Dobson, Donald William

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Donald William Dobson

October 13, 1925 – January 30, 2014

It is with deep sadness that friends and family announce the passing of Don William Dobson. A dedicated family man, devoted husband for 50 years, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.

After serving in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, as a wireless operator, he continued a 40 year career as an electronics technician in central Alberta.

Don was a man of great integrity with a deep sense of responsibility to family, community and country.  He gave freely of his time and expertise.

His community service included 12 years as town councilor in Coronation and three years as mayor of Rochon Sands.

His longest standing commitment, however, was to the Royal Canadian Legion.  He served three terms as president and was awarded a lifetime membership.

Don’s love of family was evident in his great enjoyment of family gatherings and his fun-loving relationship with grandkids.  In the family, Grandpa was the first one called when something needed to be fixed or “figured out.”

Don was predeceased by his precious daughter, Carol Boychuk and his sister, Barbara Kabeary.

Don is lovingly survived by his wife, Thelma; two daughters, Diane (Ben), Barb (Joe); eight grandchildren, Kevin, Keri, Kristy (Matt), Kelly (Victoria), Bryan, Alex, Katie, Ivan and three great  grandchildren, Liam, Avery and Evelyn.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Cold Lake Seniors’ Society Hall, 1301-8th Ave, Cold Lake, AB.

In recognition of Don’s commitment to community, memorial tributes may be made to a local charity of one’s choice.

Your condolences may be sent through our website at

Memento Funeral  Chapel, Bonnyville and Cold Lake 1-866-594-3113

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