Patricia Hobbs

Patricia Hobbs

Friday, March 19th, 1954 Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

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Obituary for Patricia Hobbs

Patricia "Patti" Hobbs
March 19, 1954-November 22, 2020

Our family is devastated to announce the passing of our mom. Patricia (Patti) passed away on November 22nd after never fully recovering from a heart attack weeks earlier.

Born in Fort McMurray, Alberta to Glenn and Shirley McKinnon, mom grew up in the lower mainland in British Columbia before settling permanently in Thunder Bay in the 1970s. She is survived by us three children, Scott (Julia), Shannon (Steve), and Steven (Sarah), her granddaughter Emma (Scott and Julia), her siblings Wendy, Glenn, and Dave. She would also not let us forget her fur-grand dog and cat Finn (Shannon and Steve) and Timmy (Steven and Sarah).

There was never a challenge in life that our mom could not overcome. Her life was one of self sacrifice, always putting us (and her granddaughter the last 10 years) first. As a single mom, she worked her tail off to ensure we could stay in the family home, have all the things our friends had, and just overall had a great upbringing. She was also a second mom to any friend or significant other we brought home. She was our rock and the glue that held us together.

Mom never did anything for herself first, it was always about helping others. She was never looking for recognition, she just wanted to see the smile on people's faces and spend time with those she loved most. People would recognize her smile and heart of gold if they ever had an appointment at the Port Arthur Health Centre in the 30 years she worked there until retiring in March 2019.

Mom put way more into this world than the world gave back to her. In retirement, she was supposed to spend more time with her granddaughter, us kids, her siblings out in British Columbia, and other close friends and family.

While life was not always fair to mom, she would not complain about a thing, knowing we were all taken care of and enjoying success in life. We are reaping the benefits of mom's sacrifices. We have a gaping hole in our lives now, but mom, we've got this. You have given us more than anyone could ever possibly ask for from a mom and it is time for you to get spoiled in heaven. Give Grandpa and Grannie a big hug from us and we promise to spoil the heck out of Emma in your honour. We love you.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation on mom's behalf to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Adopt-a-Mutt Thunder Bay, St. Joseph's Hospice, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, or a local charity of your choice. If you do not have the resources to spare or want to recognize her in a different way, may we suggest doing a selfless act for someone (or an animal) and refuse to take recognition for it. That's what mom did her whole life.

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Josie Caccamo

My sincere condolences to the entire family for the loss of one of the kindest women I had the pleasure of working with. Patti absolutely had a heart of gold. She was kind, caring, giving, compassionate, respectful and inclusive to anyone who had the honor of knowing her. Goodbye for now, Patti. I will miss you so much. Thank you for always being kind to me, as well as my son, Luciano. You always showed interest in his passion for aviation, and that meant a lot to both him and me. You always lit up when you spoke about your granddaughter. I know you are watching over her from Heaven, and will celebrate all her milestones, and be an angel on her shoulder. One day we will hug each other again, and chat, just like we did in the lunchroom (good times :). Goodbye for now, Patti. Love Josie & Luciano
Comment | Posted at 07:08pm via Condolence

Vienna Wilson

To the Family of Ms. Patricia Hobbs,
You don’t know me and obviously I don’t know any of you however, I am from Thunder Bay and I read the obituaries from time to time online. Your awesome tribute to your Mom warmed my heart. Your words were so kind and thoughtful that I’m sorry I didn’t know your Mom! She must have done an outstanding job of raising you because I can feel the love in your words. I also lost my Mom in Thunder Bay in 2019 and hardly an hour goes by without a thought of her, sometimes fleeting and sometimes occupying much of my time. You will be reminded of her by a song, a meal, a phone call and just looking at each other! She would be so proud of the tribute you wrote. Please accept my condolences and my hope that with time, your pain will become less and less until it’s bearable.
V. Wilson
(Formerly of Thunder Bay and
still a frequent visitor)
Comment | Posted at 02:41pm via Condolence

Nancy Hoard

Steve & Shannon -- We followed your posts every day hoping for a positive outcome, so very sorry your mother passed away, our thought's and deepest sympathy go out to you both & the Family at this very sad & difficult time.

Nancy, Laurie & Ryan Hoard
Comment | Posted at 04:30pm via Condolence

Joy Gray

To the Hobbs family.

I worked with your Mom for 18 years at the Port Arthur Clinic. We DID have some laughs. It was a hard job but we got it done. Lots of walking!!!

You will be missed Patti. Lots of love from Joy.
Comment | Posted at 11:46am via Condolence


Shannon I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom. I know how close you were and my heart and hugs go out to you and your family. You got your strength and caring heart from her and I know she will be proudly watching over you and always by your side.
April Johnson
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