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In Loving Memory Of

James Dobbyn


James “Fred” Dobbyn, born September 24, 1922, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 at the age of 92 years.

Fred was the youngest of nine children born in Melita, Manitoba to Joseph and Nellie Dobbyn. Fred was a World War II Veteran serving in the Canadian Army 8th New Brunswick HUSSARS, driving a Sherman Tank in England, Italy, France, Holland and Belgium. He was a business man in Grande Prairie, owning and operating Imperial Motors Service Station for many years. Fred was also a volunteer in the Grande Prairie Fire Department for twenty years. His enjoyment was coaching minor league hockey, curling, golfing and was part owner of Chinook Golf Course in Woking. He drove Standard Bred Sulky Horses on the race track and farmed for many years. Fred was a lifetime Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54 member.

Fred will be sadly missed by wife Shirley Hinks Dobbyn; seven children: Jim (Kathy) Dobbyn, Jan (Larry) Smith, Wendy Hodges, Wayne (Alrene) Dobbyn, Penny (Robert) Baker, Todd (Kim) Dobbyn and Tracy (Dean) Parks; step-children: Chris (Olga) Hinks and Bob (Robin) Hinks; 28 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; also survived by sister Gertrude Whetter and sister in-law Dorothy Dobbyn.

Fred was predeceased by wife Aileen Dobbyn; four brothers and three sisters; step-children: Danny Hinks, John Hinks and Barb Shreenan.

As requested by Fred, there will be no Funeral Service, instead there will be a family graveside service at a later date.

In Loving Memory of

James Dobbyn


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