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Gabriel Eduardo Hoyos, PhD MD
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 9, 1947
  • Place of birth:
    Bogota, Colombia
  • Date of passing: Jun 28, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Houston, Texas, United States
"Trust me. I'm a surgeon."

The Hoyos family invites you to share stories and memories of Gabe. This is a permanent website where we can keep our treasured thoughts and memories of the man we so deeply loved. By selecting the "Stories" tab above, you may share your favorite story about him. We are extremely grateful to those who visit this page and help us remember Gabe so that his granddaughter Sofia will know of his amazing life.

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The Hoyos family would be honored by your presence at the memorial services for

Gabriel Eduardo Hoyos PhD MD

Memorial Service
Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home
6700 Ferris Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401
Tuesday July 7th, 2015  6pm-8pm

Funeral Mass at Saint Thomas More Church
10330 Hillcroft Street, Houston, Texas 77096
Wednesday, July 8, 2015  10am-12pm, with lunch and refreshments to follow

In lieu of flowers, please donate to medical research for CVS by following the directions at this link:

It was very important to Gabe to find treatments for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, a disease his daughter has struggled with her entire adult life.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Alfredo Rodriguez on 28th June 2016

"Gabriel que satisfacción debes sentir desde arriba al ver los resultados que dejaste en la tierra,como siempre generando paz a quienes la han necesitado.
Que Dios te siga bendiciendo  a ti y a todos los tuyos en el Cielo y en la tierra"

This tribute was added by Mario Hoyos Restrepo on 28th June 2016

"Un abrazo para todos mis recordados primos."

This tribute was added by Mario Hoyos Restrepo on 18th February 2016

"Un abrazo para todos mis queridos primos, uniéndome a este bello homenaje."

This tribute was added by Mary Lynn McKeown on 9th December 2015

"Gabe Hoyos-forever missed."

This tribute was added by Gil Ruiz on 24th October 2015

I hope you contact me.  I'm Dr. Gil Ruiz.  I was a classmate of your dad's in medical school and he together with Lew Zingery and myself were inseparable friends.  We were very close and did so much together during the 4 years of medical school, I have so many stories I'd like to tell you of our wonderful times together.  We shared good times and bad times but through it all we were like brothers.  I only recently learned of Gabe's passing and I cannot tell you how sad it has made me.  I have also had to reconcile the passing of the other member of our group of three, Dr. Lew Zingery, who actually preceded your father in death and in fact I called Gabe to tell him of this.  We spoke for a long time by phone and he related to me the close call he had had with circulation problems in his leg but he had survived it and felt so good that you and he had gotten so close which he needed so much.  I wish you and your family (lovely grandchild to Gabe) all the best and extend to you the heartfelt condolences of a true friend.   Gil"

This tribute was added by Dale Chapin on 4th October 2015

"Hello everyone, my name is Dale aka Argyle for those who played Ultima Online. I was surprised to here just last night of his passing. I first met Gabe in 2001 on line in the Ultima Online game. Over the years I got to know him as a very Honorable man that believed in chivalry. He was the second person I met in the game, the first being my nephew. He took me under his wing and showed me the ropes. To my knowledge, I'm the only one left in his guild that still plays the game. I remember that it took him for ever to type and I was so glad I met Steve (Ox), because he used a program in which aloud us to actually talk to one another. Although I never met Gabe face to face, we talked on Vent. You can tell a lot about a person on how he/she plays a game. Gabe was a man that worked hard to be the best. He was a man of honor and integrity. I believe that the role playing game UO (Ultima Online) was more than just a game to him. It's a way of meeting and making new friends. He made a real friend with me and many others. I honored and respected Gabe. I'll never for get the first time I met him on UO. He killed my nephew and my nephew got kinda mad. He was a good man on UO and I know he was a good man in real life too. He will be missed by anyone that knew him.  :-l"

This tribute was added by SUe McRae on 29th September 2015

"GAbe, what a dear man and friend you have been.  Not only was a privilege to work with you, but I loved making crazy caps for you!  Even when you were grumpy I could get a smile from you.  Thank you for caring about others, loading my iPod with wonderful music before mission trips to all corners of CA and personally taking care of me when I came back from a trip to Nicaragua with liver failure.  i am saddened that I did not know of your death until today.  yOu will always be a great man, for we know your heart."

This tribute was added by Steve Van Doorn on 15th August 2015

"I informed as many people as i could about Gabes passing within Ultima On line that he played.   There is a lot of his friends that I'm unable to contact.   Gabe had a lot of friends in our game."

This tribute was added by Steve Van Doorn on 3rd August 2015

"I called him Gabsters he always took us into unusual places in a game he loved Ultima on line that he played for 18 years with us.  He always wanted to get the biggest and strongest dragon.   He will be greatly missed.   Love,   Steve  AKA Ox"

This tribute was added by Patty Miller on 13th July 2015

"Dear Christina and Family - My sincere condolences for your loss and prayers in this sorrowful time.  Patty Miller"

This tribute was added by Jocelyn Windsor on 13th July 2015

"To the Hoyos Family,
  It was my great pleasure to have worked for many years with Dr. Hoyos in surgery at Park Plaza Hospital.  He was always soooo happy and loved life, that it made "work" fun.  I am so sorry for your loss.  He was a very special man and a great physician.  Please accept my prayers and condolences during this sad time.  All my thoughts and prayers are with you.  J. Windsor"

This tribute was added by Mary Lynn McKeown on 10th July 2015

"I am on vacation and just heard about Gabe's passing. I am so sorry for the loss of this man who has such a special place in my heart.  I have known him since he set up his practice with Dr. Faris some 30 years ago but I came to know his compassion 14 years ago when my late husband was diagnosed with leukemia.  When my husband, Cave McKeown, who had been Gabe's CPA for years, became ill we were overwhelmed by all of the testing and did not understand and could not believe what the results were showing.  I think Gabe could not believe it either.  He very generously reran all of the tests himself and sat down with us and explained the results to us, telling us what they were and what they indicated. He was so compassionate and caring at a time when we were struggling to understand what was going on. I will never forget his kindness to us at the time nor his continued support and kindness to me after my husband passed away just a few weeks later.  I continued to do Gabe's tax work since and we developed a wonderful friendship.  I will miss his caring, his intelligence, his gentleness, and his love for God and his fellow man.  I am comforted knowing he is now with God."

This tribute was added by Eric Evans on 9th July 2015

"I had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Hoyos over the past few years - he was such an incredible MAN OF GOD, a gifted physician, and a wonderful, kind soul.  I will miss his words of wisdom and most of all his smile and spirit.  Take comfort Dr. Hoyos in the arms of Jesus - until we meet again."

This tribute was added by patricia hernandez on 8th July 2015

Parece que fue ayer los paseos en la LUMBRE, en compañia de Aldo y Monis, contando sus historias y recitando los poemas que se quedaron gravados en la memoria de todos y en mi corazon.......
Sobran iddeas pero faltan palabras para los que sabemos ahora, despues de tu partida eran tus sentimientos fraternales.
El cielo esta de fiesta porque Monis no solo esta contigo si no que vio en ti la herencia sentimental que inculco en sus hijos.
Siempre te recordare con cariño especial.

This tribute was added by Alfredo Rodriguez on 8th July 2015

Cony, Carmencita, Mono
Quiero decirles que a pesar de lo poco que tuve que ver con Aldo por circunstancias  de la vida, lamento mucho su desaparición de esta vida, pero que con seguridad en este momento se encuentra disfrutando merecidamente de la paz y la felicidad eternas, y lo creo así especialmente hoy, al haberme enterado de su calidad y generosidad, lo que me ha permitido conocerlo más que  durante su vida,  por los extraordinarios  frutos que ha dejado sin extrañarme de manera alguna, pues si tuve la oportunidad de conocer muy bien a Monina gran señora y gran  mujer cuya descendencia no podría estar mejor representada por sus hijos en especial por la calidad  y la generosidad de Aldo, de quien hoy pienso que durante su vida con una generosidad muy grande y premeditada parece haber tomado la decisión de vivirla muy moderadamente con el fin de que el objetivo de su existencia fuera lograr finalmente la tranquilidad y el sosiego de sus queridos hermanos.
Prueba fehaciente de Mateo 7:15-20  
20 Así que, por sus frutos los conoceréis.
Acompañándolos mucho
Alfredo Rodríguez Núñez"

This tribute was added by Jana Zimmerhanzel on 8th July 2015

"I worked with Dr. Hoyos at Woman's Hospital for many years.  He was a compassionate physician and a loyal friend.  He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Naomi Hernandez on 7th July 2015

"I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Hoyos for three year. He was the most funniest and sweetest person to work with!! He left behind lots of funny memories!! Sending my prayers!"

This tribute was added by Marva Wheeler on 7th July 2015

"Blessed are those.....who walk in the light of Your presence.

PSALM 89:15 NIV"

This tribute was added by Maria Edie on 6th July 2015

"Dear Hoyos family

I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked for Dr. Hoyos while he had his practice on San Jacinto. He was a great man and a wonderful employer. Your family is in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Maria v De fonrodona on 6th July 2015

"Nos creamos como hermanos Monís fue mi segunda MAMA nunca olvidare la voz de Gabriel como me llamaba   Pitoyita los quiero mucho a todos . Jorge y mi familia nos unimos en un estrecho abrazo"

This tribute was added by jorge H. Alvarez on 6th July 2015

"Seis meses después del accidente donde perdimos a Luis Eduardo, Gabriel y yo emprendimos un viaje a Buenaventura para recuperar unos motores volkswagen que se habian hundido en la pesquera que Habian construido entre Luis Eduardo y Jaime Hoyos (tio de Gabe y papa de Jorge).  En mi memoria figura un nombre, que me confirmaría Carmenza y es "Incolmar", un depósito de pescado que apestaba y en un mezzanine dormíamos, mientras le trabajábamos a los motores que después de una semana quedaron como nuevos.  jaime, quien era un  excelente mecánico nos apadrinó en todo momento y finalmente quedó encargado de disponer de ellos.  De regreso a Cali, donde la tia  "Tota" creo que nos bañamos cerca de 4 veces seguidas cada uno tratando de quitarnos el olor a pescado, que desde que entramos a la casa. ella nos obligó a tomar el primer baño.  Ese fue nuestro grado en motores que lo necesitaríamos para poder regresar de Cali a Manizales en el Microbus.  Esa aventura nios tomó una semana, que luego escribiré.   Atesoro cada minuto que pasamos juntos.  Mi nieto Matias ( 5 años) me pide que le cuente historias con Gabriel, porque si el las recuerda, nunca se irá a la tierra del olvido. Me hizo llorar."

This tribute was added by Vaughan Clark on 6th July 2015

"Dear Hoyos Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss, the world lost a very kind, compassionate, gentle man in your husband, father, friend and my doctor for many years.

He delivered my two oldest sons- for the third he was in Colombia caring for his mother.  

My deliveries were complicated. With my precious doc-who I dubbed the archeangel Gabriel- but really he was more of a saint- I was never afraid. He sat next to me from noon to 6pm on a Sunday while I labored…and delivered me a beautiful, healthy baby!  He was an amazing doctor, but more- he cared deeply.  I am so thankful for his life.

I will keep you all in my prayers and there is no doubt in my mind that we will see him again in the closest proximity to the throne of God.

Sending my love,
Vaughan Huge Clark"

This tribute was added by Bernardo Salazar on 5th July 2015

"Abrazos para Carmenza, Cony y Luis Hernán en primera instancia y al resto de familia que no conozco y todos sus amigos.

Cómo recuerdo nuestras interminables charlas en aquel su enorme cuarto del segundo piso en la parte de atrás de la casa de la Castellana, donde nos daban las horas y las noches hablando sin cesar. Tema tras tema que Gabriel Eduardo sacaba de su inagotable faltriquera.

Enaltezco su sobresaliente y brillante inteligencia una de las mas loables cualidades que le conocí a Gabriel Eduardo.
Bernardo Salazar A"

This tribute was added by Carolina Rodriguez on 5th July 2015

"Que belleza de pagina, esto en una clara muestra de los legados de Monis.
Los recordamos con cariño y sentimos esta gran perdida, convencidos que solo es un hasta luego."

This tribute was added by John Price on 3rd July 2015

"Gabe, I greatly appreciated your support while I was writing my book on the near-death experiences. You told me your experience and how it turned your life around.  I made the point to you that I hear this so very frequently from the hundreds of people who've shared the account of their precious experience while clinically dead. I know you are in joy, peace, and overwhelming Love."

This tribute was added by Guillermo Reyes on 2nd July 2015


Brother, as an integral part of our family, I can only thank the warmth and affection you had to me, Sylvia, and  my sons  (Jaime and Santiago) who always regarded you as a very special and dear uncle, we always received from you all the support and security that you irradiated us when we met , and then by the dace of life in our many visits to Houston, where I felt  I was with my older brother who gave me all kind of tips that I always welcomed and resulted in peace and serenity. Your unexpected departure leaves me without my counselor, my friend and my brother. Christina you are to me like the daughter of my brother, and I want to express in these few words to you and to my brothers ( Carmencita , Conny and Luis Hernán) the deep pain I feel.

I'm sure that  Aldo will continue taking care of all of us, and  he will be enjoying all the peace he deserve in every sense of the word, because his life was a  model of existence and support  for all that were near him.

You will always be in my mind,

Your Brother,

Guillermo Reyes Ramirez"

This tribute was added by Jaime Pérez on 2nd July 2015

"Dear Gabriel

There are people who leave footprints in life and beyond for being special and bring me your friendship and affection.

I thank all the shared moments with our families , Christmas and New years Eve, will always be in our hearts.

Left with the memory of the good times at "Aldo's home", the warmth you gave to me and to our family.

Jaime Reyes Pérez"

This tribute was added by Liz Purcell on 2nd July 2015

"A wonderful and kind doctor.  I can never see suspenders without thinking of our sweet Dr Hoyos.  I pray for him and his family. God bless."

This tribute was added by Santiago Reyes on 2nd July 2015

I'll always remember you as the great person you were, I will be forever grateful for your friendship, for welcome me as a part of your family and for the great support you gave me. My most sincere condolences to the Hoyos family during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Christina Hoyos Ebrahim on 29th June 2015

"The last email between Sofia (age 5) and her grandfather:

Dear Papa,
Hi. I LOVE....NOT like....I LOVE love looooove you
Love Sofia. Bye. The End.

To my dear Little Miss Blueberry Mini Muffin,
I was so happy to get the deliciously wonderful box of treats in the Hello Kitty lunchbox (Hello Kitty is my favorite too). I loved the specific instructions you included to help me get better. You would make a really great doctor and you show ability to diagnose and treat and maybe you should think of medicine as a career when you grow up. I love being a doctor and it is one of the best things in my life.

Right now I want nothing more than to give a big huge hug and kiss to my favorite little girl, my beloved Sofia F. E. She is the prettiest little girl in all of Houston.

I love love love love love love quadrillion more than infinity everything love you....not like, LOVE.

Love, Papa"

This tribute was added by Christina Hoyos Ebrahim on 29th June 2015

"To my beloved Hoyos family,
I have put this together to offer my deepest condolences to the family on the loss of our father, brother, uncle, many ways an adoring patriarch who watched over us, held us together by opening his home to so many of us, and encouraged us all towards success and the realization of our dreams. My hope is that we will remember him in love and in the remarkable accomplishments of his life. Love, Christina"

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