Helen Victoria (Vollmer) Dobson
Helen Victoria (Vollmer) Dobson, Ethel passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Listowel Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Mornington Township on July 28, 1930, Helen was in her 87th year.
Helen was the beloved wife of the late William Dobson. She was the dear mother of Allan and Barb Dobson, Palmerston; Ruth and Wayne Ward, St. Thomas; Donna and Roger Smith, Simcoe; Jim and Lois Dobson, Listowel; Norm Dobson, Ethel and Darlene and Kevin Nichol, Tottenham. Helen was the dear sister of Edna and Fred Wick, St. Marys and the dear sister-in-law of Beverly Vollmer, Listowel; Gordon Stemmler, Kitchener; Frank Gibbons, London and Pete and Dorothy Dobson, Port Elgin. Helen was also loved by her 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her sisters Jean Stemmler, Rita and George Graff and Elizabeth Gibbons; her brothers Carl and Clara Vollmer, Sheldon and Leona Vollmer, Elgin and Beatrice Vollmer, Edgar Vollmer and Lorne Vollmer and her sister-in-law Jean Dobson.
Friends were received by the family on April 23 at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels where a Legion Memorial Service was held under the auspices of Royal Canadian Legion Brussels Branch 218. The funeral service was conducted at the Brussels Legion on Monday, April 24. Rev. Jeff Hawkins officiated. Remembrances of Helen were given by her granddaughters Angela, Michelle and Amanda. Musical tributes were given by her nephew Brian Vollmer and friends Don and Dale Chesher.
Burial followed at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel. Helen’s grandsons Jeff, Tom, Craig, Bill, Jamie and Michael acted as pallbearers. Flowerbearers were granddaughters Heather, Tammy, Kim, Angela, Michelle, Amanda, Connie, Christina and Carrie.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Brussels Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.schimanskifamilyfuneral home.com