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Born: Apr 01, 1928

Date of Passing: Mar 26, 2002

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DEAN McARTHUR HOFLEY April 1, 1928 - March 26, 2002 It is with sorrow that we announce the death of Dean Hofley, who died peacefully on March 26, 2002 with family by his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy; his daughter Kathryn; his daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Russ Schneider and his grandsons Justin and Jonathan; his daughter Jennifer; and his son and daughter-in-law Eric and Hali and his grandsons Marcus and Brendan. He is also survived by his sister Marion Hofley; brother John Hofley and his wife Dolores Minkus Hofley; brother-in-law Art Banting; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Floyd and Kae Lovelace; brother-in-law Harold (Chid) Lovelace; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Olive Hofley. As a young man Dean sailed the Great Lakes for nine years and, at age 24, received his Masters (Captains) ticket; at the time, the youngest person in Canada to do so. While he loved his work and the Lakes, he and Dorothy moved to the Manitoulin Island on Georgian Bay in 1953 to begin a family. Dean worked with the Ontario Pulp and Paper Company until 1959 when they returned to Winnipeg to be closer to their families. He worked in the automotive sector until 1979 as an accountant and office manager when he left to establish his own accounting practice. He retired in 2001. Throughout his life Dean was extremely hard-working and committed to his employers and his clients. Dean was respected by those who knew him and was a person of integrity, honesty, and high personal values. His happiest times were spent at the cottage in Redditt, ON with his family and friends, where one and all were greeted with his booming voice expressing words of welcome. Dorothy and the family would like to extend their deep appreciation to Concordia Hospitals 2W Wing nursing staff for the wonderful care, respect and compassion they gave to both Dean, and to them. They would also like to thank Dr. Alvi, Dr. Pilat, and Chaplain Rosalie Loeppky for their care. A celebration of Deans life will be held on Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main St., with the Rev. Troy van Ginkel officiating. Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be interred at a private ceremony prior to the service. Flowers are gratefully declined; if family and friends so desire, they are invited to make a donation in Deans memory to a charity of their choice. Rest in peace WE WILL LOVE AND MISS YOU ALWAYS Arrangements entrusted to: GLEN EDEN FUNERAL HOME 4477 MAIN STREET 338-7111

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 30, 2002

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