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HOFFINGER, Elmer Thomas

May 10, 1940 – March 12, 2013

Elmer Hoffinger passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the age of 72 years.

Elmer was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents, Pius and Elizabeth and his brother, Robert. He leaves behind his wife, Dolores, his son, Mark (Cara-Lynn) and daughter, Laura (Carlo) Bolognese. He was the loving grandfather of Christopher, Sabrina, Sarah and Connor. He is survived by one sister, Beverly (Larry) Kraft.

Elmer grew up on a farm near Salvador, Saskatchewan. He moved to Calgary in 1965 and spent many years as a Respiratory Therapist. He worked at the Foothills Hospital, was an instructor at SAIT, and was also involved in private homecare. He had a great love of music and was skilled at playing the guitar and various keyboard instruments, including the accordion.

His first love was always farming and the farming lifestyle. After going into semi-retirement at a relatively young age, he set up a hobby farm from the ground up near Sundre and he raised purebred Hereford Cattle.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Elmer Hoffinger a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Aunt Dolores, Mark and Laura and families,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Uncle Elmer will always be fondly remembered by us and we are certain, by all who ever knew him.
    Don Kress and Anna Jansons
    Sudbury, Ontario.

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  2. Irene Knott and Adelyne Roth :

    Please accept our sincere condolences on Elmer’s Passing. We were Elmer’s cousins and grew up just 1/ 2 mile north from Elmer, so we have many fond memories of his youth. We last saw him at Robert’s funeral and see or talk to Bev occasionly.

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  3. Richard Kress :

    Aunt Dolores and family. On behalf of Mavis, Richard& Rosalyn, Shirley& Tom we would like to express our deepest sympathy for your sudden loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

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  4. Marilynn Sander on behalf of SAIT's Alive :

    Our thoughts are with the Hoffinger Family in the loss of Elmer. He will truly be missed by all.

    SAIT’s Alive (retired and former colleagues from SAIT)

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  5. Gladys Kunstleben :

    Delores I offer you my sincerest condolences on the passing of Elmer. My prayers are with you.
    Gladys

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  6. Ron And Rose Kraft :

    Dolores And Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our deepest sympathy.

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  7. James and Kimberly Curtis :

    We extend our deepest sympathies to the Hoffinger family. Elmer Hoffinger was a hard-working family man whose presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him. God bless Elmer and the Hoffinger Family.

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  8. Dianne & Ed Boser :

    Dolores and family:
    Our deepest sympathy. Love and prayers for you at this time.

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  9. Darren, Patty Kraft and Family :

    Aunty Deloris, Mark, and Laura.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you with our deepest sympathies. I will always remember his smile and humor. May you find strength in this time of sorrow.

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  10. Gerri Then (née de Groot) :

    My condolences on your loss. Elmer was my Respiratory instructor the very first year of the program at SAIT and I worked with him later at Foothills. I respected him greatly and liked him even more!

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  11. Aunt Delores, Laura, Mark and families,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I will always remember Elmer as a kind and generous man.

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  12. Aunty Delores , Laura , Mark and families, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Uncle Elmer will be greatly missed and remembered by all who new him. Love Cheryl

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  13. Kathy Reschny :

    My sympathies to all your family. Elmer was our neighbour before he left the family farm. I was very young when he left, but I remember him getting ready to go play guitar with the band when we were visiting at his home.

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  14. Markham and Lisa Silver :

    To Mark and family. May you be comforted in this time of sorrow secure in the knowledge that your father will be a continuing source of inspiration and blessing. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you.

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  15. Mafalda Bolognese :

    To Delores and Family,

    May it help you now in some small way to meet each new tomorrow just knowing others share your loss and understand your sorrow. With Deepest Sympathy,

    Mafalda and Family

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  16. Marilyn Henderson :

    My sympathies to you Delores. My husband Douglas taught with your husband at SAIT in Respiratory Technology. Elmer was a very kind, gentle man as I recall. May God comfort you in your loss at this time.

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