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James "Jim" Coleman Hodgins


September 1, 1938

Florence, Ontario


August 10, 2022

Sarnia, Ontario


Hodgins, James "Jim" Coleman
Peacefully at 83 years of age, Jim Hodgins passed away with his loving family by his side. Survived by his daughter Bonnie and husband Craig Hardy (London), son Ken and wife Donna (North Carolina), and son Fred and wife Shirley (Brigden). 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Sisters-in-law Marilyn Hodgins and Linda Hodgins and nieces Nicole (Charlie) Hyde and Marnie (Jaymie) Mageski and their children. He joins his wife, the love of his life for 61 years Ellen Kjaer-Pederson Hodgins (2022), brothers Robert (2021), Garry (2014), parents Bernard (Blackwell) Hodgins & Evelyn (Coleman) Hodgins. Sister Betty Jean Hodgins and 2 grandsons. As a boy, Jim loved baseball and working on a nearby farm. He became an electrician and member of IBEW local 530, where he worked many jobs in the chemical valley. He coached minor hockey and was a collector and restorer of antique cars. Jim was a former member of Gun Club, Antique Car Club, Petrolia Legion and the Mandaumin United Church, and a big fan of the Chicago cubs. Jim and Ellen loved life on the farm on Confederation Line, Wyoming. In retirement, he passed the time riding his bike and fixing many others, donating funds to the United Church camp to support kids who couldn’t afford fees. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Jim’s Guestbook” at Donations to Huron House Boys Home or St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Cremation has taken place followed by private interment of ashes.

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Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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To Jim's family We always enjoyed Jim's jolly, good nature and his sincere side. We met your parents when we started to go to church at Mandaumin. They were invaluable members. We had great times with them in the church kitchen. We are very sorry for your loss. Jim was a delight.
Terry and Anne Warwick

Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. What a wonderful man! Your parents were so kind and caring to us, especially after we lost Martin. They were a precious gift in our lives. Jim always knew how to make us laugh. We were blessed to have them as friends and neighbours for many years. We are very saddened and heartbroken and will miss them, but will never forget them. May they rest in peace, together forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories. Maria & girls
Maria Lammers

Just read of the passing of your Dad. Our condolences for you and your family. Gord and Barb.
Barb Leaper

Bonnie, Ken, Fred and families, my condolences on your loss of your dad and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy Matias

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Jim. Our hearts and prayers are with you and we wish you peace and comfort during this time of grief. Peter and Tina Schenk
Peter and Tina Schenk

I am so sorry for your loss. From my time spent with Jim, he was a kind, funny, and hardworking man. Although my nickname of Kendra's "treat of the week" took some time to shake, he quickly accepted me into the family. Seeing his collection of artifacts and hearing his stories were my favourite parts of my visits to Wyoming. I hope he is at peace now, alongside Ellen.
Ted Zavitz

Ken, families, and friends, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of Jim. He was kind enough to put me up in his trailer my first night on the road as a travelling electrician in Oshawa, and I've never forgotten it. I've worked with him and for him, and enjoyed both. And I always appreciated that farmer-smart way he had with words. He was well respected within Local 530, and his retirement celebration was packed to the rafters. We've lost a good one.
Jack Dowding

Dear Hodgins family. I am so sorry to be writing this note.. your Dad was a super fine man and a precious friend. He promised me, when Chuck died, he and your Mom would be there for me. We had more fun. I cannot find the words to describe how sorry I am for you all. May God be with you and give you comfort and peace. Much Love and Caring Hugs. Donanne
Donanne Avery

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