Sobush, Dora


1931 - 2023

SOBUSH, Dora (Doris) 

It’s with a heavy heart the family announces the passing of Dora Sobush at the age of 91+ years old. After a lengthy stay at Blanche River Health (Kirkland District Hospital), she passed away peacefully on February 9, 2023. 

Dora is survived by her son Larry. She was born in Kirkland Lake on July 12, 1931 to parents Arthur and Florence Ladouceur. Dora resided in Kirkland Lake her whole life. 

Dora was predeceased by her husband Clarence, by her father Arthur and her mother Florence. She was the last of the siblings. Dora was predeceased by brothers Lone, Babe and Fern, and sisters Helen and Annette. 

Among Dora’s hobbies, some included walking, ceramics, knitting, needle point, gardening, crosswords, bingo and snow shoveling (go figure). Larry was able to talk her into watching sports and it wasn’t long before she loved the Blue Jays and then the Raptors. Unfortunately, as the years passed so did the hobbies but not her bingo! She will be sadly missed by the girls at the Kirkland Bingo Hall. Dora was a very independent person. She walked with two canes and was still doing her own groceries. She was still living on her own in her apartment. 

I wish to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at the hospital for the care given to her. A special thanks goes out to Joanne Glemeus and Sheila Jack for the care they have shown towards Dora and for just being there to support us. You made a difficult time a little easier to bare.

Love you mom… 

In keeping with Dora’s wishes, cremation has been arranged with Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative. There will be no funeral or visitation at this time.

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I’m sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I have fond memories of Doris. You never had to guess what she was thinking. Rest In Peace Doris

Cathy Le Clerc , February 22, 2023


My old high school friend Larry,
Sorry to hear that your Mom has passed! Please accept my sincere condolences.
May she RIP forever more.

Jim Naylor, February 22, 2023

The Sobush Famiy

Condolences to you all at this very sad and difficult time. Doris and I did ceramics for many years along with Ruby McPhee as out mentor, will cherish our memories we had together. So sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, February 22, 2023


I lived on Duncan for years and Doris was a very nice person. I was sad when she sold her house and I used to run into her downtown after that. Rest in peace Doris, you will be missed.

SUE CARREAU, February 22, 2023

To the Sobush family.

So very sadden to hear of Doris's passing. I have known her since I was a little girl in Chaput. Her husband was a very good friend of my father's. Rest easy Doris. Well deserved. I will miss seeing you at the store RIP.

Sid and Yvonne Menard , February 22, 2023

Sobush family

So very sorry for your loss.
Always enjoyed chatting with her when I worked a bingo. Lovely lady…

Helene, February 22, 2023


So very sorry for your loss Larry. Please keep in touch.

Debra Magee, February 23, 2023

Larry and family

So sorry to hear of the death of one of our best neighbours on Duncan Ave. She must have walked a few million miles and always had time for a chat. She will be remembered fondly.

Brenda (Toal) McKinnon, February 23, 2023


Hi Larry . am sorry to hear of your mothers passing . We went to K L C V I at the same time in the 60's & 70's . Know that we have a contact & I do know what if feels like to lose your mother .

Robert Turcotte , February 23, 2023

Larry Sobush & family

I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Doris was my neighbour on Duncan Ave for over 30 + years. She was a great lady, a good neighbour and always had time to chat. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Elaine Belanger & Roland Wojtus

Elaine Belanger, February 23, 2023


I am very sorry to hear of your mom's passing - she was a wonderful lady always full of humour. She was an active member of the Encore Club for many years and will be truly missed by all who knew her. May She Rest in Peace!

Linda & Marcel Belanger, February 24, 2023


My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom. She was a great lady and always thought the world of you she spoke of you often. I cleaned for your mom for 5 yrs while I worked at Temiskaming Home Support. She talked how nice your motorcycle is. On the weekends when I went by her place on our motorcycle she always heard us comin and she be at her window with a big wave. Im really goin to miss seeing her as Im sure you will to. You had a wonderful mother who loved you very much. My condolences and sympathies to you. ❤

Cherie Duffield, February 24, 2023


I am so sorry to hear this news, Larry. Your mom was a good friend to my mom and to me. God bless you and comfort you. If I can be of any help, please reach out via Facebook or call. Your mom had my number.

Amber Anderson Skrabek, February 24, 2023

Larry Sobush

Larry....We are sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She lived a long life. It doesn't matter at what age a loved one passes, it still is hard to adjust afterwards. You are in our thoughts. Our Condolences to you.

Dean and Theresa Black, February 24, 2023


So sorry to read of your loss Grumps, sincere condolences to you and yours.

Kelly Brownlee, February 25, 2023


Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Sincere condolences

Gerry St-Amant, March 1, 2023

Larry Sobush

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember her very well as being a vibrant friendly lady. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Jo-Anne (Forbes) Zimny, March 4, 2023


Larry, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our condolences and love and thoughts are with you in this very sad time.
Take care,
Barry and Coral Musson

Barry and Coral Musson, March 8, 2023


Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. I remember your mom and dad playing cards with mine and the Zapora, it was really loud the 3 drift men.


Bruce Clinton Morgan, March 22, 2023

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