Winchester Press – obit – Arnold Stobo
Arnold Stobo, a resident of Cardinal for thepast 36 years, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospitalon Wed., March 5, 2008. He was 70.
Arnold was born in Winchester on Oct. 13, 1957 to his parentsMorton and Jean Stobo (nee Summers). He was raised on the familyfarm north of Winchester, and attended local schools.
Following high school he began working as a milk truck driverfor Laporte’s Transport. It was during one of his frequent tripsto Ault Foods that he met Grace Kerr who worked there as a secretary.Eventually he and Grace were married at Hallville United Churchon Nov. 21, 1964 and together they had two children, Martin andAngela.
He worked for over 35 years at Casco in Cardinal until he retiredin 1997. He was a hard working man, and he enjoyed hunting andfishing. He was also a very talented carpenter and cabinet maker,and many of his creations can be found in the homes of his familyand friends.
He is survived by his wife Grace Stobo (nee Kerr); his childrenMartin and Angela, both of Cardinal; his siblings Gordon of Winchester,Reginald and his wife Deanna of Manotick, Gail and her husbandTom Cousans of Picton and Brian and his wife Francine of Winchester;and his mother-in-law Nelda Kerr of Hallville. He will be fondlyremembered by grandchildren Kristopher, Ty, Parker, and Melodee.He was predeceased by an infant daughter Carol Ann, his parentsMorton and Jean Stobo (nee Summers), and a brother Gerald. Heis also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Cardinal,on March 7. The funeral service was held at the funeral home onMarch 8, with Rev. Yvonne Willis officiating, followed by intermentat Reid’s Mills Cemetery. The pallbearers were Bruce Kerr, DeanKerr, Clair Kerr, Dale Wise, Raymond Porteous, and Harold Wyatt.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the ArthritisSociety would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.