James Gordon Johnson
July 12, 1927 - October 7, 2010
Johnson, James Gordon went to be with his Lord on October 7th 2010, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Shirley, loving father of son Mark (Joanne), stepson Craig (Rosemary), stepdaughter Deborah and grandfather of Jessica and Michael Lucas. Dear brother of Shirley (Robert), Robert (Jeanne), Wallace (Ellen) and the late Eldon (Gloria). Born in Pembroke, Ontario, James travelled the world, living and working as a communications consultant. He was chair of the board of Teen Haven, in Montreal, until lately and a director of the Cobourg Rotary Club. Rotary work was where he found his greatest satisfaction. Friends will be welcome at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East in Cobourg, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 on Thursday, October 14th and at the funeral at MacCoubrey Funeral Home at 1:30 on Friday, October 15th. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in James’ name to The Rotary Foundation.
Gordon "Gord" Lester Armstrong
July 1, 1946 - October 5, 2010
Armstrong; Gordon (Gord) Lester at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Gord Armstrong, long time member of the United Steel Workers of America Union, Local # 7175, was the beloved husband of Bernice Marie Armstrong (née Allen). Dear father of Jeffrey (Karen) and Casey (Margaret). Grandfather of Stephanie, Nik, Cole and Micheal. Brother of Frederick (Laurie). Son of Arnold (deceased) and Muriel (née Smith) Mitchell and step-son of John Mitchell. A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon till time of service. Interment at Union Cemetery, Cobourg. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gord can be made to the War Amps CHAMP fund.
September 19, 1956 - October 1, 2010
FELKER, Randy - Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Friday October 1st, 2010 in his 55th year. Beloved partner of Paula Irvine. Loving step-father of Amy, Jamie, George and Nikki and grandfather of Rianna and Tristan. Dear son of Joyce Gillan and the late Gerald Gillan. Brother of Jan, Doug, Bonnie, Donny, Billy and the late Ricky and Bobby. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. At Randy’s request there will be no visitation or service. If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Brenda Lee Moore
August 12, 1964 - October 1, 2010
Brenda Lee Moore - (August 12, 1964 – October 1, 2010) - Passed away peacefully at home with family present. Brenda Moore (neé Campbell). Loving wife of Dion Moore of Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved daughter of Raymond and Amie Campbell of Haliburton and daughter in law of Bonnie and Kurt Eser of Bewdley, Ontario. Sister of Brian (Sue) Campbell of Colborne, David (Sue) Campbell of Castleton, sister in law of Joe (Christine) Moore of Napanee, Lisa (Sean) Mandziak of Little Britain. Brenda will be missed by nieces and nephews, Wesley and Amy of Castleton and Cody Campbell of Colborne, Megan and Lucas Moore of Napanee, McKayla, Brooke and Carson Mandziak of Little Britain. Brenda will be missed by her animals (children) cats Twinkle, Cleo and Max, dog Earl. Brenda owned and operated Brenda’s Hairstyling (Little Lake and Colborne) for over 23 years. She was active in the community (sponsored sports) and in her church (Baltimore United). Brenda loved animals and was actively involved with Canada Caring for Kidz in Mexico. (she both sponsored and worked for this organization.) Special thank you to Dr. Moorsom, Port Hope Access Centre and Northumberland Hills Hospital Chemo Department. Friends may call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 1 – 5 p.m. and from 12 noon on Monday till time of service at 1 p.m. Interment at Maple Lake Cemetery, Haliburton on Tuesday . Donations in memory of Brenda, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Northumberland Humane Society or the Baltimore United Church.
Sam Vander Schaaf
April 28, 1936 - September 29, 2010
VANDER SCHAAF, Sam - Suddenly at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday September 29th, 2010 in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Shirley Vander Schaaf (nee Twynstra). Loving father of David (Donna) and Sandra. Dear grandfather of Troy, Teesha and Samantha. Brother of Karl (Corrie), Thomas (Joan), Herman (Marj), Claire Tigchelaar (John) and David (Nancy). Friends are invited to a Celebration of Sam’s Life on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at 2 pm. in Trinity United Church, Cobourg. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to the charity of your choice.
June 30, 1930 - September 27, 2010
KIDSON, Edith (nee Towns) – June 30th, 1930 – Sept. 27th, 2010 - Peacefully at her home on Monday September 27th, 2010 in her 81st year. Loved and always remembered by Frank, her husband of 61 years and her children Linda (Ward), Diane (Bill), Sally and Karen (Andrew). Cherished by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, her brother Tom Towns and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Pre-deceased by her parents Kathleen and Wilbert Towns and her sister-in-law Evelyn Towns. A Celebration of Edith’s Life will be held in St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Cobourg on Friday October 1st, 2010 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Cobourg.
February 25, 1923 - September 10, 2010
Babb, Ann Peacefully at Extendicare in Cobourg on Friday, September 10th, 2010, Ann Babb (nee Roelfsema) at 87 years of age. Beloved wife of the late William Babb. Dear mother of Bruce Babb (Carol), Carol Boundy (Harold), and Don Babb (Maida “Rusty”). Cherished grandmother of Gordon (Kirsten), Richard (Jodie), Pamela, Mark, Chad (Tanya), Tristan, Devin, and great grandmother of seven. Survived by her four sisters and one brother. A Memorial Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Wednesday, September 15th, at 11 am. Interment to follow at St. George’s Cemetery in Gore’s Landing. Visitation to be held on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 am. Those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque to the Alzheimer Society.
Bernice Loreen Read
July 18, 1926 - September 7, 2010
READ, Bernice Loreen (nee Daniel). Known by many as Bea, was born July 18, 1926 in Virden, Manitoba to Mary McLeod (Daniel) and Nelson Daniel. She passed away peacefully on September 7, 2010 at Northumberland Hills Hospital after a short re-occurring battle with cancer. She was the youngest of 5 children; her sister Myrtle Daniel (Hayhurst) and brothers Wesley Daniel, Norman Daniel, and Doug Daniel. She was raised by her oldest sister Myrtle as a part of her family, due to the untimely death of her mother. Bea was loved like a daughter and was raised as such. Within this family there was Jean Madison, Howard Hayhurst (Margaret), Gordon Hayhurst (Betty), Neil Hayhurst (deceased), Nel Breadner (deceased) (Bill), and Freda May (deceased). She will be forever loved and remembered by her husband Major Angus Vaughan Read, her children Marilyn - deceased (Rob), Loreen (Jim), and Brian (Kym), and her grandchildren Nicole, Tim, Graham, Kate and Cassidy. Anyone who knew Bernice personally, knew of her caring nature and drive to help those in need. Not only supporting her family, especially her grandchildren in sports and school, Bea was always putting her own needs second, as she touched the lives of many people through her career in nursing and her generous volunteerism. Bea had two nursing lives, one with the Military and the other as a civic nurse. The military took her places such as Winnipeg (Marilyn born 1952), Regina (Loreen born 1955), Edmonton, Shilo, and Fort Churchill. It also took her around the world to places such as Germany, (Brian born 1957) . As a civic nurse she was involved with the Saint John’s Ambulance and was awarded the Officer of the Order Saint John – 1985, Presented by the Governor General. With the Victorian Order of Nurses she was inducted as an Honorary Life Member – 2009. With the Canadian Cancer Society she was awarded the Service Award for 20 years of service in 2010. She was a Past President of the Lioness Club - 1978, and a Past President of the Inner Wheel – 1991 to 1992. She was continually involved at St Peter’s Church as the 1st Chair of the Health and Healing Committee, Friends at 10, and many other roles within the local Church. Bea was a wonderful storyteller and loved to reminisce about growing up in Manitoba, her earlier times in Cobourg, and her nursing career (Graduated Virden Collegiate Institute (1945), Graduated Brandon General Hospital (1948) – RN, Graduated University of Alberta (1965) – Diploma in Public Health). Her passing is a sad time for friends and family but also a time to celebrate her full and well-lived life. The family would like to thank everyone who has supported them through this trying time. Visitations will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, on Friday, September 10th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Peter’s Church, King Street East, Cobourg on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Bernice Read Nursing Scholarship, Canadian Cancer Society, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, or St. John Ambulance will be gratefully accepted.
Norman Keith Sharpe
June 2, 1930 - September 5, 2010
Norman Keith Sharpe (Retired Major) It is with sadness in our hearts that we, the loving family of Keith Sharpe, announce his peaceful passing on Sunday, September 5, at the age of 80. Survived by his wife of 15 years, Linda (Sedgwick), they built a loving life together filled with family, friends and loved ones. Keith took great pride in everything that was going on in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Gwynneth (Chambres). Survived by brothers Forbes (Liz) and Craig (Norma). Children Blair (Brenda), Brian (Maria Eugenia), Douglas (Kris), Kathryn (William Livingstone) and Janet (Randolph McNally). Loved and respected by Linda's children Shawn (Brenda), Brent (Trista), Kathy (Dean). Grandchildren Malcolm, Amelia, Austin, Cameron, Marion, William, Valerie (John Armstrong), Eric (Kassandra), Josh, Aubrey, Madison, Curtis, and Brett. Great-grandchildren Amy, Allison and Landon. Loved son-in-law of Catherine Hogan and brother-in-law of Diane and Bob Adams, Patsy and Gordon Draper, and Roger and Alice Hogan. Fondly remembered by special family friends Lisa Gauthier and Susanne Fennessey. Keith had a long and illustrious thirty-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring in 1979 having reached the rank of Major. He served in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (later Logistics) in Canada and Germany, and with United Nations peacekeeping forces in both Cyprus and Egypt. After retiring from the military he held the position as business manager at Branksome Hall School in Toronto. His love of stamp collecting, specializing in Canadian Military stamps and Orchids, earned him many local and national awards and hours of enjoyment. Keith was a kind, selfless and generous man, who will be well remembered for his irreverent sense of humour and his abiding love for his family. He loved deeply and was well loved in return. A Memorial Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Wednesday, September 8th at 1 pm. Interment to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to Palliative Care unit in the Northumberland Hills Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Martin Edward Whaley
May 27, 1955 - August 30, 2010
WHALEY, Martin Edward - Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto on Monday August 30th, 2010 in his 56th year. Youngest son of the late Earl and Evelyn Whaley. Dear brother of Richard Whaley, Carolyn Atkins (Bob deceased), Dianne Knight (Ron) and Linda Whaley (Brian). Predeceased by his brothers Peter and David. Dear nephew of Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill. Loved dearly by several nieces. A graveside service will be held at Salem Cemetery on Friday, September 10th at 1 pm. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Neil Lloyd MacLeod
June 25, 1920 - August 29, 2010
MacLeod, Neil Lloyd - Peacefully and in the presence of family at the Hawkesbury General Hospital on Sunday, August 29th 2010, Lloyd MacLeod of Cobourg, Ontario, formerly of Dalkeith, Ontario, at the age of 90. Son of the late Roderick M. MacLeod and the late Catherine McCuaig. Beloved husband of 52 years to Helen (nee Rutherford). Loving father of Gordon (Diane) of Mount Albert, Ontario, and the late Ralph (Eleanor). Stepfather to Irwin Sproule (Jean), Linda LeRoy (Arthur), Edwin Sproule (Carolyn) and John Sproule (Judy). Dear brother of Kenneth (Florence) of Fergus, Ontario and the late Alexander (the late Helen). Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Kailey and Kara, his step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A private interment to take place at a later date at Kirk Hill United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations on Lloyd's behalf may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Sharon Muriel Jeffery
April 15, 1946 - August 31, 2010
Jeffery, Sharon Muriel (nee Campbell) - Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Tuesday August 31st, 2010 with family and close friends by her side, Sharon Jeffery in her 65thth year. Loving wife to James Jeffery. Cherished grandmother to Jesse, Blake and Parker. Sharon will be missed by her sister Patricia Lyons (Harold) and brothers Edgar (Patricia) and Ken (Pennie). Will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. There will be a Memorial Graveside Service this Friday September 3rd, 2010 at 1 pm. at Pioneer Cemetery, Cold Springs. Those wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, NHH Palliative Care Unit or Charity of Choice.
John David Barron
April 12, 1941 - August 31, 2010
BARRON, John David – Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Gwen Barron (nee Yeo). Loving father of James (Kellie), Donna Bowman (Brian) and Deborah Laroche (Luc). Cherished grandfather of Lindsay, Alyssa, Katherine, Brooke, Kassidy, Joelle and Savannah. Dear brother of Theresa Fawcett (Frank). Lovingly remembered by his aunt, Sister Kathleen Corkery and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Thursday, September 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 3rd at 2 pm. Those wishing may make donations to the Alderville United Church.
November 4, 1935 - August 28, 2010
Clinton, Nora Elizabeth Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Saturday, August 28th, 2010, Nora Clinton (nee McKenzie) at 74 years of age. Loving mother of Stephanie Tuer (Gordon), Michael Clinton, Lauren Spagnolo (Eric), Andrew Clinton (Kitty), and Timothy Clinton. Cherished grandmother of David (Ashley), Bethany, Adam, Maleah, Logan, Jeremy (predeceased), Lucas, Daniel, Bailey, and Virginia. Dear sister of Janet Lake (Russell) and James McKenzie (Martha). A Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (King St. W. in Cobourg) on Thursday, September 2nd, at 11 am. Interment to follow at Centreton Cemetery. Visitation to be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Wednesday, September 1st, from 7 until 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque to the Northumberland Hills Hospital – Birthing Suite.
Doris Marjorie Brightman
July 8, 1930 - August 22, 2010
Brightman, Doris Marjorie On Sunday, August 22, 2010 in her 81st year, at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, after a long illness. Beloved wife of Robert Williston Brightman, and loving mother of Ann and Lynne (Dave). Sister of Thelma Lorini (predeceased) and Arthur Mortimer (predeceased). Dear aunt of Deborah Gray of Burlington, and will be missed by other nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northumberland Humane Society.
John "Bunt" Staples
May 3, 1927 - August 22, 2010
STAPLES, John Wellington “Bunt” Peacefully at Regency Manor Nursing Home, Port Hope on Sunday August 22nd, 2010 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Marie Staples (nee Isaac). Loving father of Allan, Valorie Lunn (John), Wayne (Angela) and Barry (Angela). Dear grandfather of James, Adam, Robert, Kristy, Warren, Kyle and the late David and great grandfather of Carson, Ryan, Lauryn, Klara, Evelyn, Grayson and Cooper. Pre-deceased by his sisters Eleanor and Marjorie. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Tuesday August 24th, 2010 from 12 noon – 2 pm., followed by a funeral service at 2 pm. Cremation with interment in Baltimore Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.
Margaret Helen "Peggy" Lees
June 30, 1913 - August 20, 2010
Lees, Margaret Helen Into your hands, O Lord, we commend the spirit of Margaret Helen “Peggy” Lees (1913-2010). Beloved wife of the late David Ray Lees. Loving Mother of Bernadette Jacobs (Bill), Margaret Mary Lees, Raeanna Lees McParland (Gary) Myra Lees-Schmitz (Peter), and the late Shannon Treacy Lees. Dear grandmother of Treacy Wilcox (Cam), Damon Jacobs (Stephanie), Aaron Jacobs (Kerri), Tessa Schmitz-Wood (Andrew), Alexandria Schmitz, Emma Schmitz, and Meehan McParland, and the great grandmother of 7. She will be fondly remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E in Cobourg, on Tuesday, August 24th, from 7 until 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (Corner of University and Division in Cobourg) on Wednesday, August 25th, at 1:30 pm. Interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery on Friday, August 27th, at 1:30 p.m. Sincere thanks to the caring staff at the Cobourg Retirement Residence, 5A at the Peterborough Regional Hospital, and 2A at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg. Donations to Hospice Northumberland Cobourg or St. Vincent de Paul would be appreciated.
Gilbert Glen Gordon
June 17, 1915 - August 18, 2010
Gordon; Gilbert Glen at the Quinte Health Centre, Belleville on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Gilbert Glen Gordon, in his 96th year, was the beloved husband of the late Annie May Gordon (née Lewis). Sadly missed by his children, Robert Gordon and Barbara Liscombe. Special grandfather to Cathy Harrison. Grandfather of Donald, Christine, Barbara, Jeffery, Sherri-Lynn and Robby. Great grandfather of Trisha, Cadena, Catlan, Tanita, Cuyler and Tyren. Great great grandfather of Caden. A graveside service will be held at the Bowmanville Cemetery on Saturday, August 28th at 1 p.m. Donations in memory of Gilbert can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Larry James Chisholm
October 5, 1952 - August 16, 2010
CHISHOLM, Larry James - Peacefully at Trenton Memorial Hospital on Monday August 16th, 2010 in his 58th year. Husband of Susanne Chisholm (nee McIvor). Will be missed by children Terry and Darcy Chisholm and their mother Joan. Dear grandfather of Tyler, Emily, Travis and Kaitlyn. Brother of Ryan Chisholm (Gail), Chris Chisholm (Barb), Linda MacGregor (Ken Thorne), Kathy Chisholm, Sharon Chisholm, and Gayle Thornton (Ken Trolley). Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Scott, Allison, Kate, Jon, Pamela, Laurie, Lance, Christine, Robert, Samantha and Lindsay. Pre-deceased by his parents the late Albert and Marjorie Chisholm. Lovingly remembered by his step-daughter Tina Chamberlain (Jeff) and her children Zackery and Nicholas. Larry will be missed by his best friend Hershey. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St., W., Colborne on Thursday, August 19 from 7-9 pm and Friday August 20th, from 1-2 pm., followed by a Memorial Service at 2 pm. If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or SickKids Foundation.
Richard Wendel Virag
December 5, 1948 - August 15, 2010
Virag, Richard Wendel “The Beard” - Peacefully at the Loyalist Retirement Home in Odessa on Sunday, August 15th, 2010, Richard Virag at 61 years of age. Dear father of Darrel Virag and Dayna Virag. Beloved son of the late Wendel Virag and the late Elizabeth Hienrich. Loving brother of Marlene Allison, John Virag, and Tony Virag. Also missed by his nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Saturday, August 21st, at 2 pm. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Saturday for one hour prior to the service, from 1 until 2 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque to the M.S. Society or the A.L.S. Society.