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Walter Frederick Hoffmann (Wally)

1935 - 2019

Paisiblement à l’Hôpital B.M.P. de Cowansville, le mercredi 21 août 2019, à l’âge de 84 ans est décédé Walter Frederick Hoffmann, fils de feu Frederick Everett Hoffmann et de feu Tilly Higgins. Il laisse dans le deuil sa conjointe des 50 dernières années Gwen Simpson. Il manquera également grandement à ses cousins Brenda et David Higgins ainsi qu’à plusieurs amis. 
Wally était un représentant hors pair et aimé de tous, autant dans le domaine automobile que dans l’industrie du sport incluant Lange Canada. Dans les années 1980, sa conjointe et lui-même ont emménagé dans les Cantons de l’Est, notamment à Knowlton où ils se sont fait connaître avec leur boutique The Lyon and the Wallrus. On se souviendra également de Wally comme membre du Club des Lions et comme bénévole à La popote roulante. 
Tout au cours de sa vie, Wally était un amoureux du sport, il a joué au hockey en Angleterre pour les Nottingham Panthers, a été entraineur à Arezzo en Italie et plus tard il a joué dans la ligue des Old Timers du West Island de Montréal. Il a également joué au baseball en Floride dans les ligues mineures. Skieur assidu, il a été pendant plusieurs années instructeur au Mont Habitant et bénévole au Programme de Ski Adapté à Owl’s Head où il allait skier régulièrement. Gwen aimerait remercier tout le personnel infirmier de l’Hôpital BMP pour l’excellence des soins donnés à Wally durant son séjour.

Des dons à la Fondation de l’Hôpital BMP seraient grandement appréciés. Formulaires disponibles au www.fondationbmp.ca 

Une célébration de sa vie aura lieu à une date ultérieure en octobre. Pour plus d'information, communiquer avec Gwen au 450-266-5737

Les arrangements funéraires ont été confiés au salon funéraire

Désourdy inc.
101, rue Jean-Besré
Cowansville, Qc J2k 0L3
450-263-1212 www.desourdy.ca 

 


Peacefully at the Brome Mississquoi Perkins Hospital in Cowansville on Wednesday August 21st in his 85th year. Son of the late Frederick Everett Hoffmann and Tilly Higgins. Beloved partner of 50 years to Gwen Simpson. He will be missed by cousins Brenda and David Higgins as well as by many friends.
Wally was a salesman’s salesman and worked in the automotive and sports industries including Lange Canada. In the 1980s, he and Gwen moved to the Eastern Townships where they became fixtures in Knowlton with their shop The Lyon and The Wallrus. He will also be remembered as a member of The Lions Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Wally had a lifelong love of sports playing hockey in England for the Nottingham Panthers, coaching in Arezzo Italy and later playing in the Old Timers League on the West Island of Montreal. He also played baseball in Florida with the minor leagues. Wally was a consummate skier and enjoyed many years as an instructor at Mont Habitant, a regular at Owl’s Head and as a volunteer in the Adapted Ski Programme.
Gwen would like to thank the nursing staff at the BMP for the exceptional care Wally received during his stay there.

Donations to the BMP Hospital would be most appreciated. www.bmpfoundation.ca 

A celebration of life will be held later in October. For more information, please contact Gwen at 450-266-5737

Funeral arrangements entrusted to

Désourdy funeral Home
101, rue Jean-Besré
Cowansville, Qc J2k 0L3
450-263-1212 www.desourdy.ca 

Livre d'or

My sympathies to you Gwen. Wally was special in so many ways to so many people. His ability to turn something bad into something positive was second to none. Proud to say that I had the pleasure of meeting this outstanding person.

My sympathies to you Gwen. Wally was special in so many ways to so many people. His ability to turn

Dear Gwen my thoughts are with you please call anytime loved Wally you two were a perfect match LOL

Shirley Frizzle

My thoughts are with you at this time.

Martha Crandall

Thinking of you Gwen, xxx

Michele lizotte

We so sorry for your loss. We going to miss him too. He was our first contact in the Townships. He introduced us to all our present friends. Always willing to help. We are sad

Errol Frechette

Sending you our most sincere sympathies for your loss, Gwen. Wally was a very kind and gentle man. He will be missed by everyone who knew him in the community.

Anna-Marie, Douglas and family

Sorry Gwen for your loss, think of you both each time I pass your house. Take care and hope to visit you soon. Agnes Duffiin

Agnes Duffin

I will remember him as having this larger-than-life personality, so athletic, with a great sense of humour and good looks to boot. Gwen I am sad and can't imagine what you are going through. I will visit next time I'm in Montreal. Love, Patty

Patricia Russell

Gwen, sending you my most sincere sympathies and a hug. Francine Simard (Lange Canada).

Francine Simard
Mario and Rosie

Our deepest condolences to Gwen, family and friends. Wally was a great man; it was a pleasure to have met him!

Mario and Rosie

Dear Gwennie, We have lost another great guy. Thinking of you Gwen. Call me anytime. Xx Cindy Badger

Cindy Badger

Our sincerest sympathies Gwen. I can hear Wally laugh.... What a truly nice kind man....and yes- what a salesman!! My dad would say ..."he could sell snowballs to the Eskimos" ! He will be sadly missed! Thinking of you- treasure your memories!! Wally will always be in your heart!

Lyn & Peter Monovan

Think of you in this time of sadness. He was such a wonderful man.

Jennifer Davidson

My sympathies Gwen I always enjoyed visiting with you both when you came to the restaurant. ❤

Carol Whitehead
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