Richard J. Hobbs
Richard J. Hobbs was born in Toronto on February 11, 1931 and passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on November 17, 2022. A resident of Muskoka for the last 30 years he spent the last year of his life in long-term care in Barrie, Ontario.
Richard was a product of a different era, a gentleman of grace, courage and integrity, who was quiet in his demeanour and a loyal friend to all. He was a business graduate of the Ivy Business School at Western University and a recipient of the prized Bronfman Fellowship for the MBA Program at Columbia University in New York City.
His brilliance was recognized early in his career as Senior Vice President and Director of Canadian Tire Corporation (1966-1979), and his direction in retail management helped guide the company to its present-day success.
Richard was the beloved husband and partner to Patricia for more than 45 years. He will be remembered with much love by multiple friends and missed dearly by his extended family including three children, four step-children and six grandchildren. Richard requested only a private family gathering to celebrate his life.