1934 - HOEFMAN - 2020
Jochem “Joe” Hoefman passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the age of 86 years, beloved husband of the late Aly Hoefman. He leaves to cherish his memory their four children, nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Joe will be missed by his extended family in both Canada and Holland. He was predeceased by his parents Jentje and Reint Hoefman; his wife Aly on January 20, 2010; his brother Anne; two sisters, Hennie and Femie; five brother-in-laws, Evert, Siep, Herman, Wibo and Jan; two sister-in-laws, Ineke and Willie . Joe and his bride, Aly came to Canada for their honeymoon in the mid 1950’s and it continued for the next 54 years. After moving from British Columbia, they settled in Redcliff where Joe worked at Goodyear as an operator for over 30 years before retiring in 1993. Joe enjoyed the outdoors with camping, hunting, fishing, and gardening as his favourite pastimes. In his retirement, Joe and Aly enjoyed going to visit their homeland of Holland, as well as a few trips to Hawaii and Mexico. After Aly’s passing, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, and his sidekick, Toby. As per Joe’s request, a private funeral has taken place. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to theS.P.C.A. - 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Joe Hoefman.