1932 - 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Elias "Alec" Hofer, beloved husband of the late Rebecca Hofer, announce his peaceful passing on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 87 years, with his family by his side.
The Funeral Service was held at the Copperfield Farms Colony, Vauxhall on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. Burial followed at the Copperfield Farms Colony Cemetery.
Alec is survived by his daughter Barbara, sons Henry (Ruth) and Martin (Susanna); his grandchildren Megan, Carl, Grace and Martyna and by his extended family.
Alec was born and raised at the Ewelme Colony. He married Rebecca Walter, the love of his life in 1959 and they were blessed with three children. Rebecca passed on to eternity in 2012, after fifty two years of marriage.
Alec was an active community member, helping wherever he was needed. He was a shoemaker by trade and fixed and repaired many a pair of shoes for friends from far and wide but also tending laying hens in the barn.
In 1967, Rebecca and Alec moved to Cameron Farms where he again looked after the laying hens, delivering eggs once a week to the city for forty four years. He also enjoyed running a combine at harvest time.
In 2011, the family made another move to Copperfield Farms. Embracing new beginnings, Alec, with an open, eager spirit and willing hands, assisted wherever need be. He was much appreciated as he enjoyed working with the concrete shop crew, almost until his passing.
Alec was a quiet man, but treasured having coffee and talking about old times with family and friends, as they were all very near and dear to him.