Strong EarlSTRONG, Earl James Jr.  - (May 12, 1969 - January 20, 2018)

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 20th, 2018, at the age of 48 years.

Dearly beloved husband of Janice Hoy. 

Proud and loving father of Blake, Brock, and Brody.

Survived by his siblings Sherry Swain (Glen), Jimmy (Angie), Sharon Louey (Warren), Jeff (Rene), Paul, and Clyde Catton. Dear Son of the late Earl and Mavis Strong.

Son-in-law of Stan Hoy (late Alice). Will be sadly missed by all the Strong and Hoy families. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Earl, was a fireman, hero, and friend who will be missed by many.

As per Earl’s wishes, the family is having a “Celebration of Life” gathering to share fond memories and libations at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH #43 (471 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa) on Sunday, January 28th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484), on Monday, January 29th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Bucko – Burn camp for kids in Ontario.

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