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Gregg Hodgson

Gregg Hodgson

Thursday, June 25th, 1931 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Obituary

Gregg Hodgson, beloved husband of the late Ruby Hodgson, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 17th at 1:00pm from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant, officiating. The interment will follow at the Yorkton City Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA as gifts of remembrance.

Gregg Watson Hodgson was born at home on June 25, 1931 in Humboldt, SK weighing eleven pounds. He was the youngest of four children having one sister and two brothers.
Gregg attended school in Humboldt through to grade twelve. He then worked in the local pharmacy for one year following high school. Following that, Gregg join SaskPower construction for a year installing power poles around Humboldt, Watrous, North Battleford and Stockholm. He was then promoted to the power plant at the Al Cole generating station in Saskatoon and spent three years working there.
In Saskatoon he met Ruby Gronsdahl and they were married on October 3, 1953. Sometimes their buses would pass each other as they went to work. They were married sixty-two years at the time of her passing. In 1956 their daughter Janet was born in Kindersley, followed by Kevin, Paulette and Rodney in Yorkton.
In 1959 Gregg transferred to the natural gas side of SaskPower, working in Kindersley and eventually Yorkton where he retired in 1984.
Gregg was a dedicated family man. He was a dad, proud grandpa and great grandpa. He was a member of the United Church and a Sunday School teacher for years. He enjoyed being a member of the Wildlife Federation Club, the Yorkton Lion's Club and served as its President for two years. Gregg also coached one of the little league baseball teams when his son Kevin was playing. His favourite team was the Blue Jays and he watched them faithfully on TV, even travelled to watch several games with Ruby.
Gregg loved to travel, and took the family on a trip to Expo in Montreal in 1967. During their marriage he and Ruby also travelled to England, California, Las Vegas and Hawaii.
They both loved to be on the lake at their cabin at Crooked Lake where Gregg helped build a small cabin in 1963. They owned a canoe and a pontoon boat and made good use of both of them. He spent weeks at Madge Lake some summers and enjoyed taking people on cruises with the pontoon boat.
As an avid reader, Gregg excelled in history. He also enjoyed visiting museums and had a keen interest in trains. He was also an avid hunter for many years, and enjoyed the friendships he made with his hunting pals.
Gregg was predeceased by his wife Ruby, son Rodney, mother Ruth, father Watson, brothers Bill (Hilda) Howard, (Lou) and sister, Frances Ness.
Left to cherish his memory and honour his life are his three children and their spouses: Janet (Jim) Gorman, Kevin (Terri) Hodgson and Paulette (Charles) McDonald as well as daughter-in-law, Ann Hodgson. His grandchildren: Tyler (Amber) Gorman and their children, Paige, Nash and Jade; Kelly (Cole) Bergquist and son Cade; Tannis (Arlen) Harrison; Matthew McDonald; Joel Gorman; Josh Hodgson and many sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
Our family will always love him and miss him.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, April 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 17th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
    Address
    Highway #10 East
    YORKTON, SK
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    Officiant
    Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant
  • Interment

    Location
    Yorkton City Cemetery
    Address
    King St. East
    YORKTON, SK
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Eleanor Shumay

Posted at 10:18am
Janet & family:
My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your dad, we knew him so well and he always had something pleasant to say. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Eleanor Shumay
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Glen Tymiak

Posted at 11:04am
Jim, Janet and family
I was saddened to hear of Gregg’s passing. Whenever we met, we always had a lot to talk about. Treasure the lovely memories.
My sincere sympathy to Gregg’s family and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With prayers for God’s comfort and strength. Peace, Prayers & Blessings. Glen Tymiak, Yorkton
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Renetta Nagel

Posted at 07:58pm
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
I know you will treasure all your memories of you dad, Janet. Sorry for your loss.

Renetta Solek Nagel
Richmond BC
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Maureen Harrison

Posted at 12:53am
This man will be so very missed , I called him pops , not sure why . It was just fitting . My condolences to my beautiful friend Janet and her husband Jim
, and to all his loving family . He was a beautiful and funny man that always made me smile .
J

Joan

Posted at 01:16pm
My Condolences to all of Gregg's family, I will remember him fondly. His love of a good joke and sometimes not so good. Happy, smiling and always chatty when he came to the office for a quick visit.
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