Posted: September 16th, 2016

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Joshua Hofer at 73 years of age, on September 14, 2016.

Loving husband of the late Martha Hofer, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his sons, Josh (Katherine), Ben (Rosa), Elias (Martha), Jonathon (Rosa) of Box Elder. His daughter Linda (Kenneth) of Enchant. He will be greatly missed by his 26 grandchildren who he loved and enjoyed dearly. Mourning his passing are his brothers Twin Joe (Matilda), John (Annie), Darius (Becky), Dave (Judy) of Box Elder. Pete (Annette) of Millet, AB. His sisters S Barbara Fort Pitt, J Rachel, Ann (Ben) of East Cardston, Katie (Joe), Elizabeth (John) of Pontiex, and Sara (Kurt) of Rainbow.

Will also be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters in law. Joshua was predeceased by his wife, son, grandson and his parents.

Joshua was born on March 6, 1943 at Cranford, AB. At the age of 5 he moved from Lakeside to Pinehill. In 1960, he moved to Box Elder, where he resided until his passing. In 1964 he married Martha. They lived happily for 47 years before Martha’s passing.

Dad worked hard as a field boss for 22 years and a manager for 18 years before retiring because of cancer. In 1976 he lost his leg in a farm accident, but with his spirit and love for life he carried on without a second thought. Dad was a great role model, with advice for anyone. He was always looking out for others; his memo in life was “never look down on someone unless you are helping them up”. Dad we will miss you with all our hearts. Rest in Peace.

The Funeral Service was held at Box Elder on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Box Elder Cemetery.

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