Maurice John Hodgkin (8 Jan 1927 - 15 May 2020)

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MauriceBurton Albion Community Trust

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Location
Anglesey Chapel, Bretby Crematorium Geary Lane Burton upon Trent DE15 0QE
Funeral Director
Murray’s Independent Funeral Directors Burton-on-Trent

A much loved husband of Patricia, sadly passed away at Cedar Court (Dementia Ward)
on Friday 15th May 2020 having caught the Covid-19 virus.

Those wishing to honour Maurice may send a donation
(instead of flowers) payable to
'Burton Albion Community Trust' c/o Ben Robinson at
Burton Albion Football Club,
Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton. DE13 0BH.

Our niece Debbie and a friend will accompany Maurice on his final journey.
Kind neighbours, family and friends will celebrate a wonderful life at a later date.

'A smile can hide the sadness but the heartache of losing Maurice at this difficult time will never go away.'

Trevor & Glenys Yates donated £20 in memory of Maurice

Lovely memories of your special day Pat , Uncle Maurice gone now but will never be forgotten . Trevor , Glenys & Family xx

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  • Trev I have a photograph of your grandfather Hodgkin with a football group do you want it- I am sorting all the photos out Thank you for the wedding group sixty six years ago,

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Debbie Hayes donated £20 in memory of Maurice

Sending all our love to you always Auntie Pat, Uncle Maurice was the kindest true gentleman I knew and he will be sadly missed. God bless Debbie & Fay xx

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Monica Clark donated £30 in memory of Maurice

In loving memory of Uncle Maurice.

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  • Thank you Monica Hope it will not be long before we meet. Pat

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David Bull donated £20 in memory of Maurice

Only just found out about this when searching for a photo of Maurice for a Facebook piece on football heroes. Maurice was a friend of my Mum's - Grace Bull nee Holden and my Uncle Tom Holden - and I watched him from the terraces as a ten year old and was proud to boast I knew him. Even prouder in later years to have shared a beer with him, Jack Stamps and Dave MacAdam, both Albion legends themselves and the latter being my then Girlfriend Sue's Dad. I also knew Ken Pallett from the same team who was my good Buddy Nick's Dad. I feel blessed to have known them and to have watched them play when past their prime but still loving every minute of every game and giving it their all. My sincere condolences to all for your loss of a lovely man and my first sporting hero.

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  • Thank you for your lovely memories of my wonderful Maurice I was married to him for sixty six years and never ever heard him say an unkind word about anybody- he always had a smile on his face. We had a wonderful marriage and enjoyed sporting careers. He loved teaching kids to swim Trevor our nephew tells me Maurice took him to the baths - asked him if he could swim- answered NO- was thrown in- Maurice smiling and said YOU CAN NOW. Happy memories Pat

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Brian Wood donated £20 in memory of Maurice

Much sympathy. Brian & Gill Wood

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  • Many thanks Brian and Gill for your donation will contact you when I can escape from home I am sorting all Maurice's drawers and clothes which saddens me.

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Amanda Gates donated £15 in memory of Maurice

A sad goodbye to Maurice.
A true gentleman and sportsman.
With love, Amanda, Simon and Toby xxx

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  • Amanda Simon Toby Thank you for being such wonderful neighbours at this very sad time in my life. Always there for me when I need you most

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Angela Edgar donated £15 in memory of Maurice

I'm so sorry to hear that Maurice has passed away. Thinking of you Tricia at this very sad time. Angela

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  • Thank you Angela See you when we are back to normal

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Charlie Hayes donated £20 in memory of Maurice

Rest in peace Uncle Maurice, you will be dearly missed.
All my love to you Auntie Pat, I am thinking of you xxx

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  • Thank you Charlie Hope you are not overworked at the hospital-what a way to start your medical career, we in the family are so proud of you. Auntie Pat.

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Brenda Charman donated in memory of Maurice

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Maurice Hodgkin although
i have known Tricia for a long time I had never met Maurice But knew he was a very kind man

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  • Thank you Brenda, Maurice was one in a million My mother looked on him as one of her boys.

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Andy Roberts donated £50 in memory of Maurice
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David Marsland donated £20 in memory of Maurice

We are so sorry to hear that Maurice has passed away. Thinking of you at this sad time. David and Maureen x

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  • David and Maureen Thank you for your kind thoughts We have so many wonderful memories. P

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Hilary and Chris Gray donated £20 in memory of Maurice

We are so sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Maurice . He was such a lovely gentle man . Thinking of you both at this sad time xxx

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  • I HAVE HAD ANOTHER LESSON SO I CAN NOW TALK OR ANSWER YOU

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John Edwards wrote

Me and my Dad and Maurice during the Summer month's always went to Uttoxeter swimming baths on a Sunday very happy times never will be forgotten.

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  • JOHN hope he did not teach you to swim like nephew Trevor You were his GOD SON

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Jenny Sparey donated £10 in memory of Maurice

So sorry to hear that Maurice has passed away. I only met him once at Marj's in Bermuda. He was A lovely man and he did like his daily swim in the pool. I will be in touch soon - in themeantime take care of yourself. Love Jenny xx

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Sally Bray wrote

My dad, Don Wood, was very sad to hear of Maurice’s passing, and wishes to send his condolences.
He has been reminiscing about playing football with Maurice in their younger days, and speaks very highly of his old friend.

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  • Sally thank your Dad for his condolences- We all played sports together at Clarence St Night School -I knew Sheila very well-We were all kids together I met Maurice again after the War when he left the Navy-having met my brother on the way home from Trincomalee Pat

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Mike & Freda Norris donated £20 in memory of Maurice

We are both so very sorry that Maurice has passed away. However, as you have said Pat, he had a good life and left his family & friends with some great memories.

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  • Thank you Mike and Freda We had a great marriage and Maurice loved all his in-laws da

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Pam Dexter wrote

Thinking of you, Tricia. So sorry to hear the news about your dear Maurice xx

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  • Pam thank you for your donation - I hope the Football club will use some of the money to buy a Trophy in Maurice's name for the Academy kids to play for annually He loved to help on the field after retiring.

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Steve Norris donated £20 in memory of Maurice

Really sad news to hear my uncle Maurice passed away a true gent and just a lovely man forever in our thoughts.

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  • Steve Thank you for your donation-Hope the Club will use some of the money to buy a Trophy for the Academy Boys to play for Annually in Maurice's name

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Marjorie, Dennis. Kathryn Correia donated £100 in memory of Maurice

Maurice was one of the kindest and friendliest gentlemen On earth. He has now gone to Heaven to meet his old friend Joe and they will be having a good laugh. I feel so sorry fo Tricia as we share many memories. Please RIP Maurice, we shall mis you.

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Lynn Holland donated in memory of Maurice

You are in my thoughts rest in peace

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  • Lynn sorry for the delay in answering -many thanks for your kind thought and donation- Sometimes I know how to work the computer and most times I mess it up Love Patricia

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Val Hackett wrote

So sad for you Tricia. My thoughts are with you

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Fiona Key wrote

I have known Maurice since i was little he was a friend of my parents and have happy memories of him. Rest in Peace Maurice xx

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Aileen Ross (O'Shea) wrote

So sorry to read this sad news, Patricia. My condolences and kindness thoughts are sent to you. He was a respected gentleman and a gentle man whenever I met him. My Dad had many happy memories of him.

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