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.