This fund has been set up in the memory of Norman Hoddy, a Loving husband, father, father in-law, grandfather and friend. He was a family man who was liked and respected by all who knew or met with him. He is greatly missed but fondly remembered. This fund is all about giving something back to the hospice who not only offered but gave so much kindness, support, professionalism, dignity and love to him and to his family.
Norman was born on 3rd March 1944. He was the youngest of 4 children. Sisters June, Beryl and brother Roy. They were a close family but things were quite hard as it was at the end of the war. Norman had a few jobs when he left school and he worked for quite a few years on building sites as a hod carrier, he was as fit as a fiddle and used to like working out in the gym.
It was during this time in 1964 that he met his wife to be Sylivia. They were both with there parents in a pub and he passed her a note and they met outside. They were married in 1967. Jobs were scarce in London about this time so with 2 children in tow they decided to move to a new town, Thetford, Norfolk.During this time their youngest son was born. With their family complete Norman found work as a welder and loved this type of work, which included offshore oilrig work. They lived in Thetford for 18 years and brought up their family there.
The next move was to Lowestoft where they lived until 2006. It was during this time that Norman had to retire early through ill health having been diognosed with COPD. With this in mind they decided to downsize and move to Felixstowe, to be closer to their family. This was the best move and Norman really loved living here. Untill his illness took hold, Sylvia and Norman would enjoy holidays abroad, camping and normans great love, fishing.
Norman also loved cooking and did a mean Sunday roast. He was a good and loving Father and was always there for his children. Every person that knew him or met with him always held a place for him in their hearts. He will leaver a great void in all our lives.
Norman leaves behind his wife of 46 years Sylvia, his daughter kerry and his sons Lee and Glenn. Also his dear grandchildren, Carl, Demi, Callym, Olivia, Laila, Olivia and Millie, He will always be in our hearts.