Winston Hobbs

25 March , 19497 July , 2018

Winston Hobbs

With immense sadness, Winston Hobb’s family announce his sudden death at home in the early hours of Saturday morning. Left behind to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are, his wife Audrey Siddall; son, Brett; daughter, Jillian; granddaughter, Chelsey Andrews; brother, Randy (Pat); nephew, Mike; niece, Kim and grandnephew, Jacob; brother Harvey’s son, Stephan, Quebec; sisters, Bonnie Turanki, Ottawa; Classy Nehrke, Chicago; Audrey’s loving family living in NB and throughout Canada, aunt, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his brother, Harvey and parents, Eva and Joseph.

A sheet metal worker by trade for 21 years for Department of National Defense (DND) Halifax, McTara Mills, Upper Musquodoboit, as a millwright supervisor for 6 years. Winston excelled in his last 15 years working long hard hours as an accomplished home renovator with many a satisfied customer praising his attention to detail, insight and going the extra mile. Winston always found great pleasure and comfort in music, guitar playing, sharing a “yarn” over a “cuppa” (cup of tea) or one of his famous pit fires and of course sharing times with family and friends; loved to make you laugh and he so had a hearty laugh. He had such a great laugh and a bright wide smile that would make you light up just looking at him. As a young boy going to a summer camp they named him “Big Chief Laughing Horse” for his deep laugh, his great sense of humour and wit that has always stayed with him which we will so miss. Winston loved nature in all its form and wonderfulness seeking an adventure/outlet, be it deer hunting with his buddies, younger years rabbit hunting with his brother Randy and his beagles. Come the month of May, there was no stopping Winston to gather his canoe, fishing supplies, earlier years a Newfoundland trappers tent and his own designed stainless steel stove and tea pot to so enjoy the comradely of fishing with best “bro” Lawrence in all their secret spots.

As an avid canoeist, Winston was thrilled to have navigated the pinnacle of his adventures canoeing 200 miles of the Grand River AKA (Churchill) Labrador. Circumstances were such that Winston’s partner was not able to be with him from start to finish so he heighten the odds and paddled solo with the tea and guide to complete this onerous challenge proudly without fail August 2002. Later that week Winston was wrapped in a bear hide, accepted a bear’s tooth and proudly became a member of “The Order of the Black Bear Tooth, Grand River”

Winston will be missed driving in to “Tim’s” in his 1979 Toyota or 1995 Eddie Bauer Bronco. He loved to repair and work on all his old vehicles throughout the years, never had a desire to own a new vehicle. He was of a calm nature, an inquisitive mind, and working and repairing vehicle, designing and making unique “things”, was proud of his home although, as everyone knows who is married to a extra busy person, it didn’t always first on his list even though he would have liked it to.

A special thank you to Dr. Donald Fay for always being there.

So, have a cuppa, a good yarn, and remember to please take time to enjoy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife, any animal rescue and the West River-Sheet Harbour Acid Mitigation Project.


Winston Hobbs

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Jody Henley

22 July 2018

Always looked up to this mans precicion work as a metal worker. I grew up just across the road where he had his camp and eventually a house, and I always admired his musical talents as a child and one of the reasons I started playing the guitar. Rest In Peace Winston and thanks for all the inspirations you have given me over the years. My condolences to all the family members.

Michelle Jacobs

21 July 2018

Audrey my sweet friend you've been flashing through my mind since Winstons passing... We only met once but you both left a lasting impression in my heart and mind .. Even though the miles between us are long and wide.. My thoughts and love are as close as I can send them 💙 I wish I could attend the celebration that your having for Winstons life... We would drink tea made in Winstons Teapot ..My heart aches for you. I'm always just a phone call away anytime day or night .. Sending you all my love , Michelle

Charmaine Cullimore

20 July 2018

My heart bleeds for you today and my heart is broken That Winston has left this world .. It was quite a shock for all the family .. although I always felt He worked too much .. I hope you find some relief from your pain to know Winston will be alive on this earth again In a new body that will never be sick nor sad and live forever on The Paradise Earth that will be brought back to its perfect state before Man destroyed it.. You guys always cross my mind; and the wonderful time you both spent with me Hugs ... I'm here anytime day or night if you want to call me... 709-477-2074 I do have a cellphone now we could text. 709-468-6307 .. You two were so much in Love... That and your memories you can cherish and keep close to your heart... With all my Love I'm writing you and wish I could be there to hold you up and give you hugs Charmaine 💙

Wanda (Nix) Lavers

17 July 2018

So sorry to hear of Winstons passing. He was a good friend from many years ago....still have a teapot he made for me. Although we havent seen each other for quite a few years he is on my mind often. He was a great man!

Wendy Chapman

16 July 2018

Audrey, Brett, Jillian and Chelsey we are so sorry for you loss. Winston was a long time friend. His advise and work quality is evident as his craftmanship was put to use many times while upgrading our house. One of the things we remember is Winston building our garage and taking his afternoon break daily when the song "Come with me now" by the Kongos, played on his Bosch Battery Charger Radio. I remember Winston and my dad building his boat together, my dad loved he hear the many stories that Winston loved to tell. He was always kind, patient and gentle and will forever be missed. Wendy, Brian, Hannah, Spencer, Eric and Jonathan Chapman

Stephen Marson

16 July 2018

I remember Winston from our days in Mulgrave Park. I used to hang around with his brother Randy. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Winston.

Tanya, Michelle & Marlene Mombourquette

15 July 2018

Brett and Jillian, we are so sorry to hear about Winston's passing. We have great memories of our years growing up together as friends and neighbors.

Susan Francis

13 July 2018

Thinking of you Audrey at this sad time.
My condolences to you on the passing of Winston.

Joanne Nicolle Higgins

12 July 2018

Audrey so sorry to hear about Winston knew him for year he was a nice man know how you feel I lost Lloyd May 30 sending my condolences to you &family.

Susan & Keith Farndale

12 July 2018

Our deepest condolescences. So sorry for your loss.