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HOFFMAN-CROSS, Lydia

HOFFMAN-CROSS, Lydia

Passed away with her children at her side at Hospice House after a brief illness on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the age of 80. She is survived by her husband Laird Cross; son Tim (Elaine) Hoffman of Barriere, BC; daughter Sandra (Larry) Clark of Qualicum Beach, BC; grandchildren Kris Hoffman, Gabrielle Clark, Chris Clark, and Michael Clark; great-grandchildren Kole and Erik Hoffman; step-children Jessica, Lawrence, and Andy (Deb) Cross; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many lifetime friends. She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Arthur Hoffman.
Lydia was born in Pontrilas, SK, and moved with her family to the Rutland area at the age of 10. She married Art Hoffman in 1955, and they raised their family and ran a business there for 40 years. Lydia volunteered in many Catholic activities, including the Catholic Women’s League. She also volunteered for many years in minor baseball. Her activities included: quilting, gardening, genealogy, and feeding her feathered backyard friends. She also enjoyed cooking favourite family dishes, travelling, growing orchids, needlepoint, and caring for her beloved pet dogs. After her husband Arthur’s passing in 2009, she married Laird Cross and retired to Winfield. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Road North, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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Condolence Messages
  • Apr 01, 2017
    Thank you all for for all your kind words.
    Tim and Sandra
  • Mar 28, 2017
    Tim and family,
    So sorry to hear the loss of your mother. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family.
    Leslie Collins
  • Mar 23, 2017
    Tim and Sandra,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. I have all good memories of growing up with you two and how wonderful both your mom and dad were to me. They were always engaged with us and our activities. Regardless if it was after a pitching practice or roll on the judo mats, or catching some monster trout in the creek that is there no more, Aunt Lydia would always have the largest glass of milk for us, that we had to finish before we could head out for the next activity. She will be missed.
    Al and Sherryl
  • Mar 22, 2017
    Tim and family,
    Just a few words about a wonderful lady. I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mom, Lydia. Her heart was full of love and her warmth and her smile and hugs will be missed by all. Thinking of you. With cherished memories of your dear mom.
    Love and peace, Mary-Ann Korthals-Golinski xoxo
  • Mar 22, 2017
    Condolences to Tim, Sandra and families. So many fond memories of my childhood come to my mind. Lydia was always there for us kids and will be missed by all.
    Nick & Kelly Franz
  • Mar 21, 2017
    So sorry to hear of your Moms' passing Tim & Sandra. I have always remembered her sense of humour & her great laugh.
    Twyla Murdoch
  • Mar 21, 2017
    Mrs. Hoffman-Cross will always have a special place in my heart. She was a friend, second mom, listener, counsellor, taxi driver, cook, birthday party organizer and most of all she was a real person who cared about people. She helped many a young person understand life and for that a lot of people should be saying thanks to her - I certainly do.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Condolences Tim on the passing of your Mother.
    Memories of Lydia go back to the baseball days. As a coach's wife, she always had a kit with bandaids, shoe laces, buttons, pins etc. We did a lot of travelling with the ball club and a lot of volunteer work. She was a great lady.
    Sincerely, Gladys Retzlaff
  • Mar 20, 2017
    A beautiful lady, a caring friend to my Mom, Rita. Mom will be sad to hear she is gone. I loved Lydia's bright smile and her genuine laugh. I always thought both her and Art were wonderful people. I have only good memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you....
    Cecilia Heemskerk
  • Mar 20, 2017
    We met Lydia and Art on our pilgrimage to the Holy Land and really enjoyed her sense of humor. She was such good company. May she Rest in Peace!
    Rosemary and Bert Lalonde
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Sending much love to Laird. To Tim and Sandra and their families. Lydia and Art were always welcoming with arms open wide. Lydia was a good friend of our mom Hilda, and we always enjoyed chatting with her and Art. When Mom passed in 2011, Lydia called us to share memories. Sorry to know she has passed. Love Jack & Deb Schramm, Peachland
  • Mar 20, 2017
    My thoughts and prayers of comfort go out to all of the family. Lydia was one of my favourite ladies and I always enjoyed visiting with her and hearing of antics that she and my Dad, Ray Ottenbreit, used to get into. She will be dearly missed for her amazing personality, wicked sense of humour and compassion.
    Love Shannon (Ottenbreit) Campo
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Condolences to Sandra, Tim, Laird and families. So hard to see another wonderful part of our family move on from their earthly presence with us to their new home in heaven.
    Auntie Lydia was ALWAYS a lot of fun to be around - visiting included loads of laughs, lots of conversations on many a topic and tons of memories from days gone by. We will miss her spunky personality and all the knowledge she always brought to the visiting table.
    Not Gone, Just Gone Ahead.
    Love your niece Carol and family Trevor, Taylor and Tori Romanchuk
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