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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Rudolph Hoffman (1919-1980)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Camper on 23 August 1919, the son of Gustave Hoffman (1875-1959) and Martha Hoffman (1885-1969), he served in Canadian Armed Forces from 1941 to 1945 in Canada and the North Pacific, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He returned from military duty and farmed in the Camper area for 30 years before moving to Ashern, where he drove a school bus (1974). He helped found the Camper Community Club, was a member of the Manitoba Law Society, served as a school trustee on the Edison District School Board, and was a board member for the Farm Diversification Program and the Manitoba Telephone System Board of Commissioners. He was Vice-President of the Manitoba Farmers Union, President of the Interlake Cattlemens’ Association, and President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Army and Navy Veterans Branch No. 282 at Camper. He served as a Councillor (1969-?) and Reeve (1971-1975) for the Rural Municipality of Siglunes before resigning on account of poor health. In 1944, he married Bertha Geske (1924-2002) and they had three daughters. He died at the Lakeshore General Hospital on 5 May 1980, following a lengthy illness, and was buried in Dog Lake Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary [Gustave Hoffman], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1959, page 8.

Obituary [Mrs Martha Hoffman], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1969, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1980, page 40.

Obituary [Bertha Hoffman], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 2002, pge C11

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 April 2014

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