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Alex Dobbie

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ALEXANDER “ALEX” DOBBIE

December 26, 1931 – June 5, 2024

It is with great sadness that we, Alora Sinclair and Diana Sinclair, announce that our father Alex Dobbie, passed peacefully with family at his side.  Dad was predeceased by our mother, his beloved wife Leonora, in 2019.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Dad is survived by: his elder daughter Alora (Keith); grandchildren Adrea (Ian), Devin, Carly (Carla), and Morgan (Sonja); and great grandchildren, Klara, Greta, Ari and Kira; his younger daughter Diana (Ray); grandchildren Rebecca (Ryan), Michael (Kim), Andrew; great grandchildren, Rosie and Rowan; and his sister Heather Lutz.


Born in Winnipeg, Dad was a Physical Specialist for 46 years. Dad was also a gifted photographer. In addition to documenting family life, he was at times drafted as photographer for several family weddings.


An avid lake-goer, Dad went to Long Pine Lake at Ingolf from the age of two. As a teen, we heard that he caused some raised eyebrows in 1940’s as he reached “excessive speeds” with his 10 hp motor.  One lake neighbour told us how shocked she was that he and his friends would “surf” behind the boat on the outhouse door!


Trained by his carpenter father-in-law, Dad renovated two city homes, built two cottages, and was the project manager for the build of a third cottage.  A creative person, Mom would design projects for Dad, and was his right-hand helper as they built docks, gardens, trails, furniture and spent a winter doing a complete canvas canoe rebuild. 


As someone who loved the outdoors, he and Mom went down to the lake in all seasons.   Dad enjoyed all that lake life offered including swimming, sailing, boating, canoeing, gardening, picking blueberries (he loved Mom’s blueberry pie) skiing (winter & summer), and snowmobiling.


Dad was on the Ingolf Campers Association Board for many years, helped maintain the ICA Hall, and attended too many work parties to count. He was on the ICA Volunteer Fire Team as well as the Health and Safety Team.


Dad, you were a wonderful husband, parent, and Papa. A thoughtful, funny, kind, warm, caring and helpful person, your knowledge, wisdom and love will be missed.  Love you! 


Alex’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.

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