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Kevin Patrick DOBBS


On May 26, 2023, passed away at Christchurch Hospital, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret Veronica Wood Dobbs (nee Toal), loved son of the late Claude and Grace Dobbs. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Gerard and Helen (currently overseas), Chris and Creanna, Peter and Lesley, Sandra and Keith, Brendon, Kate and Adrian, and Jenny. Treasured grandfather of Samuel, Alex, Thomas and Autumn, James, Joseph, Elyse and Matt, Kahlia and Jordan, Courtney and Sam, Lily, Max, and Lucas. Much loved great-grandfather of Ivy, Kaia, Roman, and Marlowe. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Margaret and George Lynch (both deceased), Barry (deceased) and Mira, and Jennifer and Tony Rogers.

Rest in peace

Special thanks to the staff of the Ashley Suites at Russley Village and Christchurch Hospital for all the love and care given to Kevin in recent years. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Kevin Dobbs, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made directly online at A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Gregory’s Catholic Church, 26 Cotswold Avenue, Bishopdale, on Wednesday, May 31, at 11.00am, private interment thereafter. Recitation of the Rosary will be held in the Church, Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6.00pm.