Robert 'Bob' James Kearney

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Robert 'Bob' James Kearney

November 13, 1936 - July 21, 2020

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Monday, July 21th, 2020, Bob Kearney at 83 years of age. Dear brother of Joseph Kearney. Also missed by his nieces and his friends. Bob formerly lived on Spring St. in Cobourg and was a custodian for the Town of Cobourg and a faithful parishioner and Sacristan of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. A Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (corner of Division and University) in Cobourg on Friday July 24th at 2 pm. Cremation to follow with later interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Cobourg. Face masks and social distancing will be required at the Mass. Please RSVP MacCoubrey Funeral Home if you plan to attend the Mass by either phoning (905) 372-5132 or emailing Those wishing may make a donation to a charity of choice.

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Phelan Scanlon - August 6, 2020

We always just called him, "Kearney". I knew him when I was about 11 years old and remember him being with us at a Boy Scout camp in Upstate New York in 1972. Whenever I was in Cobourg I saw him downtown. He was always,"Kearney" to me. A very likable man who made a good impression on me when I was a Scout.

Roddy Turpin - August 4, 2020

Rest in the bosom of the Master.

Conor Mcauliffe - July 29, 2020

Sad to hear of Bob's passing. Bob and Joe were friends of my brother Brian and family friends as well.A kind person with a good sense of humor and a laugh to boot. He will be missed by many.

Bernard Locklin McCracken - July 28, 2020

My condolences to Brother Joe and Bob's many friends and extended family. Bob and I were friends for many years and I will miss his cheerful teasing about the good old days of our youth. I remember our trips to Oshawa to visit the McElhinney's and extended Kearney Family. Rest in Peace Bob. Blessings, Bernie McCracken, St Albert, Alberta

Petra Hartwig - July 27, 2020

My sincere condolences on the passing of Bob. I recall, while working at the town offices, Bob's delightful personality. He was always kind and giggled when he was complimented. After her retired, he would often come into the offices just say hello. You will be missed, Bob.

Johanne Loken - July 27, 2020

I will always keep excellent memories of you. You were very kind to me.

Victor Olsen - July 25, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Michael the Archangel Church - Cobourg

Joan and Don Diminie and family - July 24, 2020

Our condolences and prayers go out to Bob and family at this difficult time. Having known Bob for many years, he will be missed.

Rhonda Hobart - July 23, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to Bob’s family at this time. He was in Peterborough Extendicare with my Grandmother. They sat at the same table and watched a few hockey games together. She quite enjoyed both Bob and Joseph’s company. He was very a sweet and caring man.

Christopher Forster - July 23, 2020

Sorry to hear of the death of Bob Kearney.

Sally Rohde - July 22, 2020

Bob Kearney was a kind, soft spoken & friendly person. Met him when he was a custodian in Victoria Hall when I worked at the Art Gallery. Would have a catch up conversation whenever we'd meet in the street after he retired. You will be missed Bob! Condolences to his family and friends.

Jon Mitchell - July 21, 2020

RIP Bob my old cub leader and long time friend, a fine and lovely man who brightened everyone's day who met him

Rob & Cyndy Harper - July 21, 2020

Bob was a wonderful, kind and generous man he will be missed by many. We always enjoyed our conversations with him, he had such a great sense of humour. Our deepest condolences to you all please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

(E.C.) John Lindsay - July 21, 2020

Thoughts & prayers this day for Bob; his family and his friends. I met Mr. Kearney during my time as an elected official in Cobourg, Ontario during the 1990s. In later years, we always shared a ‘good yesteryear story with laughter and a pint ’ at Kelly’s Homelike Inn, Cobourg. Rest In Peace, Good Christian, rest in eternal peace. 🙏🏻 ✝️

Bill Fraser - July 21, 2020

so sorry to hear of Bob's passing , I was Bob's boss for his many years at Victoria Hall ,we sure had some good times & a few bad but that is life isnt it , as well Bob was my Cub leader back in the early 60s ,he was very dedicated to Scouting in this area for many many years ,farewell my old friend