Edwin "Ted" Clark Hodgetts

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Hodgetts, Edwin Clark – Ted  ~ March 8, 1946 – August 4, 2018 ~

Ted died at his home near Millbrook on the morning of August 4.  He was predeceased by his parents John Edwin Hodgetts and Ruth (Woodger) Hodgetts.  Ted will be deeply missed by his life partner of 42 years Jane Wilson, his brother Geoffrey Hodgetts (Cathleen Hoeniger), sister Anne Hodgetts, sister-in-law Mary Stikeman, and nieces and nephews Geoffrey Hodgetts, Melanie Hodgetts, Sarah Power, Matthew Hodgetts, Paul Hodgetts and Roben Stikeman.  Ted’s work life centred around the arts. For almost 30 years he pursued a career as a woodturner and his exquisite and profound pieces found their way into public and private collections around the world.  Thirteen years ago his deep love of music, especially jazz, and the printed word led him to found JazzFirst books, an online bookstore devoted to jazz and blues books and ephemera. The synthesis of these two passions gave him much joy.  Elegant in mind and person, deeply intelligent, Ted was treasured by his family and friends for his capacity for sympathic joy, his generous encouragement and confidence in them to live their best lives.  Ted traversed a path of deep engagement and curiosity instilled with compassion and great kindness. We will miss him dearly.

Service Information

There will be a gathering for family and friends in September at Ted and Jane’s home. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook. Online donations and condolences may be made at fallis-shields.com.


Geoff...so very sorry to hear of your loss. Otis and I remember how proud you were of your talented brother and what a loss this must be for you. Please accept our sincere condolences...

Jan Winton

Spend some great time with Ted in the 60’s. He was a good man.

Brendan Calder

I never met Ted and don't think I ever spoke to him on the phone but we exchanged well over a hundred emails over the past ten years.Ted bought many books from me, he was a pleasure to do business with.He was a great jazzer and a very good man.I am sorry for your loss.

David Stimpson Books on Jazz and Blues

Deeply saddened to learn of Ted's passing. Although we'd lost touch over the years, his name would always come up whenever the old KCVI gang got together. Many fond memories. My sincerest condolences to the family.

Ian Cunningham

Time separated us one from the other after university, but I have and will always remember Teddy - smart, well-read, kind and compassionate and a great friend. A very sweet man

Christopher Hicks