It is with very heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather Ernie Hoffman, who left us suddenly on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the age of 83. Dad was born February 5, 1933 in Melville, Saskatchewan. His whole family moved to Kelowna in 1948, settling on a farm on Hartman Road. Ernie married the love of his life, Barb, in 1955 and they had two sons and one daughter. Dad was a jack of all trades; he worked as a heavy duty mechanic, an orchardist, a service station operator and an equipment contractor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, but his greatest pride and joy was his family. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barb; 3 wonderful children, Ken (Lori), Gord (Cindy), and Carol (Trevor); 9 grandchildren, Carly, Kaitie, Jenna, Connie, John, Marki, Kristi, Taylor, and Tori; and siblings Wilf (Odile), Ed (Rose), Lionel (Verna), and Lee (Brian).
Dad will also be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, and many lifelong friends. Dad was predeceased by his
parents John and Mary, and his brothers, Martin, Ray, Art, and Dave. Many thanks to doctors Wickstrom, Prestage and Wadhwa for the attentive care they provided. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 20 at 1:00 pm at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church (formerly St. Theresa’s), 750 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna, B.C.Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Sindi Hawkins Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior.
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