HOFFMAN HenryPosted: January 15th, 2014
March 15, 1921 – Shamrock, SK January 12, 2014 – Lethbridge, AB HENRY FREDRICK HOFFMAN, beloved husband of Kathy Hoffman, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, at the age of 92 years.
Henry was born on the farm near Shamrock, SK and raised there till 1933. The family left in 1933 by wagon to make a new start on a farm near Lacombe, AB. In 1938 the family moved again to Vernon, BC. Raised on the farm with 10 siblings, the love of family and God, were instilled in his heart and spirit. Henry started schooling at College Heights in Lacombe to be a minister, but changed his mind and returned to farming and logging in Vernon. In 1941 he married Elsie Schultz and had two children Jenny and Wayne. 1954 moved him to Calgary, AB where he worked in construction for Dominion Sound and Drexel Ceilings. In 1973 Henry married Kathy in Calgary and adopted Alfred and Michael into his family, and extended his love to sibling Valerie and her children Denise and Desiree. Henry is predeceased by his parents Fredric and Carolina Hoffman and siblings Emily, Emily, Wilmer, Jake, Helen, Bertha, Ester, Leona, and Norman and is survived by Evelyn. Dad is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy Hoffman. His children Jenny/John Michaud of Kamloops, B.C., Wayne/Karen Hoffman of Jasper, AB, Alfred/Sharon Breland of Niagara Falls, ON, Michael/Lila Hoffman of Lethbridge, AB. His grandchildren Rod/Sandi Michaud, Shawn Michaud /Jacob Kiujpers, Shannon Escot, Tonia/Ekachai Pathumman, Brandi/Dan Diehl, Trevor Hoffman, Lisa Breland, Kevin Breland, Courtney Hoffman and Doug Hoffman and by his great grandchildren Cory, Adam, Brendan and Brooklyn. In retirement he devoted his time to simple passions of wood working, fishing, watching hockey on TV, and reading the Bible. Dad truly loved spending time with family and friends, he was in his glory while telling jokes and stories of days passed. Dad will be fondly remembered in the hearts of all who met him. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME LTD., 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Terry Shillington officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lethbridge Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5. www.crhfoundation.ca/support. Following the Funeral Service, friends and relatives are welcome to further share the day with the family at the Cornerstone Funeral Home Reception Room.