PETER ERNEST HOBBS
Peter Hobbs, long time resident of Maple, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June
5, 2021, in his 93rd year. Born in Swansea, Wales to David and Ellen (née Keast) Hobbs, Peter
grew up happily with his siblings, Irene, Margaret, Jack, and Betty on Townhill. After high
school, he served two years in the Royal Artillery and could recite his army number all of his
life. Peter married his wife Lorna in 1954 and together they immigrated to Canada from Wales in
1957. They originally settled in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) where their son Stephen was born.
After moving to Toronto, they welcomed daughter Kerry, and ultimately settled in Maple,
Peter enjoyed a long career designing roads with the Ministry of Transportation. He spent many
happy hours tending his garden in Maple. Their home was a hub for gatherings with neighbours
who became lifelong friends. Later in life, Peter and Lorna became active members of Dewi Sant
Welsh United Church. Peter was also an inaugural member of the Toronto Welsh Male Voice
Choir and sang with them for many years. In retirement, Peter and Lorna enjoyed travelling,
taking a number of cruises and sharing Canada’s beauty with family who visited from Wales.
Peter and Lorna were blessed with a lifelong love filled with laughter and dancing.
He will be greatly missed by his son Stephen and his wife Wei, grandsons David and Andrew,
and their mother Janet, his daughter Kerry and her partner Leah. Peter is fondly remembered by
family in Wales, especially his nephew Stewart and his wife Gaynor. The family also appreciates
the care given to Peter at Sunrise of Aurora and Lake Shore Lodge in his final years. A special
thank you to Christine Risi and Joanna Stein for their care and attention. We take solace in
knowing Peter has been reunited with Lorna (who passed away in 2007) and his friends and
family who have gone before him. The family welcomes condolences, memories and photos at
firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be private family funeral. In lieu of flowers,
donations to treecanada.ca or an organization of your choice are appreciated.
“Dim ond calon lân all ganu – A pure heart forever singing”
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Peter Hobbs Saturday June 5th 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Richmond-Hill, Province: Ontario