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Alfred Fred Hofmann

December 22, 1938 - August 17, 2009


It is with heavy hearts, much sadness and grief that we announce the sudden passing of Fred Hofmann on August 17, 2009 at 70 years of age. He was born in Giessen, Germany on December 22, 1938 and came to Canada in 1948. Fred leaves behind to
mourn his loss and cherish his memory his devoted wife of 46 years, Dorothy; his loving children Denise (her special man – Bruce), Dwayne (Patty) and adoring grandchildren Kaitlyn, Jarrett and Miranda. Also left to mourn are his sisters Lilo (Art) in Ontario and Ilse in California; sisters – and brothers-in law; nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Fred began working for Super Valu in 1958 as a baker eventually becoming a bakery manager. He worked in Vancouver, Ocean Falls, Whitehorse,
Kamloops and Oliver. He was known as ”Papa Fred” by many of his co-workers and had many coffee buddies. Retirement wasn”t a word in his vocabulary and he worked up until the day before his passing.

Fred enjoyed bike riding, gardening, travelling and spending time with his family. He always liked to be busy and spent his spare time in his flower beds and yard. No matter where he lived, Fred always had beautiful gardens. He was able to get back to Germany twice in the last 5 years and made numerous trips to California to visit his sister and spend time in one of his favourite places – “The Living Desert Reserve” in Palm Springs.

Fred was a loving, kind-hearted, courteous, humorous and proud man who took much pride in his family.

Fred will be forever missed by all whose lives he touched and always be in our hearts and memories.

“The flower gardens of heaven will be more beautiful with you tending them”

A celebration of Fred”s life will be held on Monday, August 24 at 1:00 pm at the United Church, Oliver, BC with Rev. Gerry Foster officiating. A reception will follow at the Oliver Elks hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation or BC Cancer Society in memory of Fred Hofmann.

On-line condolences may be expressed on
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Tim Neath
Relation: Brother inlaws father

The Neath family,Tim Terry Tasha and Dylan would like to send our condolences to the Hoffman family during this time of sadness

From: Dan and Arlene Neath
Relation: Parents of Daughter In Law

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

From: Alice Atkins
Relation: Through work and from Super Valu

I am so so very sorry to hear about Fred, you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 24, 2009
Beginning at 1:00pm

Oliver United Church
9915 - 358th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

9915 - 358th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:

BC Heart & Stroke Foundation
4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9
The BC Cancer Foundation
601 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3


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Gems and Stems at Eastside
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