Christena "Colleen" Hokansson

Wednesday, May 25th, 1938 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Colleen in her 82nd year passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 10 2020 in Oakville. She was born on May 25, 1938 in Milton to Emma and James McMurray. She was one of 6 children. She married her one and only love Sam Hokansson in July, 1956 who survives her in death. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, a favourite aunt and a trusting and cherished friend. She will be remembered for her smile, happy disposition and welcoming hospitality. Colleen is survived by her 3 children; Steven and wife Lydia, Cheryl and husband Al, and Cecelia, and 1 child Garth who preceded her in death. She leaves 2 sisters, Gwen, Karen and spouse Ray; 2 sisters-in-law Mary and Lynne; 1 brother-in-law, Carl and wife Sylvia; plus 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces; everyone she loved deeply.

Family and friends are invited to visit at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. E. Milton 905-878-4452 on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 in the funeral home chapel at 11 am. She will lay in rest at Evergreen cemetery with other departed family and friends. “She is missed, but never forgotten” As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations in memory of Colleen to Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, March 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, March 16th, 2020 11:00am
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Carol Kerr

Posted at 12:29pm
Dear Sam and family.
My deepest condolences to you at this sad time! Colleen was great support for me as she looked after Charles, Kim, and toddler Tammy while I was teaching at E.C.Drury. That was over 50 years ago but I was so grateful . I lost track of you when you moved from Laurier but remember our work for the Cancer Society. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .
Sincerest sympathy..
Carol Kerr

Lynne McMurray

Posted at 07:04am
Colleen was my sister-in law but treated me like a sister. I will remember her always dressed with everything matching even her jewellery!! We had so much fun going gambling (much to Sam's shagrin) and going out after for banana splits at her favourite restaurant. I will surely miss her.

Cheryl Posted at 01:05pm

Auntie Lynne she loved and talk often about how much she enjoyed her time with you at the Casino. She was always hoping for that Jack Pot. I know she will be watching and playing right beside you for a long time.

Wendy Loiselle

Posted at 02:34pm
I have so many great memories of my Auntie Colleen. When I think of her, I see her radiant smile, hear her laugh and feel her warm hugs. She was always the life of the party. Heaven is going to be an even happier place now that Colleen has arrived. Love always. Wendy xo.

Cheryl Posted at 05:43pm

Wendy, thanks for this pic, she looks so happy and it brings back the memory of that day together with you and others. Love Cheryl

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Posted at 12:51pm
All our love, Deanna, Dean and Denise, Ron and Les and family. Xo
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Tom Elliot

Posted at 05:37pm
It’s been many years since I crossed paths with the Hokansson family. They lived across the street from us for several years on Elmwood Crescent, where we played hours of street hockey and football on the road in front of their home. I have a special and fond memory of Colleen (Mrs Hokansson) which I hope brings a smile to your faces and/or warmth to your hearts. Colleen made the best fudge. She took me under her wing to teach me her secrets to making it when I was 11 or 12. Colleen was a good teacher as I won third prize for my chocolate and first for my maple fudge in the Milton fall fair. I still have the entry cards with this recognition, along with Colleen’s hand written recipe splattered with baking remnants in an memory book put together by my folks. My condolences to Sam, Steve, Cheryl, Cecelia and your family’s. Rest In Peace Colleen. Tom Elliot.

Cheryl Posted at 05:39pm

Tommy I want you to know how touched I have been with this post. It is a beautiful tribute to my mom. So wonderful that she left you with such a treasured memory. Happy fudge eating. Ps Mine favourite was her maple fudge. Cheryl.

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