Gertrude Anna Hoefer

1918 – 2013

On May 2, 2013, Gertrude passed away in Armstrong, BC. She was born in Germany and moved to Canada in 1953, first settling in Ontario and then, in 1955, moving to Vancouver, BC. Gertrude was a Registered Practical Nurse and worked at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for many years. She also worked in housekeeping and home care of others.; even after retirement, Gertrude still cared for a family with children. After retirement, she travelled North America and in 2001 she moved to Armstrong, BC to be closer to her family.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Werner in 1982. She is survived by her son: Rolph (Betty) Hoefer of Armstrong; 3 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was the wife of a shriner, an Irish Fusilier, a member of the Alpen Club, enjoyed music, was always very active and had many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Gertrude on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11:00 am at Alternatives Chapel (2980 Smith Drive, Armstrong, BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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