John Hobbs

John Hobbs

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John at the age of 90.

He was predeceased by his wife Marion and his beloved wife Anne. He is mourned by his wife Evelyn, brother Robert (Diane) Hobbs, and his children and step children: Sharryn (Jim) Johnson, Shelagh (Dennis) Poolie, John (Maggie) Hobbs, Charleen (Lyle) Harder, Kelly (Glen) Rasmussen, Jonalee (Denis) Gagnon, John (Gina) Crossland, Ellen McEwan (Mike Shields), Christina (Kevin) Rasmussen and Peter (Ursula) Challender and 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

John was born in Riding Mountain, Manitoba. He served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles during WW2 and was wounded in action. He lived and worked in Winnipeg for many years before moving to Chemainus with Anne in 1968 where he worked for 28 years at the old hospital. He retired and lived in Chemainus until his passing.

John was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather. He had a great sense of humour and loved to laugh. He lived life to the fullest and was known to many people in Chemainus. He often said if they didn’t know him they must be a tourist. Rest in Peace Dad. We love you and thank you for being such a big part of our lives.

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