Architect (retired) MAIBC (#444), MRAIC, FRAIC
Alan James Hodgson, aged 89, passed away on June 19, 2018 after a brief stay in Victoria Hospice. Born in Victoria as the eldest son of Alan Charles Hodgson and Martha (Peggy) (nee Chadwick). Alan enjoyed a 54-year career as a productive architect, contributing significantly to the built, artistic and cultural fabric of Victoria, the city he cherished.
His work was his life. Some of his more innovative projects include an addition to the Technical College in Terrace, B.C., the University of Victoria’s Maclaurin Building, including its associated Music Building with the Philip T. Young Recital Hall, the MacPherson Playhouse restoration and new lobby, the earlier development of Island Farms, now under the aegis of Agropur, a Quebec based co-operative, and the restoration of the British Columbia Legislative Buildings.
Alan always appreciated the faith that his clients, contractors, and colleagues had for his design capabilities. A proud member of the Masonic community since 1955, he recently affiliated with Capilano Lodge No 164 in North Vancouver.
Alan will be lovingly remembered by Sheila, his wife of 66 years, his son Kevin (Janet), daughter Sarah (Jim), and his four grandchildren: Ian, Farleigh, Jessica, and David. He leaves his siblings Barbara (Bill) and David (Nancy), nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Deep appreciation is extended to Dr. Bryan Murray, to the doctors and staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital and to the team at Victoria Hospice for their kindness to Alan and his family.
Alan was given a green burial on June 26, 2018. A Celebration of Life to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Victoria Hospice or Capilano Lodge No 164 Charity Fund.
Condolences can be offered to the family below.
David WilkinsonJuly 17, 2018
Toni CaveltiJuly 10, 2018
Gordon HuneckJuly 9, 2018
ina irwinJuly 8, 2018
Paul de GoutiereJuly 7, 2018