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Alma Kathleen (Hoffart) Burton

June 29, 1941 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 80)


God sent the Angels to take Alma home on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022. She will be forever lovingly remembered by Arnold her husband of almost 60 years, son Michael Burton (Lori- Ann), daughters, Shelley Fuchs (Wayne), Lynette Feiffer (Thane) and Leanne Proctor (James).

Grandchildren Meagan Fuchs (Paden Nagel),Lauren Fuchs (Brandon), Cody Marshall (Kayla), Riley Feiffer, Coby, Kirby, Hannah and Hailey Proctor.

Great-grandchildren Navada, Errett and Wyatt Nagel, and Knox Marshall. She leaves behind a large extended family and so many dear friends.

Alma was raised in a large family of nine children with her parents Peter and Irene Hoffart at the helm. Her many stories of growing up on the farm will be fondly remembered. She graduated from Saint Angela’s Academy and went on to teachers college and started her teaching career in St. Walburg Sk. She met Arnold in Vanguard Sk in 1962 and they married August 24th 1963 . They started their family in Calgary AB then moved to Leader in 1970 and have been part of the community ever since.

Alma taught in Leader and area for several years and continued to substitute teach when she moved on to cook at the Western Senior Citizens Home (WSCH). She is still greatly remembered by many of her students as Mrs. “B”.

Her career at WSCH spanned 23 years and in that time she made so many lasting friendships and held the residents near to her heart. She was always making sure they received their meals just the way they liked. She was famous for her strudel, kucha, elephant ears and potato salad.

Alma was involved in many community groups and activities as her children grew up, but her focus was the Church and her Catholic faith. Her strong belief and love for the Lord carried her through life's ups and downs.

She was involved with the CWL and was on the Heritage Committee for Blumenfeld Church since 1983. She thoroughly enjoyed leading tours and the Annual Pilgrimage. She was also on the Leader Library Board since 2014.

Family was Alma’s life! She will be so dearly missed.

She was ready to greet the Lord and her faith gave her much comfort, as her courageous journey with cancer was reaching its final destination. Alma was so brave and gracious throughout with a reminder to “always be kind” as it doesn't cost a thing.

We love you and are so proud of you, such a wonderful wife and ever loving Mom.

Mom leaves to Cherish her Memory

Siblings- Richard (Yvonne) Hoffert , Delores Meuchel (Edwin), Wilfred (Delores) Hoffart, Ronald (Sharon) Hoffart, James (Alice) Hoffart, Karen Holmstrom, sister-in-law Diane Hoffart.

Alma was pre-deceased by her parents, Irene & Peter Hoffart, sister Vicki Bischoff, Brother George Hoffart and brothers in law Don Holmstrom and Rhinny Bischoff.


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Prayer Service
April 18, 2022

7:00 PM
Little Flower Catholic Church
308 Main Street W
Leader, SK S0N 1H0

Funeral Mass
April 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Little Flower Catholic Church
308 Main Street W
Leader, SK S0N 1H0

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