Sophie Hoy (nee Rosychuk)

March 11, 2020 7 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Born in Smoky Lake, Alberta, December 14, 1929, to John and Dora Rosychuk

Passed away March 6, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Sophie grew up in Athabasca; enjoyed dancing and baseball and later loved hockey and was an avid Oilers fan. She left Athabasca when she married Bud Guest, and lived all over the Western United States while he worked for the American Oil Fields. Moving back to Canada and eventually making Peace River, AB her home where Bud passed away. She later married James Hoy and owned and managed the dress shop "Sarah Jane Fashions" in the 1980's. Retired to Penticton, BC and later moving back to Edmonton, AB where Jim passed away, then from Edmonton to Leduc, her final home.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Dave Guest (Suzanne), Debbie Spiller, Charlie Guest, Jerry Guest, Wanda Crawford (Bruce), Randy Guest, Wendy Connell, Darrell Guest and Linda McKinney (Vic); grandchildren: Allen, Kevin, Danny, Dana, Bud, Tasha, Robbie, Lisa, Tracey, Chrissy, Randianne, Garrett, Megan, Tannis, Torry, Mindy, Sarah, Chelsea, Jay, Lance and Leroy.

Preceded in death by her parents John and Dora Rosychuk, brothers James and Ted Rosychuk, spouses Bud Guest and James Hoy, son-in-law Doyle Spiller, son Steve Hoy and grandson Brian Guest.

Sophie will rest peacefully at Willow Park Cemetery in Lac La Biche, AB with her parents.

There will be no funeral at her request, but a family gathering will take place in Lac La Biche in the summer of 2020.

  1. My sincere condolences to all the family.

  2. Although I had your love for 60 years Mom, it’s very hard to believe you’re no longer with us. I miss you so much, but am at peace knowing you are no longer suffering. Love you Momma!! xoxoox

  3. So sorry we lost a beautiful example of how to be happy through all of life’s struggles
    You often inspired me
    I will miss you Aunt Sophie

  4. My deepest condolences to everyone related to Sophie. May all the good memories stay in your hearts and bring you peace. Sending you love and hugs. 😘❤

  5. So sorry to hear. Was just mentioning her store the other day. Loved shopping there. May she RIP

  6. Debbie and family So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you all. Denis and Verna Dupuy.

  7. Mother had a life of struggles however she overcame most things including bearing 8 children,4 boys,3 girls. Mom had help with this by three different partners. Amazing work effort she had a knack for making most needed things with little resources. My mother lived and died leaving us never asking much for herself. Miss her…hugs mom.

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