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Memorable Manitobans: Dean McArthur Hofley (1928-2002)

Shipmaster, accountant.

Born at Winnipeg on 1 April 1928 to Fred and Olive Hofley, he sailed the Great Lakes for nine years and, at 24, was the youngest Canadian man to ever receive his Master’s (Captain’s) papers. He later worked for the Ontario Pulp and Paper Company until 1959 when he returned to Winnipeg. He worked as an accountant in the automotive industry until 1979 and then established his own accounting firm. He spent many happy times at the family cottage in Reddit, Ontario. He died at Winnipeg on 26 March 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 10 December 2016

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