Helen Jackquline Milam Hobbs

February 17, 1935February 6, 2013

Jackie Hobbs was born on February 17, 1935 in Tacoma, WA and passed on to a new dance floor on February 6, 2013 at the age of 77. She leaves behind her loving husband and dance partner of 35+ years William (Bill) Hobbs, her surviving daughters: Janna Perry, Jackie (John) Kimmie, Jule (Dave) Allingham, and son David (Lynida) Arbogast. Jackie was predeceased by daughter Jean (Bruce) Rayburn, and son Jimmy Arbogast. Jackie will be missed by her brother Walter Fry and Bill’s Children: Kim Hobbs, William (Betty) Hobbs, and Sherril (Steve) Rechner. Her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren will remember her for her passionate personality and great gardening advice. Every Friday or Saturday was spent dancing the night away at the Legion, Army Navy, or Elks Club. Jackie and Bill would put the kids to shame with their energy and talent! Daylight would find them up and working in their beautiful garden, cultivating both veggies and the flowers. Jackie was involved in her many Clubs such as the Army Navy, Winfield Gardening Club, Winfield Seniors Center, The Red Hats and the local RV Club. She will be missed by her many dear friends. A Celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Army Navy & Air Force Unit #376, 270 Dougall Road N. in Rutland with Celebrant Cathy Nesbitt. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6. Arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial 250-765-3147. Condolences may be made by visiting


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Dr. Jillian Belbin

February 13, 2013

Bill - we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Helen. Please know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dr. Jillian Belbin, Dr. Lincoln Loo, and the staff at Rutland Dental Centre

Rick & Ardeth Galitzine

February 12, 2013

Our sympathy for your loss. Jackie was a special lady. We really enjoyed your company out dancing. Jackie was always smiling. She will be missed. We are away right now but will call when we are back.

Kathy Watkinson

February 12, 2013

Bill, Julie, Jackie, Janna and family. I am very sorry for your loss.

Bette Singbeil

February 11, 2013

A lovely woman that will be sadly missed by all and especially the Ladies Auxiliary.

Jean Bigler

February 10, 2013

My sympathy to Bill his family and Jackies family. My best friend is now with the angels, I will miss you so much till we meet again, Jean Bigler

February 10, 2013

Miss you Mom, more than words can say...Jackie Kimmie(Quesnel,BC)

Rick Humphries

February 9, 2013

Sorry to hear of your Moms passing Jackie & julie and family. Rick Humphries ( Hinton Alberta )

Helen Jacqueline Hobbs

February 9, 2013

To your entire family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers
Steve & Brenda Rayburn

Gail Aivazoff

February 9, 2013

A very special lady I had the pleasure of working with, and became friends with for many years. I can still see her smile and hear her laugh, and now I can imagine her dancing with angels, until she meets her special partner once again.
My sincere condolences to Bill and family.

liz Gerlat

February 9, 2013

A dear friend and wonderful lady ; Loved you We know you have a wonderful
dance floor as an angel.
Liz and JIm