1925 – 2021
John Clement Hoff passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the age of 96 years. John leaves to mourn his passing: four sons, Jan (Bev) of Crossfield, Tyler (Heather) of Wembley, Jody (Sheila) of smith, Ryne (Tara) of Calgary; nine grandchildren, Jason (Cheryl), Lesley (Clayton), Brett (Delicia), Macy, Rylan, Chad, Bailey (Tanner), Cassidy and Nicole; several step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren as well as his two sisters, Evelyn Bulloch and Ella Olsen. John was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean in 1995; sister, Rosie Bowen; brothers, Fred and Edward (Teddy) as well as several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. John was born and raised on the farm at Mair, Saskatchewan. He married Jean Blunt on December 5,1951, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They started their married life on Vancouver Island where Johnny was employed at a sawmill for a brief time. They made the move to Fairlight, SK., where he started up a Massey Harris dealership (and garage). A few years later, he sold his business and moved to Redvers. It was at this time he went into the road construction and farming business. His beloved, Bar Punch Ranch, was created in 1965 when he purchased a herd of cattle. John started learning about purebred cattle and developed a passion for the Charolais breed. His discovery through the study of blood lines and pedigree of the animal was of utmost importance to John, so much so that he traveled to France twice and started to import cattle to Canada. In 1976, John and Jean made the decision to sell the farm and all of his cattle. They decided to pursue a new interest and purchased the Redvers Hotel which they owned until the fall of 1980. Over the next 14 years they owned the Kennedy Hotel and then the Burstall Hotel. In 1994, they finally decided to sell the last hotel and moved to their acreage in Medicine Hat. John never forgot his passion and it was here that he made the decision to get back into full French Charolais cattle. Bar Punch Ranch was born 52 years ago and is still in operation by his sons to this day. Johnny’s favourite pastime was watching baseball, especially the Blue Jays. He also had a love for music and dancing and was known to always have a line of beautiful women waiting to step onto the dance floor with him! In December 2015, John decided to move to Calgary to be closer to his family and it is where he resided until the time of his passing. John’s witty sense of humour and stubborn sense of independence will be sadly missed by all. A Celebration of Johnny’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., with Murray Jaster officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception facility. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta. T2N 1Z6.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John Hoff 1925 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Medicine-Hat, Province: Alberta