1952, John and Clara settled in Morden, Manitoba, in 1962 to raise their family. They remained in Morden for 49 years.  Mom spent the past 5 years living in Winnipeg where she could be closer to her children and grandchildren. 

Mom will be missed each and every day by her family and all those whose lives she touched. She was the glue that held the family together.  As she lived her life, so she passed, with dignity, poise and grace. 

Prayers and viewing will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15th, at Christ the King Church - 847 St. Mary’s Rd.  The funeral will be held at the same location on Wednesday, July 16th at 10:00 a.m. with Father Renato Pasinato officiating, with a light lunch to follow.  A Christian burial will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Cemetery - 1050 Thornhill St. in Morden, MB.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.  

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements,



#1 Erna Bergmann 2014-07-13 05:19
My sympathies to the Family. I have known Clara since they came to Morden. Got to know her more personally line dancing at the Friendship Centre. Have enjoyed being in contact with her through e mails. Rest in Peace Friend.
#2 Kim McCaul 2014-07-13 10:16
To The Hoes Family,
I was shocked and saddened when I heard of the passing of your Mother. She was such a lovely woman; classy, and fun. She'll be greatly missed. Take care of each other during this sad time.
Much Love,
#3 Pam & Wayne Forster 2014-07-14 05:54
We were so sorry to hear of Clara's sudden passing. She was a wonderful woman, living her life to the fullest, and we have many pleasant memories of her work in the Church and in our community.
Our sympathies to her family and all of her loved ones. Rest in Peace dear Clara!
#4 Brian and Karen Foster 2014-07-15 10:24
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family on the loss of your mom, grandmother and friend. Clara was a lovely, friendly lady who will be missed.
#5 Jacqueline Kozyn Wood 2014-07-16 09:26
To all my cousins, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and friend, my Aunt Clara. I've only had the privilege of meeting her a few times, but she was a spirit of joy, and had a positive effect on those around her. My heart is with you all at this time. May the Lord Jesus Christ shelter you under his wings of peace.

Love and blessings, Jacqueline
#6 Lynette Beaudry 2014-07-16 09:34
My sincere sympathy to all the family.
I was one of your dad's caregiver at Salem and it was during that time
that I got to know your mom. I admired her for her beauty and strength
as well as her good sense of humour! She was a classy lady. Wishing you all the very best. God Bless!
#7 Sandra Klassen 2014-07-16 18:16
My thoughts go back to the days when I first met Clara and John, caring for him at Salem. It was very evident the strong bond that the two of them had. Her dedication and faithfulness was exemplary. She was a beautiful, graceful and kind lady with a gentle spirit - someone I always admired. My prayers go out to you and your family as you go through this difficult time. I know she will truly be missed.
#8 Ang Braun 2014-07-20 13:39
My deepest sympathy to the family. I got to know Clara through the Alzheimer Society. She was simply a wonderful and classy lady with great strength and courage. May she rest in peace.
#9 CINDY RENTON FROESE 2014-07-25 10:43

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