Happy 92nd Birthday to my Mom!

Today, I am thinking about and celebrating my Mom (Pamela Hoddinott).1 Mom trying to get her pet goat to look at the camera.jpg

She was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1926 and grew up in the beautiful fishing community of Lower Island Cove.

She loved school, playing piano, and tending her pet goat.

When this first photo was taken, she was trying to convince her goat to look toward the camera.

Her older sister, Daphne (on the right in the second photo) was also her best friend.

Whenever they were together, the sound of their laughter seemed to travel for miles.



A few years after marrying my dad, their first child (me) arrived.


This picture of Mom and grumpy-looking-me was taken in Lower Island Cove in 1952.






My brother (Peter) and sister (Karen) were later born in Corner Brook.

My Mom and I have always shared a love of creating art, especially drawing and painting.

Throughout the past 50 years, we enjoyed travelling together in Canada and the USA taking photographs as painting references.

I love you Mom – have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!

3 thoughts on “Happy 92nd Birthday to my Mom!

  1. Beverly Johnson

    U look like her, especially in first photo. Wish her a happy 92 from us. Too bad her and mom could not have had each other longer. U were lucky to have her in your lives…until becoming in your own senior years

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  2. Eileen White

    Hi Brenda,
    My name is Eileen White and I just came upon your site…
    My parents were friends of your Mom & Dad…Garland & Geneva White fr. Stephenville…love that your Mom reached 92 & Granville?…Dad passed away Feb 6, 2017….Mom back in ‘94…we often thought about the Hoddinotts and George’s Lake…I now live in Adam’s Cove and I have a charcoal sketch of the nativity scene and a canvas painting named “ Gar’s Trout “…that your Mom did for my Mom & Dad…I just love them…
    Maybe we can get to meet someday…your work is phenomenal!

    Warm Regards,


    1. Brenda Hoddinott Post author

      Thank you for your message! Next time I talk to Mom I’ll pass on your message. She’ll be thrilled to know you still have her art. Mom is still busy and mentally alert despite spending most days in a wheelchair. So sorry to hear about your parents. Dad passed away a few years ago.
      Again, thank you! You made my day! John and I were in Newfoundland three years ago visiting family on the East coast. Hopefully, we’ll get home again soon — I can’t wait to show John the Northern Peninsula (he’s an “up-a-longer” (grin). Love and hugs, Brenda



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