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April 7, 1930 - July 18, 2021
"A country is in mourning, a veteran died today." Surrounded by family at the Hospice House Kelowna, James Hodgetts passed away on July 18, 2021, at age 91. Jim was one of six children born during the Depression to the late Howard & Winnifred Hodgetts. Emily Carr was Jim's Godmother.
Jim was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jessie; his siblings Florence, Winnie, Elsie and Gordon. And, he is forever alive in the love of his surviving family: his brother George; sister-in-law Norma Carswell; his children Karen (Francis), Dianna (Tom), Janice (Brian), and Tammy (Jon); grandchildren Adrian, Jamie, Michael, Victoria, Mathew, Brendan, and Breanna; and great-grandchildren Charlotte, Hunter, Ethan, Everly, Adalyn, Jimmy, Darlene, Aubrey, and Bram.
"Home is the sailor, Home from the sea And the hunter home from the hill"
A Celebration of Life is planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna hospice volunteers at COHA (Central Okanagan Hospice Association), or email at For more about Jim's life or to leave condolences for the family please visit
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