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George HODGKINSON

George Henry Hodgkinson, a retired Chief Warrant Officer (C.W.O.) of the Medical Branch in the Canadian Military, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2023, at the Ottawa Heart Institute at the age of 81. George was a dedicated public servant, having served as a Councillor in Laurentian Valley Township from 2003 to 2018. He was a beloved husband to Helgard Hodgkinson (nee Otting) for 57 years and a devoted father to Laura Salter and Phillip Hodgkinson. George was also a loving Grandad to Matthew Salter and Zachary Hodgkinson. He was the son of the late Robert and Maude Hodgkinson and is survived by his brother Peter Hodgkinson. George was predeceased by his sister Jane Woodley Smith and brothers John Hodgkinson and Murray Hodgkinson. He will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends in Canada and Germany.

In honoring George’s wishes, his body has been cremated. A private family Graveside Service will be held at Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. A Celebration of Life will also take place at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Pembroke on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home in Pembroke is entrusted with the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute, specifically for Cardiac Amyloidosis Research, or to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, as a gesture of sympathy.

George Henry Hodgkinson, a retired Chief Warrant Officer (C.W.O.) of the Medical Branch in the Canadian Military, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2023, at the Ottawa Heart Institute at the age of 81. George devoted his career to serving his country in the military and later embarked on a new chapter as a Councillor in Laurentian Valley Township, a role he held for 15 years. Throughout his life, George was a pillar of strength and love within his family. He shared 57 beautiful years of marriage with his beloved wife Helgard Hodgkinson (nee Otting). Together, they raised two children, Laura Salter and Phillip Hodgkinson, who remember their father with great admiration and love. George’s legacy will forever be cherished by his grandchildren, Matthew Salter and Zachary Hodgkinson.

George was born to Robert and Maude Hodgkinson and grew up surrounded by the love of his siblings. He was the loving brother of Peter Hodgkinson, while his sister Jane Woodley Smith and brothers John Hodgkinson and Murray Hodgkinson preceded him in death. As a family man, George remained close to his nieces, nephews, and extended family, both in Canada and Germany. His warm presence will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.

George’s final wishes were for his body to be cremated. A private family Graveside Service will be held in his honor at Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. His life will be celebrated with a joyous gathering at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Pembroke on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. The Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home in Pembroke has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. The family kindly requests that anyone wishing to offer condolences consider making a donation to either the Ottawa Heart Institute, specifically for Cardiac Amyloidosis Research, or to Holy Trinity Anglican Church. These donations would be a meaningful tribute to George’s memory and the causes he held dear.

George Henry Hodgkinson, a retired Chief Warrant Officer (C.W.O.) of the Medical Branch in the Canadian Military, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2023, at the Ottawa Heart Institute at the age of 81. George dedicated over three decades of his life to serving his country in the military, making valuable contributions to the Medical Branch. Following his retirement, he continued his passion for public service by serving as a devoted Councillor in Laurentian Valley Township for 15 years. George’s unwavering commitment and his love for his community and country will forever be cherished.

George shared a profound love and companionship with his wife Helgard Hodgkinson (nee Otting) for 57 years. Theirs was a love that stood the test of time, built on a foundation of shared experiences, challenges, and victories. George and Helgard were blessed with two wonderful children, Laura Salter and Phillip Hodgkinson, who brought immense joy to their lives. George’s role as a loving Grandad to Matthew Salter and Zachary Hodgkinson brought him immeasurable happiness.

Born to Robert and Maude Hodgkinson, George was deeply influenced by his family throughout his life. He shared a special bond with his brother Peter Hodgkinson and held cherished memories of his late sister Jane Woodley Smith and late brothers John Hodgkinson and Murray Hodgkinson. George’s kind-hearted nature touched the lives of his nieces, nephews, and extended family members, not only in Canada but also in Germany.

George’s wishes were for a simple yet meaningful farewell. In accordance with his wishes, his body has been cremated. A private family Graveside Service will be held in his honor at Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. Furthermore, a joyous Celebration of Life will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Pembroke on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. The Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home in Pembroke has been entrusted to handle the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to either the Ottawa Heart Institute, specifically for Cardiac Amyloidosis Research, or to Holy Trinity Anglican Church. These donations will honor George’s memory by supporting causes that held a special place in his heart.

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