Pauline Bertha Hodgson
Pauline died at her residence at Windsor Court in Fredericton a little past midnight on October 8, 2019. She was born on July 2, 1927, to Bradstreet and Josephine (Murray) Tompkins in Royal Oaks, Michigan, but lived most of her life in the Fredericton area.
Family was a true pillar of her life. A caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister, she was predeceased by her first husband, Peter Myer Spicer, and her second, William "Bill" Arnold Hodgson. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth "Betsy" Jo Spicer, Margaret Jill Spicer, John Arthur Hodgson and Catherine Anne Hodgson; her grandchildren, Bailey and Brooklyn Howland-Hodgson; great grandchild, Cayden Brewer; and five of nine siblings, Patty Flemming, Millie Karsoo, Helen Waddell, Charles Tompkins and Mary Fontenot.
Music fed her spirit and was one of the great passions of her life. She was organist and choir director for over 40 years at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church. She was also one of the founding members of the Fredericton Music Society. She felt deeply honored when presented with the FMS Gala Concert Award for years of significant service throughout the life of the organization. Furthermore, she was a music teacher and member of the Fredericton Music Teachers’ Association (FMTA) for decades. Just prior to her passing, she was presented with an FMTA Honorary Membership recognizing her important contributions to an organization that held many long-time friends.
Painting and cooking were amongst Pauline’s lifetime passions. She was also an avid member of the IODE and the Fredericton Society of St. Andrew.
Faith was paramount in Pauline's life. Congregant, lay reader, ACW member, organist and choir director, Pauline was a devout and sustaining contributor to St. Margaret’s Anglican Church. Within St. Margaret’s community she also found her dearest friends.
A visitation will take place at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church from 12:00-2:00 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019 followed by the memorial service beginning at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Rob Langmaid will officiate. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, The Fredericton Music Teachers’ Association or a charity of choice.