Emily Rena HODGE

HODGE, Emily Rena

July 31, 1931 – October 1, 2013

It is with sad hearts that we say our final goodbyes to our Mom. Rena died peacefully at home in her sleep after a courageous battle with COPD.

Rena was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Hodge and her son-in-law Patrick (Daniel) Gregorash. Rena leaves behind her 3 children James, Sue (Gerry Balmer) and Shirley Gregorash; as well as 6 grandchildren and their spouses and 9 great-grandchildren to cherish her memories and celebrate her life.

Mom taught her family right from wrong, how to enjoy simple things in life, the joy of reading, sewing and cards – especially crib. She lived a quiet humble life enjoying her family, her friends and her beautiful little apartment.

Special thanks to Dr. Swamie who she rightfully called a “Saint”, to the home care workers for their gentle and loving care and to all her special friends.

In lieu of flowers, Rena would appreciate a donation to the Eagles Club in Ladysmith. Please join us in a Celebration of Life tea at the Eagle’s Hall, Ladysmith on Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

May you always draw a “29 hand” in your crib games with the other angels up there!

Mom, Thank you for everything.

We love you!


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