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HODGSON, Timothy Kenneth

October 2, 1956 – Edmonton, Alberta
November 18, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

We regret to announce the passing of Timothy “Tim” Hodgson, after a three year battle with an aggressive form of Multiple Myeloma (bone marrow plasma cancer) on November 18, 2014 at the age of 58 years.

With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary and insights from the University of Western Ontario’s Executive Program, Tim considered himself very fortunate to have worked in Information Technology and Corporate Management during a time of significant technological changes. During the course of his career he was one of those responsible for transforming business processes by leading teams that improved people’s ability to use information by incorporating a wide range of newly developed enabling technologies, ranging from personal computers and local area networks to ever-evolving software development systems to the Internet and portable devices. With a knack for turning around troubled groups and project teams, along with particular interests in data visualization and performance measurement, his career in the Utility, Energy and Software industries was capped off by a decade working in the non-profit sector with Canada’s largest land trust, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, to help conserve Canada’s natural biodiversity.

He had the good fortune to work with some great teams during the course of his career. He had an affinity for the outdoors, particularly hiking and skiing, accompanied by some character dogs over the years. A keen reader with a lifelong interest in learning and genealogy, he always appreciated how fortunate he was to have Charlene in his life, along with their idyllic rural home with it’s mountain view and his most excellent workshop.

Tim is survived by his wife Charlene, mother Sydney Hodgson, sister Colleen (Craig) Ewanchuk, brother Cam (Wendy) Hodgson and their children Megan, Tyler and Cayley. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Hodgson. He is also mourned by Charlene’s siblings and spouses, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held at Bragg Creek Community Center (23 White Ave, Bragg Creek, AB), on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A sincere “thank you” to the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and Unit 57 of the Foothills Medical Center for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s “Tim K. Hodgson Prairie Stewardship Challenge Fund” (http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/blog/a-personal-prairie-legacy.html#.VG37yL76Ta6) or a charity of your choice. Tim would also encourage those so inclined to partake of a Guinness, or maybe a nice bitter, in his memory.

In living memory of Tim Hodgson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Our sincere sympathy to Charlene and the Hodgson family in their loss of Tim. We will all miss him.

    Stan, Edie & Jodie Nykiel

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  2. Chuck Van Kempen :

    Tim will be missed here at NCC. He was such a wonderful person and I have been very inspired by his great optimism and attitude throughout his battle with Cancer.

    I will be sure to raise a glass of Guinness in his memory.

    Chuck Van Kempen

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  3. Patricia Draper :

    My Dear Friend Charlene:
    “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever”.
    Tim was a great guy and you were so lucky to have a partner that shared all you passions.
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Love, Pat & Gordon

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  4. Colleen McPhee :

    Charlene, I worked with Tim, at NCC but remotely from Red Deer. He was always one of the people that I made a point of stopping to see and say hello to when I went for meetings in Calgary.
    He always showed genuine interest in my farming life and it was a pleasure to spend time with him, discussing interesting topics of the day.
    I have many fond memories of my phone calls to him for advise on best ways to work remotely with an aircard!
    I am very sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed by all his friends!
    Colleen

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  5. Catherine Hogan :

    Dear Charlene:
    Hearing about Tim’s death has deeply saddened me. I remember when Philip and I came to Calgary for your wedding. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in my prayers.

    Sincerely, Catherine Hogan

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  6. Nic DeGama-Blanchet :

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Tim’s passing. He was a most excellent mentor for me and his words and actions are prevalent in the everyday experience of my current team; they have come to know him as ‘the blue tick guy’! I am consoled by the fact that my last correspondence with Tim related how much his mentorship had helped me achieve new roles and responsibilities and how this in turn had helped turn around another organization in need and set it on the path of success, I feel proud to be part of his legacy.

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  7. Margaret Kelch :

    To Charlene and Tim’s extended family,
    My sincere condolences to you on this loss of Tim, a wonderful supporter of all things natural. It was my honour and pleasure to work with Tim for an all too short time on the Conservation Committee of NCC. He was efficient, informed, helpful, instructive and most of all fun to work with you. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

    Sincerely, Margaret Kelch

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  8. Ruby Kalmakoff :

    Dear Charlene,
    My deepest sympathy to you and family on losing Tim. I first met and worked with Tim at Gulf Canada Resources when so much of what we use now was in its very early, formative stages, being pioneered. Tim was one of the smartest, brightest, most caring colleagues in the industry. I can still hear his chuckle over a joke at work and see that life affirming glint in his eye. You can be so proud of his legacy.
    Sincerely, Ruby Kalmakoff

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  9. Fred and Diane Brown :

    Dear Sydney and family:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Tim. Sydney, you and Ken spoke so often to us about your children and how proud you were of them all. We often heard about Tim’s accomplishments and what a fine man he had become.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God Bless you all.

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  10. Bruce and Laurel Pettigrew :

    Dear Charlene,
    Our hearts go out to you, we are so very sorry. We are in Arizona so cannot attend the service, so can just send our love.
    Xoxo
    Bruce and Laurel

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  11. Cliff and Marlene Shipley :

    Dear Charlene
    We are so very sad to hear of the loss of your loved one. Although it is hard to put in words we would like to send you our deepest sympathy.
    Cliff and Marlene Shipley

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  12. Our condolences to Charlene and family

    Nick and Sandra Krpan

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  13. Chris & Greta Vanderzee :

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will truly be missed. Tims optimisum for life was an inspiration for all.

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  14. Joan & Gerry Ewenson :

    Charlene,
    So sorry to read about Tim’s passing. We didn’t know Tim, but reading the condolences he sure was a wonderful person and he was so blessed to have you by his side. We are thinking of you and we have you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Joan & Gerry Ewenson

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  15. Marie Tremblay :

    Charlene,
    I am indebted to Tim for bringing me into the NCC fold – he was on my hiring committee when I first joined NCC 3 years ago. I had the pleasure of working next to Tim in the Calgary office for much of my first year at NCC. He was a smart and hardworking colleague, with a wry sense of humour. I will always hold very fond memories of him. You should be very proud of Tim – he was a wonderful person. Sincerest condolences.
    Marie Tremblay

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  16. Sid,Colleen,Cam,Charlene,Cecily and extended Hodgson,Traynor and the rest of the families. Please accept my sincere condolences to all of you in the passing of Tim. I did not know Tim too well, but I know he was loved so much my many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hugs and lots of Love.

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  17. Brian and Bonny Hodgson and family :

    Dear Charlene (Chuck), Aunt Syd., Colleen, Cam and families,
    We were broken-hearted to hear of the passing of Tim. We were in England and have just arrived home. Sadly work responsibilities will prevent us from attending the memorial but please know we will be there in spirit and you can be sure we will raise a glass of Guinness in his memory! He accomplished more in his all too short lifetime than many of us can ever hope to! His footprint will be large and I know you will find comfort knowing he is no longer suffering. He was and will continue to be an inspiration to us all. What a beautiful difference one single life has made! God bless you all and surround you with His peace and comfort and the knowledge of life everlasting!

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  18. Laureen and Ken Beckett :

    Dear Charlene,
    So sorry to hear of your loss of Tim. I am sure that he will be greatly missed. We share your sadness and sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Ken and Laureen Beckett (nee Laird)

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