Dobson, Robert George

Born in Toronto on May 15, 1946, a son of the late Cyril and Evelyn (nee Gorenko) Dobson, George passed away peacefully at his home in Thornbury and in the presence of loving family on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at the age of 74.

He will be lovingly remembered by his step-daughter Cheri and her husband Edward Sleep and their son Christopher of Thornbury and step-son Greg Bunn of Owen Sound.

George was a devoted brother to his sister Gale Skippen of Thornbury and will be remembered as the brother-in-law of Gale’s husband, the late Fred Skippen.

He will be recalled fondly by his cousin George Dobson and his wife Bev of Bracebridge and several other cousins in the ‘west’ and by their families.

A family funeral service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford followed by interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery where George will be interred with his parents.

In lieu of flowers and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home



Family Funeral Service at Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford

Donations: Canadian Cancer Society
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Allan Gorenko
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Dear Gale, I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this tremendously difficult time. Love & Hugs from your cousin out west, Allan.

  2. Sandra & Randy
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Very sorry to hear of George’s passing Gale. I know you will have many fond memories of George. Let these memories comfort you at this time of loss and in the days to come.
    Thinking of you,
    Sandra & Randy Pyatt

  3. Dennis Rice
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    So sorry for your loss of your brother Gale, had lots of good memories with George working at Skippen transport

  4. Lynne Whitton
    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    I always enjoyed our visits with George. He was a kind-hearted, gentle, soft spoken guy. I am sure Gale will miss him tremendously so our thoughts and prayers are with you

  5. Bonnie Hammond
    Friday, May 22, 2020

    Gale – sorry to hear of George’s passing. You will miss him greatly. Remember all the wonderful times that you had together. Take Care! Stay Safe! God Bless! Bonnie

  6. Gary & Sharon Long
    Monday, May 25, 2020

    Gale: Sorry to hear of George’s passing. I am sure you have lots of great memories.

  7. Doris Lajoie
    Friday, May 29, 2020

    Oh Gale I’m so sorry for your loss I know how close of a family you were. Just remember the good times to help comfort you in this time of sadness. And Ed I know how much George thought of you, I know he will be watching over you. Again so very sorry for your loss.

  8. Joan & John MacDonald
    Friday, May 29, 2020

    Dear Gale ,
    We are very sorry to hear of George’s passing . Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time .
    Sincere condolences ,
    John & Joan

  9. Linda Teed
    Monday, June 8, 2020

    Sorry to read about George’s passing. I will always remember him with the big smile on his face when I saw him at Tim Horton’s. Hold on to the memories.
    You are in my thoughts.
    Hugs and stay safe.
    Please pass on my thoughts and hugs to Cheri. I know George thought a lot of her and Christopher.
    Linda Teed


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