Jan 1, 1928 – Dec 19, 2017
Sadly, we announce the death of Cyrille Cedric Hoffman (Cy) at the Bevan Lodge, Abbotsford, on December 19, 2017 after a lengthy illness.
He was predeceased by first wife, Joanna; brothers, Robert, Cedric; sister, Virginia.
Survived by sons, Cyrille Jr. (Kimberley) and Richard, and his second wife, Elizabeth Carlson.
Also survived by sister Gloria Atkinson and brother Richard Atkinson, and many nieces and nephews.
Cy is remembered for his kindness and generosity to family and friends, and to many charities.
As a Korean War veteran, he received a Mention in Dispatch Medal for distinguished service. He was a member of the PPCLI and Legion organizations for over 50 years. Also, a long-term member of the Carpenter’s Union, his vocation, and the New Democratic Party from its BC inception.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Cy lived there until 1946 when he moved with his family to North Vancouver, his home for over 25 years. His early years in North Vancouver were spent as a cabinet maker/carpenter. He then branched out to become a builder, and became involved with the city’s public life.
In the early 1970’s, Cy and Joanna moved to Abbotsford where he became known as an apartment owner, and for his involvement in local politics. He was a champion of human rights, which produced numerous Open Letters on behalf of this.
One of his greatest joys was time spent at his Christian Valley ranch, where he lived full time for six years. His favourite hobby from his Abbotsford home was making wooden locks, winning prizes for them and giving away as gifts.
Cy also loved to travel. He made a return trip to Korea, visited China, Cuba twice, as well as many holidays in Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Europe. His business interests also took him to Belize numerous times.
The family wishes to acknowledge the Bevan’s exceptional care of Cy for over three years.
A family celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Wiebe and Jeske in charge of arrangements. Memory contribution by personal choice.