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.Print This Obituary & Condolences