Peter Hoaken


HOAKEN, Peter….

Passed away suddenly, on April 5th, 2022, at his home in London, in his 51st year of life. Peter is survived by his son, Spencer, daughter, Ella, and their mother Jennifer Crotogino, his mother Ellen and two sisters Susan Bergeron (Jeff), Nancy Trivett (Allan), and sister-in-law Lisa Hoaken.  Predeceased by his father Paul (2011) and brother Eric (2019).  He leaves behind cherished nieces and nephews.  Peter was grateful for his very close friends who were an important part of his life.  Thanks to Colleen for bringing happiness to Pete in his last few months. 

Peter grew up in Kingston studying at Queens University, and then obtained his doctorate at McGill University. Peter then moved to London, where he became a professor of Psychology at Western University. Peter was passionate about science, books, the great outdoors, and the appropriate use of adverbs. His biggest source of joy was his children, whom he took great pride in.

Cremation has taken place; a celebration of Peter’s life will be held at a later date. In memory of Peter, donations can be made to London Food Bank, 926 Leathorne Street, London, Ontario N5Z 3M5, or Canadian Mental Health Association, 522 Peel Street, Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 1K3 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories, and photographs shared at