Albert Francis (Bert) Hodgins passed away in G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel on December 8, 2007 after a lengthy illness.
Bert was born August 24, 1926 and raised in the Kelowna area. He served a short while in the Army during WWII.
He worked at various jobs in orchard and construction before deciding on his chosen career.
He, with long-time friend and former business partner, Jim (Buster) Tully formed a logging and sawmill business which Bert remained at until his retirement.
Bowling and horseshoes were his recreation until he got “too old and weak” to pull his weight. He then settled into a quiet life with his feline friend ‘Blackie’. They watched alot of TV together.
Bert will be sadly missed by two sisters, Celina Simmans of Salmon Arm and Gladys Murray of Abbotsford, two nieces Lois McArthur of Kelowna and Norma (Peter) Killin of Campbell River, two nephews Dan (Lisa) Murray of Kelowna and Craig (Kay) Murray of Richmond.
We, the family wish to thank all who helped and tended Bert during his battle. The doctors, the wonderful nurses and staff at G.R. Baker, special friends Jim Tully and Kathleen Tully who have been there for us.
Rest in Peace Bert…we loved you.