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February 5, 1933 — February 12, 2016

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 12th, 2016 at the age of 83. Dad was born February 5th, 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 20th 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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Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Corpus Christi Catholic Church (formerly St. Theresa's)

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Service Details

The service for HOFFMAN, Ernie is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Corpus Christi Catholic Church (formerly St. Theresa's)

750 Rutland Road North Kelowna, BC


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  • Al and Sherryl says:

    Uncle Ernie will be missed terribly. Growing up without his presence would not have been the same. Our prayers and wishes go out to Aunt Barbara, Ken, Gord and Carol, and other family members.

  • Melodie says:

    Dear Barb and family. Our thoughts are with you as well as with Ernie’s siblings. May you hold many fond memories of your husband, dad, brother, grandpa and Uncle. Hugs to everyone….
    Melodie, Ken, Austin, Jessica and Norby

  • Karen Field says:

    Dear Barb and Family
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss of Ernie. Special thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your extended family during this time of sorrow.
    Uncle Orville, Karen and Bob and Bob and Cathy

  • Cam & Mort Doyle says:

    Dear Barb & Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

    Cam & Mort Doyle

  • Terry and Vera Adams and Family says:

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Tom & Shirl. Cole says:

    Dear Barb & Family
    Sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. May pleasant memories strengthen you during this time of grief and in the future.

  • Ron (&Barb) Lorenz says:

    We are so blessed to have such wonderful family, like our Uncle Ernie. Aunts & Uncles that influence us and help us throughout life. Now we have one less “wonderful uncle” to help us in our period of sadness. We must now cling to the hundreds of wonderful memories of great visits, meals, and fun we had together, as we touched each others lives from time to time. May those memories never fail, and may we all realize that Uncle Ernie deserves the rest he has been granted. Fighting illness with a smile and a joke is typical of his character, but it now gives us strength to carry on and grab today by the horns – making the best of it. Rest in Peace wonderful Uncle, friend and insperation to us all. Sadly, we will miss you but we won’t stop thinking of you. May our Lord Bless you Ernie, and may our Heavenly Father grant strength to Aunt Barb, Ken, Gord, Carol and all of us touched by your life.
    Ron & Barb Lorenz

  • Enrico Osti says:

    Sorry to hear of A.fred,s passing

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