July 22, 1930 - February 3, 2004
Beverly Blewett - (Korean War Veteran, served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Past President of the Cobourg Legion Br. 133, Past President of the Korean Veterans 133) It is with much sadness that the family of Bev announce his passing on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Rosemary and step-father to her daughters Kathryn and Patricia. Predeceased by his first wife, Nellie, step-father to her children Debbie, Margaret Anne, David and Harold . Also survived by his sisters Diana, Linda and Glenda and his brothers Wendal, Dwight and Wayne. Loving grandfather to Kelly, Erin, Christa and Amy. Great grandpa to Makenna. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Friday, February 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. R. C. L. Branch 133 and the Korean Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. for a service. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations by cheque may be made in Bev’s memory to the R. C. L. Br. 133 Poppy Fund or the Northumberland Humane Society.
Rev. Canon Arthur Charles Lawson
Lawson, the Reverend Canon Arthur Charles, died at Toronto Western Hospital on January 31, 2004, of complications arising from Parkinson’s disease. Loving husband and life-long friend of Suzanne Perry Lawson; cherished father of Jamie and Sara and father-in-law to Feng and Erik; beloved step-son of Joan Lawson and brother of Mary Hancock (John); brother-in-law to Robert Perry (Lorna), Gay Bannister (Roger), and Doug Thompson (Jane). Predeceased by his parents C. Mervyn and Edith Lawson of Port Hope. Art was richly blessed in his callings as a teacher in Scarborough and Port Hope, and then as a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, where he served at Holy Trinity, Thornhill; St. Joseph of Nazareth, Bramalea; St. Jude, Wexford; and St. Peter’s, Cobourg. Friend, teacher, priest, mentor, and “wounded healer” to many, Art lived a full life with Parkinson’s. With faith, he continued his life-long ministry with the help of his family and friends; the attention of his care team at St. Peter’s, Cobourg; the friendship and care of the staff and residents at the Cobourg Retirement Residence; as well as the skill and compassion of the medical teams of the Movement Disorder Clinic, the Department of Neurosurgery, and latterly the health care team at the Intensive Care Unit at the Toronto Western Hospital. A celebration of Art’s life will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, King Street West, Cobourg, at 11:00 am, Wednesday, February 4, 2004. Visitation will be in the Church on Tuesday, February 3, 2004, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. As expressions of sympathy, consider a donation to the Parkinson Society Canada, 4211 Yonge St., Ste. 316, Toronto, Ontario, M2P 2A9; or to the St. Peter’s Building Fund, P.O. Box 113, Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 4K2. He lived and died well; he lived and died whole.
Doris Margaret Buitenweg
December 10, 1917 - January 17, 2004
Wrathall, Dr. Ernest Lawrence (Physician & Surgeon, District Coroner, U of T Meds 1940, Squadron Leader RCAF WWII Yarmouth, N.S. and Sr. Medical Officer of the RCAF at Summerside, PEI and Moncton, N.B.). In his 92nd year Ernest left this world at 2:12pm Thursday, December 4th ,2003 while holding his daughter’s hand. Formerly of Perth, Toronto and Port Hope where he practiced medicine from 1946-1980. Son of the late Mary Elizabeth Paul and William J. Wrathall (CPR) of Perth. Husband for 61 years to the late Isabel Leone Cawker, formerly of Port Perry (Jan. 10, 1913 – Aug. 13, 2003). Loving and adored father of the late Byron Doyle Wrathall (1945-1970), Janis Robinson Hillel (Dan, Richmond Hill) and Stuart Douglas Wrathall (Ann Noble, Sutton). Proud grandfather of Holly, Jonathan and Scott. Ernest’s was a long life, lived in full with huge obstacles bravely surmounted. “Ernie” often seemed larger than life and he loved the art and science of medicine with its problem-solving challenges. He ushered many lives into the world and cared for many others. His waiting room is full again and waiting for him. Ernest was a devoted family man, a loyal friend, and a force to be reckoned with. He had a unique, delightful and colourful sense of humour, which seems to have been passed down the line! Ernie loved cars, planes and trains and vacations anywhere in the HOT sun! He leaves an enormous gap in the family portrait. Thank you Dr. Ray Tesluk, Cathy and Staff, Dr. Albert Brisson, Dr. Natalie Basiuk (Oshawa), Drs. David Ewing-Chow, Rand Simpson and Hugh MacGowan and Daphne Archibald (Toronto). Thanks to special Port Hope Access friends, Sharon Peck, Lorianne Cressy, Sue Stevens. Ruth Clarke Centre and St. Elizabeth and the V.O.N- Meredith Boughen, Cathy Dell. Heather Donnelly, Pat Tymchuk, Jennifer Morris, Connie Bowie, John Murphy and many other kind homemakers. Thanks to wonderful neighbours Sharon and Scott Pickering and to our friends in the office and on MacMillan 1 – you know who you are, and Keith LaRoux. Thank you to Suzanne Hill and Dr. Hearnden. Our thanks to Ed Meecham for special kindness and friendship and Ghel Jarvis for her great help, compassion and guidance. Thank you Helen and Merla. Thank you Rev. Ralph Mann for your visits and words of comfort. Cremation has taken place. Private family service in the spring. Donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society.
November 23, 1946 - December 10, 2003
Tibbits, Patricia Ann at her residence on Wednesday, December 10, 2003. Patricia Ann Tibbits (nee Boudreau) was the beloved mother of Dennis Tibbits and his wife Antonella of Barrie, Darlena Francis and son in law Steve of Baltimore and David Tibbits and his wife Shaunna of Cobourg. Grandmother of Avery Carroll, Ashley Carroll, Lilly Mae Francis, Kaelee Francis and Drew Tibbits. Daughter of the late Dennis and Bernadette Boudreau. Sister of Doreen Tidd, Dennis Boudreau, Doris Weir, Daniel Boudreau, Roy Boudreau, John Boudreau, Earl Boudreau, Diane Hundley, Vera Knowlton, Joan Gosen, Jean McNeil, Linda Boudreau, Barney Boudreau, also Myles Boudreau predeceased. A Memorial Service for Patricia will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. East, Cobourg on Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment Union Cemetery, Cobourg. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. If desired, memorial donations in memory of Patricia can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
January 28, 1964 - December 9, 2003
HENDRY, Delma Viola Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Tuesday December 9th , 2003 in her 40th year. Beloved daughter of Frances Jordan and the late Herb Kniff. Wife of the late Robert Hendry. Best friend and love of Troy MacAusland. Loving sister of Phillip Kniff (Diane) and Herb Kniff Jr. (Angela Johnston). Sister-in-law of Richard Hendry (Linda), John Hendry (Brenda), Jim Hendry (Phyllis), Ronna McNaught (Scott) and Lori Beatty (Philip). Fondly remembered by many friends. Close friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside memorial service in Cobourg Union Cemetery on Friday December 12th, 2003 at 1 pm. If desired donations may be made to the Northumberland Humane Society. (Cheques Only Please).
December 5, 1922 - December 4, 2003
Brydges, Joyce Irene (nee Playford) Veteran of British Land Army; member of the Cobourg Legion #133 and Renfrew Legion. Passed away suddenly at Landmark Extendicare,Cobourg on Thursday December 4, 2003, one day prior to her 81st birthday. Predeceased by Walter Brydges her husband of 59 years. Loved mother of Valerie and her husband Ron Splaine of Bolton, Wayne and his wife Yvonne Brydges of Cobourg, twin daughters Lea Seeley of Rockwood, Lynn and her husband Jim Tye of Rockwood. Loved Nan of Andrew and his wife Teresa Brydges, Jason Brydges, Lincoln and his wife Guylaine Seeley of Herouxville, Quebec, and Tanya Splaine of Calgary. Great grandnan to Ludwig and Merck Seeley and Justin Brydges. Beloved sister of Christine (Peggy) Sellers, Roland Playford, Robin and his wife Gillian Playford, Greta Shaw (all in England) and her twin Jean and her husband Randal Wallis in Wales. Sadly missed by many nephews and nieces. A funeral service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St., East, Cobourg on Tuesday December 9 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Cobourg Union Cemetery. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations by cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society, Guelph-Wellington, 111 MacDonell, Guelph, ON N1H 2Z7.
December 13, 1937 - December 4, 2003
TURNER, James Albert Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Thursday December 4th, 2003 in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Joan Hutchison of Baltimore. Loving father of Stephen (Anne) of Owen Sound, Janet Turner (Peter Brown) of Camborne, Kim Martin (Gord) of Baltimore, Lisa Wood (Mike) of Port Hope, Christine Scott (Andrew) of Cobourg and the late Nancy Turner. Dear grandfather of Melissa, Matthew, Ashley, Kyle, Christopher, Brandon, Amy and Katelyn. Brother of Gordon, Bill, Jean, Ruth, Fred, Mary, Roy, Les, and the late Laura. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, on Monday December 8th, 2003 at 2 pm.. Cremation with interment of ashes in Macklin Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of your choice. (Cheques Only Please).
October 10, 1905 - December 1, 2003
Hamill, Kathleen Maud At Streamway Villa Nursing Home, Cobourg on Monday December 1, 2003. Kathleen (nee Blakeney) wife of the late George English Hamill. Mother of the late Margo Milne and Brian George Hamill. Grandmother of Brian of Georgia. A funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Church, King St., East, Cobourg on Monday December 8 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cobourg. Those wishing may make memorial donations by cheque to St. Peter’s Church Building Fund. Special thank you to the staff at Streamway Villa for their loving care.
Marjorie Elizabeth Stirling
October 6, 1925 - December 7, 2010
STIRLING, Marjorie Elizabeth - Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Tuesday December 7th, 2010 in her 86th year. Beloved wife for 60 years of W. James Stirling. Loving mother of Cathie Mostowyk (Morris), Robert Stirling (Judy) and Lisa Liberty (Steven). Dear Nana of Lauren, Jeffrey, Kate, Tom, Colin, Peter and Erin. Pre-deceased by her sister Doris Richards. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Saturday from 2-4 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 15 Chapel St., Cobourg on Sunday December 12th, at 3 pm. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
September 29, 1956 - November 1, 2010
IRELAND. Tim J. – Suddenly on Monday, November 1st, 2010 at the age of 54. Beloved husband of Rosalyn. Loving father of Ryan and his wife Ayumi, and Janis and her fiancé Jamie Middleton. Cherished grandpa of Sora. Dear brother of Bill, Allan, and Ken and brother-in-law of Nigel and his wife Judy and Nancy her husband Ralph. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 6th at 1 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. Cobourg, with visitation on Friday, November 5th from 7 – 9 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Hospice Northumberland Lakeshore would be appreciated by the family.
Phylis Margaret Sullivan
Sullivan, Phylis (nee Crowe) Peacefully Thursday October 28th 2010 at Extendicare Cobourg in her 88th year. Wife of the late William Sullivan. Mother to Kip (Sue) and Steven (Jackie). Grandmother to Christopher, Jennifer, Daryl-Leigh, Erin, Patricia and Beth. Will be missed by her 8 great grandchildren and brothers Fred and Jim Crowe. Donations in memory of Phylis may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Condolences received at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E Cobourg 905-372-5132
Florence Barr Martin
January 28, 1922 - October 29, 2010
Barr Martin, Florence Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on Friday, October 29th, 2010, Florence Barr Martin (née Saucier) at 88 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Charles Barr and the late Henri Martin. Dear mother of Robert Barr (Diane) and Brenda Worsnop (Chris). Cherished grandmother of Laura, Wendy, John, Meghan, Kent, Matthew and Jennifer. Great grandmother of Emily, Ryan, Victoria, MacKenzie, Oliver, Kaitlyn, Hailey, Fynn, Blaise, Sam, Charlie, Teagan, and great great grandmother of Vaughn. Sister of Arthur (Pat), Noella, Laurent, Rita, and Thérèse. Predeceased by her siblings Leo, Henry, Alice, and George. A Funeral will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Tuesday, November 2nd, at 2 pm. Interment at later date at Spring Creek Cemetery in Mississauga. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 1st, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
April 23, 1925 - October 21, 2010
DUXBURY, Howard Wellsford – Peacefully on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Sexton). Loving father of the late Larry. Dear brother of Bill, Jim, the late Dorothy and the late Frank. A complete funeral service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, on Monday, October 25 at 2 pm. with visitation from 1 – 2 pm. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Harold John Etcher
September 14, 1931 - October 15, 2010
ETCHER, Harold John - Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Friday October 15th, 2010 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Joyce Etcher (nee Mead). Loving father of Delbert Etcher and Elaine Etcher (Glenn Tate). Dear grandfather of Jacquelynn and Kyle. Brother of the late Mary Davey and the late Clifford Etcher. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Monday from 7- 8:30 pm. and Tuesday October 19th from 10 - 11 am., followed by a funeral service at 11 am. If desired donations may be made to War Amps CHAMPS. Interment in Welcome Cemetery.
April 10, 1936 - October 15, 2010
Govan, Elizabeth (nee Elliot) - Died peacefully on October 15th 2010 in her 74th year at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Beloved wife of William Govan. Loving mother to Douglas, Kenneth and Billy. Will be missed by her grandchildren, Ingrid, Stephanie, Kyleigh and Aiden and daughters in law Monika and Allison. A Memorial Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 20th 2010 from 2 – 4 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. East Cobourg, ON 905-372-5132. Memorial donations on behalf of Elizabeth may be made to a charity of one’s choosing.
August 22, 1928 - October 13, 2010
Fortner, Anne M. - (nee Metherel) - Suddenly at Northumberland Hills Hospital Cobourg on Wednesday October 13th, 2010 Anne Fortner at 82 years of age. Loving wife of the late John Fortner. Dear mother of Brian Douglas Fortner and his wife Cindy and her sons Jason and Jeff Little. Sister of the late Douglas Metherel and the late Jack Metherel. Sister in law of Davis Fortner and his wife Barbara of Cambridge, Ontario. Anne will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and close friends. Anne’s wishes were to be cremated with no visitation. There will be a private graveside service at Little Lake Cemetery in Peterborough by family at a later date. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Kenneth Gerald "Ken" Crowe
October 2, 1946 - October 10, 2010
Crowe, Kenneth Gerald - Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, Ken Crowe at 64 years of age. Cherished husband of Teresa Crowe (nee Kolodziej). Loving brother of William Crowe, Gordon Crowe, David McKenzie, Dan McKenzie, and John McKenzie. Son of the late William McKenzie and the late Marion Stephens and her husband Eldon. Dear friend of Bob and Mae Decontie. Ken was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf fan and always enjoyed cheering on the Cobourg Cougars. At Ken’s request there will be cremation without services. The Crowe family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Golden Plough Lodge for their care and compassion during Ken’s illness. Those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
January 5, 1928 - October 8, 2010
Raczkowski, Henryk Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Friday, October 8th, 2010, Henryk Raczkowski at 82 years of age. Beloved father of Richard (Reta), Roman, John, Stan (Sherry), Lucia Parks (Kevin), Jakob Leon Monroe (Lyuda), Lena Monroe. Cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Predeceased by his siblings. Survived by Eleonora Raczkowski. A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Thursday, October 14th, at 1 pm. Interment to follow at Cobourg Union Cemetery. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Thursday for one hour prior to the service, from 12 noon until 1 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Phyllis Sarah Butcher
October 6, 1909 - October 8, 2010
BUTCHER, Phyllis Sarah – Peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2010 at Golden Plough Lodge. In her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Bob and his wife Florence of Trenton, Kirk and his wife Nancy of Cobourg, and Karen and her husband Maurice Rogers of Roseneath. Dear grandmother of Ian and his wife Carole, Brianna, Brent and his wife Darcy, Craig, Yvonne, and Miles. Great-grandmother of Greacen, Aydean, Ciarra, Kaitlyn and Pixie. A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg on Wednesday October 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. with visitation from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Interment Merrill Cemetery in Roseneath. Donations to Trinity United Church or Golden Plough Lodge would be appreciated by the family.
June 7, 1969 - October 8, 2010
GAUTHIER, Robert Gerald James – On October 8, 2010 in his 42nd year. Beloved husband of Amberley Gauthier (nee McDonell). Cherished father of Bobby Gauthier. Loving son of the late Debbie Horne and son-in-law of Anne McDonell and Pete Villeneuve and Gerald McDonell and Irene Bonin. Dear brother-in-law of Scott McDonell (Glenda Geneau). Dear nephew of Pam Lockwood (Jim). Friends will be received at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Tuesday, October 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (corner of University Ave. and Division St.), Cobourg on Wednesday, October 13th at 10:30 am. Those wishing may make donations to a charity of their choice.