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 John Arthur “Jack” Hoffer

John Arthur “Jack” Hoffer

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Death 16 Oct 2012 (aged 94)
Burial Elmira, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 100025737 · View Source
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HOFFER, Arthur John "Jack" Jack passed away peacefully at the age of 94, on October 16, 2012 at Tuxedo Villa in Winnipeg. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean, of 58 years, his sisters and brothers-in-law, Lloy and Stewart Reichard, Ruth and Ken McLaughlin, Trudy and Frank Klinck, Vivian and Stuart Huehn, John and Florence Lewis,and by his son-in-law, Joel Weinstein. He was loved and will be missed by his children Cathie and Bill (Robyn), grandchildren, Sara (Sammy), Benjamin (Carla), Michael (Melissa), and David, great- grandchildren, Julia, Joshua, Oliver, E.J. and Jolie, his sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Carl Wagner and many nieces and nephews. Born in Elmira, Ontario to Rene and Aaron Hoffer on June 24, 1918, he graduated in 1939 from OAC in Guelph. He was an excellent tennis player. He was actively involved in his community in Elmira serving on Church, town and county councils. He worked with his father in the family baby bootie business and in 1957 joined Uniroyal. In 1964 he and Jean and the children moved to Winnipeg. In 1978 he joined MIA chemicals, a division of Fiberglas Canada. He retired in 1983. Jack will be remembered as a true gentleman, a loving husband, father and grandfather and great-grandfather. He was always interested in people and places. He had a gentle nature, a lovely sense of humour and was "a charmer". He was truly a good and honourable man who loved the Lord. In his younger days he travelled extensively and in his retirement he and Jean wintered in California and Arizona. Jack loved good scotch, great beef and fine, old cheese. He loved a good party, was a wonderful dancer, knew everything about birds and trees, loved sitting on the deck in Gimli with binoculars and "preferred the company of younger people", particularly his children and grandchildren. He golfed and played bridge into his nineties. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service and interment will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 11:30 a.m. at the Elmira Union Cemetery on Church Street in Elmira.



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  • Created by: Allan Dettweiler
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100025737
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Arthur “Jack” Hoffer (24 Jun 1918–16 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100025737, citing Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Allan Dettweiler (contributor 46892100) .