Rose Hodgson

Obituary of Rose Hodgson

HODGSON - ROSALINE MARIE "ROSE"� HODGSON passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side at L.H.S.C - Victoria Campus on Monday, July 9, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 49 years and best friend of Burt. Loving Mother of Kerry of Bradford, Jeff & his wife Colleen of Sarnia and Corinne & her husband Dale Patterson of Sarnia. Special Nana of Bradley, Joel, Samantha and Joshua. Dear sister of Roberta & her husband George Bice of Bright's Grove. Rose worked many years as a Constituency Assistant running the offices of two MPP's. Rose was the 1st woman president of the Sarnia Figure Skating Club. She was a founding member of the Michitario Games. Rose served on the board of Softball Ontario for many years eventually serving as Chair person. She also served for many years on the P.W.S.A. including 2 years as president. Rose served a number of years with Softball Canada and was 1 of 6 members of the Board of Directors. As a board member Rose was appointed to the Olympic committee and traveled to the Olympics in Greece. Rose was inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame in 2005 and remained active on the board. Rose was the President of the Sarnia-Lambton P.C. Association. She was a founding member of the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame and served 3 terms as president. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. Rose was on the Canada Day Committee, was involved with the Highland Games, was the Terry Fox representative for Sarnia and on the Board of the Bluewater Health Foundation. Rose was the recipient of many awards and honours given to recognize her years of giving to the community. Rose's volunteerism was expansive and far-reaching. She impacted the lives of many and will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia. A celebration of Rose's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel with the Rev. William Graham officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 714 Lite St., Pt. Edward N7V 1A6 or the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame P.O. Box 503, Sarnia N7T 7J4. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at A tree has been planted in memory of Rose Hodgson in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest.


Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2007 at McKenzie & Blundy Chapel Officiated by the Rev. William Graham Cremation to follow


Canadian Cancer Society 714 Lite St., Pt. Edward N7V 1A6 or Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame P.O. Box 503, Sarnia N7T 7J4
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