Hodgkinson, Kenneth George 'Ken'

Ken Hodgkinson of Meaford passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at the age of 86.

Born in Meaford on January 2, 1937, Ken was a son of the late George and Ivy (nee Jenkins) Hodgkinson.

Ken was the dear friend and beloved husband of Marie Cornfield of Meaford.  He was predeceased by his wives Phyllis Hodgkinson (nee Linn) and Jeannine St. Onge – Hodgkinson.

He was the kindhearted and loving father of Bruce Hodgkinson and Heather Hodgkinson (Rick Lanthier) and was predeceased by his sons William and Andrew.

Ken was the very proud grandfather of Kendra, Julie, Karen, Emily Jordan, Jamie (Tyler), and Jessica (Nic).

He will be missed by Stephen (Lauretta) Cornfield, Shelley (Kevin) Hooper, Denyse (Brent) Williams, David (Amy) Cornfield, Margaret Massey, Dennis, Wendy, and Heidi Linn and Jenny’s family.

He was the much-loved brother of Glenn Hodgkinson (Georgina) and was predeceased by his siblings Elvira Ormsby (late Lorne), Margaret Ormsby (late Lealand), Charlie Hodgkinson (late Lillian), Marion Eccles (late Lorne),  Dorothy Quigley, and Betty Whitfield (late Syd Clarke and Gerald Whitfield).  Ken will be remembered as a wonderful uncle to his many nieces, nephews and their families.

Ken was a family man and had a way of keeping people connected.  He always took the time to check in with friends and family, even if he hadn’t heard from them in ages.    He was generous with his time and knowledge, very much a ‘Jack of All Trades’ and a ‘Go to Guy’ for so many people. Ken had a warm and welcoming smile. He always let you know he was happy so see you, and could talk about anything and everything.   When he moved up north to Iron Bridge, he knew nobody, he worked on the roads for the Ministry of Transportation and created a new life and many lifelong friendships.  He eventually retired as a Supervisor for the Ministry. He continued to stay connected when he moved back to the Meaford area.  His Church of Christ family and his relationship with the Amish has continued to be a very important part of Ken’s life.  In his later years Ken enjoyed operating the ‘Amish Express’, a delivery service between Chesley and Iron Bridge, which provided assistance for many Amish families.

A funeral service celebrating Ken’s life will be conducted at the Church of Christ in Meaford on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 11 o’clock, with a reception following in the fellowship hall. A service of committal and interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Church of Christ in Meaford (Cheques Only Please) or the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Thursday, January 12, 2023 11:00 AM
Church of Christ Meaford

Donations: The Church of Christ in Meaford (Cheques Only Please) or the Meaford Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Fran Austin
    Friday, January 6, 2023

    I was saddened to learn of Ken’s death. My deepest condolences to Marie and all of Ken’s family and friends. He is a special person who will be missed.Fran

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    1. Marie
      Friday, January 13, 2023

      Thanks Fran

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  2. Cherie Ron Murray
    Friday, January 6, 2023

    Marie thought and prayers threw this difficult time
    Ron and I enjoyed seeing talking at coffee with you and Ken
    God bless
    Cherie Ron Murray

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    1. Marie
      Friday, January 13, 2023

      Thanks Ron and Cherie. Great coffee chats.

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  3. Jennifer Shortt-Button
    Friday, January 6, 2023

    Our Deepest Sympathy of Condolence goes out to Marie (Cornfield) and her Family, especially Ken’s Family along with all who knew him. I have many fond memories of our conversations we had. He was a man of great integrity, honesty, trust and loyalty to all he’s served. What an example of a great servant/steward to all. God/Jesus/Holy Spirit God head will reward him. With Love ❤️ In Christ. Wayne & Jennifer Shortt-Button

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  4. Chantelle Brown
    Friday, January 6, 2023

    So sorry to hear this news. We will keep you and your family in our prayers Marie.
    Much love
    The Brown/ Craddock Families

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    1. MARIE
      Friday, January 13, 2023

      Thanks Chantelle and Cledith and families

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  5. Ann Goring
    Friday, January 6, 2023

    Ken was a one of a kind good friend all my life and best friend to my Dad. He helped us endlessly with so many things out of the goodness of his heart… too numerous to begin to mention. Gave a helping hand to anyone in need expecting nothing in return. If he couldn’t fix it , it probably couldn’t be fixed. He will be and is sorely missed by many. Rest In Peace old buddy , til we meet again …. And if there’s coffee and conversation in heaven I can be sure you and Dad are having one now. Love Annie

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    1. MARIE
      Friday, January 13, 2023

      Thanks Ann. Thanks for the kind words

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  6. Susie Bodenmiller
    Saturday, January 7, 2023

    My heartfelt condolences to Marie and all of Ken’s family and friends. I have so many wonderful memories of ornery Ken on my many salmon fishing trips to Canada. I will always remember the day he finally drove up to Red Rock falls to meet the girl from Ohio who yelled across the river every day to him. He was such a wonderful man and I will miss him until we meet again in heaven!

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    1. MARIE
      Friday, January 13, 2023

      Thanks, we will meet again

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  7. Ronald
    Saturday, January 7, 2023

    Our condolences from Nova Scotia so sorry to hear of Uncle Kens passing . Ron and Evelyn Hodgkinson

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    1. MARIE
      Friday, January 13, 2023

      Thanks for thinking of us.

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  8. Donna Kirktown (Hodgkinson)
    Saturday, January 7, 2023

    My prays and thought are with you Marie and Family

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    1. MARIE
      Friday, January 13, 2023

      Thanks Donna. We were looking for pictures and up popped our reunion pictures which reminded me of our good times together.

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  9. Donna Atikian
    Saturday, January 7, 2023

    Dear Heather and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May the cherished memories of the times you spent together bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Donna, John, Justin & Chantal Atikian

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    1. Cliff Stewart
      Monday, January 9, 2023

      My deepest condolences , Ken was a good friend when I lived in Iron Bridge! He loved to chat & we shared many good laughs together. He’ll be fondly remembered by all!

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    2. MARIE
      Saturday, January 14, 2023

      Thanks Donna from our family

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  10. Bev and Marilyn Rutherford
    Saturday, January 7, 2023

    Marie, you and your family have our deep sympathy with the passing of Ken. Knew him in our younger years and met him when he returned to Meaford more recently. You will miss him, but you will have many good memories to sustain you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Peter and Judy Jensen
    Sunday, January 8, 2023

    So sorry he is gone but leaves many memory’s with them living in Iron Bridge so long. Remember the apples he brought up here. Also he was a great friend to my step-dad Bun. My mom Annie . Heather you are still in touch with Joanne and that’s how we heard. Bruce it’s been awhile but still remember. From Peter and Judy Jensen.

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  12. Helen Merrifield
    Sunday, January 8, 2023

    Sincere sympathy to Marie and all family members.

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  13. Alison Clarke
    Sunday, January 8, 2023

    What a wonderful man. Ken was always there for Betty, caring and full of humour. A man you could count on. He will be missed by many. My sons and I, and my partner Brock, send our love and condolences.

    Alison Clarke and Brock Paulley.
    Tyler, Samuel, and Anthony Clarke

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  14. Wayne and Penny Fligg
    Monday, January 9, 2023

    Marie and family – our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time. Ken was a great contribution to our maple meadows family. We’ll miss Ken at our men’s coffee club, and Music nite, where he always squeezed the water bottle behind Brenda’s head.
    Wayne and Penny Fligg

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  15. Marylyn & Wayne Kipp
    Monday, January 9, 2023

    Our sincere sympathy to Marie and all Ken’s family, our hearts go out to you.

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  16. Allan and Christina Shields
    Tuesday, January 10, 2023

    Our deepest condolences to family and friends of Kens passing. In reflections of Ken when we gathered together with the Linn Family and friends during our deer hunt seasons. Kens fun and caring
    Personality will always be cherished. Allan.

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  17. Leita St Germain
    Wednesday, January 11, 2023

    My condolences to the family. He was such a wonderful man will be missed.

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  18. Paul & Doris Eccles
    Thursday, January 12, 2023

    Our condolences to Marie, Bruce, Heather, and your families. I can still picture Uncle Ken’s smile and laugh telling stories at the family reunions. It’s been too long since we’ve seen you, but by the Grace of God, we’ll meet again for a good laugh and stories in Heaven.

    Paul & Doris

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  19. Kim Johnston
    Thursday, January 12, 2023

    Condolences to all the family, our hearts are with you all in this difficult time. Love and hugs to all.

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