Donald William Medhurst

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Donald William Medhurst

January 22, 1940 - November 12, 2020

Peacefully at home, after a brief courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, November 12, 2020, with family by his side. In his 81st year. Partner of Carol Lynn and husband of the late Judith Medhurst (nee Kelly). Loving father of Bill (Barb) Medhurst and Kelly (Jim) Goody. Cherished grandfather of Bradley (Karin), Bailey (Dan), Joseph, Collin (Alex), Kate (Graham) and Gillian. Dear brother of the late Marilyn (Stu) Burkholder. Fondly remembered by Carol’s children Sharon, Rob, Jeff and their children. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Mulé, nurse Melanie, Dr. Youssef and the staff of Durham Regional Cancer Centre and all of Don’s friends who were especially supportive during his journey. He will be remembered for his witty sense of humour and his love of family. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date. Donations to JumpStart and Northumberland Humane Society would be appreciated.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Carol Lawrence - November 28, 2020

My sympathy to you Carol,, your family and Don's. Most sincerely, Carol Lawrence

Greg & Cathy Rylott - November 27, 2020

Guin & Kel, there are no words that could comfort you at this time. The world has lost a fabulous man. Hold close the memories. God Bless your families.

David Smith - November 27, 2020

On behalf of our family, we want to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. Please reach out to any of us if there is anything that we can do.

PAUL SIMONSEN - November 27, 2020

Sending our condolences on the passing of your father. He sure knew how to raise kids. Paul and Anita Simonsen

Beth and Chris Brown - November 25, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - November 22, 2020

Carol - We were so sorry to hear of Don's passing - our thoughts are with you and Don's family at this difficult time.

Sue Shannon - November 21, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the news of Don’s passing. I had no idea that Don was sick.My sincere condolences to Bill and Family, Kelly and Family.Its such a shock, I saw Don not that long ago at the grocery store and he looked wonderful. Love to all, xo

Jim Lucas - November 21, 2020

My condolences to you and your family. These are hard times especially as your visits were limited with Covid. Sending hugs and thoughts are with you and your family. Xoj

Mary Ito - November 20, 2020

Kelly, Bill and families: I am so saddened to hear about the passing of your Dad. I have fond memories of my childhood where I spent quit a bit of time at your parents place and your Dad's laugh stands out most of all! His quick wit and grin will never be forgotten. I know you are such a close knit family and I hope that your memories will help you through this difficult time. Big hugs.

Stewart and Donna Sprague - November 20, 2020

We are saddened to hear of Don’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Karen Usher - November 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He will certainly be missed by all of the family and friends.

LINDA SEDGWICK-GIRARD - November 19, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences.

The We-fix-u Chiropody Team - November 19, 2020

Dear Carol, Bill, Kelly and Family, We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Don. Mark always looked forward to Dons' visits to hear his many stories and share in his sense of humour. May your many shared memories help to sustain you through this very difficult time. Sincerely, Mark, Peter, Cristol and Debbie The We-fix-U Chiropody Familyu

Linda Tackaberry - November 19, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Arthur and Nancy Dalgarno - November 19, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Jumpstart Program - Canadian Tire

Joan and Roy Cattell - November 18, 2020

Our sympathy to all the family, but in particular Kelly and Carol. So sad to hear this news.

Linda Jim, Wong - November 18, 2020

To both of Don's families, we are sorry for you loss. Hugs and prayers to you all. I sure he will be missed by many Jim and Linda

Ross and Joan Quigley - November 18, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Jumpstart Program - Canadian Tire

Brian and Marg Salley - November 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Brian and Marg Salley - November 17, 2020

Condolences to Carol, Kelly, Bill and their families. We spent many good times with Don and he will be missed by many. Brian and Marg Salley

Chris and Cathy Hall - November 17, 2020

Dear Bill, Kelly and family, We were very saddened to hear about your Dad, He was one of the best.

Jeanne and Ron Bell - November 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Jumpstart Program - Canadian Tire

Judith Chase - November 17, 2020

Bill and Kelly my thoughts are with you. So sorry for your loss. He was a lovely man.

Vicki Bell-Haley - November 17, 2020

Bill, Kelly and families. So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a wonderful person who always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jane Goody - November 16, 2020

Sorry for your loss Bill, Kelly and families. My thoughts are with you.

Amy and Chris DeJong - November 16, 2020

Bill, Kelly and families we are so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have a lot of great memories of time spent with your family. I hope all the wonderful memories of such a great man will give you comfort in the days ahead. Sending much love to you all.

Nancy McMann - November 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Jumpstart Program - Canadian Tire

Joan and Don Diminie and family - November 16, 2020

We were saddened to learn of Don passing away. Having known Don and Carol for many years we know that Don will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.

Rob and Linda Fisher - November 15, 2020

Dear Bill, Kelly and families, We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

John Ford - November 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Penny Smale - November 15, 2020

Bill, Kelly & Family Our deepest condolences in the loss of your Dad & Grampa! Our thoughts & prayers are with you! Les, Marilyn, Ken & Penny Stevenson

Veronica Marriott - November 15, 2020

Dear Bill and Barb, Kelly and Jim, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Father. Please accept my sincere sympathy and condolences. Xo

Kim Goebel (Munn) - November 15, 2020

So sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Todd Wilson - November 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Jumpstart Program - Canadian Tire

Faye Gaudet - November 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss Bill, Kelly and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Faye and Pat Gaudet

Jeanne Bell - November 14, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you Kelly, Bill, and your familys your Mom & Dad will always have a special place in my heart .so many precious memories of days gone by of time spent over the years never forgotten. Love to you all !!!

Cec Henry, C.F.D. Retired - November 14, 2020

Bill, Kelly, Carol and families. Mary and I were shocked when we learned the news of your Dad/Don and wish to convey our sorrow for your loss of a dear father and friend. I have known Don for many years now and always enjoyed the laughs and fun chats we had while enjoying a cool one following our band practices and many other times and events. He is a true friend whom I hold in the highest regard and will miss him and his great sense of humor.

Scott Tuttle - November 14, 2020

We would like to send our condolences to the family.

Claudie Sawyer - November 14, 2020

My deepest sympathies go to Don’s family. He was a good man and a wonderful partner to my dear friend, Carol. God speed, Don...

Lawrence Barb & George - November 14, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Jumpstart Program - Canadian Tire

George & Barb Lawrence - November 14, 2020

Carol and family, Kelly and Bill and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. We had some great times with Don and Carol. Don always had a smile and a joke to tell. He will certainly be missed. Cherish the memories.

Lynn Wallace - November 14, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Jumpstart Program - Canadian Tire

Lynn Wallace - November 14, 2020

Kelly, Bill and family. Words cannot express my sorrow for the loss of your Father. Don was a wonderful man and I will cherish the fun times we had together. My condolences to Carol and her family who will also miss him very much.

Paul Pearse - November 14, 2020

Sincere condolences to all Don’s family. Great fun loving guy! I remember back to the dances & fun we had at the old Pearse Park dance hall. God Bless you all. Jumbo

Elaine Hope - November 14, 2020

Kelly, Bill and families. I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I heard all about your family as you grew up because I worked with your mom for many years and how your dad was so very proud of you both. Kelly, I remember him just driving to Kingston? to have lunch with you, when you were in school. What a wonderful daughter to have taken time to give both your parents peace and comfort in their final days. I hope you find some comfort in all of your happy memories. Carol, please accept my condolences as well. Sincerely, Elaine

Bonnie Sheridan - November 14, 2020

Bill, Kelly and families, our deepest and sincere sympathy for the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. Ray and Bonnie

Catherine Smith - November 14, 2020

Bill,Barb, and Kelly. Saddened to hear about your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you today.

The Cobourg Fire Department - November 14, 2020

Kelly, Bill & family - We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you over the loss of your father. We are grateful to have so many great memories of him through his years of dedicated service with the Cobourg Fire Department. His sense of humour and his laugh were unforgettable. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Barbara Rusk & Walter Smith - November 14, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Stan and Ruth Davey - November 14, 2020

Bill ,Kelly and family our thoughts are with you all at this time Don was my partner and friend at the fire hall for several years and a dam fine one at that. We had some great times and some not so great times, but these times I will always remember and cherish. Stan

Liz King - November 14, 2020

Carol, Bill and Kelly: I was so sorry to hear of Dons passing, he will be fondly remembered for his love of family and sense of humour. He and my Don were always trying to out prank each other, brought back many great memories. Hugs to you all.

Lesley (Turpin) Ahee - November 14, 2020

Bill, Kelly and family Our Dads worked together on the Fire Department and I have fond memories of him. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Barbara Rusk & Walter Smith - November 14, 2020

To Kelly & family, and Carol & family please accept our deepest condolences. Don was such a great guy with always a smile and joke. He will be sorely missed by all his friends and family.

Millie & Bob Lafleche - November 14, 2020

We have been friends of Don's for many years, especially when our boys were growing up. We enjoyed many great times with Don & Judy. And yes, he did have a great sense of humour. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with Bill & Kelly and their families.

Greg Clayton - November 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. On behalf of the Bark Lake Fish Camp I am sending condolences. Many Happy & Fun times. Don will be missed.

Wayne McVeen - November 14, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Don. He was always a friendly person who would stop and talk to you.

Claude & Terri Romain - November 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Don's passing, he was our friend and neighbour, always had time to stop and have a chat....he will be missed by all who new him.

Eric and Jo Carleton - November 14, 2020

Kelly, Bill and family. We would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. He was an exceptional, fun loving, kind man. We have enjoyed many good times together and he will be missed.

Eric Carleton - November 14, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Jumpstart Program - Canadian Tire

Craig Adams - November 14, 2020

Bill, Kelly and Family My deepest heart felt condolence on the passing of your Dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you. An old friend, Craig Adams.

Brett maynard - November 13, 2020

Dear Kelly and Bill and family My deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss. Brett

Rob and Lorraine Harnden - November 13, 2020

Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father Kelly, and Bill. You are in our thoughts.

Nancy Bruce - November 13, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Sending ❤. Nancy and Brian

Rhonda and JohnPaul Hobart - November 13, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss, may your memories of him help you through this difficult time.

Fred & Donna Cooke - November 13, 2020

Our heart felt thoughts go out to Kelly & Bill and their families at this very sad time. We know how very much your loving Dad & Grandfather will be missed. Don was a kind & caring individual who loved his Grandchildren & animals very much. He will be sadly missed by many friends for his witty sense of humour and great friendship.

Fred & Donna Cooke - November 13, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Blaine Darling& Lynda Darling - November 13, 2020

Bill, Kelly and families, We were so sorry to hear about Don. He was always a friendly man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your families at this most difficult time.

Ross Dudley - November 13, 2020

Bill and Family My sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. Don was good guy and we had many a laugh and good conversation over the years that I knew him.

Jennifer & Doug Lloyd - November 13, 2020

Kelly, Bill & family so sorry for the loss of your Dad & Grandpa. Carol, you and Don where such a fun couple and great travel companions, he will be missed. Bless you.

Jennifer & Doug Lloyd - November 13, 2020

Kelly, Bill & family so sorry for the loss of your Dad & Grandpa. Carol, you and Don where such a fun couple and great travel companions, he will be missed. Bless you.

Helen Ann Parker - November 13, 2020

Bill, Kelly and Families, so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Just remember all the good times that you shared and memories are something that no one can take away. Please except my sincere sympathy at this time.

Ward & Penny Beebe - November 13, 2020

Bill & Barb, Kelly & Jim and families ... We're sorry to hear of your father/grandfather's passing. Our thoughts are with everyone.

Robert Pearse - November 13, 2020

To the Family, Please accept my sincere condolence. Olly

Mary-Beth Hannah - November 13, 2020

Don will always be fondly remembered. He tolerated living next to us through my teen years and was beyond kind as he watch my coming and going. My deepest condolences 💞

Muriel Emerson and family - November 13, 2020

I was so sad to hear of Don's passing. His quick wit and laughter will be a great reminder of his presence. He has gone on to unite in heaven to be with those who proceeded him but will also be with those of us left behind. May God bless and comfort this family.

Marilyn Gordon Riehl - November 13, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Don's passing. I haven't seen Don in many years and I was unable to attend the cousin's get together lunch last year but I have many fond memories of growing up next door to Uncle Bill, Aunt Marg, Marnie and Don.

Ray Medhurst - November 13, 2020

Bill, Kelly and families, So sad to hear of cousin Don's passing. I will also fondly remember the cousins last get together and past family gatherings. He will be missed but in our memories forever.

Steve Gordon - November 13, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. The last time we were together (all the cousins) it was fond remembrances of our childhoods. Donny was wonderful and definitely quick with a joke. We will miss him greatly.

LeeAnn Jones - November 13, 2020

Bill, Joe and the rest of the rest of Don's family, please accept my sincere condolences. Don crossed my mind as I was out doing haircuts on Tuesday and yesterday I learned of his passing. It was always a true pleasure to have him in the shop. He will be sorely missed. Lee Ann

Steve Cole - November 13, 2020

Hi Billy Sorry for the loss of your Father Steve and Marlene

Thomas, Denise, Nathaniel and Kelsey - November 13, 2020

Bill, Kelly and family’s so saddened to hear of your loss. We hadn’t seen you dad in many years but will always remember the quick to laugh, warm hear, brilliant smile and sharp wit. The boys still laugh about Uncle Don teasing them when they were at Grandma’s Also sorry to hear of the passing of Marnie and give our condolences to Jan, Ted, Rob, Carrie and their families. God Bless