Over the years we got to know Harry quite well. We enjoyed being in his company and listening to the tales of his travels and the people he had met along the way.
He was active and liked to be included in whatever was going on .
You will be missed Harry , love to the family you talked about often , some of whom we met.
Kath (and Alan )❤️❤️
It’s with a heavy heart that we are writing this…”our” Harry, Uncle Harry…a cousin, an Uncle, a best friend, a true Great British Legend (and proud of that he was) and a fighter until the very end. Despite travelling the world and settling in Canada he would never forget home and regularly returned to his roots, staying with us in Frosterley. Sometimes just turning up, on one occasion he was spotted walking over the bridge with his kit bag, but it was never a bother because he would just fit right in, he was one of the family.
We knew he loved to visit and we loved to have him stay and his company was priceless, hours and hours of talking, so many stories, there was never a silence, never a dull moment and we had some real laughs. Memories we will cherish forever. He was a big part of our family, albeit living more than 4000 miles away.
We have all visited Canada where he would thrive on being tour guide and put himself out to ensure we saw everything there was to see and have a holiday to remember.
We were lucky enough to have spent a lot of time with him over the latter years, when his visits became more frequent, for this we will be forever grateful.
Our sincere condolences are with Colleen and all the family, thinking of you all ❤️
Too say he will be missed is an understatement.
So Harry put down your kit bag, hang up your cap, grab yourself a pint, a pork pie and a tin of Cadbury’s Roses, pull up an armchair and start telling those stories and remember one thing you are a Dobson and a Dobson is always right.
You will be deeply missed Harry…..May you rest in peace.
Always in our thoughts and forever in our memories
The Frosterley Dobsons (Maurice, Valerie and Family)
Condolences to Colleen and the Dobson family from Torchy and the Peden family on the loss of my dear friend, JD. I will miss him immensely, his friendship and humor. We had good times together for years across river, hunting, fishing, farming and quadding. I will miss my war movie buddy and the many weekends we spent watching them together. RIP Joe, I’ll see you in the happy hunting grounds one day. Torchy
I first met Harry and Colleen in Ft McMurray in 1978. I guess because my old man was a Pom and ex army and my Grandfather being a Geordie too I hit it off pretty well with Harry. (It helped that Colleen would often make lamingtons when I was over too!) We kept in touch over the years and we would chuckle and accuse each other of getting softer as we got older!! Going to miss not catching up with him next time I’m up from NZ but I’m so glad we FaceTimed only a week before he passed. Love and condolences to Colleen and all the family. Laurence Day
Maurice Craig and Sheila and Ronald Hogarth of Stanhope send our deepest sympathy to Colleen and family. We were very saddened to hear of Harry’s passing
I first met Harry & Colleen in their Canmore home many years ago. I immediately felt welcomed and enjoyed great conversations with Harry & Colleen. Harry certainly was a character, and had many great stories of his amazing experiences around the world. We shared many common interests and our conversations were a delight. His love for Colleen and for his family was evident. I wish to extend my sympathies to the Dobson family at this time for their loss. I'm sure they will all miss Harry, as do we all.