Ronald Hoffman

Obituary of Ronald Hoffman

HOFFMAN, Ronald Howard of Pembroke (Retired teacher with the RCDSB) – passed away peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital, with his family at his bedside, after a valiant struggle which he stoically endured, on Monday, May 18, 2020 in his 80th year. Our “Rocket” Ronnie passionately loved his family, friends and his students he taught and always showed his selflessness and empathy towards everyone he met. Ronnie had a deep fascination with world culture, philosophy, history, travel and music. In his later years, he especially enjoyed his time singing in the St. Columbkille’s Cathedral choir where he formed many new friendships. He had an immense respect for nature and all things in the natural world. His bravery in the face of adversity was a shining example of how to be a true leader. 


Ron will be forever loved and greatly missed by his wife Marilyn Hoffman (nee Jarvis).  Loving father of Christine Hoffman, Toronto; Brant Hoffman, Pembroke; Shayne Hoffman (Dan), Douglas; Troy Hoffman (Tara), Pembroke; Tania Fernandes (Mike), Ottawa; Chantal Hoffman (Shawn), Douglas; and Mary Greenaway (Bobby), Braeside.  Cherished grandfather of Dawson & Tyler; Braeden, Sydney & Cassie; Rowan; Rhys & Gavin; and Leah, Cora & Beckett.  Son of the late Alfred and Adeline Hoffman (nee Heideman) and dear brother of Loretta Raglin (late Willard) & Delores Wiesenberg (late Robert).  Predeceased by brother Alan Hoffman (late Eileen).  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. 


Visitation at the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Monday, May 25, 2020 from 2 to 4:00 and 7 to 9:00 p.m.  DUE TO THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS REGARDING COVID-19, ONLY 10 PEOPLE ARE PERMITTED IN THE FUNERAL HOME AT ANY GIVEN TIME.  Please call the funeral home at 613-732-3637 if you wish to attend, and an appointment time will be arranged (6 people max. per 10 minute appointment, please).  A private funeral service will be held in the chapel, but the public is invited to share in this service online on Tuesday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke.  (As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.)  Online condolences, donations & livestreaming are available at