With great strength and grace, Ted (Charles Edward) Hodgson passed away peacefully at Kingsway Lodge in St Marys,
Ted was born and raised in
Ted ("The Bus"), relished a life long passion for hockey which he pursued to the high levels of the Montreal Canadien farm system and into the
Ted was instrumental in developing Canadian Dairy Queen, building numerous franchises in
Retirement allowed Ted and his beloved Elsie to winter in Florida for over 25 years, during which Ted became a highly sought after Big Band drummer in the Sarasota/Venice Jazz community.
Ted will be remembered by his incredible work ethic, his quiet nature, his dry sense of humour and never turning down a bowl of ice cream.
Special thanks and appreciation to the loving and devoted staff at Kingsway Lodge, and to Ken Long, for the assistance and care they provided to both Ted and Elsie during the many years of their stay.
A private service will be held with family at a future date.
Somewhere up there Ted is playing a perfect Buddy Rich drum solo ...We miss you Niez! Salut!