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Remembering our Queen of Hearts

Evelyn Rose (Hewson) Hodge    
January 22, 1919 – August 21, 2011It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ev, at the age of 92. She will be fondly remembered by her children: Heather, Ken, Bruce and Dave; and their spouses and families, including 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Mitchell, and cherished son, John. Ev lived her life with enthusiasm, energy and laughter, and will be profoundly missed by all who knew her. Her accomplishments were many: working as a trained nurse in Canada’s North; competing on a women’s hockey team in Red Deer, Alberta; representing Canada on the Canadian women’s bridge team; earning the prestigious title of Diamond Life Master; and being so popular in the bridge world that she was known as the “Queen of Hearts.” But her biggest legacy will always be the warmth and love she created in her close-knit family and circle of friends. A celebration of Ev’s life and memorial tea will take place at a family residence on the afternoon of Saturday, September 3, 2011. Everyone is welcome! For details, please email: dhodge@shaw.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canuck Place in Vancouver would be appreciated.

Reprinted from The Vancouver Sun.

On a personal note.

Ev was always fun to play against, she always found time to flirt. I learned very early on, not to let her innocent smile fool me or she would get a top board every time! I will miss her at table 3.


HanniAugust 28th, 2011 at 12:10 am

What a wonderful tribute. Tears in my eyes.

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