HODGKIN – Murray James of St. Thomas passed away peacefully with family at his side at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on May 31st, 2016 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Merrilynn Hodgkin (nee Whitney). Murray is survived by his loving children Cindy Fischer (Dirk) of Innisfil, children Tabitha and Jeremy; Tim Hodgkin of Aylmer, children Mathew, Marcus and Andrew; Wendy Pepper (Scott) of Belmont, children Ryan, Nathaniel and Sarah. In Murray’s spare time he enjoyed fishing and boating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570). Interment of ashes at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.