SERVICES DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
MICHAEL (MIKE) HOFFER
July 6, 1945 – February 28, 2020
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Mike, aged 74, on February 28, 2020 in the Concordia Hospital with his son Kelly by his side.
Mike is survived by his son Kelly (Shauna); daughter Shannon (Yamil); grandchildren Kali, Taylor, Kaiden, and Mason; brothers Dave, Elie, and Joe; and sisters Mary and Rebecca. He is predeceased by his parents Zacharias and Maria Hofer and brothers Jake, Zack, Ben, and John.
Mike was born near Elie, Manitoba and grew up in a rural farming community. In his early 20’s he moved to Winnipeg to attended Red River Community College, becoming an Electrician. He worked many jobs in those early years, but most will remember him from Canadian Mid-West Electric, which he started in the mid 1970’s and ran till the last few years of his life.
Mike married Reina Slyker and they had two children Kelly and Shannon. He also had four grandchildren Taylor and Kali (Kelly) and Kaiden and Mason (Shannon).
Mike had many loves in life, in his early years he was a very passionate big-game hunter and gun enthusiast. He often told stories of his highly skilled long distant shots he made on game and targets and even talked about the time he shot a duck flying overhead with a .22 that landed at his brother’s feet. He did like a good story!! He loved the outdoors enjoyed camping, fishing and boating along with water skiing. He spent many hours out on the water pulling skiers around with his boat. His biggest passion, and what he was most proud of, was his work. He took immense pride in being able to repair what most could not.
Mike also loved animals, especially dogs, he had two Rottweiler’s, Dakota and Zoey that he was very fond of and still talked about regularly even though they had been gone for a number of years.
Mike loved a good joke and had a tremendous mustached laugh, and for those that knew him well, if he broke out the buckled over knee slapper, they knew they had told a good one!!
Mike had a tremendous heart and would help anyone in need in any way he could. He was truly the kind of guy that would give you shirt off his back. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Mikes family would like to thank all the staff at the Concordia Hospital that helped take care of him while he was there.
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The celebration of Mike’s life has been delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please check back here in the future for rescheduling information.
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