It is with great sadness that we announce that our dear brother, Dean passed away peacefully in Victoria on November 27th, 2022.  Predeceased by his Mom, Helen Hoff and survived by his brothers, Barry, Brant & Clayton, his sister Heather, sister-in-law Sandra and his many & much loved nieces, nephews, & recently a grandnephew.

Dean will be so greatly missed, in particular because of his sharp wit and wicked sense of humour. Dean talked to everyone and took an interest in what they had to say and was always prepared to make you laugh. He was affectionately known as the Mayor of Allbay Road in Sidney. Gone far too soon, we suspect he is up there now teasing the angels and giving them a run for their money as only he could do! Dean loved the ocean and loved being outdoors, he was a born salesman & in fact, this was his chosen lifelong career.

A Celebration of Life is planned to be held in the spring of 2023, details will follow.

In lieu of flowers, kindly donate in Dean’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Cduncan

    “Deany weany” you will always be a special friend in this life and next. Save me a spot at your table….
    C Duncan

  • Jackie Peters

    Condolences to his family and friends as you grieve your sweet Dean. With sadness and fond memories…

  • Guy Henry

    Yes gone but will never be forgotten I knew dean for many years one of the funniest guys I ever worked with and was the first to help you out if needed Rest In Peace Dean

  • Kathleen McCoy

    Sad you’ve said Good bye to us all Dean. I think back to a time when I knew you well and I can’t help but smile. The extent you would go to get a laugh was brilliant. To have brought joy & laughter in to peoples lives is a wonderful gift. My heart felt condolences to Heather, Clayton, Brant, Berry, your families & friends take care

  • Corrine derkson

    Dear Hoff Family
    Sorry to hear of your brother Deans passing, sending my deepest condolences to you all. Dean had a wonderful smile and a twinkle in his eyes was quite the character always a laugh or two. May the memories of your life together bring some comfort and peace to you at this time of loss. Gone but never forgotten.
    Love Corrine

  • Jane Purdie

    My thoughts are with all of you. So very sad to hear you have lost lovely Dean. I remember his wonderful smile. If you have a Celebration of his Life, I hope to attend
    Jane Purdie (Chilton)

  • Stephen Shellen

    Wow, thanks to our mutual friend Rob Walker I learned of his passing. So sad. Yeah, he was a character. When we were kids he was in my cabin at summer camp. We didn’t get along at the time but later, got to know him real well. Not enough characters in life. He will be missed

  • Don/Bonnie Befus & Family

    Our Hearts are breaking with this awful tragic news.Sending our deepest condolences to all the Hoff family.To all who had the pleasure of knowing Dino .He had wonderful personality, truly a gentleman .He was a real Gem and will be missed RIP Dino !!You will be greatly missed.
    BEFUS Family

  • Jeanette Schuitema

    Dean, Safe Travels! It was a privilege to have known you in our youth. You are a (funny) shining Star⭐️!

    Brant, Heather, Barry, Clayton and family; my heart aches for you!

    With ❤️

  • Connie Hardie

    Dear Heather and all family, I send my deepest sympathy and condolences on this passing of your dear brother Dean. May he travel with ease and be at peace.

  • Colleen Meyer

    I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Dean at Budget Car Sales. He was a very kind, funny fellow & I enjoyed getting to know him. ❤️

  • Lynda and Lorne Middleton

    Lorne and I send hugs to all of the Hoff family at Dean’s passing. He was always a guy with a big smile and I know you will all miss him dearly!
    Sincerely, Lynda (nee Gait)and Lorne Middleton

  • shawn mclaughlin

    Dean was a good boat buddy, and a good friend, will miss you Dean

  • Rod & Mary Zimmerman

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Hoff family on the loss of a dear brother and friend.

  • Dan Silverwood

    Commiserations to family and extended family members on the loss of Dean. I remember him well from my days in Victoria.

  • Rob Walker

    So sad,….. So many fond memories. The entire room of any particular gathering would LIGHT up when Dean walked through the door.

    Dean’s wit, his joy, his very infectious camaraderie would embrace any given mood in the form of a welcome distraction.

    I can only pray and believe that our Lord is in need of Dean now. If only to shed his LIGHT over the darkness that seems to shadow so many us in this World today.

    You WILL be missed, my brother. There is comfort though. Comfort in the thought that you’ll be back in Helen’s arms while sipping a nice cup of hot tea.

    Rest in Peace. And thoughts and prayers to ALL the Hoff’s. Miss you !


  • Lynn Rapanos

    My heart breaks for all who knew and loved Dean. I will never forget his beautiful twinkling eyes and his laughter that was so contagious. Rest in peace Dean, you will be so missed❤️

  • Kim Kenner

    Dean was an amazing and loyal friend. He was sooo funny. Dean could find the humour in any situation. I loved him. I was looking forward to reconnecting with him again. I’m so sad. I’ll miss you forever.

  • Yvette Donaldson

    Hey Beaner, thanks for the laughs!

  • Dave Donaldson

    So sad to lose a friend like Dean. It must be hard to lose a brother like Dean. Sincere condolences. Rest in Peace Pal

  • Gerald O'Toole

    So sorry to hear of Deans passing, I have have the privilege of knowing Dean and working with him on and off since 2003.
    He was always a compassionate caring man, who enjoyed people, sales and the outdoors.
    Gone but never forgotten.
    Rest in peace Dean.

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