In Memory of




Obituary for Gaby Joseph DeDobbelaer

DeDobbelaer, Gaby (February 7, 1932 – September 26, 2022)-

Our family sadly announces the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend Gaby Joseph DeDobbelaer.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 67 years Violet (nee Denys). Dear father of the late Kevin (1980) and Gina Bes. Proud grandfather of Dane Bes (Lindsay Mckenzie) and Sasha Bes. Loving brother of Denise Crevits (Charlie 1987). Brother-in-law to the late Wilfred (2021) and Yvonne Denys. Brother-in-law to the late Paul (2022) and Jennie (2012) Quenneville. Predeceased by his parents Frank (1992) and Madeleine (1994) (Matthynssens) DeDobbelaer. Survived by several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Thanks and love to two special gentlemen, Rick Rusnak and Dan Van Den Eeckhout who visited Gaby and Violet for 42 years after the death of Kevin; your friendship will always be remembered and cherished. Special thanks to the extended family and friends who visited, laughed and shared joy over the years.
Special mention and loving thanks to Marion Berry from CarePartners, Christie Bouwheer, Amanda Hartford Way and the nursing staff from Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Sohla, Dr. MacLean, Dr. Naeem, and Dr. Narayanan.

Cremation has taken place. Everyone is welcomed to attend a public Celebration of Gaby’s Life on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Oxford Hills Golf Course, 324183 Mt. Elgin Rd., Mount Elgin. Friends, neighbours, and relatives are invited to share special memories, letters of condolences, favourite photos, send flowers or contribute memorial donations via Gaby’s tribute page at to the “Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation”. The Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes- Burial and Cremation Service Inc., 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg (519)842-4238 has been entrusted with all arrangements, with confidence.