|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1970|
|Death: ||May 21, 2014|
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel R. Bobbitt CD
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
Tragically killed at CFB Wainwright AB at the age of 43 years. LCol Daniel Bobbitt was leading training exercises when the light armoured vehicle in which he was riding rolled over. Four other soldiers were injured in the accident.
LCol Bobbitt began his military career in Nova Scotia where he enlisted as a soldier in the reserves in 1988. He later transferred to the regular forces where he became an officer, later serving as the senior instructor, field artillery, at the Royal Canadian Artillery School. He served two tours of duty in Bosnia, also in Afghanistan and worked as a liaison officer during the floods in Manitoba in 1997. His wife said, "A proud Nova Scotian, Canadian and soldier, Dan died doing the job he loved. "
LCol Bobbitt of Garrison Petawawa, is the beloved husband of Monica Bobbitt (nee Ward). Loved and cherished father of Connor, Elizabeth and Katherine. Dear son of LCol (Ret) John and Maureen (nee Lowe) Bobbitt West NS Reg., RCR, Cornwallis NS. Dear brother of Capt. Mike Bobbitt (Annette) West NS Reg. Port Williams NS. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephew Sarah, Max and Rachel. Son-in-law of Robert and Hazel (nee Zinck) Ward and brother-in-law of Gregory, Shawn and James Ward all of Kentville NS.
A Funeral Service with Military Honours was held on Wednesday afternoon May 28, at 1 o'clock in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, Garrison Petawawa. Final Interment, Beechwood National Military Cemetery, Ottawa.
In memory of LCol Daniel Bobbitt donations to Soldier On would be appreciated by the family.
*Thanks to Bruce Gordon for the grave photos
National Military Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 103, Grave 2092
Created by: Milou
Record added: May 25, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 130346606