DOBBIN; Robert Leonard of Petrolia

DobbinRobertwebDOBBIN, Robert Leonard – Born in Petrolia, on December 23, 1939, Bob passed away at the age of 73 with family by his side on March 14, 2013 at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart (CEE) Hospital in Petrolia.  Bob was a life time farmer in Lambton County, real estate representative and an enthusiastic supporter and participant of the Royal Winter Fair. He was a former Director on the Ontario Stockyard Board and Board Director of CEE Hospital.  Bob was the loving husband for 52 years of Coleen (Maitland).  Dear father of Len (Heather), Patti, Lynne (James Morrow), and Tracy (Dan Redmond).  Grandfather to Jennifer (Chad), Kendyl (Nick), Robert, and Kurtis Dobbin, Naomi, Clare and Mason Morrow.  Great grandfather to Jaelyn Homer.  Survived by his brother Tom (Elaine) Dobbin, sisters-in-law Joanne and Joyce Dobbin, and brothers-in-law Bill and Jim (Bev) Maitland.  Son-in-law of Audrey Maitland.  Bob is predeceased by his parents Newton and Lena (Freer), his brothers Ross and Murray, and sisters-in-law Barb and Judy Maitland.  Visitors will be received on Sunday March 17, 2013 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.  A celebration of life will be held on Monday March 18, 2013 at 11am at St. Paul’s United Church in Petrolia.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made by cheque to the CEE Hospital Foundation (Continuing Care) or the Parkinson Society of Canada (  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at

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