HODGES, Marvin Clinton
Born May 31, 1927, died December 29, 2003. Born in Sarnia,Ontario, mother Miriam B. Hodges, father Clinton Hodges.
Survived by his loving wife Lettie of 52 years and families. Marv was raised in Stettler, Alberta until the age of fourteen. Came to BC, moved and lived in Victoria, took his trade and worked at H.M.C.S. Dockyard and Rocky Point Ammo Dept. at his trade of sheet metal fabricator and welder for 35 years.
Retired to Qualicum Beach, BC. Marv raised his eight children: Theresa, Gilbert, Cindy, Dean, Clay, Bonnie, Robin and Howard in Esquimalt. Has four sons-in-law: Wayne, Len, Lee, Brian; daughters-in-law Laureen and Sheri. Better known as “Banka” to thirteen grandchildren and three great grandsons; two brothers Berlyn and Lowell (Ann) Hodges; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Evelyn (Don), Hazel and brother-in-law Bob Matthews of Vancouver.
Marv loved to read his Bible and enjoyed the company of his brothers and sisters of the Kingdom Hall of Qualicum Beach. In his last couple of years he loved his rides out around Qualicum, company of his friends at our favourite restaurants, Rickey’s, Smitty’s, and Sandbar and the Shady Rest. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
A little thought from Banka to you all:
ONE FINAL GIFT
Scatter me not to restless winds,
nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by …
when loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times …
The family ties we shared.
Don’t leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
for all who come see
single lasting proof that says
I loved and you loved me.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes or Heart Foundation.
SANDS – NANAIMO