|Bertram Meryl (Bert) Hoffmeister|
|Born||May 15, 1907
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Died||December 4, 1999 (age 92)|
|Service/branch||Canadian Active Service Force|
|Years of service||1939-1945|
|Unit||1st Canadian Division
5th Canadian Division
Canadian Army Pacific Force
|Awards||Officer of the Order of Canada
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Distinguished Order
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia to parents Louis and Flora, he was a sales manager with the Canadian White Pine Co. Ltd. in Vancouver. He enlisted with the Non-Permanent Active Militia (NPAM, the Canadian Army Reserve Force) in 1927. He was promoted captain in 1934. After he was promoted to major, in 1939, he was made officer commanding a company of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada who went to England in 1939.
In October 1943, promoted to brigadier general, he was named commanding officer of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade, who fought in the Italian Campaign. In March 1944, he was promoted to major general and made general officer commanding the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. After VE-Day, he was made general officer commanding the 6th Canadian Division (Canadian Army Pacific Force) which disbanded after the atomic bombings of Japan. Hoffmeister retired from active service in September 1945. That same year, he was made a Grand Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau with swords as well as a Companion of the Order of the Bath  and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 1947, he was made a Commander of the Legion of Merit.
After the war, in 1949 he became president of MacMillan Bloedel Limited and was its chairman from 1956 to 1958. From 1958 to 1961, he was British Columbia's agent general in London. From 1961 to 1968, he was chairman of the Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia, an association for the British Columbia interior forest industry. From 1971 to 1991 he was the founding chairman of the Nature Trust of British Columbia, a non-profit land conservation organization.
In 1982, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour.
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- "Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry". University of Toronto Press.[permanent dead link]
- Douglas E. Delaney (2006). The Soldiers' General: Bert Hoffmeister at War. University of British Columbia Press. ISBN 0-7748-1149-8.
- "Military Biography MGen Bert Hoffmeister". Okanagan Military Museum.