Hodgson, Russell Charles

August 1st, 2013

Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at the age of 87. Predeceased by his beloved wife Maisie Hodgson (2007). Loving father of Tara Ford and her husband Michael Carrier, Barron Hodgson and his wife Jackie and the late Timothy (1966). Also loved by his grandchildren Madeline and Brandon. A private funeral service has taken place with interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Russell are asked to consider Strathmere Lodge.

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Michael CarrierThis is a poem Russ would have appreciated: The 1941 poem High Flight by RCAF Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air . . . . Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. He was a wonderful man: may his soul soar
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