MRS. ANNIE KATHERINA HOFFMAN passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord at The Gateby on October 24th, 2004, at the age of 87 years. Annie was born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan on June 24th, 1917 to Jacob and Margaret Bender. On February 8th, 1942, Annie married Herman Hoffman at the Zion Lutheran Church in Neudorf, Saskatchewan. Annie and Herman moved to Vernon on March 31st, 1942. Annie was predeceased by her husband Herman in 1981 and by her grandson Freddy Hoffman in 1970. Annie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons; Erwin (Judy) Hoffman of Vernon, B.C. and Freddy (Rosella) Hoffman of Vernon, B.C., her four grandchildren; Diane (Mark) Thiessen of Armstrong, B.C., Brian (Bobbi) Hoffman of Vernon, B.C., Dawn (Norm) Brulé of Vernon, B.C., and Guy (Marion) Hoffman of Vernon, B.C.; her great-grandchildren, Tony, Taylor, Delisa, Alysha and Calvin; two step great-grandchildren, Cole and Jack; numerous extended family members and friends. Annie enjoyed playing bingo and cards, reading, shopping and spending time with her family and friends. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. A Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, October 27th, 2004 a 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Paul Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A Reception will take place in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel after the Graveside Service. The family would like to express their gratitude for the excellent care provided to “Granny” by Dr. Steward and especially the nurses and staff on the 3rd floor of The Gateby. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to at charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th St., Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5. (1-250-542-1187).
The depths of sorrow we cannot tell
Of the loss of one we loved so well.
And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep
Her memory we shall always keep.