HOFER, Elda Louise (nee McMahon)
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Elda Hofer passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Calgary Alberta, May 7, 2012 at the age of 92.
Elda was born December 15, 1919 in Kinley Saskatchewan to Ernest and Ethel McMahon.
She took her schooling in Kinley and District and was a 1942 Graduate of the Saskatoon City Hospital School of Nursing.
Elda was a Lieutenant Nursing Sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in WWII serving in Saskatchewan and Montreal, Quebec.
She married Edward Andrew Hofer in 1946 and they had two daughters, Marilyn and Lois.
Elda was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her father, Ern McMahon; her mother Ethel McMahon; her step-mother, Cora McMahon; her brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Norma McMahon: and her daughter, Marilyn Kerr.
She will be sorely missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Phil Burkinshaw of Kevisville AB; and son-in-law, Brian Kerr of Calgary: grandchildren, Rob Burkinshaw and spouse, Naomi; Shauna Kerr-McNutt and spouse Kevin; and Kari Kerr all of Calgary AB; and Tracy Kronebusch, and fiancé, Joe Douglas of Red Deer AB.
She will be lovingly remembered as Nana by her great-grandchildren; Morgan and Shamus Kerr-McNutt; Parker and Spencer Burkinshaw and Key Kronebusch.
Elda will be laid to rest next to her family at the Wheatfield Cemetery in Kinley Sask. at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Following will be a tea at the New Horizon Activity Centre in Perdue Sask. at 3:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to pay their respects and say their farewells are welcome to both the interment and the tea.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from June 19 to June 20, 2012