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Ronald David Hobden

February 29, 1940 — December 13, 2023


In Loving Memory of Ronald David Hobden

With gratitude for a life well lived, we announce the peaceful passing of Ronald David Hobden on Wednesday, December 12th. Born on February 29th, 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario to Russell and Mary Hobden, Ronald was the eldest of six children. Surrounded by the love of his family, Dad left this world, leaving behind a legacy of faith and love.

Dad is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Raymond Hobden and sister Francis Goyetche and brother-in-law Raymond Goyetche. He was a devoted husband to Elaine, his beloved wife of 65 years, and a dedicated father to Julie Ann (Robert), David (Carolyn), Glenn (Shirley), Brent (Deborah), Krista (Mark), Dennis (Andrea), and Lara (Jeff). His memory will also be cherished by his sisters and brother: Ellen (Dave), Robert (Claire), Judy (Bill), as well as sister-in-law Pauline.

Dad’s legacy extends to a large and loving family, including 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. His influence and love will continue to resonate through the generations, a testament to a life well-lived and a heart well-loved.

Dad is remembered as a risk-taker, adventurer, dreamer and man of faith.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Reflection Ministries and the Canadian Cancer Society, organizations that were close to Dad’s heart.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. We miss him deeply but know that Dad has finished the race and is ready to celebrate his first Christmas with His Lord.

A service to celebrate Dad’s life will be held at Cornerstone Church on Tuesday, December 19th at 10am.  A live stream will be available at  for those unable to attend the service.

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