KOCH, Troy Emerson

August 2, 1948 – August 22, 2022

Troy Emerson Koch passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the age of 74.

Troy was born in Trochu, Alberta on August 2, 1948. After moving to Calgary, Troy met his future wife Hinke and was married in 1968. They recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Troy enjoyed his career with the Calgary Fire Department, joining in 1967, and retiring as Captain after a 34-year career.

Troy cherished spending time with friends and family. From time spent RVing with friends to Nevada and the Baja, cruises to Alaska and Europe, and watching his grandkids play softball, baseball, basketball, and hockey, Troy formed lasting memories with all he was close to.

Troy is survived by his wife Hinke, brothers Samuel and Dwight, sisters Loretta and Jewel, his daughter Jenifer (Jeff) Landels, his son Kirby (Tammy) Koch, as well as his five grandchildren; Kylie, Hannah, Evan, Brady, and Hunter. Troy was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Muriel and his brother Ellery.

A celebration of life, followed by a reception will be held at Pierson’s Funeral Service (4121 17Ave SE Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Troy’s memory directly to the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (https://cfbts.givecloud.co/).

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

  1. On 24/08/2022 at 9:54 pm Robert & Jewel Bartle Said:

    Hinke, Jenifer,Jeff,Kirby,Tammy and all of your children, we are so saddened at the passing of Troy.The world has lost a shining light and is a little darker with out him now. He had such a smile and sense of humour l will never forget. I will miss you dearly Troy but know you are in a better place. To all if you l am sending warm thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and know if there is any way l can help please contact me. If any of you need to get away my door is always open.Hugs

  2. On 25/08/2022 at 2:19 pm Calgary Fire Department Pensioners Association Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Hinke and Family on the passing of “Brother” Troy. He was an exceptional Firefighter, driving instructor, comrade and friend. He will be missed.

  3. On 25/08/2022 at 2:32 pm Gary and Dana Borkristl Said:

    Hinke, we are so sorry to hear about Troy even though we knew he was not doing well. He was a good friend and co-worker, always smiling, fun to be with at campouts, golf tournaments, and our little
    “D” Shift breakfast gatherings.May memories of those happy times bring joy to us and to you and your Family.

  4. On 26/08/2022 at 8:08 am Mike Walsh Said:

    I was saddened to hear the news that Troy had passed away. I wish to offer my condolences to Hinke, all of his family, and to his friends. I knew Troy as a valued member of the Choirboys Hockey Club in the late 1970’s and the 1980’s. He was a wonderful teammate. May he rest in peace.

  5. On 26/08/2022 at 8:10 am Don Lammle Said:

    I am very zorry to hear of Troy’s passing. Many years have come and gone sinve you lived at Three Hills. Dwight and I were in the same class and I do remember Troy even though he was 4 years behind us. My sincerest condolences and a warm hello to friends of long ago.n

  6. On 26/08/2022 at 8:12 am Don Lammle Said:

    I am very zorry to hear of Troy’s passing. Many years have come and gone sinve you lived at Three Hills. Dwight and I were in the same class and I do remember Troy even though he was 4 years behind us. My sincerest condolences and a warm hello to friends of long ago.

  7. On 26/08/2022 at 9:42 am Harvey & Lynda Goalder Said:

    Hinke, Jenifer, Kirby and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Troy will be remembered as a great firefighter and well liked by all that knew him. We had lots of laughs wether it be playing ball, camping or just visiting. He will be missed by sadly missed.

  8. On 26/08/2022 at 12:00 pm Garry Sutherland Said:

    Hi Hinke and family. So sorry to hear about Troy. Sorry for your loss. I remember all the great times we had- working with Troy, playing baseball, all the parties and good times. He was one of the good guys and will be missed.

  9. On 26/08/2022 at 12:50 pm Jack and Colette Ross Said:

    Dear Hinke, Kirby and Jen
    We are so very sorry to hear of Troy’s death. Even though we lost contact over the years, we still fondly recall those great camping trips, hockey games and many laughs we shared. May you find comfort in one another and in sharing of those wonderful memories you’ve made together over the years.
    God bless you all!
    Jack and Colette

  10. On 26/08/2022 at 12:53 pm Dave & Joanne Ladner Said:

    Hinke and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Troy. We have a lot of memories of the fun times we had in Chestermere. Troy will be missed. Thinking of you during this time of grief.

  11. On 26/08/2022 at 5:11 pm Paul Gough Said:

    Hinke. So sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. Troy was one of the finest gentleman and firefighter you could meet. Learned a lot from Troy and will be forever great full to him. Many many great memories. Rest In Peace.

  12. On 27/08/2022 at 12:44 pm Ernie & Loretta Hayden Said:

    Hinke, Jen, Jeff, Kirby, Tammy and all your family
    We are so sorry for your great loss. Please know you are in our hearts at this very sad time.
    Troy will always be remembered.
    Sending you all our love
    Ernie & Loretta

  13. On 28/08/2022 at 9:36 am Craig and Shelley Schmidt Said:

    We are sorry to hear of your loss Hinke and family. Always had a fun time being around Troy. He was a friend, teammate and colleague. Troy was a great mentor as I tried to emulate him when I became an officer. Always enjoyed playing on the D Originals with Troy as our playing coach. Rest In Peace.
    Craig and Shelley

  14. On 28/08/2022 at 5:08 pm Fred & Jan Richardson Said:

    Hinke and family, Jan and I are so sorry for your loss. I greatly enjoyed working at #1 station with Troy. Also for 4 plus years in the training division I depended on him greatly for his skill and knowledge as a training officer. He was a very fine gentleman and it was an honour to have know him.
    Fred and Jan

  15. On 28/08/2022 at 5:20 pm David Wilson Said:

    Hi Hinke we were saddened to hear of your loss. please remember the good times. we have great memories. Dave and Jewel Wilson

  16. On 28/08/2022 at 6:36 pm Rory Evans Said:

    I talked to Troy last week as I was coming into town for a few days and had not seen him for a few years. We were both looking forward to it.I new he was not well but talking to him I thought he was doing OK and when I heard the sad news I was heart broken .We worked together in Training for 5 years and developed a close relationship. We traveled to Texas and other locals on company buisness and always had a good time.Troy was a stand up guy and you could always count on him.I’m so sorry for his familys loss and now the sadness you all must endure. Rest in peace my friend

  17. On 28/08/2022 at 8:13 pm Kirk & Gail Newbigging Said:

    To the Koch Family and friends, to his fellow workers. One can only be thankful to have to opportunity to have shared their life with extraordinary individuals that impact your life. To have an opportunity to have a mentor that had numerous qualities that were shared with others, he had great morals and values and he shared them with others. He was always a we type team player that coached and taught others to demonstrate the same values in work ethics but life styles also. That grin, his one on one’s and way to many other attributes, were do I start or finish. We will always remember Troy and continue to share his memories. Condolences to the Koch families.

  18. On 29/08/2022 at 9:18 am Jim Barbaro Said:

    My sincere condolences to Troy’s family on the passing of Troy. Troy was an excellent training officer and a friend. We had a lot of laughs at the Academy. Rest In Peace brother.
    Jim Barbaro

  19. On 29/08/2022 at 10:02 am Kelly Saunders Said:

    On behalf of my Mother – Marlene Saunders & our entire family our Condolences at Troy’s passing. The history between our families goes back to the start of his CFD career. My late father (Ret) Captain Larry “Laurie” Saunders played a role to help Troy join the Fire Dept. The news of Troy’s passing brought back a flood of memories for my Mother of those times as well as myself.
    Rest In Peace Sir

  20. On 29/08/2022 at 4:42 pm Carol Wyse Said:

    Hinke & family – Condolences on your loss. My prayers go out to you & family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  21. On 30/08/2022 at 8:40 am Steve & Jody Wilson Said:

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Brother Troy Koch. As a mentor, team mate and friend on “D” Platoon for many years, Troy set an example for all to follow. If you were to set a path for which you could journey on as firefighter, Troy set the standard for all. His sense of humor, calm and wisdom in all situations is what he shall be remembered for. Our sincere condolences to the Koch family and may you cherish the memory of Troy for ever.
    Steve and Jody Wilson

  22. On 30/08/2022 at 1:45 pm Jan (John) and Elaine Hoogland and family Said:

    Hinke, Jen, Kirby and families,

    We feel blessed to have had Troy in our lives as our brother-in-law, and friend.

    We are so sorry for all of you, the people he loved and leaves behind to grieve his loss. The last couple of years have been tremendously hard on you. He was such a warrior, but now doesn’t need to fight any longer. His spirit lives on.

    We will always remember Troy’s sense of humour, his mischievous eyes and grin! He was always upbeat, kind, generous, and sensitive to other’s needs. His love for his kids and grandkids was seen whenever we talked. His face lit up at mention of them. He loved life and always wanted to share his enjoyment of it with those he knew. We will always remember the happy times we spent together in Pahrump, Nevada and on our trip to Europe, his visits to us in Manitoba, sharing his home in Airdie. He was always wanting to experience more of life wherever his travels took him. He created fun, and joy, sometimes at a cost…like a massive speeding ticket and a generous $60 dining tip. He tried to unravel the mystery of traffic circles in Leewarden but failed.

    Troy was an all-around good guy and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Elaine and John, Tammy, Jillian and families

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