Ottawa. July 14-10
My dear Mrs. Hoffman :
I was much pained in looking tonight at The Globe of yesterday to read of your bereavement, and [?] to express to you my sincere and deepest sympathy. I had heard a few days ago that Mr. Hoffman was not well
but had never thought of his illness as serious The end has come with a suddenness it is hard to realize.
Words are of little avail at a time of so great trial, for your grief is too great to be expressed or consoled by words. I can only hope that in this sympathy of your friends - a sympathy that will
be universal - you will feel that you are not alone, and that a [?] [?] [?] even friends can bring [?] to yours at this time.
With deepest sympathy
I am sincerely yours,
[signed] W.L. Mackenzie King