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Obituary - Mona Dobbin

Mona Dobbin

1953 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Dobbin(2019)

With heavy hearts, the family of Mona Frances Dobbin (nee Knox), beloved wife of John, announce her sudden passing on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the age of 65 years. Mona was born on January 18, 1953, the fifth daughter born to Frank and Monica Knox of St. Shotts, Newfoundland. She later became a big sister to Lorraine. Mona spent her years growing up in St. Shotts and then married the man of her dreams from St. Mary's Bay, John Dobbin on February 27,1971. Together they built a home in Trepassey and had four wonderful children, Sonya, Johnny, Jeanette and Wanda. Mona spent most of her working career at the fish plant in Trepassey. When the fisheries ended she had no choice but to go be with her children in Alberta. Mona then worked at Lakeside packers for over 10 years. Just over 5 years ago, she found out she was in stage 4 kidney failure. Mona was a strong fighter who pushed through many ups and downs during her battle with this illness. The family would like to thank the chronic kidney unit at the Medicine Hat Hospital and Dr Ahmad. Left to mourn Mona is a large circle of family and friends: husband, John; children, Sonya (Craig), Johnny, Jeanette (Terry) and Wanda (Juan); five wonderful grandchildren, Kyler (Savannah), Jaxon (Sidney), Summer, Terri Lynn and Blake and very special puppy grandkids, Buddy and Kica; Macie and Finnix; sisters, Jose, Ange (Ren), Blanche (Des) and June; John’s family, Katherine, Margie, Randy, Cas, Mikey, Edwina, Irene, Rosemary, Phonse, Jo, Jim, Irene, Johnny and Terry. She is met in heaven by her mommy and daddy, Frank and Monica Knox; grandson, John; sister, Lorraine; nephew, Terry; in-laws, John and Kathleen Dobbin, Marie, Theresa, Anne, Georgina, Gerry, Harvey, Cliff and Ralph. Mona had a passion and love for bingo and everyone who knew her knows that. She spent her last years playing at Top Hat Bingo where she met many new friends. On January 18, which would have been her 66 birthday, cake will be served in her honour during Top Hat Bingo’s Intermission. Please come spend the evening in her memory and join us playing Bingo. Mona wished to be brought home to Newfoundland where she could rest in peace with her mom and dad. A small service will be held to honour her at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 238 - 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. The family will honor her wishes and take her home with a burial to be held in her honor in Trespassey, Newfoundland at a later date.

“I admired her not for her smile though it was beautiful.

Not for her eyes, though they shone brightly.

I admired her for her battle scars and war wounds

that she displayed proudly for the world to see.

I admired her for her strength and courage.”


  1. irene:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 07:10 PM

    My heart is broken in pieces since I heard you passed Mona. You will always have a special place in my heart. My heart goes out to you John, Sonya, Wanda, Johnny, Jeanette, Summer, Blake, Terrilyn and all the family. May you find comfort knowing that she is at peace and with her loved ones in Heaven and that she will always be with you in your hearts forever. Rest in Peace sweet woman. xo

  2. Yvonne Cheater:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 07:40 PM

    Beautiful tribute....Condolences and hugs to all the family.
    Colin & Yvonne Cheater
    Trepassey, NL

  3. Maxine Myrick:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 07:41 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. Condolences to all the family.

  4. Gertie and Sean Molloy:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 08:05 PM

    John and family, so sorry for your loss. I have lots of great memories of Mona from working with her at the fish plant in Trepassey years ago. She was a beautiful person, friendly and kind. Deepest condolences to you all.

  5. Betty Ann House:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 08:12 PM

    Deepest sympathy to John and the family..

  6. Keith James:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 08:28 PM

    So saddened to hear of Mona’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️🙏.

  7. Debbie Young:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 08:37 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you all during this time.

  8. Madonna and Daniel Martin:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 08:47 PM

    Sending our heartfelt sympathy to John and family at this time of profound sadness in their lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you John. All the memories made with your beloved Mona over a whole lifetime together will help you through this time of mourning. May those memories and the power of love always hold her near in your hearts.
    Sincerely..Madonna and Dan

  9. Carolanne Shea:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 08:50 PM

    So sorry for your loss RIP Mona

  10. Anne Marie Bennett:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 09:14 PM

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of such a lovely lady (Mona). She was a beautiful soul that was so full of life and love. I so enjoyed the times that I had the privilege of spending time with Mona as her smile, laughter and zest for life filled any room that she was in .
    John and family know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  11. Gabe and Helena Critch:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 09:23 PM

    John, So sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  12. Mona/ Greg mortow:
    Jan 07, 2019 at 09:39 PM

    To John & family
    Words can’t express how sorry we are to hear of Mona’s passing. May you and your family find strength and the love and support from all your family and friends. May you be wrapped in the hands of God to help you all through this most difficult time.
    Know that we are thinking of you all and sending all our prayers.
    Stay strong. RIP Mona
    Mona & Greg Morrow

  13. Melissa MacDonald:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 02:39 AM

    Words can't express how sorry I am to hear of Aunt Mona's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, during this most difficult time. Aunt Mona was such a wonderful, giving and loving person. She will be greatly missed by everyone who was blessed to know her. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Xoxo

  14. Darlene White:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 09:16 AM

    John and family
    Sincere condolences to all of you, Mona was a beautiful person. The heartache of losing a loved one never goes away, we sadly have to try and move forward. May you find courage to face the days ahead
    and keep all the loving memories in your heart.
    Darlene White (Ryan) and family

  15. Colleen Armstrong and Brian Skinner:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    We were heart broken to hear about Mona's passing. We know that she will be forever missed, not only by her loving family, but by all of us who were blessed to have known her. Sending our love and condolences to you all. Rest in pain free peaceful sleep dear Mona!

  16. Florence Kennedy:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    To all the sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Thinking of you all.

  17. Melynda Harrison:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 01:09 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of this very sad news. I truly enjoyed my monthly visits with Mona. Her smile and stories always kept me laughing. RIP beautiful lady.

  18. So sorry for your loss.Saying a prayer for you all.:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 02:15 PM


  19. So sorry for your loss.Saying a prayer for you all.:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 02:15 PM


  20. josie molloy:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 04:50 PM

    John and family, Shocked and saddened to hear of Mona's passing. Spent a lot of time with her in Trepassey when Sonya and Johnny were young and it wasn't hard to notice what a wonderful wife and mother she was - she doted on them all and always with a smile. It was a pleasure to babysit for her as the children were sweet, loveable and easy going like their Mom. Mona also became a friend and loved chatting with her. Of course her outing back then was her bingo and not only did she pay Jackie and I for babysitting but fringe benefits too! Proud to have known her and I know you will all miss her so much. God Bless Mona, Love Josie

  21. Jamie Ring:
    Jan 09, 2019 at 04:18 AM

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one condolences are with you all from Jamie ring & girlfriend Amanda Hogenson

  22. Hugh Molloy:
    Jan 09, 2019 at 09:24 AM

    John and family, Sorry to hear of your beloved Mona's passing. Thinking of you all. Hughie and Carol Ann

  23. Gerard& Doreen Hayward:
    Jan 09, 2019 at 09:50 AM

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all the family at this sad time. RIP Mona

  24. Pam layden:
    Jan 09, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    So sorry for your loss. Mona was a kind hearted lovely person. My deepest condolences.

  25. Martin Povey:
    Jan 10, 2019 at 02:21 PM

    So saddened to hear of your loss. My condolences to the family.

  26. Roxanne fleming:
    Jan 10, 2019 at 05:03 PM

    Uncle John and family... so sorry for your loss. Mona was a very strong and courageous woman. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending lots of hugs and kisses to you all during this diffult time.

  27. R. Grenn:
    Jan 16, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Death is such an enemy and so hard to deal with always. I am sending a link to a short article about coping with grief. I hope it's of some comfort to your family.

  28. Ryan Muise:
    Jan 17, 2019 at 05:18 PM

    I’ll never forget how good you were to me… took me in, Fed me. Rip

  29. Judy Brazil:
    Jan 27, 2019 at 01:36 PM

    To John and all the family (including her Sisters and In-Laws) So sorry about the loss of such a beautiful soul, your dear Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend. Deepest sympathy to all of you. I never met her once without a smile...such a sweet Lady she was indeed. I do hope the beautiful memories you all hold dear to your hearts will help ease the pain of losing her as each day goes by. Will see all of you in Trepassey next week. God Bless. Judy & John.

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