HODGSON, Marguerite Irene Pearl (nee: Richards) . Born December 18, 1923 Stratford, ON passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord January 13, 2014 at Dufferin Place, Nanaimo, BC. She is survived by her loving daughters Kathy SABOURIN (Brian), Nanaimo, BC, Cheryl LeBLANC (Bob), Riverview, NB, son Dean HODGSON (Marion), Comox, BC and daughter-in-law Sherrill HODGSON, Uxbridge, ON, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Roy 1977 and son Robert 1999. A long-time resident of Nanaimo, Marguerite was secretary for St. Andrew's United Church for many years and an active member of the congregation. Involved in many groups and activities, Mom was a member of the Old Age Pensioners Branch #4, TOPS, Women of the Moose, and the Bowen Park Seniors. She loved music and was a member of the Accordion Group, the Hand Bell Group, and the Songsters and would often entertain with them at the senior care homes in Nanaimo. She put her knitting skills to good use, knitting many sets of mittens for the Mitten Tree at St. Andrew's Church, finger puppets for children at the Nanaimo hospital and spent many hours reading with children at Princess Royal School. Her pride and joy was definitely her family. She loved to travel, whether it was visiting her brothers in Ontario, her sisters in Iowa and Costa Rica or her children and grandchildren in the many locations throughout Canada that their lives took them. We will miss her warm, loving spirit and her common sense approach to all life's situations. She was a woman of very few words but a specialist in making warm memories. With all our hearts we thank the staff of the Birch Unit at Dufferin Place for the loving care they provided Mom with over the past year and a half. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if you would like, a donation can be made in Mom's memory to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation with the donation to be directed specifically to the Dufferin Place Activities Department. A tea will be held in Mom's memory at St. Andrew's United Church following the regular church service on Sunday, January 26th. Condolences may be offered at firstname.lastname@example.org Telford's of Nanaimo 250-591-6644
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Published in Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24, 2014