Dobie, John Duncan

February 4th, 2017

 Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, on Saturday, February 4th, 2017, Mr. John Duncan Dobie, of London, in his 91st year.  Beloved husband of the late Marjorie “Marge” Dobie (née Carter) (2008).  Loving father of Thomas James Dobie, of London.  Brother-in-law of Elizabeth (Tibby) Carter, of Grand Bend.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his sister Mary (2012) and his brother Ronald (1955). John retired from 3M Canada after 40 years of service. During his time as Director of Human Resources, he headed a taskforce with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), which developed and implemented the 3M Teaching Fellowship Award.  John was a 50-year life member and a Past Master of the Tuscan Lodge No. 195 A.F. & A.M. He was also a longtime member and Senator of Sunningdale Golf and Country Club. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with a Masonic Service under the auspices of the Tuscan Lodge No. 195 A.F. & A.M. at 10:45 a.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, London or the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Jeanette PatersonTom: Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My condolences go out to you and the family. I worked at 3M with your dad for many years and I remember him as being one of the nicest men that I ever had the pleasure of working with. He was such a gentle and kind man. I remember him so vividly. I'm sure you'll miss him terribly. Prayers are with you at this most sorrowful time.
WennerTom: Very sorry about your loss. It's great when you can say your Dad was your best friend. Back in the day, whenever I popped over to the house, flew in the door and began the dialogue with "Ho, Ho, Mr. Dobes," I knew I could expect a welcoming and stimulating conversation (and a few laughs). Both your Mom and Dad always treated me with the greatest respect. something I have not forgotten despite the passage of time.
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