Ivan Gabor Hoffer passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. A Renaissance man, he had a love of classical music, literature, poetry, and history. In his youth he flew gliders and fenced and later discovered a love of sailing that he passed on to his children. Ivan was born in Budapest, involuntarily fought in WWII, completed university and started to work as a mechanical engineer. He met the love of his life, his wife, Catherine in 1967 on Lake Balaton. They were married in 1968 and in 1971 welcomed twins to their family. In 1973, the family defected and came to Canada where Ivan worked as an engineer, mainly for Public Works Canada. He and his wife also continued their love of sailing, becoming members of Britannia Yacht Club (BYC) in 1988, where they spent summers sailing and socializing at winter breakfast club. Ivan was proud that he and Catherine had sailed together until he was 93 years old. Left to mourn are his wife Catherine (nee Marko), his children Akos (Sarah) and Nora (Brent) as well as his grandsons - Mika, Lukas and Andras. He will be missed by members of BYC and his many friends. Funeral arrangements: Beechwood Cemetery Thursday August 4th 2022 visitation at noon. Service at 1:00 and reception to follow. All are welcome.
Anoush F. Terjanian
Mély részvétem Mrs Hoffer, Aki, Nora, and families. A life well lived indeed. May his memory be a blessing.
I am so so sorry to read that. I shall surely miss him at BYC. My sincere sympathy to the family.
Joanna, Sabina, Ela and Kazik
Our most sincere condolences to Mrs.Hoffer, Nora and Akos, their families and those whose lives he touched. I wish we could be there to comfort you as you grieve and admire the love you surrounded him with especially on his last days here.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family Akos and Nora.
My heart is broken. My only consolation is that Ivan joined his best friend’s and my late husband’s, Nicolas Janitsary’s sailing boat on the eternal blue ocean. My deepest sympathies dear Katilla, dear Nora and Aki.
Emilie K Adin (Coulter)
I’m so very sorry for your loss Nora and Aki. To read his obituary though made me grin. What a long and full life! What a richness to his days! It’s really beautiful. You will miss him, but your memories of him will live on for all your days.
My condolences. I’ll be thinking of your mom in the days ahead. RIP Ivan. ❤️
Nora, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Renaissance man, indeed! He will be missed. My love to you, your mom, your brother and the rest of your family.
A long life well lived. Our condolences Akos.
Greg Fougere and Jacques Desjardins
Jennifer Howes and David Kennedy
Nora, our condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your father.