Hodgkinson, Verna Margaret

Born in St. Vincent Township on February 10, 1922, a daughter of the late Morris and Hanna (nee Patterson) Cann, Verna passed away in Meaford on Friday January 3, 2020 at the age of 97.

Verna was predeceased by her beloved husband Murray Hodgkinson in 2007 and is remembered as the devoted mother and ‘Mom’ of son Don and Donna Hodgkinson of Thornbury, daughter Pat Logan of Hamilton, daughter Lynn and Francis Prentice of Grafton, daughter Jody Hodgkinson and John Gillespie of Collingwood, and son Kelly and Susan Hodgkinson of Chesley.

She will be the sorely missed grandmother and great-grandmother of Geoff and Wendy Hodgkinson and their children Jeremy and Jared, Rod and Gina Hodgkinson and their children Maria and Claire, Ian Hodgkinson and Andrea Lewin and her son Dylan, Grant and Lisa Logan and their children Nicholas and Dylan, Chris Logan and Tara Vukovic and his son Liam, Stacy and Chris Parker and daughter Grace, Lisa and Darryl Pogue and daughters Serena and Karissa, Tiffany Hodgkinson and partner Nathan Mawhinney, and Chandler Hodgkinson. She will be remembered also by John Gillespie’s daughters Cecily and Rheba.

Verna is survived by her brother Elgin and his wife Marlene Cann and was predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law Viola Graham (Ernie Burgoyne), Blanche Knight (Keith), Irene Emary (Keith), Mary Breadner (Leslie), Wilma Woodhouse (Arnold), Jessie Lackie (Bob) and brother Reginald Cann (Doris).  Verna is also predeceased by a brother-in-law Virgil Hodgkinson and his wife Dorothy and will be recalled fondly by her several nieces and nephews and their families.

Friends will be received at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday January 7th from 6 until 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Meaford Church of Christ on Wednesday January 8th at 1:30 p.m. followed by a reception in the community room there.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home Meaford from 6 until 8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:30 PM
Service: Meaford Church of Christ - corner of Nelson and Thompson Streets.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation
Make a donation in memory of Verna Margaret Hodgkinson


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Gail Botting
    Sunday, January 5, 2020

    So sorry Lynn to hear of your Mom’s passing.It doesn’t matter what age we are it’s still your Mom & you miss them.Our thoughts are with you,Francis & families.

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  2. Tracey Skelton
    Sunday, January 5, 2020

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending the family thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.

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    1. Kelly
      Sunday, January 5, 2020

      Thank you Tracy for your wishes
      Kelly

      Reply
  3. Shirley Parks
    Sunday, January 5, 2020

    I am so sorry your Mom has passed. It’s very hard to lose our parents no matter how old we are at the time.
    I have many fond memories of your whole family when we all lived on the 4th line. Such a long time ago now.
    Your mom was such a nice lady. You will miss her dearly.
    Shirley (Vamplew) Parks

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  4. Cousin Cindy Breadner
    Sunday, January 5, 2020

    All my love to you all. I know she will be missed! Sorry I can’t be there to give you all a hug. Know I am there in spirit and love. Now she and all her sisters are together again to be silly and laugh. She alway said how much she missed her sisters! Thinking of you all.

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  5. Paul and Alana Warwick
    Sunday, January 5, 2020

    To the Hodgkinson family from Paul and Alana Warwick
    Our condolences with your moms passing.
    She was a wonderful person as was your father.
    Miss them both.
    We are in Ft Lauderdale until April.
    Stay strong

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  6. Patti Goodwin
    Sunday, January 5, 2020

    Kelly and Sue, and Jody,

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Patti and Doug Goodwin

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  7. Ciane Hynes
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Lynn, and families. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your Mom from years ago, she was always such a pleasant and lovely woman. And from the stories you’ve shared, a very strong woman! My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you hold onto your sweet memories.

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  8. Myrna and Ernie Zwanck
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  9. Hodgkinson Family
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Thanks Ciane very kind words

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  10. Alan & Leanne Cook
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    We wish to express our condolences to the Hodgkinson family. There would be times I would meet your Mom at the grocery store and she was so proud she was able to drive there on her own. She loved her Van.

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  11. Gloria Farrow
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Lynn & Family I am so sorry for the loss of your mother ,she was awesome lady .You are in my thoughts and prayers Gloria
    .

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    1. Lynn and Francis
      Tuesday, January 7, 2020

      Thanks Gloria

      Reply
  12. Rob Gardner
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    So sorry the hear about Verna’s passing.
    She and Murray had a wonderful life and we’re great friends of my parents.
    It is the end of an era for that generation and there are not too many left at this age.

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  13. Paul & Sharon Dunn
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Don, Donna and family, our hearts goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories, becomes a memory.

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  14. Rick Croft
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    I’m sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family.

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    1. Lynn and Francis
      Tuesday, January 7, 2020

      Thanks Rick as you know she was special

      Reply
  15. Steam Plant colleagues
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Kelly and Susan, and families,

    Thinking of you during this difficult time, and sending our heartfelt condolences…

    Fellow colleagues at the Steam Plant

    Reply
  16. Barb (Caesar) Synnott
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    My condolences to the family on Verna’s passing. I had a nice little visit with her in the dining room at Central Place a couple of months ago when I went to visit Aunt Anne,

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  17. Vanessa
    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    To the Hodgkinson Family,

    We were saddened to hear that Verna has passed away. We are thinking of you all and hope that you are able to find comfort in the love and support of family and friends during what we can imagine must be a difficult time.

    The Ear Clinic

    Brenda Tullio & Vanessa Knight

    Reply
  18. Debbie (Millward) Park
    Sunday, January 12, 2020

    Just heard your sad news from my mom. So sorry for your loss. I hope your memories will some day help to fill the void.

    Reply

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