Robert Earl Hodgson
Father: Leslie Robert Hodgson
Mother: Isabell Rosetta Stewart
Family 1: Lynette Muriel Woodcock
- Sex: M
- Born: 26 JUN 1925 in Cambridge
- Died: 10 AUG 2000 in Raglan
- Reference: 49
Eulogy Patrica wrote for Bob's funeral.
Over the last week and a half, I've been thinking - "What could I say about Bob?"
I could say things about his childhood.
Stories of the tricks he got up to, with and without his sister betty.
his teen years, adult and working life.
However, and most importantantly, to Neil, Jannine and myself, Bob Hodgson was our father.
Our protector when we were young.
Our Mother's threat when we were naughty - you know the "Wait till your father" thing.
Many things to all three of us, as we grew up.
A lot of memories. Too many to go yhrough without becoming boring.
So, I've written something, I hope says a lot about our father.
It's titled, MY DAD
My Dad is a giant.
I have to take two steps for his one - sometimes I skip to keep up!
My Dad is a like a father lion.
His voice has a low rumble - especially when we're naughty.
My Dad is a good gardener.
He grows huge potatoes, and peas that are crisp and sweet when we eat them standing next to him.
My Dad is a builder.
He made a nice house for our mice.
The people said the were both boys - but we got babies.
And, he likes the cat more, cause I've seen him feeding it!
My Dad got sick.
But he's very brave.
Every time I've seen him, he hasn't grumbled, and I know it must be hurting.
Last time I saw him - a week before he died - he smiled.
I'll always remember that smile!!
Living Parent(s) - Details withheld
- Patricia Hodgson
- Neil Kenneth Hodgson
- Janine Lea Hodgson
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