This is the obituary of E.J.B. Dobie from the Port Arthur News Chronicle, November 3, 1952, from a clipping sent me by Bill Martin of Port Arthur, October, 1997.
A member of one of the best known pioneer families of Port Arthur, Edward James Biggings Dobie, of 69 Regent Street, died early Sunday morning in hospital.
Born in Port Arthur Feb. 20, 1873, Mr. Dobie had lived all his life here and, until his retirement in 1947, was a member of the firm of Bonin, Dobie, Jackson Ltd., real estate and insurance.
A quiet, unassuming man, Mr. Dobie had taken an active part in the life of St. Paul's United Church. One of the last public appearances he made was to turn the sod for the Memorial Youth Centre.
Mr. Dobie had served on most of the boards of the church and numerous committees. He was one of the oldest members, being the first child baptised in the original St. Paul's Church in August, 1873.
Mr. Dobie served several terms on the City council and was a member of the Board of Education for many years, as well as a member of the Court of Revision and Shuniah Lodge, A.F. and A.M., No. 287, Port Arthur Lodge, I.O.O.F., of the Kiwanis Club of Port Arthur-
Fort William and a life member of the Port Arthur Liberal Association.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Dobie. His father was magistrate of Port Arthur for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Althea, a son, John, of Ottawa, one daughter, Jean, Mrs. Milton Limbert of Parry Sound. Both are here at present. Two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Dobie of Port Arthur and Mrs. D.G. Sutherland, Vancouver, and one granddaughter also survive.
The body will rest at the chapel, 21 North Court Street, until Tuesday morning when it will be taken to St. Paul's United Church to lie in state until the time of the service at 2 p.m. The service will be conducted by Rev. W.C. Mercer of St. Paul's and will be under auspices of Shuniah Lodge. Burial will be in the family plot, Riverside Cemetery.