Remembering Summer Hoffman-Menard

On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024, Summer Andrea Marie Hoffman-Menard, took her last breath on Mother Earth in Ramara Township, Ontario. Her passing was sudden and unexpected.

In her 29 years, Summer will be remembered most for her carefree nature, adventurous heart and her deep connection to Mother Earth. She loved to hike barefoot and enjoyed it most when her 8 year old son Grey, her pride and joy, was by her side. She expressed her creativity best while wood burning and gifted most of her work to loved ones. Summer was a great listener with a calming presence and generously shared her time and energy to those who needed her. You will now find her wildflower spirit in everything beautiful around you.

Summer will be deeply missed by her 8-year-old son Grey Ford-Menard, mother Kathleen Wabegijig, father Robert Hoffman, sisters Shaelyn, Jessica and Rayne, stepfather Doug Noganosh, grandparents Robert (Linda), Annmarie (Dave), predeceased by grandparents Karen, Butch, and Ray, her Auntie Karen and cousins, Aunt Kim (Todd) and cousins, Uncle Tim (Cathy) and cousins, Uncle Ted (Kim) and cousins, and many extended family and friends. The love she shared with you will never die. Visitation will take place at Carson Funeral Home, 54 Coldwater St East in Orillia (705) 326-3595 on Tuesday, July 9th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Visitation at the Rama Community Hall, 5950 Rama Road, Rama First Nation Wednesday, July 10 at 10 am followed by the funeral at 11 am. Reception to follow. 

We are appreciative of the tremendous support from family, friends, Rama First Nation, and the extended law enforcement family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Go Fund Me campaign created to provide Grey with the life his mom dreamed for him. 

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  1. Anne-Marie

    Sending you my love Kathie and thinking of you & your loved ones. Anne-Marie

  2. Laura McAvoy

    So terribly sorry for the loss of Summer. My heart breaks for all of her loved ones 💔

  3. TERESA & COR Vander Heyden

    Kathy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at such a very sad time. With Our Deepest Sympathy. Teresa & Cor

  4. Judy Smith

    Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your daughters and Grey during this difficult time for all of you. Judy

  5. Peggy Restemayer

    Rob,Bob,Annmarie & the entire Hoffman families, I was sorry to hear of your daughter & granddaughter Summer passing away. I hope all your memories will comfort you at this sad & difficult time. Sincere Sympathy, Peggy

  6. Willie and Linda O'Rourke

    To family and friends of Summer: Sending thoughts of comfort...and wishes that the many special memories you hold in your heart will help you through this sad time. She was special, and will remember the times she visited on our Farm. A joy! In Sympathy, May peace and love surround you. Willie and Linda O'Rourke

  7. Kim

    Our condolences to Summer’s family. A beautiful spirit, wonderful friend and neighbour to us. We just saw Summer on father’s day and she wore her beautiful smile and hugged warm as she always did. I hope you all know how much she meant to us all. We were so blessed to be part of her life —especially our Curt. Rest well sweet angel. Grey, Rob, Cathy and Shay hang on and hug tight.

  8. deb and steve consitt and family

    We are so very sorry to hear of Summer passing. she will be missed ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Aggie ..(Sammy’s mom)

    Kathy… my deepest , sincerest condolences… my heart is aching for you and your beautiful family…please know you are in thoughts and prayers… the heavens gained a beautiful soul… xo

  10. Andrew

    My deepest condolences to all of Summer's family. Always thinking of you all. My love to all of you. ❤️

  11. Ken & Penny Jackson

    Our deepest sympathy to Cath & Doug and families

  12. Jeff Hoffman

    Rob,Kathie,Shaelyn…. Thinking of you all. Love you ❤️..Love Jeff,Ryan and Hayley

  13. Charlene

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family and her beautiful son. My heart goes out to you all. May she R.I.P. 💝💝🙏🙏😢😢

  14. Christina Money

    Summer was the sweetest young woman I've had the pleasure to train her ar casino rama years ago. I still remember the day she told me she was pregnant and asked my advise. She called me her work Mom and I adored her. I wish we had of stayed in better contact. I will miss you forever your memory is etched into my heart sweet lady. Iam so broken by this and so very sorry for her entire family such s tragedy to loose this wild spirit..soar high Summer you will be truly missed xox

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