Roelof “Ralph” Hoftyzer

of Drayton passed away peacefully at the Palmerston and District Hospital on Wednesday, November 3, 2021in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Elly (Rhebergen) Hoftyzer for 62 years. Cherished father of Rita and Ed Koster of Floradale, Linda and John Drost of Listowel, Anne and John Stevens of Elora, the late Gerard (2010) and Bernice (2017) Hoftyzer, Cheryl and Tim Mulder of Listowel and Yvonne and Jeff Van Soest of Hensall. Dear grandfather of Mark and Ashley Koster, Rachel and Ryan Roth, David and Amanda Koster, Cindy and Mark Brown, Ed and Lauren Koster, Bradley and Tara Koster; Angela Watters, Dianne and Nathan Norris, Julie Drost, Kyle and Adrienne Drost, Valerie and Joel Leis; Scott and Tory Stevens, Robyn Stevens, Tony and Clare Stevens, Jeff Stevens; Darryl and Jenn Hoftyzer, Michelle and Mike DeWeerd, Krista and Rob Scholten, Robert and Nicole Hoftyzer; Lucas Mulder, Brittany and Martin Van Zandwyk, Lauren and Tyson Rumph, Zachary and Hannah Mulder, Jessalynn Mulder; Brock Van Soest, Connor Van Soest, Brady Van Soest, Curtis Van Soest. Lovingly remembered by his 42 great grandchildren. Brother of the late Bert (2021) and Margaret Hoftyzer of Belleville, the late John Hoftyzer (2019), Dora and Hilbert DeBoer of Trenton, Bill Hoftyzer of Belleville, the late Johanna Hoftyzer in infancy, the late Johanna and Orvis Scott, Alida and Albert Dreise of St George, Gerard and Lilly Hoftyzer of Frankford, Albert and Tina Hoftyzer of Frankford. Fondly remembered by the Rhebergen sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church, 88 Main Street East, on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Booking is not required to attend the visitation or the funeral service.   

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment in Drayton Cemetery.

Masks are mandatory to be in attendance and social distancing must be respected.

In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Community Christian School would be appreciated by the family.