William Alfred Hogg, PhD PEng
William (Bud) Alfred Hogg of Port Elgin, ON, died Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the age of 96. He was surrounded by the love of his family.
Bud was born and grew up in Pictou, Nova Scotia. He was the son of Harry Hogg and Marguerite Carson, and brother of the late Harold. Bud was the dear brother-in-law of Marian (Harold) Smith of Halifax.
He leaves his beloved wife Jean (Ross), and his daughters Heather (Peter Rausch) of Edmonton, and Betsy (Ron Palko) of Port Elgin. His four grandchildren adored him, and he was so proud of Amanda Palko (Nik Pinski) of Vancouver, Michael Rausch (Nicole Moon) of Edmonton, Amy Rausch of Edmonton, and Lauren Palko of Port Elgin. He loved seeing daily pictures of his great-grandchild Misha Alfred Pinski.
Bud served in WW ll in the RCAF Marine Division, patrolling the waters around Vancouver Island. At the end of the war he returned to school attending Acadia, Dalhousie and graduated in 1958 with a PhD in Geology from McGill University. He shared his love of geology with Amanda and Michael. Bud and Jean would have celebrated their 70th anniversary on August 28th.
Bud had many interests throughout his life and especially loved being on the water sailing. Intensely curious about everything, he watched the stock market closely and took up folk art painting in his 80’s. He and Jean had many lifelong friends from their time in Noranda, North Bay, Toronto, Port Elgin and wintering in Siesta Key, FL.
A very special thanks to Dr Somerville and the VON team for their kindness and compassionate care. If so desired, a memorial donation may be made to the charity of your choice.
Bud’s life will be celebrated when family gather at a later date. He will always be loved and never forgotten.