DOBBINS, GERTRUDE (TRUDY) MARGARET
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
Trudy was born in
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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