February 12, 2012

SAMUEL JOHN HOFER On Sunday, February 12, 2012 Sam’s Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m. in the Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St., Winnipeg.Publish Date: Feb 18, 2012SAMUEL JOHN HOFER December 31, 1921 – February 8, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Samuel John Hofer on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the Grace Hospital at the age of 90 years. Left to forever cherish Sam’s memory is his loving and faithful wife Emma, of 59 years of marriage; children Sam Jr., Rick (Edna), Doreen (Garry), Phil, Ben (Lorraine), Mark, and Edna (Geoff); as well as fondly remembered by his many grandchildren: Holly, Allary, Wade, Joe, Jason, Derek, Chris, Chelsea, Natasha, Charlotte, Stella, Malachi and Declan. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Lynda. Sam was a cautious man, but one who was never afraid to follow his convictions. A man who felt he must leave the safety of the Hutterite Colony with a wife and eight young children to an unsure future; albeit one he felt would be more rewarding to all of them. Sam rarely wavered in his convictions, and his firm belief in a loving and generous God guided him throughout his long life. Sam will always be remembered for his earnestness and sense of fairness; qualities that helped to enhance and cement the relationships of those he loved, who were many. He walked through life with dignity and never failed to provide for his family. At the end of his long life, though a disease took away almost all of his memories, he never failed to proudly recognize his beloved wife Emma. On Sunday, February 12, 2012 Sam’s Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St., Winnipeg. The family would like to thank the staff at the Charleswood Care Centre for their wonderful care and compassion.Publish Date: Feb 10, 2012   As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 10, 2012