In tears we saw you sinking
We watched you fade away
Our hearts were almost broken
You fought so hard to stay
But when we saw you sleeping
So peacefully from pain
We could not wish you back
To suffer that again.

Peacefully at his home surrounded by family, on Monday, February 11, 2013, Robert Frances Dobson passed away at the age of 70.
Beloved husband of Linda Jean (O’Dell) Dobson. Loving father of David James (Angela) Dobson and Julie Lynn (David) Little. Cherished grandfather of Jessica, Lynsie, Bobbi-Geo Little and Jason and Stacie Dobson. Dear brother of: William (Claudette) Dobson and their children Leslie and Jeff; and Audrey (the late Hugh) Druiett and their children Connie (Rob), Ruth and Larry and families. Survived by in-laws Robert and Pat Carpenter (Cathy, Mike and Lori and family), Jane and Robert Marsh (Paul and Shirley, Dan and Elaine, Andrew and Tammy, Jennifer and families), Nancy and Ken Thomson (Darren and Melanie, Randi and David and families), Susan O’Dell and friend Richard (Trevor and Meredith), Cindy O’Dell (Jaspar and Gabriel) and Stephen O’Dell. Predeceased by parents Fred and Jean (Taylor) Dobson and brother James Dobson.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.   A celebration of Robert’s life will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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