There will be a private family service.
Joseph was born in Paradise Hill, SK., and was the youngest of 12 children born to Joseph and Helena Hoffman. He grew up on the family farm in Bolney, SK., and graduated high school at St. Thomas College in North Battleford. He then traveled and worked across Canada for a year and then attended the University of Saskatchewan for a year. For the next few years he worked as a miner in Yellowknife, a logger in Hinton, and at Alberta Government Telephones in Edmonton, where he met his wife, Agnes. They were married at Makwa on July 2, 1966. Joe purchased land and he worked hard to establish a family farm. He worked ten winters on the oil rigs to support the farm. He started out as a mixed farmer but eventually became a grain farmer. Building the farm was a source of pride and frustration and he considered it his calling.
Joe was an active member and leader in the community. He spent 25+ years on the CO-OP board and 11 years as an RM councilor. He volunteered for many years for the Ag Society organizing ball at the fair. He was a minor hockey coach, softball coach and manager, and he was a director of the River Side Ski Hill.
He loved playing sports. He played ball with West Hazel and later with the Combines. He enjoyed skiing and spearheaded many family trips to the mountains. He also enjoyed bowling and loved to travel the country playing in the Senior Games. Memorable trips were to Whitehorse, Newfoundland and New Brunswick.
Joe was an avid reader and was very knowledgeable about history. He loved to watch movies, especially if he could explain it to someone.
Joe was happy in his retirement. He enjoyed traveling, visiting family and friends, checking on the cows and shooting gophers.
Joe was proud of his family. He enjoyed telling stories, teasing and giving nicknames. He had high expectations and instilled a strong work ethic in everyone he worked with. He was the best grandpa. He will be missed.
Joe will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by:
His wife of 54 years: Agnes Hoffman
His 3 children and eight grandchildren
Karen (Shawn) Tomlinson and family:
Alana (Joe) Bratz, Alyne (Challen)Iron, Landon (Masy)Tomlinson and Levi Tomlinson
Steven(Sun) Hoffman and family:
Sarah, Noah and Kaelah Hoffman
Sharon Hoffman (Gerald Roy) and son:
Martha, Louise (Wayne) and Sophie.
Helen and Lucien
His many nieces and nephews and the Albers family.
Joe is predeceased by:
Helena and Joseph Hoffman,
Clements, Leo, Rudy and Roland
and his sisters:
Marie, Clara, Tillie and Adele.
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