DOBSON, Austin Douglas - With sadness, the family of Austin Douglas Dobson announces his passing at the age of 96, in London, Ontario, on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Smalley); his parents, William Charles Thomas and Harriet Marie Dobson; and his siblings: William (Rita), Margaret (Alf Phillips), Edmund (Mary), Frank (Sally), Marion (Art Horn), and Betty (John Reid).
Doug's passing marks the end of a generation.
He is remembered with love by his many nieces and nephews and their families.
Doug was a quiet, creative and practical man who enjoyed acrylic and water colour painting, woodwork, building projects and repair work. His life with Ruth was one of deep contentment, and his greatest loss.
He will be laid to rest on Saturday, May 20th in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, after a simple graveside service.
If desired, please consider donating to the Hospital for Sick Children.
The family thanks Catherine Skeete and the staff of Windermere on the Mount Retirement Residence, and the nurses and physicians of the Subacute Medical Unit, Ninth floor, University Hospital, London, Ontario, for their compassionate and competent care.