Barthel Funeral Home

566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, ON


Pauline Barbara Hodgkiss

June 9, 1949August 22, 2019

Pauline Barbara Hodgkiss (nee Johnson) June 9, 1949 – August 22, 2019

Pauline passed peacefully, with her beloved husband and daughters by her side on the afternoon of August 22nd. Pauline is survived by her husband Wayne, with whom she shared a wonderful 35 years, her daughters Cindy and Shelley (Mark Peters), her grandsons Connor (Erica) and Tyler (Rylee), her sister Susan Bell of Tennessee and many extended family. Pauline is fondly remembered by her many past students and fellow staff throughout the Waterloo Region District School Board, as well as for her service with many agencies throughout the community, including Argus House, Kids Can Play and the Cambridge Family Crisis Centre. She is also remembered by many for her extensive service with both the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board as well as the National Parole Board of Canada. Pauline’s family would like to express their most sincere thanks to the staff of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit, and the Grand River Hospital Intensive Care Unit for the great care and compassion provided throughout this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to invite memorial donations to the KW Humane Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. The family wishes to extend an invitation to all of Pauline’s many friends throughout the community to participate in a Celebration of Life, to be held at the Grand Valley Golf and Country Club on Roseville Road on Thursday, September 19th, from 4 to 7 pm.


19 September

Celebration of Life

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grand Valley Golf & Country Club

1910 Roseville Road
Cambridge, ON


Pauline Barbara Hodgkiss

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Nell and Larry Walton

September 1, 2019

Shelley and Mark,

We were very saddened to have heard of the loss of your mother. Please accept our deepest condolences; as we are animal lovers along with Pauline , we have made a donation to the Cambridge animal shelter.

Lauriel Blanchard

August 31, 2019

One of my fondest memories of Pauline and her sister Susan was when Pauline was still teaching. As she was behind in marking tests, Sue and I were drafted into helping grade the tests. Pauline's very dry, humorous comments on the students had Sue and I laughing so hard we had tears rolling down our faces.

Another memory that makes me smile is when Pauline took delivery of her brand new Volkswagen Beetle. How she argued with the dealership because she wanted to be the first person to drive it off the transport truck. Fairly certain the dealership did not stand a chance against her!

karl Kiefer

August 31, 2019

Wayne and Family! Please accept my Family’s deepest condolences to you and your Family. I always enjoyed my “talks” with Pauline. She was a wonderful person who loved her family and cared deeply for her community, Province and Canada. We will miss Pauline , RIP.

Karl Kiefer

Tanius Cidade

August 29, 2019

Pauline will be fondly remembered amongst the parole officers at Grand Valley Institution as the parole board member who looked over the top of her glasses while positioned at the end of her nose when she had a serious question to ask.

Heather Tackaberry

August 26, 2019

For Pauline's husband, children and grandchildren, I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Pauline for many years at the Parole Board. Pauline often talked of Wayne, her children and grandchildren. Whenever she spoke of any of you, it was always with the biggest smile on her face; you could feel how much she loved each of you. As difficult as it will be, try to remember just how much each of you meant to her, in your own special ways and know that she is smiling down on you. Watch for signs from her; flickering lights, dimes, butterflies....whatever you see, know that she is saying Hi and letting you know that she is with you each and every day.

Damian Parrent

August 25, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Pauline when I was appointed to the Parole Board of Canada in 2011.

She was a great colleague and mentor. I was a retired police superintendent, as was Wayne. Pauline and I shared many a discussion over policing, corrections and rehabilitation as it applied to our positions.

A great lady, who I shall miss. RIP

Paul Sweet

August 25, 2019

I had the privilege to work with Pauline at the Parole Board of Canada. She had great patience and understanding for her challenging position. Pauline was respected by her peers and staff. She always beat me into the office and I fondly remember her morning greeting and huge smile as soon as I came in.
She will be missed. Rest in peace

Frania Banks

August 25, 2019

Wayne and family: My sincere condolences on the passing of Pauline. I know that all of the memories you have all shared will help you to get through some of the sadness. Keep on trekking as I am sure she would have wanted you to do that. Sincerely Frania Banks

Brian Mullan

August 25, 2019

I worked with Pauline for several years at the Parole Board of Canada. She was a great person, a lover of dogs, a wonderful mentor and a thoughtful decision maker. I vividly remember her contagious laugh and genuine sense of humour. She has been taken far to early and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend...….

Michael Crowley

August 25, 2019

I had the honour and privilege of having been a colleague of Pauline’s for a number of years on the Parole Board of Canada. She was a very special person; a heart as big as all outdoors as well as a great sense of humour, accompanied by a wicked laugh. Doing hearings with Pauline was always an adventure.

We often talked about children and grandchildren, and of course, dogs.

I know she will be missed but I also know that there are wonderful, loving memories that will last forever!