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Date of Passing: Sep 29, 2020

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Ian George Hodgkinson on September 29, 2020, one day after his 61st birthday.
Ian was predeceased by his father Hugh George Hodgkinson in 1993 and his son Steven George Hodgkinson in 2018. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Chrissie; "his girls" daughter-in-law Britney and precious granddaughter Brooklyn, as well as his mother Bernice and siblings, Dennis (Betty), Jill (Jim), Ted (Sherri), Tom, Joan (Frank), Hugh (Cheri) and Andrew (Na Lin); his mother and father-in-law Bev and Ed Chrisp and brother-in-law Grant (Laurie), as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who were all very special to Uncle Pope.
Ian was born in Trinidad on September 28, 1959, the fifth of eight children. Their nanny nicknamed this beautiful little blonde haired, brown eyed boy Popo, which was Creole for baby, and as he grew older Popo was shortened to Pope. Ian was a very mild natured child and carried that throughout his life.
Ian wasn't only handsome he was handy. Some would even describe him as MacGyver. Ian was also a well-respected mechanic and people would often look to him for advice on what might be wrong with their vehicle.
A celebration of Ian's life took place on October 4, 2020, at "Frank Lake" (Joan and Frank's) in Erinview, MB, a favourite camping spot for friends and family.
Ian was dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 10, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Ian was a middle child, with equal parts calm and fierceness. He was a gentle, kind young sibling, but helped to care for his siblings in his teen years. He was quite fearless - teasing from his elder brothers earned caution from our father who reminded the older boys that Ian was even tempered until someone made him angry, at which point they had all best flee for their safety as he as fierce when he was angry. His quiet ways hid a very advanced skill in travel and food. he made friends easily, learned language and culture quickly, and made friends and earned respect for life. He never spoke poorly of others, and loved his son as one revers the sun and the moon. They were best friends. He hand not intended to step away from his girls. His body had different plans and I have to believe that it was time for him to rejoin his precious son Steven.They have unfinished business and many roads to travel. i look forward to meeting them down the road. With loving memories of them all. His sister Jill and "brother' Jim. - Posted by: Jill and James Kavanagh (Sister and Brother in law) on: Oct 28, 2020

  • My condolences to all who were affected by Ian's passing. I worked with Ian for over 20 years, I'll always remember his jovial character. It was a shock to hear of his passing and it brings back a lot of good memories. - Posted by: Ken Rempel ( co worker) on: Oct 18, 2020

  • My condolences, to all Pope’s famil and friends, many Teulon memories involved good times and lots of laughs with the Hodgkinson clan, hugs all around😁 - Posted by: Noreen Borkowsky (Willis) (Friend) on: Oct 11, 2020

  • With sadness and fond memories our condolences to Chrissie and family. Ken & Erika Hobson - Posted by: KEN & ERIKA HOBSON (freind) on: Oct 11, 2020

  • Sorry to Think of the Saddness of Loss of your Loved ones that your Families are experiencing , "Over and Above" All That is happening All Around us...Thinking of You All, and sending my Condolences, and Deep, heartfelt Sympathy. Take care...Sincerely Janet Jundt and Family - Posted by: Janet Jundt (aquaintance of Ed & Bev) on: Oct 10, 2020

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