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Minni Hodgins celebrates her 100th Birthday




Minnie Hodgins (nee German) was born 4th into a family of 11 children on July 31, 1914 at Maple Creek, Sask. She was a farm girl and knew what it was to milk cows, work in the fields, and ride a mule to school. Her younger sister, Martha Inions, of Edmonton is her last remaining sibling. On Jan. 11, 1934 Minnie married Albert E. Hodgins, a veteran of the Great War, whom she had met the previous year at a church gathering. They worked a farm near Bracken, Sask. until they moved to Toronto in 1942. This was a move back home for Albert as he was born at Proton Station, ON. and most of his family resided in that area. In 1950 Minnie and Albert moved out of the city to a farm east of Dundalk where they lived for the next 6 years. They then moved to Collingwood where they resided until Albert died in Dec. 1989 at Sunset Manor in his 94rd year. During her years in Collingwood, Minnie worked at Smart Bros. Cannery, the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, as well as Georgian China and the Little Red Hen Restaurant. About 22 years ago Minnie moved to Shelburne and the Dufferin Oaks.

At Minnie's 100th birthday celebration all six of her children were present with their wives or husbands. These were John of Stratford, Mary Bell of Shelburne, Clara Whittaker of Kitchener, Joseph of Barrie, Bertha Ferguson of Barrie, and Gordon of Toronto. Also present were many of her 25 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 7 great, great, grandchildren. The youngest is Emelia, just 3 months old. Many friends also came to celebrate. Messages of congratulation came from Queen Elizabeth II, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Premier of Ontario, and were delivered in person by the Warden of Dufferin County and the Mayor of Shelburne. Minnie had a wonderful day!

Dufferin Oaks Resident, Minnie Hodgins celebrates her 100th Birthday with Mayor Ed Crewson.

Dufferin Oaks Resident, Minnie Hodgins celebrates her 100th Birthday with Mayor Ed Crewson.



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