Obituary of George Dodds
In loving memory of George Dodds, who passed away September 11, 2018 at the Temiskaming Lodge at the age of 83 years. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (McCarty) Dodds for 63 years. Proud father of Ricky (predeceased), Dana (Lorraine Rivard), Rosalind and Melinda Dodds. Loving grandfather to Adam (Seungmi Jin) and Nathan Dodds. The past 4 years his sunshine and joy came from his great granddaughters, Anna, Leah and Emma Dodds.
George was predeceased by his parents Kathleen (Honsberger) and Norman Dodds, brother Lee Dodds and sister Joan Hooper, mother-in-law and father-in-law George and Emma McCarty.
He is survived by his sisters, Carmel Campbell (Gordon predeceased), Susan Dodds and brother Richard (Ann) Dodds. Sisters in law Janet Léveillé (Leon predeceased), Peggy Beauchamp (Roger predeceased) and many much loved nieces and nephews.
The last decade of his life he experienced many changes and challenges, but he maintained his quick wit, teasing and of course his "never ending groaners". George retired after 36 years with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications as project supervisor. He then worked part time for D.F. Elliott Engineering.
Dorothy and George spent the winters in Florida and Arizona. He enjoyed touring the USA and Canada in his 5th wheel. He was always planning the next trip.
George was a kind, honest and very generous man. He was family first and then his community involvement, always volunteering and working for the betterment of others.
George enjoyed drumming and was a member of Branch 33 Legion Pipes and Drums for over 20 years. He played hockey, coached and refereed. He was a founding member of the New Liskeard Minor Hockey Association and director of the New Liskeard Cubs. The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association presented him with a "Lifetime of Outstanding Service Award". George was a member of the New Liskeard Lions Club and was involved in Boys and Girls Committees, Midget Hockey Team, fundraising and Meals on Wheels.
The New Liskeard Golf Club's beginning found him and many men with shovels in hand and projects underway. George was rewarded in 2002 when he shot his” hole in one”. He also worked the score board for tournaments.
Bikers Reunion was important to George. He worked in advance and during the event until he suffered a stroke, following which they appointed him the supervisor and gave him the white hat.
In keeping with his wishes there will be a private graveside service.
If desired donations can be made to Northern Ontario Families of children with cancer nofcc.ca or charity of your choice.
Special people are always remembered. They live on in our hearts forever.