Roy Hodder

February 22, 1933 to October 2, 2022


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”.



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You’re in our thoughts at this sad time.

Please accept my condolences on Mr. Hodder’s passing.
As a young child, I remember a Mr. Roy Hodder teaching as principal in the School of the Good Shepherd, Tack’s Beach, Placentia. Bay..

Vera (Brown) Mitchell

Rick and family, our sincere condolences to you all at this sad and difficult time. We have lots of wonderful memories that we shared with your dad and mom when we lived in Stephenville Crossing. Will keep Y’’All in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. May your dad R.I.P. 🙏🏻❤️

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Ricky. I have the fondest memories of your dad as our Vice Principal.. I was between the age of 5-12 when at St. Michaels in the Crossing. He was kind and always professional even with us younger students.
You were a great friend and we had a great group of guys to hang with.. I hope you and your family my deepest condolences. God Bless Mr. Hodder.

Thinking of you all at this time
His memories will be with you always

Rick and family, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
We remember our times together at the Stephenville Crossing Lions Club..

To my good school friend Rick and his family let me send my heartfelt condolences. I remember Mr. Hodder from my time at All Saints School. There is always a smile in his voice or face in my memories of him. May God hold you all very close in your grief.

Sorry to hear about your dad I did a nice bit of snowmobiling with him in Lewis hills he was a nice man

Deepest condolences to you and your family Rick.. He was a lovely man. May your
happy memories provide comfort to you during this difficult time.

Rick and family, I offer my sincerest condolences on your dad’s passing. We spent many years teaching with your dad, both at All saints and St. Michael’s, and had great times indeed. Lobed his sense of humour, if we were going on a trip anywhere, he always wanted us to take a parcel of fish to some relative!! Of course he was joking. I will keep you in my prayers. Rest in peace Roy!

My condolences to Rick and family. Roy was a fine gentleman and a devoted teacher who gave a lot to the students of this province. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

I remember Mr . Hidden in Grade 5 History class at the All Saints School.
A great teacher and you need to do your homework.
That was in 1971.

Marjie and I would like to express our sincere condolences to Rick and the family. We taught with Roy in Stephenville Crossing where he was the vice-principal. I especially enjoyed our many conversations about his teaching experience in coastal communities around the island. Roy was very proud of the fact that he grew up in the small outport community of Ireland’s Eye, Trinity Bay. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to tell him that I visited his cherished little island paradise during a kayak trip in Trinity Bay. Roy was a wonderful person and a friend to many. He will be missed. May he RIP.

My sincere condolences to my long time school friend Ricky n his family.
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Keep your memories close. Sending love to you all

So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you Rick and your family. I have lots of memories of our teaching years together in Stephenville Crossing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

It is with great sadness I received the news of Uncle Roy’s passing. I have so many great memories over the years of our visits, our chats, our laughs and our feeds of fish. A while ago just after I was ordained to the priesthood he said to me…”So, are you walking on water yet?” To which I replied .. “ As close as I can get on the Boardwalk over Burin harbour.” Burin was my Parish after ordination. We laughed over that many times. With sincere condolences to Rick, Helen and family and extended family members. May God bless you and give comfort in your time of need. He lived and loved well. I will miss him dearly and his dry jokes, for sure. Blessings and peace.