Obituary of Bobbie Warbutton
“Bobbie” Roberta Margaret Warbutton
September 17, 1936 – January 15, 2022.
Bobbie passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home after a brief battle with cancer.
She has left this earth to be reunited with her late husband John Warbutton, parents William & Elizabeth (Patterson) Orchard & her brothers William & John Orchard. As well as the many pets that she has mourned in this lifetime.
Bobbie will be deeply missed by her family, lifelong friends, and many members of her community.
Bobbie lived life passionately. She retired from a lifelong career in the wire & cable industry where she excelled at managing many business accounts & co-workers, she was given the opportunity to travel for business & seminars. Bobbie was always learning & always teaching.
Bobbie enjoyed the finer things in life. There was a time when she loved to travel abroad whether to the islands or visiting family in the UK. She also treasured her time spent at the cottage with family, friends & many pets. Bobbie & John“O” loved anytime spent together, especially on their sailboat. Her love of home & gardening had brought her much joy in later years. She was a lady of class & sass, compassion & wit. She loved to dress for success and was notably fashionable throughout her life. Leaving behind a legacy of independence, she influenced more than she knew with her curiosity & zest for living. She always had a story to share or was interested in listening to others with wonder & care.
Bobbie’s love of animals was her greatest source of joy & purpose. She was always looking to help those in need. She even mentioned in her last days of reflection & surrender that she had requested a position with Saint Francis of Assisi, there is no doubt that she has qualified & will be greatly occupied with the many animals in heaven.
Thank-you to her neighbours whom actively supported Bobbie in this time vulnerability & to Dr. Timothy Bastedo, care coordinator Pam, Nurses Marek & Alex, PSW’s from Bayshore, Simpson’s pharmacy staff and Bonnie from the Palliative care Niagara on The Lake. Your compassionate care was of great support and a lovely gift to Bobbie during her last days on earth.
Bobbie has requested that there be no service. In the spring her remains along with John’s will be placed at the Park Lawn cemetery.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor would be appreciated: OSPCA, NOTL Palliative Care, Sick Kids Hospital, or a charity that is close to your heart.
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