January 17, 1941
February 25, 2022
Ellen Hodgins Obituary
January 17th, 1941 -February 25th, 2022
Surrounded by her family at their farm in Wyoming Ontario, Ellen died after steadfastly, facing cancer for the last nine months. Born in Malartic, Quebec. Survived by her Loving husband of 61 years, Jim and children, Fred Hodgins (Shirley) of Brigden Ontario, Ken Hodgins (Donna) of Monroe, North Carolina, and Bonnie Hardy (Craig) of London Ontario. 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Survived by sisters, Alice Johnson of Maryland Washington, Helga Gertsen of Rochester New York, Sisters in law, Marilyn Hodgins & Linda Hodgins and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Fred Kjaer-Pedersen (1943), Mother Maren Morris (1997), stepfather Leo Morris (1987). Brothers Lief Pedersen (1999), Manny Morris (2022). Father-in-law Bernard & Evelyn Hodgins, Sister-in-law Betty Jean Hodgins, Garry Hodgins, (2014) and Robert Hodgins (2021) Grandsons Sammy and James, and foster brother Ron Powers (1995). Born in Malartic, Quebec and she moved to Ontario in 1949. In her youth she could always be found square dancing, playing guitar, and singing. Ellen loved her community, and living on the farm, learning everything about farm life and working along side her husband Jim. She was a long-time member of Mandaumin United church until its closing, where she served Session, was part of the very active UCW. She loved working in the kitchen. She was involved in all of her grandchildren’s lives, she even helped planned a couple future weddings in her last days. She enjoyed making cross stitch crib quilts, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, spring and the blooms of her redbud trees and fruit tree blossoms, sunrises and sunsets on the farm always brought joy. Visitation only, March 12th, 2022, at McCormack Funeral Home-Stewart Chapel, 245 George Street, Sarnia.
1:00 - 3:00 pm is for double vaccinated persons.
3:30 - 4:00 is for single and un-vaccinated persons.
**Masks are mandatory for both sessions**
No funeral, internment of ashes at a later date.
Our heartfelt thanks to our home nurse April Berthelot, RN, the palliative team lead by Dr. David Kim, and Oncologist Dr. Julie Lebert. We appreciated their wisdom, kindness, and direction during this last leg of Mom’s journey. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Ellen’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. In lieu of flowers donations to Lambton County Community Paramedic Program.
Visitation & Services
McCormack Funeral Home
1 - 3 pm
3:30 - 4 pm.
Saturday March 12, 2022
Visitation (Vaccinated Only)
Saturday March 12, 2022
McCormack Funeral Home
Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home
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My deepest condolences to the Hodgins family, and may your many memories of Ellen be a comfort. Sorry I can't attend.
Fred, Shirley and family - Our sincere condolences for the loss of your mom here on planet earth - knowing that she is with the Lord and at peace with no more tears and suffering almost makes it bearable. She was a very sweet and quiet woman from the short visits we had together and will miss her dearly as well. Our heart goes out to you all and pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding fill you all. Love and Prayers Joe and Patty
Dear Fred and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have lots of fond memories of Ellen. Just to name a few, it was at her and Jim's place that we shared a suprise cake for my sweet 16, which was also the very first moment I got to spend in Canada with the Hodgins, and the beginning of an everlasting connection with this country and this family. She also hosted the one and only Thanksgiving dinner I ever had (since we don't celebrate it here). And I had a little pride in knowing that I contributed to her spoon collection with my swiss touch! And of course, she and Jim were an outstanding example of a happy and strong marriage for my husband and I. I will never forget their matching t-shirts "if lost, return to Ellen" / "I'm Ellen, no return". All of this to say that even though we are thousands of km apart, I share your sorrow and we are praying for you!
Jim, Fred, Ken, Bonnie and Families, My deepest condolences for you at this time. Wishing you peace, comfort and courage during this time of sorrow.
Jim,Bonnie,Fred,Ken and the Hodgins family. We're so sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. I remember the great family get togethers and Ellen's calm demeanour throughout the day. She was a treasure. Hugs to all.
Lawrence & Elaine Coleman
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Doreen Helps and family
Jim I am so sorry to read of Ellen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Her and Marg will be able to visit again.
Grandpa Slowpoke!! I am so blessed to have met both you and Grandma Slowpoke! I loved quick and long days spent at the farm, driving around in the model T and enjoying Ellen’s delicious meals!! My favourite memory of her was watching her climb up the door frame and then watching all the girls follow her! So many good memories to cherish!! She truly was amazing and leave a legacy behind her! Much love and hugs!! Paul, Heather, and Kolby Gilmore!❤️
Paul and Heather Gilmore
Dear Jim and your beautiful family. My heart is so heavy with the sorrow we all feel with Ellen's passing. She was such a darling, good friend. We would share things that never went any further. You both have been so good to me and never let me feel left out. May God wrap you all in comfort and love...giving you peace and comfort. Love and Hugs, Donanne
To Ellen's family. We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our times with Ellen, and you Jim, at church at Mandaumin. Especially helping with meals under Ellen's wing. It was fun in large part because of Ellen's and your good humour. Also, we enjoyed the lunches out we were fortunate to share with you. You will have many good memories from her life well lived.
Terry and Anne Warwick
We will always cherish the time we had with this special lady. Loving prayers will be with your family always.
To Fred and Ken and to the Hodgins family,
I am sorry for your loss. May her soul rest in peace.
R. Navarro, former teacher
Many prayers to Fred Hodgins and his whole family during this difficult time of loss. From one of your many friends in the US!
NEIL GOODMAN MD
Expressing my heartfelt condolences to Fred ,Shirley &family.My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time in your lives,
She was such a great lady! She was like my second mom growing up!! Forever in my heart!! Love to Jim, Fred and Shirley, Kenny and Donna, and Bonnie and Craig and all the kids!
Jim, Ken and families,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Ellen.
Wishing you fond memories and comfort in the coming days.
We were so sorry to read of Ellens passing..
We are sending Sincere Condolences to the Family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.............
STU & SHARON MCGREGOR