April 1, 1912 – February 27, 2004
Beverly Harold Hobbs, born April 1, 1912, in Wild Horse, Alberta, died suddenly February 27, 2004 in Kamloops, BC. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Mary Hobbs (Ponderosa Lodge, Kamloops), and children Ken Nix, Fort St. John, Brian (Diana) Hobbs, Kamloops, and Brenda (Thomas) Baumeister, South Surrey. Bapa was the proud and devoted grandfather of Michaela and Elena Hobbs, and Mia, Marc, Lane, Blake, Austyn and Mason Baumeister. He was a man of many interests and opinions, proud of his origin in Wild Horse, and of his years of experience trapping and cowboying.
Bev moved to Hazelton, BC in 1945 and worked at many occupations including trucking, taxi operator, Post Master and contract logging. He and Barbara were married in Hazelton in June of 1949 and raised 3 children, Ken, Brian and Brenda. The family moved to Terrace in 1964, where they resided until 2001 when Bev and Barb moved to Kamloops. Bev’s recent home was ‘The Shores Retirement Residence’, and he had made many new friends in Kamloops.
Bev lived to retire. His retirement years were enjoyed with family and friends, boating, fishing, camping, and travelling throughout Canada and overseas. In his spare time, he enjoyed his workshop, and socializing with old friends and new acquaintances. Bev was known into his 92nd year as a colourful and entertaining conversationalist. Bev will be sorely missed by all who knew him.