|Gordon Ray Dobbyn|
|Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:59|
After a brief illness but brave fight, Gordon Ray Dobbyn passed away on Jan. 22, 2014 at Parkwood Hospital Western Counties Wing – Veteran’s Care, London. He was in his 95th year.
Ray was the loving father of Cathy Lambert (Brad), John Dobbyn (Jackie), Dave Dobbyn (Cathy) and Gerry Dobbyn. He will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren John, Matthew, Christopher, Michael, Michelle and Mark and great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Brooklyn and Billie-Rose as well as several brothers, sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
Ray was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Madeline (2001) and brothers Lorrie and Garth Dobbyn.
Born in Newbury, Ontario and raised in Blyth, Ray moved to London and enlisted in the Canadian Army following the outbreak of World War II. After his service, he fulfilled various roles before taking the position of operator with London Transit which he held for 28 years prior to retirement.
Ray’s interests were many, including music, whether playing trumpet in the band, or the banjo in the living room – a gift which he passed on to his family. He also ingrained strong values in his family which he dearly loved.
The funeral service was held at Parkwood Hospital – The Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Interment is at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation – The Veterans Care Fund, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.