Kernan Vincent Hoffman 1929-2004.
Kernan was born on April 26, 1929 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and passed away on November 3, 2004 at Vancouver General Hospital after a brave struggle.
Kernan will be sadly missed by his loving and supportive wife, Lyla, sons Vince (Gayle), Trent (Barb), and daughter Debbie (Bradley).
He will also be deeply missed by his devoted grandchildren Richard, Chantelle, Sean, Lauren, Tyrel, and Trenissa as well as step-grandchildren, his brother, five sisters, nieces and nephews.
Kernan spent his life dedicated to his family whom he adored. He was a spiritual man with unquestionable values.
He loved life and to the very end met every single day with a smile and a kind word for everyone.
His love of music, gracious generosity and gentle manner will be truly missed by all he touched.
He leaves high standards for his family to follow.
Retirement came for Kernan in 1994 when he left Lignum Ltd. where he was employed as head saw filer.
His dedication to his profession made him a special breed of filer, respected and known well in the industry.
Even after retirement, Kernan was called upon by colleagues and friends for counsel. He leaves a host of friends to mourn his passing.
Special thanks to Dr. Glenn Fedor and the wonderful health care professionals who cared for Kernan over the years. Their dedication to this man is truly appreciated.
A celebration of life was held on November 12, 2004 at St. John’s Lutheran Church officiated by Pastor Andy Kahle and graced by the performance of St. John Choir. His nephews honoured Kernan’s wish to be pallbearers and carried him to his final resting place.
Gifts of support, love, prayers, dinners, flowers and kind words for comfort are appreciated. Your sorrow touches us deeply.
“Our hearts still ache in sadness, and secret tears still flow.
“What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
“Since you’ll never be forgotten, we pledge to you today,
“A sacred place within our hearts, is where you’ll always stay.”