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Welcome to the memorial page for

Frieda "Oma" Hofer

July 24, 1932 ~ April 27, 2017 (age 84)

Surrounded by the family who adored her so, we are so very sad to announce that Oma passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27th after a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Paasdorf, Austria, Oma was a long-time resident of Erin. Often seen cruising Main Street on her red scooter, Oma was always with her much loved and constant companion, Scottie (who now resides with Michele and family). Oma loved visiting her friends, chatting with her sisters and her beloved niece Helga “back home”, eating apple slices from Holtom’s Bakery and working independently around her home and garden.

Oma is survived and will be so very missed by daughter Michele and husband Ken Keeler, and the two granddaughters she was so very, very proud of – Carly and Stephanie. She is also survived by sisters Justine Wendy; Helga Kindl (husband Hermann "Schnabberl" died 14.02.2006) and her children Hermann, Manfred and Helga; Agnes Bilek, husband Josef and son Harald; Rosie Koeberler, husband Hans and her son Kurt as well as her cousin Friedrich “Fritz” Wendy.

Oma called her family every day for years at 7 am sharp, to let them know she was “okay”. True to making her own decisions, Oma passed away at exactly 7 am, we know to let us all know she is okay. We will miss that 7 am call so very much.

Friends are invited to Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Tuesday May 2, 2017 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Interment will occur this summer at the Erin Union Cemetery.

Donations in Oma's memory can be made to Bethell Hospice Foundation or The Upper Credit Humane Society.  Cards available at the funeral home or you may send a condolence at

Butcher Family Funeral Home

519 833 2231

Charitable donations may be made to:

Bethell Hospice Foundation
P.O. Box 75, Inglewood ON L7C 3L6
Tel: 1-905-838-3534

Upper Credit Humane Society
5383 Trafalgar Rd N, Erin ON N0B1T0
Tel: 1-519-833-2287

 Service Information

May 2, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Butcher Family Funeral Home Ltd.
5399 Main Street South
Erin, ON N0B 1T0

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