In Celebration of

Lewis Hoffman

September 29, 1947 -  October 5, 2018

On October 5, 2018, we sadly lost a wonderful man, Lewis Hoffman. He will forever be remembered as a loving and supportive husband to Barb, a caring, proud and protective Dad to Danielle (James), Keri (Robin) and Jamie (Ricky) and a doting Grandpa to Mila, Weslan and Eden. Born September 29th, 1947 in Middleton, Nova Scotia, to Meena Hoffman and the late Leslie Vaughn Hoffman. Brother to Brian (Cathy) and pre-deceased by Gene (Barb).

Lew grew up sharpening his athletic skills and skating through school, preferring to learn by experiencing the joys of life. Joining the RCMP at a young age, he traveled the world protecting our nation one day at a time. His family was lucky to have been able to be there and support him on many of his international postings. Once he settled in Ottawa, Ontario, he and Barb worked to create a life that would allow for his three daughters to grow into strong and independent young women. Lew wore many hats over the years with his family: coach, adviser, bank, chaperone, chauffeur, cook, pool boy, exceptional 'dad joke' teller; but most of all, he was the greatest husband, Dad and Grandpa.

Lew was also a great and loyal friend and was surrounded by love and friendship until the day he passed. He was always looking forward to nights out with friends, fishing with his buddies, getting beat on the golf course (sometimes winning), playing cards with friends and family (and taking their money) and watching sports on a Sunday with his son-in-laws. He had a laugh that would fill the room and life stories you couldn't get enough of. It is not an exaggeration to say that Lew will be missed deeply by everyone he has come in contact with.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to his friends and family that were there for Lew during his last few weeks of life. A special thank you to the Staff at the General Hospital on 5NE and to the Staff of the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospice. "Goodbye is not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again."

In ‘Lew' of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Research Ottawa Hospital Foundation.


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Henry Dzuba (former colleague and friend)

Entered October 8, 2018 from Ottawa, Ontario

I worked with and was close friends with younger brother Gene in New Brunswick. Later, I met Lew and got to know him as we worked together in Corporate Services at HQ's. Lew was proud of his girls and spoke with great pride of their athletic endeavors on a regular basis. I will always remember Gene and Lew as being down to earth decent people. Lew, Rest in Peace my friend. I will miss you.

Bea Hertz Cleary (Family friend)

Entered October 8, 2018 from Ottawa, Ontario

Dear Dani, Jamie and Keri, This is a beautiful tribute to your Dad, whom I know you loved deeply. Each of you is a reflection of his love, his support and his encouragement to be the strongest, most independent, resilient young women you could be. You are his lasting legacy. God bless.


Ricky and Christine Sayer (Friends of the family)

Entered October 8, 2018 from Nepean

We only new Lew for a short time and it was enough time to know that he was an amazing, wonderful, caring person that loved people and life. He made us feel like family from the day we first met. Lewis will live on through his wonderful family.

Randy Pineau (Friend)

Entered October 9, 2018 from Rusticoville, P.E.I.

My deepest condolences to Barb and family. We fished together many times, played rounds of golf together, and had an occasional beverage at the Legion together. He was never stuck for things to say and I'll especially miss his quick wit and stories of his travels both near and far. Goodbye Lew. You were a good friend.

Dale McKelvey and Susan Brady (Friends and co workers of Lew and Barb)

Entered October 9, 2018 from Ottawa

Dear Barb,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.


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