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BISSELL, E.H. (Dobby)

January 19, 1935 – Viking, Alberta
March 10, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Dobby Bissell passed away with his family by his side at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 79.

He is survived by his wife Jean of fifty-nine years; children, Stephen (Karen), Judy (Lee), and Garvie; also five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dobby is also survived by his brother Gerald and sister Audrey. He will be sadly missed by many extended family, friends and associates.

Graduating from the University of Alberta with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (1963) and practicing in the Calgary area for 34 years before retiring to Fauquier, BC, Dobby was always busy building the family home and barn, renovating the cabin and handcrafting beautiful western saddles and tack. His life was filled with activity and sports. Football, hockey, golf and many other outdoor pursuits, hunting and fishing with his children, grandchildren and friends were his favorite pastimes. In retirement Dobby continued to be active with his community golf course, fire hall, and gun club. He ran a small upholstery, boat canvas and saddle repair shop.

A Celebration of Dobby’s Life will be held on March 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Calgary Winter Club – Skyline Room (4611- 14 Street N.W.) No flowers please. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Dobby Bissell, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Ken & Evangeline Moore :

    Please know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  2. I am very sorry for your loss. Remember the good times as those memories will always be with you.

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  3. Barry Costello :

    I remember the Bissell family when they resided on second avenue southwest. My impression way back then was that they were a very large family who were very close to one another.
    In particular I recall a Wayne Bissell, who was about my age and we played marbles on the corner of sixth street and third avenue southwest.

    My thoughts and condolences are with the whole family.

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  4. Val & Lorne Davis :

    We were extremely saddened to learn of Dobby’s passing and we offer our sincere condolences to Jean and the entire Bissell family.

    We will always remember Dobby through our days with the “Old Buffs” and horses.

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  5. connie orbeck :

    To Jean and Family
    Am thinking about all of you every day and only wish I could make things better. You have lost a wonderful man and I too have lost a wonderful friend. Dobby will always be remembered by all of us and just wish this was just a bad dream and we could share another supper, drink and laugh. Fifty one years of his friendship with be truly missed.
    Take care everyone – my thoughts are with you and there are few words to express the sadness that I feel with you all.
    Connie

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  6. Kevin, Heidi and Kylie Schlender :

    Although I never had pleasure of meeting Dobby, I worked at one point with Judy and played many a ball game with Garvie and Jordan.

    Thinking of you all at this time. Sending love and prayers to you all!!!

    Heidi, Kevin and Kylie

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  7. John Donnachie :

    Hi Judy,
    Take joy from the full life Dobby lived. I share your sorrow.
    John D.

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