Obituary for Fred Hobin
Our brother, Fred, passed away April 17, 2019. A son of the late Michael and Bessie (Shiers) Hobin. Mom passed away when we were very young and our oldest sister, Bernice, left school at the tender age of 13 to take on the role as “mother.”
Fred enjoyed a good book, a lively political discussion, and a chicken burger so much that he walked from Halifax to Bedford to get one. He was an avid Montreal Canadien’s fan. He loved the Hab’s so much that he wore their jersey with great pride.
Fred is survived by sister, Jean (David) Ardley, Dartmouth. Brother, Terry (Dolly) Hobin, Tantallon. Sister-in-law, Violet Hobin, Hamilton, ON. Many nieces and nephews, grand nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews.
Besides his parents, Fred was predeceased by paternal grandparents John & Ellen (Duggan) Hobin and maternal grandparents Frederick & Edith (Brown) Shiers. Sisters, Bernice (Patrick) Benoit and Carol (John) Benoit. Brothers, Donald (Alice) (Carmel) and Eric. John & June in infancy.
Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will take place Friday, April 26th at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax at 11:00 a.m. Deacon Art Mitchell officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment in Gates of Heaven Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff of St. Vincent Nursing Home for their care and compassion during Fred’s stay. Also to the V.G. Hospital, 5B for their care and comfort while Fred was a patient.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hope Cottage, Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
To leave an on line condolence, please visit www.donaldkwalker.ca.
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