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James Dobie Somerville

March 23, 1929 - November 26, 2012


James Dobie Somerville passed away peacefully on November 26, 2012. Born on March 23, 1929 in Cumberland BC to James Dobie and Gertrude Somerville. Dobie moved to Lake Cowichan with his bride in 1962 where he worked in the logging industry for over 30 years.  

Dobie is predeceased by his parents James Dobie and Gertrude and his siblings Alex, Mabel, Jean, Ellen, Tom, Artie and Gertrude.

Dobie is survived by his two brothers Terry and Ducky; his daughter Tracy, her daughter Krystle (Luke) their daughter Peyton, and her son Peter; his daughter Kristine (Jas), and their three children Amanda, Jessica and Adam; his daughter Kim (Erik) and their two children Nathan and Kaylen.

He will always be remembered by his friends and family for making his daily rounds of visits and lending a helping hand.

His family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Theresa Elliot, the home care nurses, and all the nurses at CDH on 2South for providing great comfort and care of our father, grandfather and great grandfather.

The family will be having a Celebration of Life on December 9th at 11am at the Lake Cowichan Legion.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Pat and Cheryl Solmie
Relation: Worked with Dobie

Dear Somerville’s and Christine and Jas – Dobie was a very well respected and talented logger who made life easier for all those who worked alongside him including TW McKenzie, Dug Bell, and myself. He will certainly be missed by the logging community as well as the people of Lake Cowichan. We will especially miss our summertime chats which were filled with memories and laughs – he was always so positive. Unfortunately, we are in North Carolina so will miss the gathering but please know our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Pat and Cheryl Solmie

From: Tracy Somerville
Relation: daughter

Dad…its been 10 months since you have been gone and not a day does not go by that we do not think about you…we miss you so very much and love you…I know you are up in heaven chatting away to all the family we lost in years gone past…please know your always on our minds and in our hearts..

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 9, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Lake Cowichan Legion
15 North Shore
Lake Cowichan , BC Canada V0R 2G0

15 North Shore
Lake Cowichan , BC Canada V0R 2G0

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