Arnold Stobo, a resident of Cardinal for the past 36 years, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wed., March 5, 2008. He was 70.
Arnold was born in Winchester on Oct. 13, 1957 to his parents Morton and Jean Stobo (nee Summers). He was raised on the family farm north of Winchester, and attended local schools.
Following high school he began working as a milk truck driver for Laporte’s Transport. It was during one of his frequent trips to Ault Foods that he met Grace Kerr who worked there as a secretary. Eventually he and Grace were married at Hallville United Church on Nov. 21, 1964 and together they had two children, Martin and Angela.
He worked for over 35 years at Casco in Cardinal until he retired in 1997. He was a hard working man, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a very talented carpenter and cabinet maker, and many of his creations can be found in the homes of his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Grace Stobo (nee Kerr); his children Martin and Angela, both of Cardinal; his siblings Gordon of Winchester, Reginald and his wife Deanna of Manotick, Gail and her husband Tom Cousans of Picton and Brian and his wife Francine of Winchester; and his mother-in-law Nelda Kerr of Hallville. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Kristopher, Ty, Parker, and Melodee. He was predeceased by an infant daughter Carol Ann, his parents Morton and Jean Stobo (nee Summers), and a brother Gerald. He is 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 on March 8, with Rev. Yvonne Willis officiating, followed by interment at Reid’s Mills Cemetery. The pallbearers were Bruce Kerr, Dean Kerr, Clair Kerr, Dale Wise, Raymond Porteous, and Harold Wyatt.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.