HODGKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-31 published
Teen driver killed
By Patrick MALONEY, Free Press Reporter, Fri., March 31, 2006
A single-car rollover killed a teenage driver and sent four passengers, including a five-year-old boy, to hospital last night, Lambton Ontario Provincial Police said.
Speed led to the crash, which happened about 8 p.m. in Lambton Shores, police said. The youngster was the only person wearing a seat belt, which police said explains the injuries suffered by the adults.
Rebecca PARSONS, 18, of Lambton Shores, was the driver. She died of her injuries.
The adult passengers -- Jenny PARKER, 28, Laura PARKER, 25, and Paul MADON, 28 -- remain in hospital today, Const. Luke GEORGE said. The young boy, Mason HODGKIN, has already been released.
“Speed is a factor in this collision,” GEORGE said. “A lack of seat-belt use is another factor in relation to the injuries.&rdquo

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HODGKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-31 published
OSBORNE, Margaret Ruth
Peacefully at home on January 28, 2006. Margaret (REYNOLDS- CHRYSLER,) age 84 years went to be with her Lord. Loving mother of Joan PETERSON, Jane JEROME, Ruthe HODGKINS, Elizabeth, Jack and Kaye, Lorrell, Dale and Bill and the late Timothy and Lucy CHRYSLER. Special mother of Annette HEARING. Dear grandmother of Levell and Emily Anne. Great-grandmother of Sebastian, Xavier, Tyler, Justin and Aliyah. Sister of Eleanor HUTCHINS, John and the late Gordon REYNOLDS. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will honour Margaret's life with a visitation at Hyde and Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., Hagersville, 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Caledonia Cemetery. Evening prayers 7: 00 p.m. Tuesday. As an expression of your sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society. Special thanks to Reverend Earl and Faye SAULT and Dr. Jim BULGER for visiting and being so faithful, also thanks to the P.S.W. and Victorian Order of Nurses for their care.

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HODGKINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-13 published
ORMSBY, Vera Ellen (née STEPHENS)
At Errinrung Residence in Thornbury, on Friday, March 10, 2006. Vera Ellen ORMSBY of Meaford, daughter of the late Norman and Maria (McLEAN) STEPHENS, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Alex ORMSBY in 1994. Loved mother of Verla CRAMP- WHITE/WHYTE (Ivan WHITE/WHYTE) of Meaford; Coreen CLARKE (Jim) also of Meaford and Sandra HODGKINSON (Claire) of Stayner. Predeceased by a son-in-law Ross CRAMP of Meaford. Sadly missed by grandchildren Lynn CHADDER (Christopher) and Steven CRAMP (Julie,) Alan CLARKE (Lori,) Rick HODGKINSON, and Lori GRANO (John.) Predeceased by a grand_son Bill CLARKE. Loving great grandmother of Phillip and Stephanie, Will and Olivia, Jimmie and Mitchell, and Ashton. Dear sister of Henry STEPHENS (late Hilda) of Chatsworth and Marjorie HODGKINSON (Elmer) of Meaford and sister-in-law of Muriel STEPHENS (late Lawrence) of Markdale and Dave MARTIN (late Lillian) of Wiarton. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Steve WEBB, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Monday March 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with visiting from 12 noon until the hour of service. Interment and committal service will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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HODGKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
CRISPIN, William George
Gone to be with our Lord on Thursday, January 5th, 2006, Mr. William George CRISPIN, of London in his 84th year. Loving father of Barb CROFT. Dear grandfather of Kim CROFT and partner Shane FEHER, and great-grandfather of Justin, David and Catherine. Dear friend of Brett and Liz HOWE, Ron HODGKINSON and Bill WELLER. Predeceased by his wife Margaret (1985) and son-in-law Brian (2005). Sadly missed by many Friends and neighbours. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street, London), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be conducted at the Salvation Army Westminster Park Corps, 1190 Southdale Rd. E. on Monday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Salvation Army Westminster Park Building Fund would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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HODGKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-23 published
GORDON, Hugh
Suddenly at his residence, R.R.#2, Ingersoll on Thursday, April 20, 2006, Hugh GORDON, in his 81st year. Husband of the late Olga (JOHNSTON) GORDON. Dear father of Beth and her husband John SHIELDS of Tillsonburg, Anne and her husband Rick HODGKINSON of Ingersoll and Gayle and her husband Mark FULTON of Saint Thomas. Much loved grandfather of Melissa and her fiancé Scott BAIRD, Heather and her husband Shane CASSIDY, Stacey and her friend Randy FERGUSON, Allison and her fiancé Trevor WILSON, Cole and Ashley. Predeceased by two sisters Mary WARD and Jean HUTCHESON. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Kent GARRETT officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Masonic Lodge Memorial Service Monday at 6: 45 p.m. auspices of Saint_John's Lodge #68, Ingersoll.

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HODGKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
CHRISTIE, Arthur R.
Peacefully at home on Friday, November 24th, 2006, Arthur R. CHRISTIE in his 80th year. Beloved husband for 55 years of June. Cherished father of Linda and her husband Paul HODGKINSON. Dear grandpa of Amie and Christopher. Fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Barb CHRISTIE and Irene NEWTON and his nephews and nieces. Arthur was predeceased by his beloved mother Margurite, sister Shirley BAKER and her husband Jack and his brothers Alan and Bill. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with visiting one hour prior with Major Gary VENABLES officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Arthur are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Salvation Army.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-16 published
LEMCKE, Larry Robert
In loving memory of our dearly loved husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Larry Robert LEMCKE, age 60, passed away suddenly on September 1st, 2006 while working. Larry will be missed by wife Karen HODGSON, parents, Ivan and Florrie, son Chris (Jennifer), daughter Tanya (Mark). Cherished grandfather of Dane, Jessica, Justin, Josh, Reid and Gage. Brother of Martin (Betty) LEMCKE, Beth (Ken) HASKINS and remembered by Lois LEMCKE. Sadly missed by nieces, nephews, family and Friends. A service was held at Lyon's Funeral Home at Westport, Ont, September 7th. A Celebration of Larry's Life will be held at Lion's head Friendship Hall, September 23rd at 2: 00 p.m. Donations to Lion's head Hospital or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-28 published
HODGSON, George W.
In loving memory of our husband, Father and Papa, who passed away eight years ago, September 28th, 1998
In a quiet country graveyard,
Where the gentle breezes blow,
Lies the one we love so dearly,
And lost eight years ago.
We your family love you,
In a very special way
We hold you dear within our hearts
And there you will remain.
They say memories are golden,
Well maybe this is true,
But we never wanted memories,
We only wanted you.
- Lovingly remembered by Wife Lorraine, Brad and Doris, Brenda and Larry, Steven and Terri and Grandchildren
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HODGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
Killed 'over nothing'
Single father, 40, dies of gunshot wounds in a Saint Thomas pub
Saint Thomas -- One minute yesterday morning, Robert THORPE Jr. was sitting in a downtown bar here with an acquaintance.
The next, he was dead of gunshot wounds and the man suspected in his shooting was himself shot by police.
"It (the shooting) was over nothing," a grieving Carol THORPE said of the fatal shooting of her 40-year-old son, Robert, in the Manx Arms Restaurant and Pub on Talbot Street, a lunchtime hangout for the city's downtown business crowd.
Carol THORPE said her son, a single dad who lived for his nine-year-old daughter, Hailey, was shot "six or seven times."
THORPE's shooting was the first homicide in Saint Thomas in 13 years.
Saint Thomas police said yesterday THORPE was shot just before 1 a.m. He was taken to hospital, where he died.
A man police say is a suspect, Nelson MERRIT, 33, of 348 Wellington Street, was shot and wounded minutes later by two Saint Thomas police officers in a nearby parking lot. The province's Special Investigations Unit is investigating MERRIT's shooting, while Saint Thomas police are in charge of the homicide probe.
Rose BLISS of Special Investigations Unit said two officers fired at MERRIT, who was taken to hospital in London with non-life- threatening injuries.
He has not been charged.
BLISS said last night MERRIT would be turned over to Saint Thomas police when released from hospital. BLISS would not say how many shots were fired by police or if the suspect exchanged gunfire with the officers. She also would not say if a weapon was found.
THORPE was described by his mother as a "brilliant kid."
Carol THORPE said her son was a tool-and-die maker at the Timken plant in Saint Thomas, where he had worked for more than 20 years. She said he also had a boat in Port Stanley and loved fishing with his daughter. She said her son was divorced and had custody of his daughter, who now is staying with her other grandparents.
"He spent many, many hours with his daughter," Carol THORPE said. "He was her world and she was his life. He did so many things with her. He built her a go-kart. You name it and she had it."
THORPE said her son was a handyman and had gutted and fixed up old homes in Saint Thomas, one of which he lived in.
Crime tape surrounded the front and back entrances of the Manx Arms yesterday.
Saint Thomas residents interviewed yesterday didn't know there had been a shooting.
"I didn't have a clue what happened," said a woman who lives in a rear apartment unit above the bar. "I didn't hear a thing when I was asleep."
Donny BURT, another apartment dweller, said he was up until 3 a.m., but didn't hear anything.
He called THORPE's shooting isolated, saying people don't usually pull out guns in Saint Thomas.
The operator of a nearby business said the shootings underscore the dangers of bar life -- even in Saint Thomas.
"I tell my son all the time you never know what will happen in a bar. I tell him to keep his mouth shut because somebody always wants to fight."
Saint Thomas police Const. Glenn HODGSON said police were called to the Manx Arms at 12: 50 a.m. but wouldn't say what happened in the bar before the shooting.
He said police couldn't comment further because they're prohibited from discussing cases in which the Special Investigations Unit is involved.
The bar's management could not be reached for comment.
The Special Investigations Unit, a civilian agency, investigates circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or death.
BLISS said seven investigators have been assigned to yesterday's shooting.
The last homicide in Saint Thomas involved a husband and wife. Soodarsan BAJRANGIE- SINGH, then 62, was convicted in 1996 of the second-degree murder of his wife, Madeen SINGH, then 58. She was shot 13 times in the backyard of their Centre Street home. SINGH was sentenced to life in prison.
Saint Thomas police were last involved in a shooting in 1985, when two city police officers shot Gary STEVENSON, 36, in his backyard on Churchill Street after he pointed a gun at them.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-06 published
MacLEOD, Josephine (ARMSTRONG)
Passed away at the Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Alastair Cameron MacLEOD (1998.) Dear mother of David Bruce MacLEOD and his wife Laurie Ann of Alvinston. Loving grandmother to Samantha and Cameron. Sister-in-law of Barbara ARMSTRONG. Predeceased by 1 brother Robert ARMSTRONG. Josephine served with Women's Royal Naval Service during World War 2. She graduated from the University of Toronto, finishing her teaching career at S.C.I.T.S., Sarnia, was a member of the University women's Club and long time member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George Street, Sarnia Tuesday, February 7, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sarnia on Wednesday at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Raymond HODGSON officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to your favourite charity.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
COOK, William " Billy" James
Suddenly, William (Billy) James COOK on Thursday, March 9, 2006 of R.R.#3 Granton in his 69th year. son of the late William and Irene (HODGSON) COOK. Brother and brother-in-law of Reta HUGHES, Max BILYEA, Fred and Jean COOK, Cliff and Ruth COOK, Lillus RIDDELL and Fred LEWIS. Loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Special uncle to Dave, Doug, John and Steven COOK. Predeceased by sisters Edith HARDIE and Shirley BILYEA and brothers-in-law Harry HUGHES, Harold HARDIE and Jim RIDDELL. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday afternoon 1-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, March 13th at 11 a.m. with Paul VOLLICK officiating. Interment St. Marys Cemetery, Saint Marys. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Granton-Wesley United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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HODGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-21 published
PENHALE, Lillian Margaret (HODGSON)
Of Bayfield went to her eternal rest on Sunday, March 19, 2006 in her 106th year. Born in Rowland, Manitoba on March 2, 1901. She came to Ontario at the age of 18 with her family residing in London. She met her future husband Harold while employed at a London Doctors cottage in Bayfield and was married in November of 1925. Lillian was the oldest living member of the first 4H Club in Canada which originated in Rowland, Manitoba at the age of 12 years, in 1913. She has been honoured several times for this achievement. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church in Bayfield and she was an Honourary Member of the Bayfield Agricultural Society. She leaves to mourn her daughter Doris BENNETT of Goderich, son Tom PENHALE and wife Carol of Bayfield, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Harold (1975), daughter Eleanor McCULLOUGH (1996,) 2 sons-in-law Melvin BENNETT (1981) and Howard McCULLOUGH (1997) and by 2 sisters Edna JOHNSTON and Marie SCOTT. Funeral service will be held from the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- "Bluewater Chapel", 201 Suncoast Doctor E., Goderich on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 12 noon until time of the service. Interment Bayfield Cemetery. Donations to St. Andrew's United Church, Bayfield or to the Bayfield Agricultural Society would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-01 published
CASEY, Johanna Elizabeth "Liz" (née VAN DER VEEN)
Peacefully at home with her family at her side on May 30, 2006, Johanna Elizabeth (Liz) Casey (née VAN DER VEEN) of Ipperwash passed away in her 82nd year. Dearest wife and best friend of Graham CASEY. Loving mother of Linda HODGSON/ IRONSIDE, Sandra HODGSON, Douglas HODGSON all of London, Paul and Susan CASEY of Ipperwash, and Allison and Sam SWAIN of Birmingham, England. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Amy, Angie, Lee, Adam and Amanda, and great grandmother of Daniel, Dylan, Emily and Ashlyn. Will also be sadly missed by nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Jan STOFFER of Holland, and sister-in-law Audrey THOROVAL of Collingwood. Predeceased by her parents Hendrick and Hendricka VAN DER VEEN (née BELTMAN,) and sister Mary STOFFER of Holland. Our heartfelt thanks to all the Personal Support Workers and nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses services for their tender care. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Thedford on June 14, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses greatly acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
HODGSON, Joyce Elizabeth
Age 51 passed away peacefully at home in London on December 14, 2006, after fighting colon cancer for 14 months. Born September 24, 1955 in Exeter to Howard and Lorene HODGSON. Grew up on the farm in Mcgillivray Township with older sister Shirley and younger brother Murray. Always industrious, she ran a typing service for 27 years, at times providing the principal income for the family. She also sold orchids at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto for 7 years, (known as the Orchid Lady.) Married to Ralph KRATKY for 25 years with three beautiful daughters: Jasmine, Heidi and Katrina. Working at home allowed her to lavish endless time and attention on her children. Survived by her nieces and nephew: Amber and Amanda McCONNELL, and Paul and Michelle KRATKY. A Memorial gathering for Friends and family will be held at the German Canadian Club 1 Cove Road (turn off Wharncliffe at Archie's) on December 20th, 6-10 p.m.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
BEEMER, Austin
Suddenly at his home on Sunday, December 24, 2006. Austin BEEMER of Woodstock in his 3rd year. Cherised son of Jeremy and Serena (née RICHARDSON) BEEMER of Woodstock and beloved Brother of Autumn MARIE at home. Dear Grandson of Bruce and Phyllis BEEMER of Woodstock and William and Sandra RICHARDSON of Saint Marys. Loved Nephew of Jacqueline PIPER and her husband Jason and their family Kaleb and Kyra of Woodstock and Robert RICHARDSON and his wife Sarah and their family Faith RICHARDSON and Daysha CHRISTMAS of London. Dear Great-grand_son of Lorna ZINKAN and the late Gordon of Paris, Lorraine BEEMER and the late Gerald of Plattsville and Eilene and Howard HODGSON of Saint Marys and is also survived by his many Great-Uncles, Great-Aunts, Cousins and many family Friends. Austin is predeceased by his Great-grandparents Bill and Sarah RICHARDSON, Great-Great-grandmother Clara RICHARDSON and by his Great-Aunt Sharon. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Thursday, December 28, 2006 from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in the Hillview Cemetery. Contributions to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario -- Fibril Seizure Research would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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HODGSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
BURWELL, Mildred (GARSIDE)
Age 91 years of Sarnia, passed away at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia, on Saturday, December 23, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Frank BURWELL (1990.) Dear mother of David (Audrey) BURWELL of Sarnia. Grandmother of Lori (Dave) GAULT of Windsor and great-grandmother to Hannah GAULT. Predeceased by 1 brother Melvin (1985) and 1 sister Viola (1999). Also survived by several nieces. Visitation at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George Street, Sarnia, Thursday, December 28, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Raymond HODGSON of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or Pathways Health Centre for Children. Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family at condolences@stewartfuneralhome.ca

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HODGSON o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-08 published
LALONDE, Mary L.
At her daughter Barb's residence on Monday, March 6, 2006 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley LALONDE. Dear mother of Joyce and Don SPOONER of Havelock, Barbara SHARKEY and Hank HAGEN of Campbellford, Donna and Don GLENN of Cobourg, Jo-Anne HODGSON and Cecil REESER of Cobourg. Loving grandmother of Dewey, Janine and Michael, Michael, Chris, Sonya and Tyler, Scott and Cynthia, Geoff, Rae, the late Wendy and Bert and great-grandmother of Staci, Kylie, Jaiden and Jensen. Friends are invited to call at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, 77 Second Street, Campbellford from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Mass will be held in Saint Mary's Church on Thursday, March 9th at 11 a.m. Rev Clair HICKSON officiating. Spring interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. All are welcome to attend a reception immediately following the service at the Campbellford Royal Canadian Legion Branch #103. Donations to the Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Parish prayers will be held in the Funeral Home, on Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m. Online Guest Book & Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
HODGSON, Irene
On Friday, March 10, 2006 peacefully at home. Irene HODGSON, loving mother of Chrys, Cindy, Kathy, 2nd mother of Joe. Devoted grandmother of Erin, Alicia, Rachel, Ryan, and Lauren. A celebration of her life will be held at her home on Thursday, March 16 at 6: 30 p.m. Please bring your personal stories of Irene. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
Tom HODGSON, Artist And Athlete: (1924-2006)
The last surviving member of the Painters Eleven group that introduced abstract art to Toronto was an anti-academic who favoured spontaneity over skill. He was also a champion canoeist
By John CHAPUT, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Tom HODGSON grew up on Toronto's Centre Island near Hanlon's Point, a locale named after the legendary 19th-century rower Ned HANLON, but chose canoeing as his water sport. That proved wise as he became a Canadian Olympian on the water and even symbolic in his lifelong occupation as an artist. Whereas a rower gazes back on the water he has spanned, the paddler always looks ahead.
Technically a master of representational fundamentals, Mr. HODGSON enjoyed a long career in advertising, could paint striking realistic portraits, and picked up extra money doing courtroom sketches. His quest as an artist, however, was to find new means to express creativity, even if it meant suppressing skill and rebelling against an establishment he regarded as stifling.
"He thought the most creative people were the young who weren't influenced by anything," says daughter Lise SNAJDR. "My father was a skilled draftsman, but, in a way, he was against skill because it was all stuff you picked up from life experience. He was left-handed, but he went through a period of drawing only with his right hand in an attempt not to be too skillful. As it turned out, he developed an ambidexterity that proved to be another skill.
"His painting was spontaneous -- everything he did was -- but he wanted it to look that way. He could be free and liberal with paint, and put his feelings into a work."
Described by some as "anti-intellectual," Mr. HODGSON was, in fact, a deep thinker who would be better described as anti-academic. "He had his own ideas," says artist Gary MILLER of Peterborough, Ontario "He had great admiration for Willem de Kooning, but he didn't want to just cater to someone's opinion. He was stubborn and, because he was anti-academic, there was a movement to squelch Tom."
In his book Creativity Is Change, Mr. HODGSON declared skill to be "in some ways the antithesis of creativity, a sort of disrespect for man's time, and certainly for his individualism&hellip
"Creativity is curiosity, concern, trial and error, invention, not knowing, discovery. Skill is knowing how to do something…. The essence of creativity is uniqueness."
Mr. HODGSON was sometimes dismissed as a "jock painter" because many couldn't see athleticism and aesthetics harmonized in one personality. He won more than a dozen national titles at the juvenile and junior levels, and then nine more as an adult. In 1952, he took eighth place at the 1952 Helsinki Games in the 1,000-metre tandem with Art Johnson. At the Melbourne Games in 1956, he placed ninth in the 10,000-metre tandem with Bill Stevenson.
Standing just under six feet tall and weighing about 140 pounds, Mr. HODGSON was a whirlwind in the studio, his frenetic energy bustling as if his body was struggling to keep up with his train of thought. Although articulate, he could lapse into a stutter that affected his speech in childhood but was brought under control through therapy he took early in his professional life.
Mr. HODGSON's first serious painting was done from 1943 to 1945 while he was training as a pilot and gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Second World War ended and he was discharged before he could be assigned to combat, but he made numerous renderings of military life and later donated them to the War Art Museum. He first achieved artistic prominence a decade later as one of the Painters Eleven, the association of Toronto avant-garde painters who challenged artistic conservatism and gave the city its first healthy dose of abstract modernism. With Jack BUSH, Oscar CAHEN, Hortense GORDON, Alexandra LUKE, Jock MacDONALD, Ray MEAD, Kazuo NAKAMURA, William RONALD, Harold TOWN and Walter YARWOOD, they broadened the scope of Canadian art through mutual support and group exhibitions from their 1953 formation through their gradual fragmentation and dissolution from 1956 to 1960. Their affiliation was more professional than theoretical; they used disparate approaches and had no aesthetic commonalities.
Works of the Painters Eleven grew in demand and value in the '60s, but just a little too late for Mr. HODGSON to take full advantage of it. Short of materials at the time, he painted over some of the canvasses that could have brought in good money. Bad luck also struck in 1993 when a fire at his cottage destroyed many of the works he had stored there.
As a senior instructor at the Ontario College of Art, he was in the forefront of outrage at the upheaval of the school brought about by the policies of new president Roy ASCOTT in 1971-72. As a tenured professor, Mr. HODGSON was able to keep his job while many of his colleagues were fired, only to quit himself within a few months. Ironically, he was one of only two people on staff who had opposed the institution of tenure at the Ontario College of Art in the 1960s.
"Tom believed in the process of creativity as one of constant change and in the freedom of artists," says Mr. MILLER, then a student at the Ontario College of Art. " ASCOTT and later Royden RABINOVITCH were from the New York school, very radical and modern, and they were telling students their work was garbage. So Tom broke away, formed the Z School, and took half the student body with him."
As protests go, it was symbolically powerful and a practical failure.
"The Z School lasted about six months," recalls Don MORRISON, an artist and illustrator who was Mr. HODGSON's long-time friend and business partner. "You can't very well have a school without a structure or bureaucracy."
Mr. MORRISON and Mr. HODGSON shared studio space, first on Church Street across from St. James Cathedral, then in a warehouse on the corner of Dufferin and Bloor. Those were also venues for Drawing Night in Canada figure classes held every Thursday. The classes were conducted as the antithesis of the typically sombre gathering of sketchers and painters around a nude model.
"Usually at classes like that, it's like listening for a pin to drop," Mr. MORRISON says. Drawing Night in Canada was different. "These were noisy, vocal, 10 to 18 artists talking and joking. Anyone could grab a cold beer for 50 cents. The model would talk back and tell stories, too."
Inevitably, Mr. MORRISON wearied of the back-lane access to the warehouse and told his partner he'd prefer a storefront studio.
"A storefront?" Mr. HODGSON retorted. "I need a storefront like I need a hole in the head." In a matter of weeks, they had two storefront studios, one of them facing the historically infamous but architecturally engaging Mental Health Centre at 999 Queen Street West.
"Tom was impulsive, just like his painting. He would do exactly what he wanted," Mr. MORRISON says. "He built a swimming pool in the backyard of every house he owned. He would attempt to do almost anything. One day, he had a plumber come to his home on MacPherson Avenue because of a leak and the plumber said a lot of digging was necessary to get at the incoming line in front of the house. When he told Tom what it would cost, Tom said: 'I'll tell you what, I'll dig it myself.' After he had dug this enormous hole, I told Tom: 'Well, it may have been a lot of work to dig, but it'll be easy to fill in.' 'I don't want to fill it in,' he told me. 'I'm going to build a ramp so I can drive my bike right under the front porch and into the basement.' He had three motorcycles -- a BMW, a Husqvarna, and a Can-Am. So he built the ramp.
"It didn't occur to me that if he took the ramp to come in the basement, he'd use it to get out, too. I was renting on the second floor, and the first time he revved up one his bikes -- VRRRROOOOM! I jumped right out of bed."
Mr. HODGSON's energetic and impulsive nature, bohemian cultural surroundings and enjoyment of good times were an ideal formula for trouble in a man ripe for midlife crisis. He had a number of lovers and ended his first marriage to Wilma HODGSON before settling into a peaceful lifestyle with his second wife, Catherine GOOD. They moved to Peterborough in 1990. A few years later, he began to display the first signs of Alzheimer's. He was the last surviving member of the Painters Eleven.
Thomas Sherlock HODGSON was born on June 5, 1924, in Toronto. He died on February 27, 2006, near Peterborough, Ontario, of Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his sons Mark, Rand and Timothy, daughters Lise Snajdr and Kara Warburton, and sister Jane HODGSON. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-17 published
OLIVER, Peter Nesbitt, PhD, O.Ont
Surrounded by loving family and Friends, Peter passed away the evening of Sunday, May 14th, 2006 from cancer at the Toronto General Hospital. He was 66 years old. Loving and devoted father to Anne, Kevin and Tony. Dedicated and loving partner to Sandra "Sam" WEBSTER. Dear brother of Michael and his wife Donna. Grandfather to Fox OLIVER and Samuel HODGSON. Father-in-law to Shane and Chris. Peter OLIVER was a History Professor at York University, author of five books, Editor-in-Chief of The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, and Associate Editor of The Ontario Historical Studies Series. He is a recipient of the Order of Ontario, the Queen's Jubilee Medal, and the Guthrie Medal. There will be a celebration of Peter's life at Osgoode Hall, Queen Street and University Avenue, at the end of May or early June. Further information will be made available when all details are finalized. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Osgoode Society to support student research in legal history would be appreciated. A vibrant and remarkable personality, Professor Peter OLIVER is irreplaceable. For information please contact Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 416.767.3153.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-24 published
OLIVER, Peter Nesbitt, PhD, O.Ont
Surrounded by loving family and Friends, Peter passed away the evening of Sunday, May 14th, 2006 from cancer at the Toronto General Hospital. He was 66 years old. Loving and devoted father to Anne, Kevin and Tony. Dedicated and loving partner to Sandra "Sam" WEBSTER. Dear brother of Michael and his wife Donna. Grandfather to Fox OLIVER and Samuel HODGSON. Father-in-law to Shane and Chris. Peter OLIVER was a History Professor at York University, author of five books, Editor-in-Chief of The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, and Associate Editor of The Ontario Historical Studies Series. He is a recipient of the Order of Ontario, the Queen's Jubilee Medal, and the Guthrie Medal. There will be a celebration of Peter's life on Thursday, June 8th beginning at 5: 30 p.m., in the Don Lamont Lecture Hall, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto. Those attending should enter through the east doors off Nathan Phillips Square. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Osgoode Society to support student research in legal history would be appreciated. A vibrant and remarkable personality, Professor Peter OLIVER is irreplaceable. For more information please contact Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 416.767.3153.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-24 published
SCHUETT, Margaret Mary "Peggy" (née BURK/BURKE) (1921-2006)
Of Calgary, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Peggy was born March 5, 1921 at Kingston, Ontario to Albert and Margaret (SULLIVAN) BURK/BURKE. One of five children, she grew up in a proud Irish Catholic family. During the war, Peggy worked in Ottawa and then returned to Kingston where she met her husband George. They married June 21, 1943 and crossed Canada many times, living in 17 cities and 5 provinces. An independent and resourceful woman, Peggy moved with their three children in advance of her husband to set up the new family home. She loved entertaining the many Friends and family with whom she and George shared their lives, but she treasured her quiet time also, creating beautiful needlework and tending her adored garden. When George retired, he and Peggy began travelling the country returning to places they loved and exploring the many parts of Canada, making new memories and new Friends along the way. After George passed away suddenly in 1978, Peggy went to work for ten years until she retired. Her greatest legacy was the inspiration she provided her family: an open-minded spirit, tireless perseverance, and enthusiasm and joy for life. Her greatest influence is most evident in the imaginations and independence of her three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Peggy was caring, humble, romantic, and accepting of everyone. There was never a person who met her who did not love her fun loving and generous spirit. Peggy smiled all the days of her life including her last in spite of the burden of Alzheimer's disease. She was a source of joy for everyone she knew. Family and Friends alike will remember her as 'Grandma Peggy' with a ready smile and a 'twinkle in her eye'. Full of fun and always enjoying a good laugh, Peggy brought life to every gathering. Peggy was so proud of her family and is survived by her two daughters, Margie SCHUETT of Toronto and Kate MUNOZ (John PRESTON) of Calgary by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Cheryl SCHUETT of Calgary by her six grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband Dick McDOUGALL, Karen (Chris GRAHAM,) John (Lindsey HODGSON) of Toronto, Rebecca (Ryan KALMACOFF,) Robbie and Megan; and by her four great-grandchildren, Robyn, Blake, Abby and Burke McDOUGALL. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Mary BURK/BURKE of Drumheller, their children, Julie, Dan and Mark (Natalie) and their families her niece Jackie; her nephew Hugh. Peggy was predeceased by her husband George SCHUETT in 1978; her two sisters, Evelyn (Jack) and Rita (Ben); and her brother Power (Connie). Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis and Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575) on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 3B3) on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with the Rev. William Stephenson, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Calgary, Alberta. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2S3 Telephone: (403) 290-0110. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the staff at the Mackenzie Towne Care Centre for all their genuine care which made Peggy's past three years so happy and comfortable. A special thanks goes to Gail Taylor for her compassion, support and Friendship. In living memory of Peggy SCHUETT, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
OLIVER, Peter -- Dispatch:
By Bert ARCHER, Page M4
'He would just eat books," said Peter OLIVER's daughter, Anne HODGSON. "He was always reading, reading, reading."
And as a professor of legal history at York University and editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, as well as associate editor of the Ontario Historical Studies series of publications, Mr. OLIVER had plenty of opportunity to indulge his passion while exercising a major influence on the course of legal historical studies in Canada.
"My father worked very hard," said his son, Kevin OLIVER, who remembers him always being available to his three kids (including another son, Tony), no matter how busy he was, "yet he did not see it as work."
Though he retired from teaching last spring and had recently moved to Stratford with his partner, Sandra WEBSTER, Mr. OLIVER had planned to continue his work at Osgoode and retire at the same time as his friend, Ontario Chief Justice Roy McMURTRY, in a couple of years.
Mr. OLIVER was the author of five books, and at the time of his death from esophageal cancer on May 14 at the age of 66, was working on his sixth, a history of the Conservative Party in Ontario. "He was a Liberal federally, but a Conservative provincially and for some reason, he just always wrote about the Conservative Party," Ms. HODGSON said. His other books include an edition of the diaries of Allan GROSSMAN, Ontario's first Jewish Conservative cabinet minister.
A memorial service will be held at Osgoode Hall at 5: 30 p.m. on June 8, featuring tributes from Chief Justice McMURTRY and historian Ramsay COOK. A book of essays in his honour, planned since his retirement, is also in the works.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
HODGSON, George Harrower " Geordie"
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Ste. Agathe des Monts, in his 82nd year after a brief battle with cancer. Born August 15, 1924 in Montreal to the late George Ritchie HODGSON and Edyth HARROWER. Predeceased by his sister Jane, loving wife Orian, and his beloved son Grahame. Survived by his son Geordie HODGSON (Anne JOHNSTON,) daughters Cynthia (Douglas GILDAY) and Holly (Michael ADAM/ADAMS,) and brother Tom HODGSON (Heather.) Dearly missed by Ainslie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, his beloved second wife, and her children Alexandra (Marc COURTOIS,) Margaret, Andrew (Paul WOLLASTON), and Dorothy (Cris MALEKOS). Also survived by his grandchildren, Jesse, Logan and Byron GILDAY of Whitehorse, Taylor and Todd ADAM/ADAMS of Victoria, and Tyler and Morgan HODGSON of Vermont. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 25th, 2006, 2: 00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 12 rue Préfontaine ouest, Ste. Agathe des Monts, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Geordie's memory to Fondation médicale des Laurentides, 234 rue Saint-Vincent, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Québec J8C 2B8, or to a charity of one's choice. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the centre local de services communautaires, doctors and nurses at Centre Hospitalier des Laurentides, and for the support of his many Friends.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-14 published
STAEBLER, Edna Louise (née CRESS) (1906-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edna STAEBLER, peacefully in her sleep at the Columbia Forest nursing home on September 12, 2006. Fondly remembered by her niece Barbara (née HODGSON) WURTELE and her husband Peter, by her nephews Jim HODGSON and John DIMMA and his wife Jill, grandniece Meghan and grandnephews Christopher, Michael and Andrew. Also remembered by her grandniece Patti WURTELE, her husband Dick MATTINSON and her great-grandniece Alex. Remembered by her grandnephew Kenneth WURTELE and her great-grandnieces Thea and Jasmine WURTELE. Survived by her sister Ruby DIMMA. Predeceased by her parents Louise (nee SATTLER) and John CRESS, her sister Norma HODGSON, her brothers-in-law Ralph HODGSON and Robert DIMMA and her niece Mary Lou DIMMA. Edna was the author of the Food That Really Schmecks cookbook series, several creative non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles included in publications such as Macleans, Saturday Night, Canadian Living. She established the annual Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction in addition to many scholarships and bursaries. Several of Canada's most well-known writers were her Friends. Edna has been a mentor to people from all walks of life. Edna received many awards and distinctions, the highest becoming a Member of the Order of Canada. At Edna's request, cremation has taken place. The family will arrange a private gathering at Edna's Sunfish Lake home to celebrate her life. A public tribute will be held at a later date. Condolences for the family and donations to the Kitchener or Waterloo Public Libraries would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, (519)-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In memory of Edna, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-13 published
GOOCH, Evelyn Rosamond (née HODGSON)
Passed away peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Dearly loved mother of Diana and her husband Gregory LOUIS, Gregory, Phillip and his wife Carole, and Eric. Loving grandmother of Winnifred LOUIS, Heather DICKSON/DIXON, Katherine and Angus GOOCH. Born in Lindsay, Ontario, Evelyn later trained and became a registered nurse at the Wellesley Hospital and married her husband Peter in 1939. As a young woman and homemaker in Montreal, Evelyn served on several hospital woman's auxiliaries and was involved in many theatre productions. Evelyn will be sadly missed by her Friends at the Lambton Golf and Country Club, where since 1968, she participated in bridge and golf. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Monday October 16, 2006 at 1 p.m. Private interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the United Way.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-13 published
McINTYRE, Constance Barbara (KINGSLAND)
At the Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Connie (KINGSLAND) McINTYRE died peacefully in her 91st year. She was the beloved wife of the late Archibald McINTYRE; dear mother of Andrew and his wife Barbara of Belfountain; Peter and his wife Karen of Guelph and Barbara of St. Catharines; dear sister of Edward KINGSLAND of Hudson Heights, Quebec, Grace GARDNER of Collingwood, Ontario and Catherine WILSON, her twin, of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Scott and his wife Eva SALINAS, Stuart and Tomas and a great-granddaughter, Suriñe. She was predeceased by her brother, John KINGSLAND, and her sister, Janet HODGSON, both of Hudson Heights, Quebec. Other than the well-being of her family, Connie's passion in life was the game of golf. It provided her with many tournament triumphs, an all encompassing outlet for her competitive spirit, and three holes-in-one. For over seventy years, she embraced the spirituality and the perpetual challenge of the game you can never win. Rested at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph. Private cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-22 published
HODGSON, Eileen Marion Louise (née BICKFORD)
Eileen died peacefully in her sleep on November 17th, 2006 in her 96th year. Dear mother of Ronald, Christopher and Neil, she was predeceased in 2005 by John, her husband of 66 years. She will be sorely missed by her sons, daughters-in-law (Jocelyne, Margaret and Brenda) and their families including 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Eileen will also be mourned by the genealogical fraternity where she has left an extensive legacy of research which she has shared with her many Friends and relatives in Canada, England, Australia and the United States. Special thanks to the staff of Granite Ridge, Country House in Stittsville for the tender care she has received during her stay there. Also to the Ottawa Library and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind for all the audio books she "read" in the past few years. Despite her loss of vision she was able to see the world again through these books. A memorial service will be held on December 2, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at All Saints Anglican Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario followed by the burial of her ashes in Lundy's Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-22 published
HODGSON, Helen (née BAINES) (1916-2006)
Helen HODGSON, born in Lockeport, Nova Scotia on 1 May 1916, died peacefully in Ottawa on 19 December 2006 at the Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care Facility. Eldest daughter of Ella James BAINES (1886-1986) and Ernest BAINES (1878-1932) and sister to Dorothy Baines TURNER (1920-1994,) Helen graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick in 1936 with a B.A. degree in English Literature. Married on 16 December 1940 to John H. HODGSON (b. 1913,) Helen and John had three children, Dr. M. John HODGSON of Edmonton, Peter HODGSON (a.k.a. Sneezy Waters) of Ottawa, and Julie HODGSON of Ottawa, and two grandchildren, Dylan HODGSON and Sanna HODGSON of Edmonton. Helen worked at the Canadian Welfare Council from 1955 to 1956; with R. MacGregor Dawson on his book, 'William Lyon MacKenzie King, A Political Biography Vol. 1, 1874-1923' from 1957 to 1958; at the Canada Foundation from 1960 to 1962, and as a Visual Arts Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts from 1965 to 1973, before moving with her husband John to the Philippines, where they lived until 1979. Helen enjoyed a long and full life, and she and John travelled to every continent except Antarctica. Helen was a wonderful cook and a gracious host and will be remembered for her beautiful singing voice. Helen was passionate about literature, music, and the visual arts and, in lieu of flowers, we encourage donations to a cultural institution of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff at the Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care Facility in Ottawa for their kindness and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held later in 2007 to celebrate Helen's life and interests.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
DOREGO, Conceicao " Mama"
Peacefully, on Saturday, December 31, 2005 in the loving comfort of her family. Conceicao, loving wife of the late Francisco. Dear mother of Lucia and her husband Mario SALVATORE, Gabriel and his wife Maria Angela REGO, Maria Jose CORDEIRO and her partner Lori HODGSON, Cecilia and her husband Harold HISEY and Frank and his wife Silke C. DOREGO. Proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home 366 Bathurst St. (north of Dundas) on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 10: 00 a.m. in St. Agnes Church (Dundas St. at Grace). Entombment at Mount Pleasant Mausoleum. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Villa Forum for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to www. cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
CLARK, Benedict Allegri
Ben CLARK, artist, passed away peacefully at home in Milton, Ontario on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. son of Paraskeva CLARK and Oreste ALLEGRI, and step-son of Philip CLARK, all deceased, Ben was born in Leningrad, Russia, March 29, 1923. He spent his early years living in Paris, France and came to Canada via England with his mother and step-father in 1931. After studying art at Central Technical School and the Ontario College of Art, Ben worked as a graphic artist for Rapid Grip and Batten and as a draftsman for the Ontario Department of Highways, where he designed the colourful surface treatment of the Bayview/Lawrence underpass. A long-time sufferer of schizophrenia, Ben will be remembered for his superb artistic talent and observant wit. He was the beloved step-brother of Clive CLARK and for the last 17 years was lovingly cared for by nephew, Joel CLARK. He also will be missed by the entire CLARK family, including: Mary CLARK; Jennifer, John and Monica MAZURKIEWICZ; Panya Clark ESPINAL, Javier, Amaya and Mika ESPINAL; and by cousins Marguerite HUNT, John, Janet and Robert MOOGK and other members of the Hunt family. The family wish to express their appreciation to Ben's long time Friends Tom HODGSON and Ron PROULX. Friends may call for visitation from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, January 13th, at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road (first street north off York Mills Road, east of Leslie), 416-441-1580. Funeral services for Ben will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14th at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Chapel, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, west entrance off Mount Pleasant, halfway to Yonge Street, keeping left on internal roads, 416-485-0129. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben's name may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 302, Toronto, Ontario. M5V 2L4.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
HODGSON, Thomas Sherlock
Passed away peacefully on February 27, 2006 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Tom was born in Toronto on June 5, 1924 and grew up on Centre Island. In 1943, after graduating from the art program at Central Technical high school, Tom enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was trained as a pilot and gunner. He produced many pieces depicting army life which were later donated to the War Art Museum. Discharged in 1945, he enrolled in the Ontario College of Art. As a founding member of the Painters Eleven in the 1950's, Tom was a pioneer of abstract art in Canada. Painters Eleven is credited with having introduced Abstract Expressionism to Canada. Tom had abrilliant career in commercial art advertising, and taught art at various institutions. From 1968 to 1973 he taught at the Ontario College of Art during what is often referred to as its most creative period… his philosophies about creativity influenced many of his students. Between 1952 and 1989, there were more than 20 exhibitions of his work in Canada and throughout the world. His works are on display in various Canadian galleries including the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian War Museum, Glenbow Museum, the Galérie d'arts contemporains de Montréal, and the National Gallery of Canada. Tom was also a renowned athlete. He had a highly esteemed career as one of Canada's premier competitive canoe athletes, dominating canoe tandem racing in Canada for more than a decade. He competed over more than 50 years; he won his first Canadian title in 1941 and, 44 years later, raced in the First World Masters Canoe Championships. He won over 20 Canadian Championships and represented Canada at two Olympic games: Helsinki in 1952 and Melbourne in 1956. Tom leaves behind his first wife, Wilma, and five children: Mark, Rand, Lise, Kara and Timothy; and Jeannie BROADWAY, the mother of his fifth child Timothy; ten grandchildren; and his sister Jane. He was predeceased by his second wife Catherine GOOD who was dedicated to him during the difficult years when he was suffering from Alzheimer's. To celebrate his life, a reception will be held at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club, 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd. on Tuesday, March 7 at 1 p.m.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
HODGSON, Robert E. " Bob"
The family of Bob HODGSON mourn his unexpected death on March 3, 2006. Beloved husband of Audrey. Dear father of Andrew. Loving son of Marilyn and Ken. Will be sadly missed by his sister Lisa (Philip FORD) and brother Tom (Kathy.) Will also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Friends will be received at the Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Crescent, Mississauga, on Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Bob, all are welcome to bring a newly purchased teddy bear to the Church, which will be donated to a local charity, or a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel." Neweduk Funeral Home - 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
HODGSON, Anne Churchill (née HYDE)
At age 96 years, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at Residence Desjardins in St. Sauveur des Monts, Quebec. She was the widow of Jonathan Archibald HODGSON whom she married on October 25, 1930 and who predeceased her in October 1974. "Pinkie" as she was affectionately known, graduated from McGill University in 1930 and was very active in the Junior League, Young Women's Christian Association, Women's Canadian Club, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Garden Club. She was an avid gardener and loved above all else her home and garden at Murray Lake in Morin Heights. She will be fondly remembered by her extended family which include her four children: Joanne Locke KRONLACHNER of Toronto, Charles Jonathan HODGSON of Toronto, Allan Archibald HODGSON of London, England, and David Churchill HODGSON of Morin Heights; her 11 grandchildren, Bruce (deceased,) Vivian, Jaeger, Jean, Ryan and Allan of Charles Jonathan; Lucinda, Jonathan, and Anne of Allan and Jennifer Anne and Nancy Norah of David. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be private.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
HODGSON, Irene
On Friday, March 10, 2006 peacefully at home. Irene HODGSON, loving mother of Chrys, Cindy, Kathy, 2nd mother of Joe. Devoted grandmother of Erin, Alicia, Rachel, Ryan, and Lauren. A celebration of her life will be held at her home on Thursday, March 16 at 6: 30 p.m. Please bring your personal stories of Irene. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
WENTT, William Alonso
Peacefully in his 95th year at Brimley Acres on Friday, March 10, 2006. Bill, husband of the late Mena. Dear father of May, Lionel, Jennie HODGSON, Esme GRANT, Veronica THOMAS and Philip. Brother of John WENTT and Joyce ALICOCK. Lovingly remembered by his 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Service at the Church of the Epiphany (on Kennedy Road between St. Clair and Eglinton) on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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HODGSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
Tom HODGSON, 81: Passion for art, life
Abstract painter helped revitalize Canadian art
Kid from islands paddled a canoe like few others
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
People always talk about the parties. That's what they remember about Tom HODGSON's life. They happened wherever he lived or in whatever studio he worked -- be it the Pit, as it was called, at King and Church Sts., the house on Shaw Street, where he built a swimming pool in the kitchen, or the storefront on Queen St. W. opposite the mental hospital.
Cold cuts infamously served on the reclining body of a nude woman adorning the buffet table, body-painting women's bare breasts, art student orgies, rich and powerful art patrons swinging on the rope from his studio ceiling.
HODGSON's sons used to drop by to meet girls because there were always women around their dad -- if not the models he hired to pose nude for life drawing classes, then the dewy-eyed students he taught at the Ontario College of Art during the '70s, when mores were exploding in the name of creativity, the muse and the worship of the artist.
You can get away with it when you're also one of Canada's greatest painters, a founder of the audacious Painters Eleven -- the gang of abstract artists who broke the stranglehold of the Group of Seven and revolutionized the Canadian art world, at the same time as you're an Olympic athlete, marathoner, dirt-bike champ and master paddler winning dozens of national championships.
"Tom was a gifted person. Some people are just touched a certain way, but he was very easy about it, not full of himself," said Christopher CUTTS, HODGSON's art dealer.
In 1987, when CUTTS was an upstart on the art scene, a friend arranged a meeting with the artist known as a superb colourist, as well as for his style of action painting -- arm's-length hurling, scraping, pouring oil paints on horizontal canvases on a table surface held in place by an elaborate system of blocks and tackle.
"He had a natural way of dancing on the canvas. He could make it work," CUTTS said.
HODGSON's last solo show was at Cutts's gallery in 1992, the year the artist was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. This year, five days after HODGSON died from the disease -- at 81 on February 27 CUTTS opened a major group show of abstract painters. HODGSON's piece in the show was priced at $30,000.
HODGSON and his kid sister grew up in a 35-room house on Centre Island that their family rented out to tenants. Their father was an insurance broker, a convivial alcoholic who threw parties at their home, known throughout the island as the Hodgson House of Nonsense, according to Jane HODGSON.
"The kids all hung out at the clubhouse on the lagoon," she recalled. "All of us paddled."
But HODGSON was just that much more intense about the sport and much more skilled. When he was 12, it also was clear he was also a talented artist. He began the balancing act between art and athletics that he would maintain for decades.
He trained hard, dodging the ice in Toronto's harbour, winning more than 20 Canadian solo championships. With another islander, Art JOHNSON, and later Bill STEPHENSON, he finished eighth in the tandem at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 and in ninth place four years later in Melbourne, Australia.
HODGSON married Wilma STEIN, an island girl, and they moved into a house on Centre Island on a lot that extended to the lagoon, where he built a north-facing studio on stilts.
When the property of Centre Island's residents was expropriated in the late '50s, HODGSON moved to the city, becoming very successful in advertising at the same time as he was making a name for himself in the art world with Painters Eleven.
But he walked away from advertising after assessing that he had enough money either to buy a sports car or support himself as an artist for two years. When his marriage ended in 1968, his wife had to get a job to support their four kids. "His life was more important than anybody else and that was hard," said daughter Lise SNAJDR. "He wasn't a good father, but he was a good person in many ways."
"He was not the kind of dad who hugged or kissed you or told you he loved you," said Tim BROADWAY, HODGSON's fifth child, born to Jeannie BROADWAY, an artist. They never married.
Painters Eleven officially disbanded in 1959. By the 1960s and early '70s, HODGSON was a famous artist, as well as a popular teacher at the Ontario College of Art. A nudist, he hosted many parties around the indoor pool at his Shaw St. home. He never had more than three beers, but others did.
"They were orgies," said Neil COCHRANE, an assistant art director at the Toronto Star who was studying at the college then. "That's what happens when you get naked art students, water and drink."
HODGSON met his second wife, Cathy GOOD, when she was his student. She was 19, he 46. He and GOOD moved to a horse farm near Hastings, Ontario, where he built a pond and paddled until 1996, when he went over a dam on the Trent River. By then, Alzheimer's had robbed him of the ability to talk in full sentences or complete a painting.
HODGSON then moved into a care facility and Good to an apartment in Warkworth. He could neither walk nor talk. GOOD, who was devoted to him, visited him three times a day, until her unexpected death last year of an embolism.
HODGSON was saluted by Friends and family at the Balmy Beach Club last month. At one point, one of his Friends shouted, "Here's to Tom," then took off all his clothes (except for his socks) and ran around the whole assembly, past HODGSON's trophies and his art, before sitting down and putting on his clothes.
"Dad would have loved it," SNAJDR said. "But I think he would have preferred it have been a beautiful young woman."

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HODINSKY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-10-20 published
McILROY, Grace Margaret
(Member of Ladies Shrine, Salaam Club, Collingwood)
On October 12th, 2006 at Leisureworld Creeden Valley, Nursing Home, Creemore in her 85th year. Grace McILROY of Collingwood beloved wife of Robert McILROY. Dear mother of John CROMBIE (Jan) of Omemee, Gary CROMBIE (Mary) of Aurora, Jeff McILROY (Stacey) of Beeton, Arlene PROTHMANN (Gerhard) New Lowell. Predeceased by daughter Joyce FISHER (Mickey FISHER) Edmonton, Alberta. Grandma to Danny ROUTLEDGE (Lisa), Kim HODINSKY (Ben), Dawn FISHER, Ian FISHER, Letisha and Kelsey CROMBIE, Paul and Diana CROMBIE, Kurtis and Rory McILORY, Kristin, Kerri, Michelle ROULEAU, Alex and Grant PROTHMANN. Great-grandma to Christopher and Amanda HODINSKY, Bradley FISHER, Kristy and Jay ROUTLEDGE and Jordan REIS. Visitation was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road E., Wasaga Beach on Sunday October 15th, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (705-429-1040) Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. ANDERSON in the Chapel on Monday October 16th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Wasaga Beach Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital as expressions of sympathy.
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HODKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-28 published
IREDALE, Norman J.
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Tuesday, December 26, 2006, Norman J. IREDALE age 60 years of Saint Marys. Beloved husband of Jackie (MELVILLE) IREDALE. Loving father of Chris IREDALE and Laurie COWARD, Tim and Susan IREDALE, Jessica and John HODKINSON. Proud grandfather of Hayden, Liam, Erin, Jordan, Loghan and Ryan. Dear brother of Grace KINBERGER, Robert and Jackie IREDALE, Orville IREDALE Jr., Ann Marie BURLEY and William. Dear brother-in-law of Dorothy DIEHL, George and Ruth MELVILLE, Larry and Sharon MELVILLE and Sharon and Frank BARNES. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Orville and Myrtle (HERMAN) IREDALE and his mother and father-in-law Max and Dorothy (BLANCHARD) MELVILLE. Sister and brothers-in-law Joan and Art MARTIN, Bill and Ella MELVILLE, Richard MELVILLE and Fred KINBERGER. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street, N., Saint Marys on Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Dalice SIM officiating. In his memory, donations to Sick Kids Foundation, 14th Floor, 525 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L3 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HODSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-03 published
HODSON, John Jarvis
After a short illness, at London Health Science Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, November 01, 2006, John Jarvis HODSON in his 85th year. John served in the British Army from 1939-1945 as a Gunner with the Royal Artillery in North Africa and Italy. John was an 8th army Veteran, Mentioned in Despatch for Distinguished Service; he emigrated to Canada in 1948. "John was a skilled wood craftsman and masterful storyteller with a specialty in 'shaggy dog' stories. He was admired by all who had the privilege of knowing his generous and gentle spirit." John was predeceased by his beloved wife Bobbe (1998). Cherished father of Chris (Bill) DAMPIER, David (Sandra) HODSON, Shelagh (Keith) BANTOCK, Rob (Susan) HODSON, and Kathryn (Thomas) BLENNERHASSETT. Devoted grandfather of Jeff (Katrina), James (Tess), Kathy (Carlton), Leslie (Jamie), John (Lucy), Scott (Cara), Paul (Lisa), Amy (Chris), Shelby, Ruby, Sam, Harry, Grace, Jack, Sam, and Lily and great-grandfather of Emma, Claire and Dylan. Survived by brother-in-law Kenneth "Jack" SMITH and his children Fred and Philip, and Kendal and Muir PEPPER and their children Adrienne and Quinten. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his precious sister Pamela SMITH (1999.) John was a Life Long Member of the Crumlin Sportsmen's Association and the Carpenter's Union. Friends will be received at All Saints Anglican Church, 249 Hamilton Rd. (2 blocks east of Adelaide), on Monday, November 6, 2006, from 10-11 a.m. with the Memorial Service to follow at 11: 00 a.m. with The Reverend Peter LEONARD officiating. Interment of ashes later in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Thamesford. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation -- Emergency Care Program, would be appreciated by the family. Evans Funeral Home, (519-451-9350), entrusted with arrangements Online condolences can be expressed at evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. John Jarvis HODSON.

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HODSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-25 published
CUFF, William, Ernest " Bill," B.Sc.F., R.P.F.
Peacefully, on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, British Columbia. Born January 5, 1921 in North Bay, and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Bill joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and served in England as a F/L pilot instructor with the Commonwealth Air Training Plan. He earned a Forestry Degree at U of T, and raised a family of eight children with his wife of 63 years, Kathleen (Kay). Upon retiring in 1969, Bill and Kay relocated to White Rock, British Columbia where he enjoyed a second career in real estate and as a Canadian Executive Services Association Advisor. Predeceased by son Donald, grand_son Peter and great-grand_son Sage and by his sisters Elizabeth HOBBS and June TAILOR/TAYLOR. Bill will be very much missed and always remembered by his wife Kay, two sons William George and Brian Douglas and five daughters, Gaye (and Peter) DOLEZAL, Beverley (and Steve ERICKSON,) Sandra (and Wayne) MALLEY, Candy (and Peter) HODSON, Wendy (and Troy) READY and 16 grandchildren and their spouses and 11 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Bill's life will be held for family and Friends, at 2 p.m. Friday, October 27 at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia.

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