In memory of
Stuart Milton HODGSON
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In memory of
Stuart Milton HODGSON
HODGSON, Stuart Milton April 1, 1924 - December 18, 2015 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stuart Milton Hodgson. Stuart was born in Vancouver, the second son of Allan and Mary Hodgson. Stu joined the RCN at HMCS Discovery and served as a gunner with the HMCS Monnow on the Murmansk run. He returned to work in the plywood mills and became involved in the IWA as Secretary Treasurer of Local 1-217. He served in many positions with the Vancouver Labour Council and the BC Federation of Labour. In 1964, he was appointed as a member of the Council of the Northwest Territories and then as Deputy Commissioner of the NWT. He was appointed as Commissioner by Prime Minister Pearson in 1967, then moved the government north to establish Yellowknife as the new Capital of the NWT. Known by the Inuit as Umingmak (Musk-Ox) for his strength, endurance and protective presence, he visited every community annually. In 1975 he relinquished his authority to a fully elected Council. Before leaving the North in 1979 he invited Prince Charles to open the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Stu was then appointed Chair of the International Joint Commission where he settled 21 longstanding disputes between Canada and the US. He took the helm of the BC Ferry Corporation as Chair in 1981 and moved to Chair BC Transit in 1983. Stuart then became a Citizenship Judge until he retired in 2005. He was an Officer in the Order of Canada, a Knight of the Order of St. John, a Distinguished Member of the RCMP, an Honorary Colonel of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group and a Doctor of Law (U of Calgary). Stuart was a kind spirited and generous man who loved his family, friends and life. He is survived by his son Eugene (Karen) and grandsons Stuart and Evan, daughter Lynne and grandchildren Sarah, Travis, Kyle and Brittany. Special thanks to the "darling" staff at Crofton Manor and his care-givers Socorro and Cecilia. A memorial service is scheduled for January 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Vancouver, B.C. at HMCS Discovery in Stanley Park.
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In memory of
Stuart Milton HODGSON
HODGSON, Stuart Milton April 1, 1924 - December 18, 2015 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stuart Milton Hodgson. Stuart was born in Vancouver, the second son of Allan and Mary Hodgson. Stu joined the RCN at HMCS Discovery and served as a gunner with the HMCS Monnow on the Murmansk run. He returned to work in the plywood mills and became involved in the IWA as Secretary Treasurer of Local 1-217. He served in many positions with the Vancouver Labour Council and the BC Federation of Labour. In 1964, he was appointed as a member of the Council of the Northwest Territories and then as Deputy Commissioner of the NWT. He was appointed as Commissioner by Prime Minister Pearson in 1967, then moved the government north to establish Yellowknife as the new Capital of the NWT. Known by the Inuit as Umingmak (Musk-Ox) for his strength, endurance and protective presence, he visited every community annually. In 1975 he relinquished his authority to a fully elected Council. Before leaving the North in 1979 he invited Prince Charles to open the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Stu was then appointed Chair of the International Joint Commission where he settled 21 longstanding disputes between Canada and the US. He took the helm of the BC Ferry Corporation as Chair in 1981 and moved to Chair BC Transit in 1983. Stuart then became a Citizenship Judge until he retired in 2005. He was an Officer in the Order of Canada, a Knight of the Order of St. John, a Distinguished Member of the RCMP, an Honorary Colonel of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group and a Doctor of Law (U of Calgary). Stuart was a kind spirited and generous man who loved his family, friends and life. He is survived by his son Eugene (Karen) and grandsons Stuart and Evan, daughter Lynne and grandchildren Sarah, Travis, Kyle and Brittany. Special thanks to the "darling" staff at Crofton Manor and his care-givers Socorro and Cecilia. A memorial service is scheduled for January 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Vancouver, B.C. at HMCS Discovery in Stanley Park.
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Vancouver, BC V5T2C6
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