HOFFMAN, Dr. Fred Anthony - It is with profound grief that the Hoffman family announces the sudden passing of Fred Hoffman, beloved and dedicated husband of Shirley Georgina Kyle for 60 years (July 13, 1957).
Dearest father of Anthony (Tania Klimasko), Mark (Susan Adsetts), Elizabeth (Dave Matthews) and Jane. Cherished Grandpa of Clayton, Walker, Kyle, Haley, Katharine and Erin.
Adoring lifelong companion of 'Winnie', his German Shorthaired Pointer.
Born in 1929, to parents Clayton and Eva Hoffman (predeceased), Fred grew up in Preston, Ontario where he attended Preston High School(1948). e graduated from the School of Optometry, University of Toronto, in 1952, residing at Knox College. Fred was a highly respected and dedicated optometrist in Guelph for 42 years.
He was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, the Wellington Men's Club, and the ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out). Fred will be remembered for his community leadership with the Kiwanis Club for 63 years especially Camp Belwood and the Kiwanis Music Festival. He passionately organized the annual Christmas Luncheon for children with special needs for 30 years. In 2016, Fred was honoured as an 'Everyday Hero' by the Upper Grand District School Board, in recognition of his outstanding volunteerism. Fred was the proud founder, proprietor and CEO of 'Club Fred' at Southampton.
Friends are invited to meet with the family at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec St., Guelph, on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11 a.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Kiwanis Camp Belwood or to Guelph Wellington Community Living would be appreciated by the family.