Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel

Providing Cremation and Funeral Services to Guelph and Area since 1941.

Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel

Providing Cremation and Funeral Services to Guelph and Area since 1941.

Louis (Lou) J. Lobb

Louis (Lou) J. Lobb
Date of Death: November 05, 2021
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Louis (Lou) J. Lobb

Louis (Lou) J. Lobb
Date of Death: November 05, 2021

LOBB, Louis (Lou) Joseph

March 1, 1936 – November 5, 2021

Lou passed away peacefully in his sleep at Joseph Brandt hospital in Burlington, Ontario from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.  Lou was born in Swift Current, SK and moved to Regina with his parents and little sister in 1944 where his brother was later born.  Life after WWII was challenging, however, Lou made some enduring lifelong friendships with a group of boys coming from similar circumstances.  He attended public school in Regina and eventually moved to Vancouver, BC in 1956 where he met his future wife and partner Kathleen (Kay) while working at the Orpheum Theater.  They were married for 55 years until her death in 2014. 

Lou and Kay moved back to Regina in 1959 where Lou proudly served for the next 10 years on the City of Regina Police Force.  In his later years, he often spoke of those days and commented how much he loved the comradery and service he experienced during that period of his life.  He eventually rejoined the theatre business and while holding down multiple management positions, he chose to upgrade his education, finishing his High School diploma and attaining a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Regina.  He also discovered a passion for public speaking through Dale Carnegie and became an accomplished instructor.  He was a voracious reader and actively sought to deepen his spirituality throughout his life.  His communication skills and a tireless work ethic helped him advance in his career that spanned the theatre business, commercial banking and ultimately as Ontario Regional Manager for Moeller Electric.  He used to tell us “I may not be the smartest guy in the room, but there won’t be anyone that will outwork me”.  He also enjoyed mentoring others when the opportunity presented itself. In fact, drawing the best out of people may have been his greatest gift. When first meeting Lou, he could have a somewhat intimidating exterior.  Behind that, those close to him saw a man who loved passionately and deeply; was a protector; was willing to be vulnerable and endeavoured to have his actions align with one of his guiding principals “Do no harm”.

After retirement, he and Kay travelled in Canada, the US and Mexico and enjoyed some Caribbean cruises.  He also made the time to volunteer with the Victoria Order of Nurses driving clients to appointments around the Guelph area.   Lou was an avid walker throughout his lifetime, and most times with his dog by his side. He was also a very creative man who loved to build things with his hands.

Lou was the loving father of Gary Lobb (married to Kate) of Calgary, AB, Paul Lobb (married to Sharon) of Kelowna, BC, Kathy Platt (partner of Keith) of St. Catharines, ON.  and brother to Robert Lobb (married to Nina) of Regina, SK.  Lou was the proud grandfather of Tyler, Megan, Michael, Jessica, Kayla and Brandon and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.  Lou was predeceased by his father Paul in 1967, mother Elsie in 2017 and sister Elaine in 1990.

The family will be holding a private interment for Lou in Regina, SK. at a future date.   In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of Canada on Lou’s behalf should you decide to do so. 

Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com.

 

A tree will be planted in memory of Louis J. Lobb in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest. 

First Tree Date: November 5, 2021

LOBB, Louis (Lou) Joseph

March 1, 1936 – November 5, 2021

Lou passed away peacefully in his sleep at Joseph Brandt hospital in Burlington, Ontario from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.  Lou was born in Swift Current, SK and moved to Regina with his parents and little sister in 1944 where his brother was later born.  Life after WWII was challenging, however, Lou made some enduring lifelong friendships with a group of boys coming from similar circumstances.  He attended public school in Regina and eventually moved to Vancouver, BC in 1956 where he met his future wife and partner Kathleen (Kay) while working at the Orpheum Theater.  They were married for 55 years until her death in 2014. 

Lou and Kay moved back to Regina in 1959 where Lou proudly served for the next 10 years on the City of Regina Police Force.  In his later years, he often spoke of those days and commented how much he loved the comradery and service he experienced during that period of his life.  He eventually rejoined the theatre business and while holding down multiple management positions, he chose to upgrade his education, finishing his High School diploma and attaining a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Regina.  He also discovered a passion for public speaking through Dale Carnegie and became an accomplished instructor.  He was a voracious reader and actively sought to deepen his spirituality throughout his life.  His communication skills and a tireless work ethic helped him advance in his career that spanned the theatre business, commercial banking and ultimately as Ontario Regional Manager for Moeller Electric.  He used to tell us “I may not be the smartest guy in the room, but there won’t be anyone that will outwork me”.  He also enjoyed mentoring others when the opportunity presented itself. In fact, drawing the best out of people may have been his greatest gift. When first meeting Lou, he could have a somewhat intimidating exterior.  Behind that, those close to him saw a man who loved passionately and deeply; was a protector; was willing to be vulnerable and endeavoured to have his actions align with one of his guiding principals “Do no harm”.

After retirement, he and Kay travelled in Canada, the US and Mexico and enjoyed some Caribbean cruises.  He also made the time to volunteer with the Victoria Order of Nurses driving clients to appointments around the Guelph area.   Lou was an avid walker throughout his lifetime, and most times with his dog by his side. He was also a very creative man who loved to build things with his hands.

Lou was the loving father of Gary Lobb (married to Kate) of Calgary, AB, Paul Lobb (married to Sharon) of Kelowna, BC, Kathy Platt (partner of Keith) of St. Catharines, ON.  and brother to Robert Lobb (married to Nina) of Regina, SK.  Lou was the proud grandfather of Tyler, Megan, Michael, Jessica, Kayla and Brandon and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.  Lou was predeceased by his father Paul in 1967, mother Elsie in 2017 and sister Elaine in 1990.

The family will be holding a private interment for Lou in Regina, SK. at a future date.   In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of Canada on Lou’s behalf should you decide to do so. 

Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com.

 

A tree will be planted in memory of Louis J. Lobb in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest. 

COVID-19 UPDATE | STATEMENT: 

The health of those we serve, our employees and our guests is of the utmost importance to us, and as such, we are diligently following the directives of Canadian public health authorities and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario to keep everyone safe and well.

We have implemented the following measures to maintain the safety of both our staff and those that visit our facility:

• Enhanced and frequent cleanings, with particular focus on high-traffic and high contact areas.

• Hand-sanitizer is available in all high-traffic areas.

• Maintenance of physical distancing, both during visitations and services, and during our meetings with families.

• Ongoing communications with those that we serve to ensure that they are aware of the current Covid-19 status of our municipality and the accompanying guidelines.

We continue to rely on the advice provided by health experts and are committed to doing all we can to keep our community healthy.

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Scott & Betty Ann Young
Owners, Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel

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