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John Hobbs

July 23, 1925 - January 1, 2016


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.

A gathering will be held at a later date to disperse his ashes and honor his memory. 


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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.

From: Sharryn Johnson
Relation: John' daughter

Dad,you will be in my heart forever.You were a kind gentle father who never raised your voice to any of your children.I have fond memories of you helping us get ready for school as young children,helping us brush our hair and making sure our shoes were always polished and making us some crazy meals.You could handle any household chore .But best of all you were always there for us.I miss you.

From: Reginald Mason
Relation: Friend. Worked with John at Chemainus Hospital

Thank you John ( as I always called you ) for your friendship and all the many laughs we enjoyed together at work and play. Ha Ha. You are missed but will always be in my heart and memories.

Your friend, Reg

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