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.
Gregory & Siobhan Marko
Dear Katilla, Akos, Sara & boys, Nora & Brent - I'm sorry for the loss of Ivan. The condolences of the Marko family on Ivan's passing. I found some old pictures of Ivan in our family albums that I wanted to share...
Dear Akos and entire Hoffer Family...my/our deep condolences to your family.
. Your love and your memories of Ivan (an incredible Man) will bring healing and peace to your souls. Prayers from Joan and family...
My deepest condolences to Nora, Akos, Mrs. Hoffer and family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
My deepest condolences, Akos. Sending love to you and your family.
My sympathies to Catherine and family. Fondly remembering working together in the late 1970’s
I am sorry for your loss Katherine. I have enjoyed knowing you both at bridge and breakfast.
My dear Nora, very sorry for your loss.