HOBSON, 1920- 2007 Mr. William Hobson, beloved husband of Mrs. Islay Hobson of Red Deer, passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at the age of 86 years. William was born on August 31, 1920 at Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was while living in Winnipeg, William was able to complete his high school and obtain his electrical apprenticeship. After completing his education he joined the Army, then started his own business after his time with the Army was over. William then moved to Edmonton where he worked for the electrical and gas protection branch of the Alberta Government, this position allowed him to live in many different cities, Calgary, Drumheller, Lethbridge and finally Red Deer. He then moved on to be the general manager of Bouchard Electric, after that a consultant for Dow Chemical then onto Novacorp. Though William's profession was in the electrical field he was very knowledgeable in all building trades, which allowed him to build two of his own homes. William had many hobbies such as, woodworking, golf, winemaking and gardening. He was an exemplary family man and enjoyed spending as much time with them as he could. William is survived by his wife, Islay Hobson of Red Deer, his son, William (Dale) of Edmonton, two sisters, Elsie (Edward) of Comox, British Columbia, June of Winnipeg, Manitoba, three brothers, Elton of Toronto, Ontario, George (Marlene) and Gerald both of Winnipeg, Manitoba, three grandchildren, Carolyn (Vincent) of Calgary, Michael and Ramsay both of Edmonton and one great granddaughter, Elouise of Calgary. He was predeceased by his daughter, Louise, a sister, Gladys and a brother, Gary. Cremation entrusted to Central Alberta Crematorium. Memorial donations in William's honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"

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