Elizabeth Berthe Hoffman

November 28, 1932 - February 4, 2024

Funeral Details: Celebration of Life to be held at a later date

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Berthe Hoffman (Libby, née Armitage) on February 4, 2024 at the age of 91.

Predeceased by her husband (Andrew "Red"), daughter (Patricia) and daughter-in-law (Linda) as well as granddaughter (Sara), parents Mary and Robson and her brother Arthur (Billy).

She leaves to mourn her children Michelle, Andrew, David, and Terry (Samantha), along with her 7 grandchildren: Heather, Ian, Matt, Monica, Anna-Lee, Jaxon, and Julia, and brother Linder and sister Wendy.

Libby's life can best be summed up as both full and vibrant.

She danced professionally for the Halifax ballet, carrying a love for creative expression throughout her life. Weaving became her next passion and pieces were auctioned at MacLaren Art Centre. After taking a break from the workforce to marry and raise children, she jumped right into her grandkids' lives - from sports and dance recitals to world travels and driving lessons.

Libby was a fierce advocate of bringing good to the world. Throughout her life, she supported Save the Children, opened her home to travelers from church, was a Red Cross home care provider, and sponsored a father from Ethiopia to immigrate - forming a long-lasting friendship.

As part of enjoying retirement, Libby graduated from Laurier University and went on to pursue a certificate from U of T in Community Healing and Peace Building. She then traveled to the Philippines to share her knowledge and passion for weaving with local entrepreneurial women.

With her welcoming nature and easy smile, she had many friends and meant so much to them all. Always the caregiver, she happily organized family holiday gatherings with everyone's favourite comfort food - from turkey dinner to chocolates and carrot pudding. Amidst it all, her love for gardening flourished and she taught those around her.

Libby had health challenges later in her life which she faced head on with courage & strength. We thank the friends and staff at Mulcaster Mews for the care & support provided. She passed as she lived, in quiet peace with the love and respect from many.

She will be greatly missed and remembered with love.


13 Condolences
  • Louise Bate
    Posted on: Thursday, February 8, 2024 Reply

    I’m am so sorry for your loss. I was Libby’s neighbour for a few years and had many good chats with her. She left a long- lasting impression. Libby was so unique and authentic! You just knew you were in the presence of someone very special. She exuded quiet strength and had a wonderfully dry sense of humour and quick wit! She did indeed make this world a better place…. and so, she will be missed.

  • Mekonen Gembere
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    I extend my condolence to the loss of our kind, helpful and charming mom Elizabeth Hoffman (I always call her Libby). Her support and guidance to me and my family played an important roll to settle in Canada as a new comer . It remain unforgetable memory in my family. Libby Rest in peace.
    Every blessing to the family

  • Sandi Nemenyi
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Libby was a vibrant and creative member of the Nottawasaga Handweavers and Spinners Guild in Alliston. Her interest and passion for weaving as well as her empathy and friendship are greatly missed. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Libby. She was so understated but you could tell that she lived a full and spiritual life. Her contribution to the weaving community was very much appreciated and we will all miss her.

  • Jette Vandermeiden
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    Libby was such a good and close friend and mentor to me for many years in the weaving world. She had a kind and loving approach to life with a no nonsense approach. I will miss her sharp wit and intellect, her direct approach to life’s issues but most of all her true friendship.
    Rest in peace, dear Libby.

  • Eileen Land
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    I always enjoyed talking to Libby at Guild meetings . She was very creative and supportive and I am truly blessed to have known her. I am so sorry for her loss to all her family and friends.

  • Sandra da Costa
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    My heartfelt sympathies to the entire family especially my precious Terry, Sam, Jax & Jules you are always in my prayers & thoughts.
    God Bless & hold my dear friend Libby close to your heart Lord

  • Dawna Beatty
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    Very sorry to hear this news. Libby was a valued member of our guild and was a very creative person.
    My sincerest condolences to the family.

  • Ann Berman
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Libby through the Nottawasaga Spinning and Weaving Guild. I felt we had a special connection, but now I realize she was that kind of person – one who makes you feel special. Thank you Libby!

  • Betty Cerar
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    I am sorry for your loss. Libby was both an inspiration to me as well as a friend who appreciated the humour in life.

  • Bonnie Taylor
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    I know Libby will be missed by many. She worked quietly to include everyone and share her knowledge, and passion for all that she did. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  • Karen Kerr
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    Our sincere condolences to the Hoffman family. Libbey was such a welcoming person. She had many interests and was a great cook.
    Sincerely, Ron & Karen Kerr

  • Don Stuart
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Reply

    Such sad news! Libby was one of those very special people who brought joy into the lives of everyone she met. She was also a very dedicated and talented student of mine…..so many years ago! It was gratifying to follow her subsequent career as she imparted the love for fibre to so many others and always along with her engaging smile and that twinkle in her eye. My sympathy to her family. Be comforted in her wonderful legacy of so many friends who have been enriched knowing Libby. I will miss her. We all will miss her.

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