Norman "Al" Neilans
June 27, 1917 - December 29, 2004
Neilans, Norman E. “Al” (P.Eng.) Suddenly at his residence on Wednesday December 29th, 2004 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Gladys Plante. Loving father of Art, Bob and Mary and their spouses. Dear grandfather of Laura, Marianne and Emma. Brother of Chester Neilans. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Sunday from 7-9 pm. A Mass will be held in St. Michael’s Church, Cobourg on Monday January 3rd, 2005 at 10 am. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge St., Thornhill on Monday at 2 pm. If desired donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Mayo M. M. Sleeth
February 27, 1932 - December 28, 2004
Sleeth: Mayo Manson McElhaw at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 in her 73rd year. Mayo Sleeth, beloved wife of Bob Sleeth of Burnley and wonderful mother of Rob Sleeth of Pickering, Jim Sleeth (Dana Sinclair) of Toronto, Ron Sleeth (Judy Chantler) of Unionville, Jane Sleeth of Toronto and Laurie Sleeth (Mark Milliere) of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren. Loving sister of Con McElhaw of Edmonton. A Memorial Service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12 – 2 p.m. The family would prefer memorial donations, by cheque, to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or the Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Albert Frederick Greaves
November 30, 1911 - July 28, 2004
GREAVES, ALBERT FREDERICK Born November 30, 1911 – Died July 28, 2004. Albert Greaves was born, attended school, and lived in Montreal until he was twenty-eight. He joined the Dominion Bank after high school working in Montreal, Napanee, and Cobourg. In 1940, Albert married Betty Gray of Boston, Massachusetts, and over the next ten years they had three children: Harold, Elizabeth, and Susan. Two years after moving to Cobourg, he and his beloved wife, the late Betty Greaves, decided to make this their permanent home. Albert then left the bank in 1947 and went to General Foods where he held a variety of positions until his retirement in 1974. Throughout his life, Albert loved numbers. Perhaps because of his affinity for numbers and working with them directly, during his final years of employment, he fought a valiant rearguard action against the coming of computers and the automation of production schedules. When he took early retirement from his position as production planner at General Foods, the company retired his comptometer with him. After forty-eight years of employment, bridge, a game involving numbers, became his passion. Over the years, Albert contributed as he could to the life of the town holding various offices in the Home and School Association, the Boy Scouts, the Board of Cobourg Union Cemetery, the Board of Legion Village, and in both St. Peter’s Anglican and Calvary Baptist Churches. Albert felt that if he could help, he would. He enjoyed being a part of the community in general and, in recent years, particularly the communities of Legion Village and the Calvary Baptist Church. For over ninety years, Albert enjoyed life although he never forgot the Depression. It remained a puzzle to him not only that people today could earn large salaries but also that they would actually spend them. Although his health remained good until his ninetieth year, he held no fear of dying. He was buoyed by a strong conviction that after his life, there would be a happy eternity to spend with Betty. Albert leaves his three children, his grandchildren: Lisa (and Richard), Geoff and Kate and great grandson Elliot Albert . A service in celebration of Albert’s life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Thursday August 5th, 2004 at 2 pm.; reception to follow in the Church Hall. Private interment to take place in Cobourg Union Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church or charity of your choice.
December 21, 1919 - July 30, 2004
Burge, Sylvester Peacefully at Extendicare in Port Hope on Friday, July 30th, 2004, Sylvester Burge at 84 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Grace Burge (nee Taylor) and the late Vera McAllister. Dear father of Sylvia Riddell of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Jennifer Dunn-Riddell of Guelph, Valerie Gatley of Australia, and Cathy Patteson of Guelph. Cherished great grandfather of Michael, Cameron, Taylor, Skyler, and great great grandfather of Patrick and Lilly. Brother of Francis Terbenche, and Robert Burge. Predeceased by his siblings Doris Burge, Margaret McEwan, Joan Cork, Eleanor Robbins, and Frederick Burge. Brother-in-law of Connie Burge. Step-brother of the late George Elliott. Step-father of Judy Clement of Oshawa. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Monday, August 2nd, at 1 pm. Cremation following service with interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Cobourg. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Sunday, August 1st from 2-5 pm. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #133 will meet at the funeral home on Sunday for a 2 pm service. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Marion G. Teskey
November 23, 1913 - July 29, 2004
TESKEY, Marion Gertrude Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Thursday July 29th in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Wellington Teskey. Dear step-mother of Lionel Teskey (Louella) of Ironbridge and the late Mae Murray. Loving sister of Evelyn Ogilvie of Fort Myers, Florida and the late Russell Weese. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Tuesday August 3rd, 2004 at 11 am., followed by interment in Mount Lawn Cemetery, Whitby at 2pm. If desired donations may be made to the Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp.
June 5, 1925 - July 25, 2004
Arbourne, June Irene Peacefully at Streamway Villa Nursing Home on July 25, 2004. June Arbourne at the age of 79. Cherished wife of the late George Arbourne. Beloved Mother of Pat Britton (Hank), Heather Bandy (Ray), Marlene Shuttleworth (Mike), George Arbourne (Renaye), Wendy Morris (Chris), Ron Arbourne (Lisa), Penny Arbourne (Pete) and Pam Arbourne (Matt). Loving grandmother to her eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Friends may visit at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W., Colborne, K0K 1S0, on Tuesday July 27 from 7-9pm and on Wednesday July 28 from 12pm until service time at 2pm. Interment at Colborne Union Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Parkinson’s Foundation.
L. Elizabeth Smithers
August 7, 1921 - July 23, 2004
Smithers, L. Elizabeth (Betty) Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Friday, July 23rd, 2004. Daughter of the late William J. and the late Linda Smithers (nee Robinson). Beloved sister of Barbara and John Otton. Dear aunt of Bill, Tim, Barry, and great aunt of John and Mark. A Memorial Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W. in Colborne on Tuesday, July 27th at 3 pm. Interment to follow at Lakeport Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service, from 2 to 3 pm. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please remember Betty with a donation to the Victorian Order of Nurses. Condolences and donations received at www.maccoubrey.com or MacCoubrey Funeral Home (905)355-2829.
Robert Alexander (Doc) Beatty
May 24, 1927 - June 18, 2004
Beatty, Robert Alexander (Doc) Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on Friday June 18, 2004, Doc Beatty at 77 years of age. Dear brother of Jean Hyde of Peterborough, Shirley Hackney of Cobourg, Margaret Dunlop of Wallaceburg and William Beatty of Lindsay. Predeceased by his sisters Ivey Reid, Florence Bannon, Betty-Anne Boone and Eva LaPage and by his brothers Harold and Frank. Also missed by many, many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Monday, June 21st at 2 pm. Interment at Welcome Cemetery. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Sunday, June 20th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. L.O.B.A. #351 will walk through at 3 pm on Sunday. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution by cheque to the Golden Plough Lodge or the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.
Fern B. Mason
July 19, 1915 - June 9, 2004
Mason, Fern Beatrice at the Streamway Villa, Cobourg on Wednesday, June 9, 2004. Fern Beatrice Mason (nee Rusk) was the beloved wife of the late David Mason. Sister of Everett Rusk and Barbara Budd, also Ernest, Lyle, Glen, Ethel Hodgson and Violet Rusk all predeceased. A funeral service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment at the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter, Cobourg. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 noon until time of service. If desired, memorial donations in memory of Fern can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
September 20, 1915 - June 9, 2004
Visitation - Friday, June 11, 2004 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg
Service - Friday, June 11, 2004 2 p.m.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg
Ronald Purdy Thurston
December 28, 1925 - May 14, 2004
Leslie Van Ness Denman Boyd passed away Tuesday, April 27th at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario, of cancer. Beautiful and beloved mother of Mark, Leslie Jr., Lisa and Virginia; predeceased by her son Blair in 1987, and by her brother Denny Denman in 1995. She will be profoundly missed by her children and grandchildren Kirsten (Kirstie), Peter, Julian, Stephan, Kathleen (Kate) and Max; her daughter-in-law Anne Larson and son-in-law Terry Ryan, and her brothers Mike Denman of San Francisco and Peter Denman of Hawi, Hawaii. Leslie was born in Eureka, California in 1926 and moved to Canada from San Francisco in 1967. She has lived in Calgary, Toronto and in the Port Hope/Cobourg area since 1974. She will be sincerely missed by her large extended family in the United States, and by her wide circle of friends whose lives she touched with her warmth, intelligence and grace. We thank them for their caring and support. Our heartfelt thanks also to Dr. Mark Azzopardi and the Nursing Team at the Palliative Care Unit of the Northumberland Hills Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leslie’s name to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation will be gratefully accepted. A Memorial Service will be held on June 12, 2004 at the Church of St. Peters', Cobourg, Ontario at 1 p.m.
May 1, 1925 - March 3, 2004
Leeson, John Francis M.D. At the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday March 3, 2004. Jack Leeson beloved husband of Christina (nee McGinty). Loving father of John E. Leeson (Sophit) of B.C., Paul K. Leeson (Judy) of Deep River, ON, Franca J. Leeson (Tim Hurson) of Toronto, Robert N. McNaught and Karen McNaught of Cobourg. Dear grandfather of Erin, John, Peter, Max and Ainsley. Brother of Dr. Paul F. Leeson (Joan) of Orillia. Predeceased by his sister Dr. Helen Jean Leeson. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, King St., West, Cobourg on Saturday March 13 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations by cheque to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
Ralph Vincent Farr
September 27, 1917 - February 11, 2004
Farr; Ralph Vincent at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Wednesday, February 11, 2004. Vince Farr, in his 87th. year, was the beloved husband of the late Patricia Farr (nee Gray). Dear father of Moira Lynn Farr of Ottawa and Elizabeth Jean Farr of London, England. Uncle of Jane Gray of Mississauga. Vince spent many years as a reporter with several newspapers, including the Toronto Telegram, the Toronto Star and the Barrie and Peterborough Examiners. In retirement Vince enthusiastically pursued his interest in nature photography and collecting antique camera equipment. He will be dearly missed by family and friends. Following a private cremation, an informal memorial gathering will be held for Vince at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 2 p.m. If desired, donations in memory of Vince can be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital – Palliative Care Unit or the Federation of Ontario Naturalists.
April 3, 1944 - February 7, 2004
Pucknell, Sandra Charlene Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Saturday, February 7th, 2004, Sandra Pucknell (nee Mattatall) at 59 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Albert Pucknell and former wife of Sam Harwood. Dear mother of Corrie (Doreen), Charles (Lyse), and Tammy(Rainer). Stepmother of Larry, Mike and Pat. Cherished grandmother of Brent, Dana, Kristyn, Cloe, Daniel, Cameron, Sarah, and Ashley and step-grandmother of ten. Sister of Aubrey, Kevin, Herbert, Arthur, Wilma Conley (all of Nova Scotia), and Ian of Alberta. Daughter of the late Charles and Eva Mattatall of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Also missed by her beloved companions Holly and Blackie. Cremation with a Memorial Service to be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Tuesday, February 17th, at 2 p.m. Visitation to be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution by cheque to the V.O.N., Hospice, Red Cross, Canadian Cancer Society, or the Northumberland Hills Hospital-Palliative Care Unit.
Margaret Ellen Coyle
November 11, 1912 - February 7, 2004
Coyle, Margaret Ellen. Peacefully at the Glebe Centre, Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, February 7, 2004. Margaret Ellen Coyle (nee Blodgett) was the beloved wife for forty-eight years of the late Douglas Lloyd Thomas Coyle. Loved mother of Nelson Coyle and his wife Pamela Connolly of Ottawa and Joanne Coyle and her husband Harry Panjer of Elora. Grandmother of Lucas Sprague-Coyle, Lucas Greaves-Panjer, Jamie and Sarah Marquardt and Michelle Romance. Sister of Nelson Blodgett and his wife Joyce of Santa Maria, California, also Wilson Blodgett and George Blodgett, both predeceased. Sister-in-law of Velma Blodgett of Toronto. Beloved by the extended Woodley family. Margaret was born in Toronto and was a resident of the Roseneath area for all of her married life. She was a teacher at CDCI East for many years. Following cremation, services in memory of Margaret will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church in Ottawa at 11 am on Wednesday, February 11th and at the Roseneath United Church at a later date. Interment at St. James Cemetery, Roseneath, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations in memory of Margaret can be made to the Roseneath United Church. Arrangements by the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, Ontario. (905) 372-5132.
Mary Yolanda LaRussa
October 22, 1929 - February 5, 2004
LaRussa; Mary Yolanda, peacefully in her sleep after a long illness, at the Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, in her 75th year. Mary Yolanda LaRussa (nee Miranda) was the beloved wife of John LaRussa. Dear mother of MaryAngela Wheeler and her husband Leon Jr. of Connecticut, U.S.A. and Joe LaRussa and his wife Carol of Brampton. Loving grandmother of Aaron and Miranda Wheeler and Victoria, Emily and Brandon LaRussa. Friends may call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Sunday, February 8, 2004 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Mary can be made to the C.N.I.B or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
December 14, 1921 - February 4, 2004
COWIE, Norma Genevieve Peacefully at the Lakeridge Health Centre, Bowmanville on Wednesday February 4th, 2004 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Harry Cowie. Loving mother of Jane Beaulieu (Gerard) of Oshawa and James Cowie (Sheila) of Bowmanville. Dear grandmother of Nancy (Glenn), Nikki (Mark), Tricia (Dean), Brian, Steven and Rebecca and great grandmother of Elise, Liam and Kian. Sister of Lola Fox of Colborne. Friends were invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St., W., Colborne on Saturday February 7th from 12 – 2 pm., followed by a service in the funeral home at 2 pm. Spring interment in Colborne Union Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.
November 4, 1923 - February 3, 2004
Visitation - Friday, February 6, 2004 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg
Service - Friday, February 6, 2004 11 a.m.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg
Interment - Cobourg Union Cemetery, Cobourg