John Francis Hoefnagels
April 21st, 1959 (Strathroy, ON) - July 30th, 2019 (Calgary, AB)
-Peacefully, but unexpectedly at home-
It is with great sadness that I (Kaitlin) share the passing of my Dad. John was born in Strathroy, Ontario, eldest son of five to Mary and Leo Hoefnagels. Raised in Strathroy, he loved and excelled at hockey, was involved in the church, spent summers at the great lakes camping with his family, and later found a love of vehicles and music.
John is survived by his mother Mary Hoefnagels, siblings Patrick (Rachel), Kathy, Anne, and Leo (Suzanne). He was predeceased by his father Leo Hoefnagels.
John was a father of four, Christopher, Jonathan, Kaitlin, and the youngest Nicholas, who was lost in 2013. He was married to their mom Erica Simpson for twenty four years. John supported and fueled his children’s passions over the years, including horses, dirt bikes, boating and hockey. He always said his family was his greatest accomplishment.
John was a successful business man with an entrepreneurial spirit. He was self employed for many years of his life, from buses to construction. He had been known and respected by many for his successful business ventures.
My Dad had a heart of gold, and a contagious smile. His laugh would fill a room. He was generous, and would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it more than he.
There will be a gathering in his memory in Cochrane, Alberta on August 28th. Check back for details at a later date. Anyone who would like to speak is welcomed to. His Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Ontario (124 Front Street East, Strathroy, Ontario) on August 26th, 2019 at 11:00 am.
To view and share photos, condolences and stories of John please visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.