February 14, 1947 - August 3, 2023
In loving memory ~
After a brief and courageous battle against cancer, Judy Marie Hoffman passed away peacefully with her son by her side at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on August 3rd, 2023. In the days before her passing, Judy was surrounded constantly by her three children, her grandchildren, her great-grandsons, extended family members and numerous close friends.
Judy was born in Vernon, B.C., to William and Hazel Helmsing on February 14, 1947, and was the third born of four daughters. She married Erwin Hoffman on April 24, 1965, and they had three children, Diane, Brian and Dawn. During her lifetime, Judy worked at various businesses but was recognized mainly from Swan Lake Market and Garden where she worked for many years until she retired.
In her younger years, Judy was a member of the Vernon Girls Trumpet Band and various Pipe Bands. In addition, she had many hobbies including ceramics, sewing, knitting, crocheting, horseback riding, bowling and Tai Chi. Judy enjoyed watching sports, especially hockey and football. One of Judy's favourite places to visit was Oahu where she requested that her ashes be spread in the ocean.
Judy will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Diane Hoffman (Corey Akerman), Brian Hoffman, and Dawn (Norm) Brule all of Vernon; her 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons, numerous extended family members and friends. Judy was predeceased by her husband, Erwin, her parents, William and Hazel Helmsing, and her three sisters, Joan, Jean and Jill as well as other extended family members and friends.
In respecting Judy's wishes, she was cremated and a private Celebration of Life Tea will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may make donations in Judy's memory to the SPCA and the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
A special thank you to all the care that was provided to Judy by the doctors and nurses in the ICU at VJH and to Kathryn on 2 East for being such a great advocate for her.
Cremation arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5, 250-542-1187.
"A Mother is she who can take
the place of all others,
but whose place no one can take.'