Albert Roland Dobson
The family announce, with broken hearts, the sudden passing of Albert Roland Dobson, age 68, of Fenwick.
Born in Amherst, he was the son of the late Edward and Blanche (Pettigrew) Dobson.
Albert was an avid outdoorsman all his life. He was in his favourite spot, the family hunting camp, with some of his favourite people, his brothers, when he left us. Albert loved looking after his blueberries, bees, and spending time on the marsh trapping and fishing eels. He was always followed by his loyal companion, Bella, until her passing. He could build, make or fix anything on his own and would help anybody who needed a hand. Albert loved to travel with Linda to Cape Breton to look for moose during their annual vacation. He loved to meet up with his brothers and friends twice daily for coffee and gossip, and maybe a few tall tales at A&W and Arnold’s garage.
Last summer, Albert and Linda went on a trip to visit family in Western Canada and to see the country and all the wildlife. Many memories were made, even on the shortest day trips, and they got to meet their great grandson, Sammy. Albert was very proud of his kids and grandchildren and would do anything for them.
Albert will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda (Jollota); children Edward and Jennifer (Jeff Gouchie); grandchildren Janelle, Reghan, Makenna, Shannon, Morgan and Tyler; greatgrandson Samuel; sisters, Ruth Arenburg, Shirley Michels, Peggy MacKenzie, Hazel (Robert) Arenburg and Joyce Maloney; brothers Gordon (Dorothy), Jack, Kenny (Chris), Ronnie (Eva) and Arnold (Bev); in-laws Ruth (Herb) Nickerson, Shirley (Roger) Howlett, Timmy Jollota, Dale (David) Landry, Thelma (Thomas) Haynes, Jimmy (Debbie) Jollota and Nancy (Steven) Comeau and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Besides his parents, Albert was predeceased by siblings Arthur (infancy), Olive (Donald) Arseneau; Vaughan and Russell; brothers in-law Clarence Arenburg, Bert Michels, Bernie MacKenzie and sister in-law Sue Dobson; in-laws Ivan (Joyce) Jollota and Eric Jollota.
Albert will be tremendously missed by everyone who knew him.
A celebration of Albert’s life was held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Knights of Columbus Hall, Robie Street, Amherst.
Interment will take place in Fenwick Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St Amherst, 902-6679906.
Donations may be made in Albert’s memory to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Condolences and sharing of memories may be shared with the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting Campbell’s Facebook page.