Hobson, Gordon Leroy “Gordie” – Age 76, Middle Stewiacke. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after a brief illness.
Gordon was employed for 30 years with the Department of Transportation both as a Grader Operator in Upper Stewiacke and as part of the paving plant.
Gordon is survived by his daughter, Margaret (Reuben Barkhouse) (Truro); close family members, Donna Hobson (Green Oaks) and Ethel Burris (Hilden).
Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Shelia; mother, Lillian; close family members, Charlie Hobson, Ernie Hobson (both of Green Oaks), Layton Burris (Hilden) and Eva Bentley (Toronto).
Gordie will be fondly remembered for his love of playing cards. Many nights were spent at the kitchen table playing a game of 45’s or crib with whomever was willing to play. He will also be missed during the weekly card games both in Middle Stewiacke and Brookfield. Everyone was always welcome in his home and he was always up for a chat, a drink or a “quick” hand of cards.
A special thank you goes out to the staff of the CEHHC and the Respiratory Therapy Department for keeping Dad comfortable over the three weeks that he was in their care.
Gordie was also a supporter of the Colchester County 4H program for many years along with his wife and daughter. Donations may be made to the Colchester County 4H Program.
There will be no visitation or service at Gordon’s request. A Spring interment will take place in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oaks, N.S. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com