Ray Lewis Hodder

November 11, 2019

Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Ray Lewis Hodder announce his passing in his 88th year at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre on November 11, 2019.  Predeceased by his parents Allan and Stella; brother Carl and grandson Matthew.  Beloved husband and best friend to Verenia for more than 62 years of marriage.  Ray leaves a legacy of love in his children Sheila (Jerry Masters), Glenn (Joy), David (Honna) and Carl (Karen).  He will be forever remembered with love by his 8 grandchildren: Ian, Heather, Jennifer, Christopher, David, Kristina, Bradley and Jeffrey and 7 great-grandchildren.  Ray was born in Grates Cove and came to St. John’s as a young man. He was well-known in the community as a respected businessman, with Western Tire being a fixture on Cashin Avenue for almost 40 years.  The family would like to say thank you to the staff at Ruby Manor and the doctors and nurses of the Palliative Care Unit. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday November 13 and Thursday November 14 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of life will take place at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle on Friday November 15 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant.  His family gives all thanks to God for the many blessings of his life.  We know where he is gone and we will live as he taught us, so that we may be with him once again.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International.

Schedule

Visitations

2-5 p.m. on November 13, 2019

7-9 p.m. on November 13, 2019

2-5 p.m. on November 14, 2019

7-9 p.m. on November 14, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Friday November 15th

Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle


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So very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was such a gentle and caring man. He always had a smile and handshake for Chris and myself at Elim. We will miss him.
With sincere sympathy,
Brenda and Chris Crummey

The Hodder family,
Sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. We will meet again on resurrection morning……what a day that will be!

Carl and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
With deepest condolences,
Lisa G

Verenia and family,sorry to hear of Ray’s passing,please accept my sincere condolences,cherish the memories

To the family of the late Mr. Hodder. we are so sorry to of Mr. Hodder’s passing, He was a very gentle soul, My husband Cyril knew him as a young boy, and can remember all of his kindness,. keeping you all in our prayers ,Rest Easy Your work here on Earth is done!

Glenn,Dave and family’s. So sorry to hear of your dads passing. You are in my thoughts
Gisele and Ray

Verenia
Sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was such a quiet and friendly man and it was always a pleasure to chat with him at Elim
We send our condolences and wish you well as you go forward on your journey without him , but with so many wonderful memories

God Bless

Ray and Joyce ANDREWS

Carl, Karen, Bradley and Jeffery.
So very sorry for your loss.Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jocelyn Cobb

Verenia and family sorry to hear of RayS passing .our thoughts and prayers are with you..

Sorry for your loss
Condolences to all the family

Sorry to hear off Rays passing.
Deepest sympathy to all .

Verina& family sorry to hear of Ray’s passing Taughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time.

So very sorry for your loss Carl, Karen, Bradley, Jeffrey and the Hodder Family.

Mr Hodder was such a sweet and gentle man. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

To aunt Verenia & all the Hodder family my thought & prayer are with you all uncle ray was a special man many of times over the years we had had to come to St. John for any reasons you and uncle ray always made us feel welcome And at home and he would take time out of his busy day to takes us wherever we had to go he will be greatly missed love you all

To All The Hodder Family
Very saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. Just to look at his picture brings back floods of memories of the days at Western Tire on Cashin Avenue. We all shared many a laugh there. To this day I recall may colorful characters that either worked there or passed through the doors. These were good days that I happily recall with Ray and brother Carl.. Although we lost contact over the years we often ran into each other at the mall and one thing for sure our conversations always ended with a recall of an old memory and a loud laugh .

Good By Old Friend and as the words of the Old Hymn says ‘God be with you ’till we meet again’

Wayne & Jane hancock

To Glen and Dave and the Hodder family. Sorry on the passing of your father Ray. My first involvement with your father and Carl and later glen was the old western tire on Cashin. A true gentleman to deal with and great business man. Keep the memories. RIP Ray

To Verenia and Family
So sorry to hear of Rays passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this difficult time

Dave and Honda
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father / father-in-law. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandra

Glen and Joy, so sorry to hear of Mr. Hodder’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your extended family at this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Glenn and Dave,

Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences .

Glen, Sorry to hear of your Dad s passing.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Sheila, I am so sadden to read of your Dad’s passing. I send my sincere condolences to you and all your family. I pray that precious memories will help you all through this sad and difficult time.

Dave & Glen

I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.