HOFFMAN Carol of Brantford, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Devoted and lovinCarolHoffman.largeg mother, grandmother and mother-in-law of Greg (Laura) Eyre and children Ryan and Shannon, Michelle (Rick) Miranda and children Samantha, Taylor, Daniel, Lisa and Rachel, Cris Eyre and children Brandon and Nicholas and Andrea (Shawn) Little and son Robert. Carol was the previous wife of the late Roger Eyre (1981), daughter of the late Harold (1966) Hoffman and Eleanor (Allman Hoffman (1977). Carol was a registered nurse who graduated 1957 from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of nursing. She worked in various fields of nursing throughout her long and fulfilling career. Carol was a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross Society for many years and an active member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Port Dover and more recently, St. John’s Anglican Church in Brantford. Carol was a loving, fun, loyal and devoted mother and friend with a very big heart. She loved nursing and caring for others and was always available to lend a helping hand or to aid someone in their time of need. She brightened the lives of those around her, with her sense of humour and refusal to give up no  matter what. Despite her many health setbacks in recent years, she remained optimistic, cheerful and stoic to the end. She will be deeply missed by her many friends and loving family. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Lifecare, especially the staff on Pine Trail, especially Dr. D. Allan, the nursing staff, the support Workers, the housekeepers and the kitchen staff for their care, support and dedication to making her life comfortable and happy. Mom lived at St. Joseph’s for less than one year and was made to feel like a member of a warm and caring family. For those wishing, donations to St. John’s Anglican Church, Brantford, the SPCA or Humane Society or Port Dover Volunteer Fire Department. At Carol’s request all services are private family, taking place Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11 am . Father Chris Travers officiating. THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 have been entrusted with the arrangements. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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