It is with great sadness that I inform you of the sad passing of our Immediate Past President Bob Hodgson. Bob passed away last night after spending 9 weeks in hospital with Covid 19; what is equally sad is the fact that Bob’s wife Grace passed away only a few weeks ago. Bob was a true stalwart of Sunderland RA for many years and well respected within the game of football at all levels. I am sure you all extend your condolences to Bob’s family, may he now Rest in Peace.
Immediate Past President Bod Hodgson funeral took place on Tuesday 22nd December at 10.15am at St Michael and All Angels Church, Houghton, DH4 4DN, prior to interment at Houghton Cemetery. The funeral was open to close family and invited guests due to the current Covid restrictions, our Secretary Colin Burnikell was invited to the funeral and represented Sunderland Referees Association. Other members of the association gathered outside of Bob’s home paying their respects to Bob and his family when the cortege left for the church.
Bob will be a great miss to association, Someone so special can never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace. Below you will find a link to the service “A Service to Celebrate the life and mourn the the passing of Bob Hodgson 2.7.1929 – 30.11.2020”
Link to view the service: https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Ffile%2Fd%2F1lCaRBWyH2yX3uK54viurULtD2Itn5IXU%2Fview%3Fusp%3Dsharing%26usp%3Dembed_facebook&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cb7e24c1a42d94ecb692308d8b3cfd4db%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637457052879007383%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=JQZDXFk9HVB81gjPvpICY6avpSEQBkRr0CpeC%2FVlpUA%3D&reserved=0