Gertrude (Trudy) Margaret Dobbins


1917 – 2012


It is with great sadness that

we announce the passing

of Gertrude Margaret Dobbins

at Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada at the age of 94. She was fondly known as “Trudy” and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by her son

David Dobbins of Henderson

Nevada, her daughters

Rosemary Nash of


Barbara Ann Wastrodowski of Kelowna, British

Columbia and multiple grandchildren and


She was predeceased by her husband John Samuel and daughter Jacqueline Louise Sipe of

Winchester, Indiana.

Trudy was born in

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

on June 27, 1917 to Frank and Margaret Boucek in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up with her

three brothers Bob, Bill and her twin brother George.

She met John Samuel Dobbins in Pittsburgh and married

in March 17th, 1945. Jack and Trudy lived for their children and extended family. There was not a day of their

happy lives that they did not put their family first and they were extremely proud of their accomplishments in life.

Later in life they travelled extensively and lived in many

cities throughout the USA and finally settling in Henderson, Nevada. Sadly, Jack passed in 2002 and Trudy completed their plans to moveto Canada in 2002 where in 2005,

Trudy became a Canadian citizen at the age of 88.

 Trudy loved to travel and see the world. Her travels took her to The Holy Lands, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico.

She realized her dream in 2004 to see the Caribbean

and transit the Panama Canal.

Trudy’s smile and infectious whit will be missed and

her memory will live on with family and her many friends though out North America. Special thanks to the staff at

Sutherland Hills Rest Home for their loving care

of our mother and friend Trudy. 

Prayers were held at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna, BC Canada on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm.  Mass at will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 20th at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to take place in Allegheny County Memorial Park in Pittsburgh, PA.


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