The Petawawa military community will have the chance this evening to draw inspiration from and interact with Monica Bobbitt, widow of LCol. Dan Bobbitt, who died in 2014. A picture of resiliency, Bobbitt speaks and writes about her experiences with loss, touching the lives of others.
“While she was in town, we felt that the message that she had to share about resiliency and how she had moved on with her life was something that all the spouses would find interesting, would find useful. So, she was gracious enough to do this event with us,” said Julie Hollinger, marketing and communications co-ordinator at the Petawawa MFRC.
LCol. Dan Bobbitt was the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based in Petawawa. On May 21, 2014, he was killed when a Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) he was riding in overturned. The accident took place during Ex-Maple Resolve 14 in Wainwright, Alberta.
Bobbitt now lives in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia with her three children and writes about life after the death of her husband on her blog, A Goat Rodeo. She is also a speaker, sharing her story about life after her loss with the military community.
“She has such an incredible story. We knew that the story she had to share was something that was quite universal for all of us,” added Hollinger.
Bobbitt will not only be speaking at tonight’s event, but will also be taking questions from the audience.
The event will be held at the Southside Community Centre from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
It is recommended that anyone wishing to attend but has not previously registered, should immediately call the South Side Community Centre at (613) 687-2104 to register.