• James Armstrong

Dennis Gobeil - part of the heart of Hudson


Dennis Gobeil and his wife Nancy at a recent community event.

The sudden and unexpected death of Dennis Gobeil on Wednesday, November 2, shocked many residents of Hudson and the surrounding area. Gobeil, a prominent community and business leader, collapsed and died while curling with friends at the Whitlock Curling Club.

Gobeil supported a wide variety of community events and activities including the Hudson Music Festival and was an active member of Whitlock Golf and Curling Club and Hudson Yacht Club. He was also involved in the Hudson Town Planning and Advisory Council and volunteered as a soccer coach.

Although he was an avid golfer, the sport he loved the most was scuba diving. “He was always looking for an excuse to go south and scuba dive,” said daughter Laura Gobeil in a recent interview.

An astute and highly respected businessperson and Chartered Professional Accountant, Dennis Gobeil developed a thriving accounting and financial services practice currently located in the offices above the Hudson Mews on Main Road.

Moving forward, his wife, Nancy Stephens, his brother, Christopher Gobeil and son-in-law Trevor Dickison want the community to know that the established business will continue. “We will continue to provide the same services that were provided by his company,” said Christopher Gobeil. “Accounting is about a relationship based on trust and it is important to maintain that trust,” he added.

Dennis Gobeil touched the lives and hearts of many people as attested to by the support expressed in many ways to the family and friends left to mourn his passing.

May he rest in peace.

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