Anna (Reddekopp) Hodgins, March 7, 1928 - March 27, 2022. Anna was born in Hague, Saskatchewan. In 1934, she accompanied her family on a nine-day wagon trip to Swan Plain, SK where they planned to begin a new life on a homestead near the Porcupine Provincial Forest. Her father died that same year. The sixth in a family of ten children, she quickly learned to be a part of life and activities required of pioneer families.
As time went on and older siblings left home, she often found herself assuming chores and responsibilities beyond her years, including helping to care for younger members of the family. She attended Moss Side School, a one-room school house a mile and a half from home. One year she was appointed the leader of the school’s Red Cross group during the WW2 years.
In 1945, Anna married Fredrick Nelson Hodgins of Bernice, Manitoba where together they farmed in the Bernice district. In 1971, they retired and moved to Melita. They raised three children: Phil, Aleta and Brenda.
In her retirement years, Anna enjoyed sewing, fishing, puzzles, and watching major league sports on TV. She also enjoyed walking and reading her devotional, Our Daily Bread. And, she thoroughly enjoyed her family. She was predeceased by husband Fred, daughter Brenda, son Phil, grandson Clayton, her parents and eight siblings. Anna is survived by daughter Aleta (Gary) Gould, daughter-in-law Laurie Hodgins, son-in-law Delnor Davies (Grace Judd), brother Abraham (Clarice) Reddekopp, granddaughters: Jayme (Chris) Sweitzer, Kyla (Matthew) Sykes, Kristin (Tyler) Graham, Shawna (Craig) Bauman, Amanda Rae (Gregory) Thompson, and ten great-grandchildren.
A private family graveside service will be held at the Napinka Cemetery, Napinka, MB at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s memory may be made to the Melita Palliative Care Fund, Box 459, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0 or the Napinka Cemetery Fund, Box 71, Napinka, MB. R0M 1N0.
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