Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s, NL on Sunday October 2, Roy Hodder, age 89 years. Predeceased by wife Annie, parents Lionel and Effie Hodder, brothers Vincent, Victor, Charles and Lindsey, sisters Princline, Jessie and Pritzline.
Leaving to mourn son Richard (Helen); grandchildren Jason (Aynsley) and Samantha; great grandchildren Ena, Joy, and Ivan; nieces, nephews and large circle of other relatives and friends.
Roy was an educator for 36 years, teaching is communities such as Clark’s Head, Gander Bay, Burin, Isle aux Morts, Bonavista and finishing his career in Stephenville Crossing. He was a lay reader for the Anglican Church and was a long-time member of the Stephenville Crossing Lions Club. Roy’s favourite activity was ski-dooing with friends all over the West Coast and loved the Lewis Hills.
Special thanks to the staff at the North Pond Personal Care Home in Torbay for their care and concern for my father. Also, special thanks to the staff at 4 South A at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s for their special care.
Cremation has taken place and as per my father’s request, there will be a graveside service at the St. James Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill, Port aux Basques at a later date.
No flowers by request and any donations in Roy’s memory can be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Care Foundation.
Another thing I can say about my father is best said by Frank Sinatra, “I did it my way”.