Passed on August 23, 2023
It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our dear mother Bernice-Anne Hodgkinson (nee Hockett) on August 23, 2023 after a brief illness at the Stonewall Hospital. Mom was born September 3, 1935 in Irma Alberta.
Mom is survived by her children Dennis (Betty-lynn), Jill, Ted (Sherri), Joan (Frank), Hugh (Cheri) and Andrew (Na Lin), and her grandchildren Samuel, Ian, Kristen, Raianne, Nicole, Tarra, Sabrina, Skyelar, Justin, Daniel and Oliver, and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Donna Faye Brown and Gail Middleton, Hugh’s sister Rita, who was Mom’s lifelong friend, and sister-in-law Kamolsri.
She was pre-deceased by sons Thomas and Ian, and grandson Steven Hodgkinson.
Mom lived her life to the full. She married Hugh Hodgkinson in 1953 and enjoyed a life of adventure, starting out in Alberta and BC, moving to Trinidad for 5 years and then settling on a ranch in Teulon, Manitoba. While raising her children, she was involved in the community as a member of the School Board and an organizer of the Interlake Riding Club. She then began working in the accounting field, going on to the CGA training program. She moved to Edmonton to care for her aging Aunt, and continued her work providing accounting services to many small business clients, some of which she continued to support as recently as this past summer.
During later years, Mom met a special friend while going for walks along the Saskatchewan River near her home. Bill and Mom spent many good years together, including several visits to Holland as well as other European destinations which fed her interest in culture, art and fashion. For the past 11 years, Mom has enjoyed the company of her little dog, Malani. Mom finished her life in Teulon, close to her family. She will always be remembered for her caring attitude, her wisdom and her amazing culinary skills, which she shared with family and friends her entire life. She will be greatly missed.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the medical staff at the Stonewall Hospital for the excellent care Mom received.
A service will be held at a later date.
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