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MacCoubrey Funeral Home

30 King Street East
Cobourg, ON K9A 1K7
(905) 372-5132

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Christie Blatchford: Court challenge over elderly man's will may be sign of things to come - National Post

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

COBOURG, Ont. — It’s known as “a will challenge,” a genteel name for a civil trial in Ontario Superior Court in which two caregivers are alleged to have isolated an elderly vulnerable man, taken over as his prime beneficiaries and then “ransacked” his bank accounts.Christos (Chris) Vloyiannitis died May 19, 2013, at the age of 78, a day after he was taken by ambulance to hospital in nearby Trenton nearly unconscious.According to a doctor who saw him there, Vloyiannitis was “in horrible condition” — unkempt, severely underweight and with untreated diabetic wounds on his fingers and feet.The admitting sheet at hospital identified “the presenting complaint” as “failure to thrive,” a diagnosis more common in infants and young children, though Vloyiannitis died of renal failure.He arrived at hospital with Do Not Resuscitate and “no comfort” orders.The caregiving team, Terry and Pam Cross, say through their lawyer, Jim Hunt, that they were devoted to Vloyiannitis and tried to persuade him to...

Cecil Ferguson

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Nicole, Craig, Holly, Robert, Sarah, Michael, Joshua, Justin, Chanse, Randy, Shamus, Heidi, Stephanie, Bradley and Blakely. Survived by brother Jim (Beverley) Ferguson of Cobourg. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Margaret (Logan) Ferguson, son David and siblings Geraldine, Dorothy, Margaret, Donald, Douglas, John and George. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Revered Brian Carswell officiating. Inurnment Carrying Place Cemetery Annex at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at

Former Port Hope resident, Devil's Brigade veteran Charlie Mann dies - Northumberland News

Friday, February 17, 2017

Port Hope, died on Jan. 28. His funeral was on Feb. 4. Mann was born in a house on John Street in Port Hope on June 30, 1922, said retired Cobourg Collegiate Institute West history teacher Michal Loeprich, who spent about 10 years meeting with and compiling a binder about Mann for her students. After Mann’s father died in 1933, the family was poverty-stricken and lost their home. Mann joined the militia in 1937 to earn cash, she said. He would later become a member of the First Special Service Force, an elite military unit with both Canadian and U.S. members, known as the Devil’s Brigade. The Brigade members were known to be tough men with training in parachuting, skiing, mountain climbing and hand-to-hand combat in the Second World War. The Brigade was originally to be a parachute unit but instead became an assault group known for reconnaissance behind enemy lines. Mann was the supply sergeant and delivered food, water, clothing, ammunition and equipment to the troops. At one point, the Italian farmhouse they were headquartered in was shelled and Mann was blown through a window in a ball of fire. He was severely bruised in the incident. Mann and his wife June moved to Kincardine in 1964. He spent 27 years in municipal politics and was mayor for 13 years. ...

Paul Thomas

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thomas After a battle with cancer, on January 22, 2017, Paul, passed away at home in Cambridge with family by his side at the age of 67 years. Loving father of Rebecca Thomas-Lorenzon (Paul) of Cobourg, David Thomas (Melissa) of Cambridge, Jordan Thomas (Danielle) of Waterloo, Ruth Armstrong (Paul) of Cambridge and Benjamin Thomas (Trish) of Cambridge. Proud grandpa of 10 grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Milton and Margaret Thomas and a special Uncle Russel Thomas. As a father, grandfather and brother you will be remembered for your simplicity in life, ability to give and your boisterous laugh which lives on in your children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online Condolences and Donations may be arranged through or by contacting Wm. KIPP . 519 632 8228.

Benjamin Ring

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Isobel Louise (Harnden). Loving husband of Carole (Reddick). Dear father of Janelle and her husband Mike Thomlinson of Bragg Creek, Alberta, and Carla and her husband Chris Herron of Cobourg. Predeceased by his brother Wayne Ring and his wife Doris Ring. Brother-in-law of Marilyn and her husband Ray Murray of Calgary, Alberta. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Tyler, Ariana, William, Alyse, Eleanor, and his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Brighton Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton (613-475-2121) on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. Service in the funeral home on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1 o'clock. Cremation with spring interment Salem Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Parkinson's Foundation, or your local Humane Society, would be appreciated by the family. For online condolences, please visit

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Flyers and Marlboros.  (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)Pejcinovski was a promising prospect in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft. “We remember him as a teammate and friend,” West said, urging the boys to “sit together, support each other, and keep playing the game.” And they did, but with a twist. The two teams tossed their sticks into pile at centre ice — with no discernible divide between Flyers and Marlboros. Players picked sticks at random, shuffling them like a deck of cards into two new teams.They then peeled their rival jerseys and put on new ones, black or white with a capital “R,” for Roy, in burgundy. The colour in the boys’ socks — orange and black for the Flye...

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt later this week. — City of Brockville (@BrockvilleON) April 9, 2018Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it wa...

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hunter Chamberlain and their son, Bentley, died last Tuesday. Their SUV, northbound on Highway 69 near Parry Sound, crossed the centre line and collided with a transport. The SUV caught fire. Ontario Provincial Police have not released the names of the deceased pending identification by Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences. Whitehead's best friend, Rebecca Chapman, launched a GoFundMe appeal ( on Friday to help Victoria's mother, Jodey Whitehead, pay for funeral costs. Her goal was $2,000. That target was exceeded by more than 50 per cent within 24 hours with $3,186 donated by 66 contributors by 10 a.m Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, the tally grew to $5,980 from 136 donors. In an update, Chapman thanked donors and said the appeal was finished. “As per request by the family, I will be closing donations and taking the funds to them,” she said. “They decided that this is an overwhelming, but very appreciated amount of support, and that they would like me to close the fund as we have reached nearly $6,000.”Many donors offered their condolences about the trio's death. “My heart goes out to anyone impacted by this tragedy,” said Danielle Heatley. “I can't imagine the pain of losing a child and grandchild,” said MaryClaire Wood in a post. “I pray you find the strength to deal with this terrible loss.“Thanks to everyone for their generosity,” said Jonathan White...