Passed away on Monday, July, 19, 2021 with his family by his side, after a long and brave battle with cancer. A family man with great patience and a caring soul for all he met. Cherished in return by those who knew and loved him.
Beloved husband of wife Lynne. Dearest Papa to daughters Jennifer Stothers, and Bonnie Young (deceased) grandchildren Sydney and Joshua Young. Brother-in-law Bill (Lynn) Wendorf, nephews Kurt, Neil, Stephen also great nephews, and great niece.
He will be sadly missed by his loyal friends and co-workers at Muskoka Window and Door, Jeff and Randy Hodges, his many friends at the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society, his special friends, Earl (deceased) and family, as well as his fuzzy family Merlin and Matilda. He had many long time friends, all of whom held him in high regard. A particular thank you to those who supported him with telephone calls and hugs of kindness and concern, during the Covid 19 pandemic. Faithful friends all.
Born in Toronto, to the late Eric and Kay Hodgins, 3rd of 4 siblings. A graduate of University of Toronto BSC 1977. He worked within the banking industry for many years before moving to Muskoka in the summer of 1992. He was keen to discover a more tranquil existence and a new life. It allowed him to smell the fresh air, enjoy the sunshine, and experience small town living. A boating enthusiast and a love of gardening sustained his desire and curiosity, he had an energy of having to be kept busy. He loved being in the kitchen, and was an avid cook, and his family and friends had the pleasure of the results.
Sincere gratitude to the Cancer Care Unit of Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Doctors Kent Russel, and the many nurses who were so kind, understanding and professional in their care. Doctor Lam and staff at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Kidney Care Unit. A special thank you to his home care nurse Cristina, for her cheerful attitude and kind care.
In keeping with Don's wishes cremation has taken place.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.
Thje family wishes to invite friends to join them for a Celebration of Don's Life on Saturday, September 18 from 12 - 4 PM at 29 Kingbrook Court, Gravenhurst.
"Please join us in sharing your stories and memories of Don"
Please respect COVID protocols.