Obit (1954) - Elizabeth DOBSON (nee MATTINSON)

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Sept. 9, 1954 Oxford Journal:
Little River lost its oldest resident Tuesday morning, August 31, in the passing of Mrs. Elizabeth Dobson, widow of the late Charles Dobson.  She had been in failing health for some time but was confined to her bed the past eleven weeks.  She suffered greatly, but through it all bore it with Christian patience and fortitude.
   Weep not that her toils are over,
   Weep not that her race is run,
   God grant we may rest as calmly,
   When our work, like hers, is done.
   'Til then we yield with gladness,
   Our Mother, to Him, to keep,
   And rejoice in the sweet assurance,
   He giveth His loved one sleep.

Mrs. Dobson, born in Hansford, N.S., was the daughter of the late Isaac and Agnes Mattinson.  She married Charles Dobson of Mansfield, residing there for some time, later moving to Little River, where she has lived the past 48 years, being an honored and respected citizen of that place.  She was a good neighbor and will be sadly missed both in her home and the community.  Mrs. Dobson was one of the oldest members of Trinity United Church, having joined the Methodist Church at the age of 14.  She loved her church, taking an active part when able, and all through her life was a regular attendant up to the time of her final illness.  She was a Life Member of the W.M.S., helped make others Life Members and was especially interested in Foreign Missions, having supported for years native workers, some orphan children and helper in support of Missionaries.  As long as health permitted, she was an interested and active member of the Oxford W.C.T.U., also
the Bible Class.  In her early life, Mrs. Dobson was a school teacher, some of her pupils being present at the funeral.

She leaves to mourn the loss of a loving mother and grandmother, two children, Myrtle (Mrs. Fred Thomas), Springhill; and Ray at home; three grandchildren, Marjorie (Mrs. L.F. Smith), U.S.A., Payson and Douglas Dobson of N.S.; and two great grandchildren, also three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. B. Fitzsimmons, Mrs. M. Crawford, Stanley Mattinson of N.S., and Mrs. Lela Fielder and Eustace Mattinson of U.S.A.  Her husband and two children predeceased her several years earlier.

The funeral service was held from her home, Thursday afternoon and was conducted by a former pastor, Rev. D.B. Tupper, who gave a very comforting message ... Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of W.I. Mundle. ...

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