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1942 - 2019
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Obituary for John "Jack" William Hobbs

John "Jack" William  Hobbs
John (Jack) William Hobbs, age 76, of Lanark Highlands, Ontario, passed away peacefully, surrounded by close friends and family on July 23, 2019, at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. Jack was an adventurous and spirit-driven soul who lived life to the fullest. He loved spending his time outdoors surrounded by nature at his lake, with his greatest love being his family. Jack was born to the late Elsie and John Hobbs on October 10, 1942 in Montreal, Quebec. Jack is the beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Smith) Hobbs married 53 years and loving father to Sharon Hobbs (Chet) of Ottawa and John Hobbs (Karen) of Ottawa. Jack is cherished by five grandchildren, Noah, Kai, Siobhan, Nicholas and Rowan. Jack is survived by his sister, Kathryn Berry and brother in-law Brian Berry of Saint-Lambert, Quebec and sister in-law Jennifer Harrison and brother in-law Robin Harrison of Comox, BC and his niece Kendra (Vahak) and nephews Darren (Rosanna), Andy, Doug (Shauna) and their families. Jack attended both Concordia and McGill Universities, receiving his Theology BA and his Masters of Divinity degree from McGill in 1966. He served for 32 years as a minister of the United Church of Canada until his retirement in 1998. As a beloved preacher, Jack is remembered for his inspirational and provocative sermons with the many congregations he led across Canada. Upon retirement, Jack used his communication skills and compassion for people to build better teams in the workplace. In his life long journey helping others he continued to officiate weddings and funerals while enjoying nature, his friends and the beauty of Patterson Lake. The family greatly appreciates the skill and kindness of the staff at the Ottawa Hospital and the Queensway Carleton Hospital, who showed Jack and family great care and compassion. A Celebration of Life will take place at Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Ottawa Hospital or Queensway Carleton Hospital or a charity of your choice, would be much appreciated. For condolences or further information visit our website at