April 15, 1929
September 13, 2023
Jack (Bud) Walter Dobson passed away at the age of 87 on [date]. He was born and raised in the Kitsilano neighborhood in Vancouver, Canada. Bud attended Kitsilano Secondary School and later pursued his higher education at the University of British Columbia, earning a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree.
After completing his studies, Bud dedicated his entire 35-year teaching career to Gladstone Secondary, which is part of the Vancouver School Board. He started as a Social Studies teacher and eventually transitioned to becoming a high school counselor. Throughout his life, Bud had a passion for sports and actively participated in various activities such as hockey, skiing, hiking, and golf. However, he particularly excelled in badminton, soccer, baseball, and tennis, even competing at provincial, national, and international levels. Notably, Bud proudly represented Canada in the Senior World Tennis Championships held in Australia.
Among his many accomplishments, Bud was a valued member of the Jericho Tennis Club. He served on the board of directors, organized numerous events, and engaged in various tournaments. Additionally, he cherished spending time in nature, often enjoying memorable moments with his loved ones at Yellow Point Lodge, Hornby Island, Hollyburn Mountain, Boundary Bay, and Jericho Beach.
Bud is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Lee, along with their four daughters: Gayle (Gord), Jacquie (Nick), Denise (Richard), and Teresa (Rene). He was also a proud grandfather to his four grandchildren: Sydney, Claire, Brooke, and Charlie. Unfortunately, Bud’s brother Neil passed away before him.
Whether he was known as “Bud,” “Dad,” “Grandpa,” or “Bubba,” Jack Walter Dobson will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He will always be remembered for his unwavering support, sociable nature, sense of humor, occasionally outrageous advice, and even his willingness to dance.