Brian Douglas Hobson, age 70, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Mitchell Nursing Home on March 14, 2018. Born in Stratford, May 14, 1947, son of the late John and Vivian (McArdle) Hobson. Beloved husband for 46 years of Jan (Dunstan). Brian attended Romeo Public School, Stratford Central S.S. and Stratford Teachers’ College. He taught school in Dufferin and Perth Counties. Then he worked for Canada Post for 28 years. Loving father of son Rusty (Barb) and their children Ken, Jessica and Jack; daughter Julie Hassanali (Kester) and their children Ethen and Emma. Dear brother of Susan Eckert (Mike). Also survived by his mother-in-law Rona Dunstan, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Harry Dunstan (Cathy), Judy Magdy (Michael) and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his brother Jerry Hobson and his father-in-law Jack Dunstan. Brian was an avid sports fan, coaching rotary hockey and minor baseball.  He was nominated twice for sportsperson of the year.  He served with the Stratford Hockey Club for 29 years. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday, March 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 9 Douro Street, Stratford on Wednesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital or the Parkinson Society through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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