Marjorie Helen Hobbs
It is with deep sadness Marjorie passed away March 6, 2017 at the Menno Hospital in Abbotsford, BC. Marjorie passed away peacefully with family by her side. She was married for 64 years to William Hobbs, who passed away November 10, 2010. Marjorie and Bill are from Georgetown, P.E.I. She is known by many as Marjorie, Mom, Gramma, Marj or Aunt Marj. She is survived by her son Ron, daughter-in-law Brenda, grandchildren Toresa, Paul, and Tyler. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy White in Windsor, NS, and her brother-in-law Allan Kane in Kelowna, BC. Marjorie has many nieces and nephews across Canada, and family was so important to her. Mom had a strong faith and she was a member of Trinity United Church in Abbotsford. Mom was born on October 1, 1924 in Georgetown, P.E.I. Mom and Dad were married in 1946, and were stationed throughout Canada, as Dad served in the Air Force. Marjorie did a variety of jobs from working at a restaurant, working in a seniors care home, baking at a bakery, and serving as a matron guard for the R.C.M.P. Marjorie taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir. Marjorie and Bill always had the welcome mat out. They were so fortunate to have a great network of friends across the country. She was a member of Eastern Star, forging great friendships. Marjorie is best known as someone who loved her home, and in particular her kitchen. Without any doubt she was able to make the best home made bread and buns, which her grandchildren can attest to. She loved music, and as she worked in their home, she was always singing. Music was so important to both Bill and Marjorie. Marjorie and Bill retired and moved to Abbotsford in 1984. This proved to be very special for them, as well as Ron, Brenda and her grandchildren. Her darlings, as she called them, spent many days and sleepovers at Gramma’s house. When Bill became a resident of the Menno Hospital, Mom moved in with Ron, Brenda and her grandchildren for four wonderful years. She loved having family and friends come downstairs to sit by the fireplace for a cup of tea and a snack. Mom moved into the Menno Hospital in December 2014, and she loved the staff and residents. She was always handing out liquorice, cookies, or chocolate bars to the staff, residents, and visitors. The Staff at the Menno Hospital were very caring to Mom, which was displayed on so many occasions. Her family would visit about five times a week accompanied by Bear, a ninety pound lab. Bear always gave Gramma welcoming kisses, as well as good-bye kisses. Her last words before she took ill were, “Oh, there is Bear”, as he gave her good-bye kisses on her hands. A special thank you to the Staff at the Menno Hospital, as well as Dr. Dueck. A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. March 27th at the Langley Cemetery on 208 Street and 44th Ave., Langley, conducted by Reverend Bill Booth. A luncheon will follow the service.