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Betty Evelyn Hoffman, 84, of North Vancouver, took her final breath with her four children at her side.

Betty was born in Plumas, Manitoba, the eldest daughter of Murray Ralph and Nettie Evelyn Parsons. When Betty was six years old, Murray and Nettie moved the young family to Kenora, Ontario, where Betty and her siblings spent the remainder of their childhood.

Betty found her passion for fitness and athletics at Kenora Keewatin High School, where she played both basketball and volleyball, and was a dynamic cheerleader. Although she was a strong student, with immaculate penmanship, she left school after Grade 11 to work in one of Kenora’s banks. Through a former classmate, Betty met her future husband, Charles James Hoffman, and the two married on December 14th, 1957, in Kenora, Ontario. After stops in Flin Flon, Regina, Calgary, and Winnipeg, the family of six settled in North Vancouver in 1970. Betty’s athletic pursuits continued as a highly-competitive curler and swimmer, through the William Griffin Pool Masters Swimming Program, where she met her beloved friends in the early 1980s, among them sister-by-another-mother, Joan (John).

Betty is survived by children Carrie (Michael), Sandra (Franco), Faye (Andrew), and Ken (Michele); grandchildren Samantha (Marc-Andre), Jordan (Shelby), Eamon, and Nolan; sisters Velma, Gail, and Carol; first-cousins Helen (Vern) and Arlene; sister-in-law Irene, and brothers-in-law Stewart and David. She was preceded in death by husband Charles, parents Murray and Nettie, brother Barry, and brothers-in-law Bill (Irene) and William “Bud” (Velma).

In keeping with Betty’s wishes, she will be cremated, with no funeral service. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a future date. Donations in Betty’s memory can be made to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, https://www.canuckplace.org/donate/.

Condolence Messages

  1. Grant Robertson

    29 January 2022 8 months ago

    Carrie, Sandra, Faye, Ken and all the Hoffman family. Our deepest condolences to you all during your time of loss from all the Robertson family. We have many fond memories of the times we all spent together, especially during our younger years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and Peace,
    Grant, Bryan and Anne, Megan, Amy and Auntie Irene

  2. Heather Quinn (McCutcheon)

    29 January 2022 8 months ago

    The Hoffman family was a big part of my high school life growing up and being good friends with Carrie. Betty was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed being in her company. Thinking of you all during this time.

  3. Velma Budworth

    29 January 2022 8 months ago

    Goodbye to my big sister, you are in my thoughts every day! Thanks for all our talks and the fun we had together. Missing you! love……. Velma

  4. Derek Frampton

    26 January 2022 8 months ago

    Carrie, Sandra, Faye & Ken
    Our thoughts are with you.
    From the stories Betty told of baby sitting me in winnipeg so long ago to more recently sharing her sewing tips with Myra. Betty was always such a pleasure to share time with and hear updates on the family she was very proud of.
    Myra & Derek Frampton

  5. Marlene Maillet

    26 January 2022 8 months ago

    Dear family I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. She was a wonderful person who’s company I enjoyed. Keep all your good memories close to your heart as I will. Marlene

  6. Derek & Sherry Budworth

    24 January 2022 8 months ago

    Carrie, Sandra, Faye & Ken the Budworth family sends our sincere condolences to all of you. We always enjoyed our visits with Betty on our way to Whistler. We had many fun conversations with her about the Vancouver Canucks. You are in our thoughts and prayers….

  7. Fleur Beleski

    24 January 2022 8 months ago

    Our sincere condolences to Carrie, Sandra, Faye and Ken from the Beleski family. Betty was such a special friend to both Alex and myself. I have so many fond memories of our times together.

  8. Terri Scott-Taylor

    22 January 2022 8 months ago

    Faye, our deepest condolences to you and your family. All of you are in our thoughts. Much love, Terri & Jim.

  9. Andrew Bartley

    22 January 2022 8 months ago

    Good bye Betty. Thank you for Faye. Thank You for being kind and gracious towards me, I am grateful. Safe travels. To the Hoffmans, you are in my families thoughts and warmest regards.


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