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Hobson, David

December 1, 1946 — May 12, 2012

William David Hobson passed away at KGH after a nearly two year battle with leukaemia.   Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Margaret, son Michael, daughter Heather Carter (Davin),  granddaughters Emily and Lacey, brother Robert (Adair), aunt Rosemary Stiell and numerous extended family.  Dave was born in Kelowna and an orchardist in the Belgo area for 37 years.  He was very involved in the BC Fruit Growers Association, the BC Federation of Agriculture, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the Central Okanagan Heritage Society,

and Okanagan Mission Rotary Club.  Special thanks to Dr. Jeff Brown, the nurses at KGH oncology ward on 4B, and the leukaemia unit at Vancouver General Hospital led by Dr. John Shepherd.   A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 26th at 2:00 pm at St. Andrews Anglican Church, 4619 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or the Central Okanagan Heritage Society.

Saturday, May 26th at 2:00 pm

St. Andrews Anglican Church

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Service Details

The service for Hobson, David is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Andrews Anglican Church

4619 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Patti & Sam DiMaria says:

    To Margaret & family
    Our deepest condolances on your loss. May your wonderful memories give you comfort at this time.
    Love & God Bless
    Sam & Patti DiMaria & family

  • Melissa St Louis says:

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you Margaret and your whole family. Dave was a wonderful man. So sorry for your great loss.
    Melissa, Del and Savanah

  • Robyn Cassan says:

    Sending our deepest condolences. We are so sorry for your loss.
    With warm hugs,
    Robyn, Brooke, Kyla & Camden Cassan

  • Darlene Zerr says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss and send my prayers your way to help you through this time. Kelowna has lost a wonderful and dedicated citizen.
    Darlene Zerr

  • Heidi and Bob Garnett says:

    We often spoke with David as he strolled in the Hobson Rd. apple orchard located beside our house. He was a man of integrity and intelligence and spoke acceptingly about his illness. We admired his love for all things natural. Our deepest condolences to the family.

  • Donna and George Basran says:

    Margaret and Family,our thoughts are with you. We are saddened by your loss,. Hugs to All,,Donna and George Basran

  • Pearce & Penny Gambell says:

    Dear Margaret and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing, and both have fond memories of Dave in his BCFGA days. He was a wonderful level headed leader who had a passion for the tree fruit industry and for what was right. He was an inspiration to us in those days. We remember his sense of humour and jokes he loved to share. Thinking of you all at this time.

  • April Towell says:

    Marg, Heather, Mike, Emily and Lacey there hasn’t been a day since I got the news that my thoughts have not been with you … April

  • Elaine and Richard Walker says:

    Dear Margaret and Family, We were saddened to hear about Dave’s passing.
    He was such a great friend and we know he was a wonderful husband and father.
    Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.

  • Lesley-Anne Evans says:

    Dear Margaret and family,

    I am thinking of you all with a heavy heart since hearing of David’s passing. I recall all our conversations over the fence or on the road, seeing him working in the orchard on the blue tractor, and the happy sounds of little girls laughing as he drove them through the orchard on the quad… he was a part of our daily life here, and we will miss him very much.

    David was a great story teller, a fighter, an optimist, a good man who loved his wife and family and lived life with joy and integrity and honour. He inspires us to do the same.

    May you be comforted by God, those who love you best and the memories you carry. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

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