Posted: June 29th, 2016

June 16, 1956 ~ June 27, 2016

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Marty Hofer at the age of 60 years, loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Marty was born in 1956 at the Lakeside Colony at Cranford, AB., and moved that same year to the Spring Creek Colony at Walsh, AB. In 1979, he moved to the Elkwater Colony where he resided until his passing. Marty is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Ruth Hofer; son, Randy (Rachel Ann) of Elkwater as well as a daughter, Wanda (Michael) of Mixburn. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren who meant the world to him, Abraham, Boaz, Javan, Alexander, Paula, Mylan, Tamar and Noella. He is also survived by his sister, Susanna (Fred) of Gildford, MT; brothers, Paul (Susanna), Ben (Annie), John (Rebecca), Willy (Mary) and Joe, all of Elkwater. Marty was predeceased by his father, Paul and mother, Susanna as well as one sister, Maria. After being the plumber and welder for 15 years, Marty became the farm welder full time and enjoyed his welding trade for many years. Marty’s family, the Elkwater Colony and all who knew him will so dearly miss this loving man. With his humble heart of gold he always had something encouraging and positive to say to whoever he met, always giving and not expecting anything in return. After numerous painful back surgeries, it was still so hard for him to slow down. Even when he was the one hurting, he loved making people laugh. But the Lord wanted him now, and we will find comfort in Jesus. We are reminded in Isaiah 55:9, For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. The Funeral for Marty will be held at the Elkwater Colony on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

3 Condolences for “MARTY R. HOFER”

  1. Alan and Heather Sox says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Marty will be missed by everyone we always enjoyed running into him on the street and chatting with him.

  2. Victor and Rosemary yeryk says:

    So shocked to hear this about Marty, He and Ruth were our friends. So sorry that he passed away so suddenly, Our sympathy to the family. God bless you and be with you all. Victor and Rosemary.

  3. Mary and George Stahl says:

    Our heartfelt sympathies are with the family of Marty Hofer. May Marty rest in peace

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