Muriel A. Dobson
1922 - 2021
Muriel A. Dobson
Service Information
Service Date
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst, NS
Requested Charity
Mansfield Cemetery; Little River Baptist Church, or a charity of the Donor's Choice.
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It is with sadness that we announce Muriel A. Dobson, 98, passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, April 15, 2021.  Born in Hastings, NS, Muriel was a daughter of the late Stanley Fage and Arminta (Manship) (Fage) Brooks

Muriel was predeceased by her husband, William R. Dobson; infant son, Robert Dobson; daughter, Louise Jobe, and grandson Gordon Jobe. She was also predeceased by siblings Emma Davis, Laura Fowler, Roger Fage and Helen Rutherford. 

Muriel will be dearly missed by granddaughter Glenda (Murdock) Jean; grandson, Brian (Cheryl) Jobe; son in law, Robert Jobe; great granddaughters, Sarah, Amanda, Courtney, Allison, Lindsay and Meghan, along with 6 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Beatrice Porter, Mabel (Alex) Driega and brother Art (Carol) Brooks, along with many beloved nieces and nephews. 

Muriel also known as "Gram D" lived most of her life on the farm in Little River. She had such fond memories of the time that she and Bill spent in the lumber camps, making many life long friends. Muriel’s earlier years were spent working on the farm with Bill and raising Louise. She was a faithful member of the Ladies Circle of the Little River Baptist Church where she served for decades. 

Countless loved ones have had the pleasure of receiving her hand knitted socks, mittens, hats, sweaters and slippers. Many of the youths in Little River have warm memories of working in the blueberry fields for Muriel and Bill. 

After Bill passed away in 1981, Muriel discovered a love of travel. Along with her sister Laura she travelled to many destinations around the world including Hawaii and Singapore as two of her favourites. A special trip to England with her daughter Louise was also a highlight of her travels. 

Along with knitting a couple of her favourite pastimes were reading, baking and playing cribbage which she looked forward to every week with her sister Beatrice. Muriel was also infamous for her gingersnap cookies, which many a guest left her house with a bag full. If you stopped by in August, chances are Muriel will be walking back with a "dipper" and fresh picked blueberries. Muriel kept active through the later years of her life, always piling her own firewood well into her 90’s. She loved visits and family dinners with her grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren through the years. 

Special thanks to Randy & Cindy Oickle, who Muriel fondly refereed to as her son, for their loving support and care. Muriel was blessed with many wonderful neighbours, Edith & Wilson Hunlsey, Gary & Carolyn Moore and special friend Dorothy Webb, just to name a few. 

We would like to thank the VON, the Centennial Villa, The Gables Lodge and especially the Palliative Care team at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their compassionate care. 

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777).  A funeral service for Muriel will take place at the funeral home on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 3 pm.  Preregistration is recommended, please call or email the funeral home to do so.  Masks are required and all are asked to adhere to Covid-19 regulations.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Muriel may be made to the Mansfield Cemetery; Little River Baptist Church, or a charity of the Donor's Choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

Muriel A. Dobson