Obituary of Frederick Hodge
It is with deep sadness we say farewell to Frederick Hodge our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Uncle, aged 91 years. Born in Savage Cove, NL Dec 12/1931. Left behind is his loving wife of 66 years Joan Hodge and his daughter Cinderella (Dr. John) Sampson and his son Glenn (Lise) Hodge. He had a wonderfully close relationship with his 3 grandchildren; Ryan (Yuki) and Mark Sampson and Natalie (Matt) Hodge. He has also left behind many nieces and nephews and their families who loved him dearly.
He was predeceased by his mother and father James and Elizabeth Hodge and his siblings; Cinderella, Stanley, Clayton and James Hodge.
After growing up in the Grenfell Mission orphanage in St. Anthony, NL he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the aircraft carrier the Magnificent. He then joined Maritime Central Airways for a short time and then the Canadian Air Force. After retiring from the service he taught Electronics at Holland College in Summerside until his retirement. He was always ready to help anyone with construction and renovations projects giving him and Joan the nickname “The Beavers”. An avid golfer for many years he also enjoyed a good game of cards and socializing with friends and family. He has left a legacy of wonderful storytelling and generosity and kindness to all who knew and loved him. His many devoted friends and family will miss him.
Many thanks to the PEI Home Care nurses for their care over the last 1 1/2 years and the Provincial Palliative Care Centre for making his last few days much more comfortable.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations made to the Provincial Palliative Care Centre would be appreciated. There will be no visitation and the funeral service will take place on Monday the 22nd of May at East Prince Funeral Home and Chapel in Summerside, 245 Pope Rd. at 1:00p.m. Reception to follow at Summerside Presbyterian Church Hall, 130 Victoria Rd, Summerside.
In the late 1980's, a group of citizens from the East Prince area met to discuss the possibility of establishing a co-operative funeral home. Two such homes were operating successfully in Prince County, namely the West Prince Funeral Home in Palmer Road and the Evangeline Funeral Home in Urbainville. As a result, on January 24th, 1989, the East Prince Funeral Co-operative Ltd. was formed.
East Prince Funeral Home
245 Pope Rd, Summerside, PE C1N 5T2, Canada
Phone: (902) 436-0915
Fax: (902) 888-3112