HODGSON, Joan Blanche

February 19, 1945 – June 3, 2020

Joan Blanche Hodgson passed away on June 3, 2020 at Drumheller, AB at the age of 75.  She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 19, 1945 to Marcel & Blanche Whitmore.  Throughout her life, Joan had a strong love of animals and enjoyed volunteering at Animal Rescue Shelters.  She had a passion for photography and loved spending time in her yard tending to her flower gardens.  Joan enjoyed working with young people and was an Educational Assistant helping her students through their schooling years.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Tinkler.  She is also survived by her best friend/sister Teresa (Russ) Penner, along with four other siblings, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Beach and all of the nurses and support staff at the Drumheller Health Centre, for the respectful and dignified care that they warmly provided to Joan for the duration of her stay in their facility.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue Foundation through CanadaHelps.org.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On June 8, 2020 at 8:50 pm Darcy Graham Said:

    Joannie, you had a tremendous impact on my life. You were my favourite cousin ever since I can remember. Thanks for all the good you taught me, mostly to laugh. I will never forget you ever.

  2. On June 8, 2020 at 9:52 pm Kathy Locey Said:

    My heart is so sad , but I know you had no regrets, as you told me exactly that a month ago. You and I go way back and we sure did create some fantastic memories together! I will always be so grateful to you for so many reasons!!! I hope this new journey for you is fulfilling and that we do get to meet up with love ones on the other side. It gives me some comfort to picture you bouncing around on clouds with loved family members..lol…I hope that Moose, Slug & brother John were there to meet you!!! Plus all your past fur babies and of course your cherished girlfriends who left before you!!! Luv ya Tink, your friendship was a real gift to me!!!

  3. On June 9, 2020 at 7:49 am Jana Wise Said:

    Joan was a wonderful lady who was a friend, patron and drivers ed teacher to my daughters! She inspired a driving ability in my daughters that is carried forth each day!! Thank you Joan and RIP

  4. On June 9, 2020 at 10:03 am Barb Said:

    Teresa, our deepest condolences for the loss of your sister xo Love Daryl and Barb

  5. On June 10, 2020 at 12:49 pm Bonnie Desrochers Said:

    Saddened to hear of Joans passing. Condolences to you Teresa. Missed our visits while getting her hair done since she moved West. Always looked forward to her visit, she was so entertaining to talk with and I appreciated her tell it like it is stories . She was truly an amazing woman and I feel blessed to have had her in my life! Thinking of you Teresa. RIP Joan ❤️

  6. On June 10, 2020 at 7:45 pm Debbie Booker Said:

    Dennis and Theresa. I have many memories of Joan. I remember her being an absolutely devoted friend to Marlene Scharf. A great Mum to Dennis even when he drove the mini bike into the back of Jim’s truck the first time he drove it. I remember her support when I was having mental health issues. The friendship she showed our children and then later to my two grand boys when she moved back to La Riviere. She will be missed by many. May your many memories help you through this difficult time.
    Debbie (Wilson) Booker

  7. On June 13, 2020 at 12:06 pm Kari Warner Said:

    Joan was a dear friend to my mother in love Nancy who passed away at the end of March. They were soul tied, when they met they hit it off instantly. They went on short road trips, dressed up like hippies for a 70’s concert, walked together and laughed a lot. Joan became a part of our family and would always have a gift for Kyra and Ben. The love and concern she had for Nancy will never be forgotten. I am sure that Nancy was there to greet her at Heaven’s gate and that they will be laughing together again. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to your entire family. I pray your memories of your time together bring you a smile and comfort.
    Kari Warner

  8. On June 25, 2020 at 1:59 pm Ann Scott Said:

    So sorry for the loss of this lovely lady