Albert Virgil Maynard

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Albert Virgil Maynard

March 23, 1943 - January 28, 2021

Father, poppa, friend, son, brother
Predeceased by his wife Marie and mother Maizie
Survived by his son Brett (Wendi), daughter Jacquie (Duane), grandchildren Keifer, Payton , Garrett and Kennedy. Brother of the late Robert. Brother-in-law of Janis Griffith, brother to John Maynard and son of John Maynard Sr.
Born in Newfoundland, Bert’s family moved to Toronto before settling in Cobourg at the age of 13. Years later when his family moved back to Toronto, he remained in Cobourg with some of his friends that he still has to this day, including the love of his life Marie. Bert lived for family, friends, cards, music, scotch and sports pools, but not necessarily always in that order.
He was an absolute staple in the community. Even though Bert wasn’t always great at the sports he participated in, his passion shone through as either the player, mentor, or coach. Volunteer work for many years with the Cobourg Police, Men’s Night at Ashbrook and several charities, Bert always strived to stay busy.
Wherever Bert went, whoever he interacted with, or whatever he did - his presence was never to be forgotten, and always to be cherished. He was always free to do what he wanted, when he wanted - with the day he passed being no exception. His sarcasm and sense of humour will either be remembered or finally forgotten.
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Colette and Brian - February 9, 2021

Dear Jacquie, Duane, Keifer and Payton. So very sorry to hear about your dad, (grandad). We know how very close you were to him. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Hugs, Colette and Brian

David Ashcroft - February 8, 2021

I met Bert when I was a Cobourg Police Volunteer. He was a great guy and I am sure he will be sadly missed by friends and family. My sympathies.

Rod Brocanier - February 6, 2021

Sorry to hear about your loss. He was along time friend.

Phelan Scanlon - February 5, 2021

Message for Brett: My brother Norman played on your pee wee hockey team, the OPP gang in yellow sweaters. I remember you and your father from those games at Pad II. Sorry to hear about your father.

Cindy & Dennis Sherwin - February 5, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to all the family! RIP Bert

Jan Rose - February 4, 2021

Dear Jacquie, Brett, and families. I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I am thinking of you during this sad time. Because he was loved; he will be missed.

Diane Baldini - February 4, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences and prayers to your family.

Christine, Chris and Carter Clarke / Jim and Christelle Jubenville - February 3, 2021

Sorry for your loss, he was an amazing man. Thinking of you and your family during this time of sadness.

Maurice & Lynda Lefebvre - February 2, 2021

We are saddened of Bert's passing , but relieved he is no longer in pain . 'Hoping you achieve that HOLE IN ONE in Heaven .'

Ted Lessels - February 1, 2021

To Brett , Jacquie and family. I always enjoyed playing ball and golf with Bert . He was one of a kind. So sorry for your loss.

Jamie Cooke - February 1, 2021

I have fond memories of Bert. He always welcomed us into his home, and graciously put up with a bunch of rowdy teenagers. I admire the patience he was able to display, I wish I had some of it these days! He always made time to help with coaching, and spectating games. And then he would sit down and have a beer with you after and share a funny story. My condolences to the entire family.

Trevor, Heather, Bryce, Jarrett and Jacob MacDonald - February 1, 2021

Jacquie & Brett, Our thoughts and prayers are you and your families.

Mary Elder - January 31, 2021

Dear Brett & Jacquie, I was sorry to see that your father passed away. I knew your father from the insurance office I worked at on King St. He was a super guy and always a welcome face; he loved your mom and was so proud of both of you. I'm sure you will miss him. My heartfelt condolences to both of you, Mary Elder

DALE craig - January 31, 2021

Sending my condolences to all family members...very sad day to hear about the passing of Bert.I got to know Bert back in 1982 at our annual football pool, great person will be missed.

Dianne Garrah - January 31, 2021

Jacquie, Brett and families, I was saddened to hear of Bert’s passing and wanted to send my condolences. I have fond memories of Bert and Marie from my childhood and I am very sorry for your loss.

Forrest Rowden - January 30, 2021

My condolences go out to all the family, Bert will be missed by all, first met Bert in the 70s at TPT on his many visits to have coffee with Bob Finkle and staff. Many Macdonalds coffee times, with Ron and Bill,sorry he suffered so much the passed year. He will be missed at the golf coarse. RIP

John Martin - January 30, 2021

Brett Jacquie and family. Bert was one of a kind. I truly consider it an honour to have known him. He will definitely be remembered. RIP

JOHN & JUDY LAWRENCE - January 30, 2021

We have know Bert for 20 years, and John played ball in Baltimore with Bert and his many friends. Good times were had by all. Good memories and a sad good bye . Thinking of you all. Remembering the good times and the laughter will surely get you through the difficult times. Much Love.

Gord and June Minifie - January 30, 2021

Condolences to the family

Cindy and Stan Sokay - January 30, 2021

Jacquie, Brett and family, we are so sorry for your loss and send our heartfelt condolences. Stan and I always loved working with Bert at the Cobourg Police. We always enjoyed his wit and sense of humour. We will miss his smiling face and wonderful hugs. Please know that we are thinking about you during this difficult time. ❤

Dave Atkinson - January 30, 2021

I got to know Bert through working with Marie at general foods.Marie lent me a pair of Bert’s saddle bags which over time I misplaced. Year’s latter whenever I seen Bert I would say I’m still looking for the bags and we would laugh. RIP Bert

Mike Bevan - January 30, 2021

All the great memories and messages here certainly show what a great friend and family man Bert was. I always enjoyed being in sports pools with him (particularly football and the coffee that was ready at the house before our season opening drafts on Sunday mornings). One of my first memories of being at his house was watching a Sunday night football game that some of my players were in. At that time, the game was on a specialty channel that not everyone got, and Bert welcomed a couple of us over to watch the game with him. I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with him over the five years during the Sports Addict. One particular memory, was going to the Industrial Park in Cobourg and Bert showing me on a Saturday how to drive his pick-up truck (stick shift), before I headed to Syracuse the next day (in his truck), to pick up some items for the store. Made it back in one piece with the truck, so he must have done a great teaching job in one day. I also remember before I knew him well, umpiring some lob ball games that he was coaching in. I was young and probably wasn't the best umpire, and I remember a couple coaches getting heated at times, but not Bert. Y Coach Bert? I hadn't been able to see him as much the last few years, other than mainly on the first day of the football season and I looked forward to those days and the back and forth banner we all had poking fun at each other. Sincere condolences to Brett, Jacquie, Kiefer and families, and those like me who will miss our great friend. Mike

Claude winsor - January 29, 2021

So sorry to hear the passing of this beautiful man..my condolences to the family❤️

John Maynard Sr. and John Jr. - January 29, 2021

Jacqui, Brett and Family. We send our heartfelt condolences. He will certainly be missed, we loved him very much. With love John Sr. and John Jr.

SUE WRIGHT - January 29, 2021

Dear Jacqui Brett and families I am so sorry for your loss. Bert was a good friend to Alex. He will be missed. Treasure your memories.

Alex & Joan Ferguson - January 29, 2021

Brett, Wendi, Jacquie, Duane & families Although no words can really help ease your grief, just know that we will keep the family close in our thoughts during this difficult time. We are deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Larry Clutterbuck - January 29, 2021

My condolences to his immediate Family and to others Bert would call Family. What a great guy to know and travel with. The stories told on our motorcycle trips as we sipped on scotch may have been stretched a little yet we will keep them as just guy talk. Love this man and happy to have called him one of my closest friends. RIP Buddy

Tim Clarey - January 29, 2021

Brett, Jacquie and family, sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. Thinking of you all Tim

Larry Thompson,Margie Elliott - January 29, 2021

Bert was a good friend, always a laugh, sportsman to the end.Great memories of golfing in Mexico, i have a picture of Bert petting a 12 foot crocodile, always the clown........rest in peace buddy

Ewart Timlin - January 29, 2021

Dear Jackie,Duane,Brett,and Wendi ,Bert certainly will be missed by everyone who knew him .His keen sense of humour will never be duplicated by anyone.My heartfelt condolences to the family.ET/CAT

Joanne Francis-Beattie - January 29, 2021

Jacquie, Brett and family...sending my sincere condolences and holding you up in prayer, hugs❤

Dianne Lee - January 29, 2021

I was so sorry of hearing Bert's passing. He was a character but a real gentleman. I like to think of Soup my Brian and Bert swapping stories of Kellys and their many bike trips in the big sky makes me smile. He was a dear lifelong friend. So sorry for your loss. Hugs.

Sharon Bonnar - January 29, 2021

To you my guy. Rest now I have missed you for so long. I will see you on the other side Condolences to the family he loved you all so much

Janis GRIFFITH - January 29, 2021

Bert you were and always will be my favorite brother in law, as you always said I was your favorite sister in law. Our families shared many good times together over the years. I remember staying with you for a few weeks a few times after spending the winter down south You always welcomed me like a sister and always said your home is my home. I've always loved your sense of humor and spending time with you. I'm so sad to have lost our connection of getting together and I will always hold a special place in my heart for you. We shared some some very special discussions together and they will always remain with me. I love you Bert as I still do Marie and we will meet again in another place and time xo

Ted and Julia Doig - January 29, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bert s passing God Bliss

Judy and Wayne Ferguson - January 29, 2021

Brett, Wendi, Jacquie and Duane Please accept our sincerest condolences on Bert's passing. Your loss is immeasurable, but know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but loves leaves memories no one can steal. Treasure each and every memory you have and hold him close in your hearts. Judy, Wayne and family

RUTH LANGMUIR - January 29, 2021

Jackie and family I am so sorry to hear of such a loss, he was a very kind man with an amazing smile always. Deepest condolence Ruth

Sean O'Grady - January 29, 2021

Sincere condolences to Brett, Jacquie and families! Bert was well respected and will be missed by all that new him. Cheers!

Jane Mullins - January 29, 2021

Brett and Jacque So sorry to hear about your dad We spent many a Sunday night watching him play broomball back in the day with George Oliver , my brother Max and many others Fun times I will always remember him driving up on his motorcycle to the arena to watch Keiffer play hockey I’m sure he will be truly missed Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time Jane and Wayne

Kathy and Mike Thompson - January 29, 2021

My deepest condolences go out to Jacquie and Brett and family. As you both know your dad meant the world to us . We had become really good friends years ago when I invited him to play poker at our weekly game ,Little did we know what a card he really was. With every Jab he threw at you , you came to realize that he only did this to friends he really liked. As the years flew by we started travelling around to different golf courses every week with our regular foursome. Eventually we tried those stay and play at Bellmere Winds golf coarse,Many laughs had by all. We also started playing euchre on a weekly basis. Larry Kris and I really looked forward to playing cards with your dad, Ill leave you with one of Berts classic lines, I don't like you. never did, and never will. If you heard this from him., you have got the stamp of approval

Terry Demill - January 29, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about Bert's passing. He was a volunteer with the Cobourg Police for many of the years that I was an officer there. A great volunteer and gentleman.

Bill & Kathy Bleekman - January 29, 2021

Bert would drive past our house every morning on his way to the Y, and at exactly 8:05 every morning rev his Harley full throttle, and repeat on his way home. He would drop in on a winter afternoon, and have a dram or two of my scotch, and ask me why I don't buy better stuff. My little dog Buddi would climb on Bert's lap and stay there throughout the visit. Buddi doesn't much like anyone. He loved Bert. Dogs, they say, are great judges of character! Bert would stand over a six foot putt on the 18th green with a cold beer on the line, and with the most unorthodox putting style imaginable make the putt every time, every time. Brett, Jacquie your dad was stubborn, bull headed and one of the genuinely best friends I've ever or will ever have. Keiffer and all the grandkids. You were the light of his life, and he was so,so proud of each and everyone of you. 'Till we meet again my friend. Love you man !

Eunice Kirkpatrick - January 29, 2021

Bert was a regular and friend of many at the Y. A kind and gentle person whose presence will be missed. Thinking of the family during this difficult and sad time.

Gil Brocanier - January 29, 2021

Jaquie, Brett and family, so sorry for your loss. We had some wild and crazy times as teenagers and many happy events as adults with Bert and Marie. Always a true friend we could rely on if we ever needed anything. Later in life he was my sign crew for both Mayoral campaigns, but through it all too many good times to mention. We will miss him and his sense of humour. Gil and Marg Brocanier

Don and Mary Jones - January 29, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the entire family on Bert’s passing. May your fond memories comfort you through this sad time.

Ron Caffin - January 29, 2021

Our sincere condolences to my good buddy Bert; it's been a long haul. Gonna miss our coffee "dates" and Lynne always valued their shared birthday hugs. RIP my friend. Ron, Lynne, Tyler & Kiley

Marion & Ric McIvor - January 29, 2021

Our Sincere Condolences to The Maynard Family From Marion & Ric

Ron Raine - January 29, 2021

I HAVE SO many fond memories of Bert ,far to many to recount here; from our football trips to Detroit and Buffalo to a whirlwind baseball trek we took to many cities throughout the US. One MEMORABLE trip we let Bert drive the RV and ended up at a military facility in Michigan. He was banished to the card playing table after that!! My sincerest condolences to Bert's family , he will be missed by all the knew him and loved him.

Greg Clayton - January 29, 2021

We have lost a great friend. Many fond memories of crazy, fun & happy times. Bert will be missed. (...and yes, Bert, the next bottle of Scotch will be a Single Malt , in your honour. R.I.P. my friend. You will never be forgotten.

Carol Ann Heffernan - January 29, 2021

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Sincerely Tom & CarolAnn Heffernan

Michael Morency and Jeanette Matheson - January 29, 2021

Bert’s card playing friends and neighbours will miss him greatly. We played cards three times a week followed by happy hour. His sense of humour was great and he was a good friend to everyone that knew him. He loved to laugh and make other people laugh. Bert will be sorely missed by all! Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Peter Schmitz - January 29, 2021

I knew, Bert, from the YMCA and to me, he was just as stated here. You'd think he was a "Hard Rock", but he was a really gentle soul, just fun to be around with.

Deanne Spalding - January 29, 2021

Jacquie and Brett- so very sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. He was such a nice man, always smiling and a pleasure to chat with. I hadn't seen him in many years but he was always so proud of you and his grandchildren.

Dave MacPhee - January 29, 2021

I was very saddened to hear of Berts passing. Bert was a man of great character and I always enjoyed his company. I would like to send my sincere condolences to Berts family and close friends.

Rick and Mary Jaynes - January 29, 2021

From the first time I met Bert who rode with my Dad to General Motors to the pools we shared lately, and all the times in between, I have many great memories of Bert I will keep in my thoughts. He will be missed by many!! Our condolences to the family.

Lynda Oliver - January 28, 2021

To the caring family he loved so much, I’m thinking of you all with love....

Geoff and Marion Skuse - January 28, 2021

So very sad to hear of Bert's passing. Enjoyed many enjoyable years playing ball in Baltimore as well as just hanging out at his sports card store on King Street. We also had the great pleasure of working with Marie at Kraft. Condolences to the entire family. Bert will be truly missed.

Kim (Gelineau) and Phil Curtis - January 28, 2021

Jacquie, Brett and families, So sorry for your loss. Bert will be missed. Hugs to you all. Kim and Phil Curtis

Neva Moore - January 28, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Olson Family - January 28, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

Christian Doig - January 28, 2021

Brett, Jacquie and families, I offer my most heartfelt condolences. My memories of Burt are filled with smiles and laughter! CD

Lynn Poirier - January 28, 2021

Jacquie and family, Please accept my sincerest condolences. I am keeping you close in thought and prayer.

Bryan Marjoram - January 28, 2021

Dear Brett, Jacquie and Family, My memories of Bert revolve around playing ball against one another on Tuesday night in Baltimore. Always kidding one another and enjoying the game we loved. He was a nice guy with a keen sense of humour and a very caring individual who volunteered his services in many areas of the community. I will fondly cherish the memories of this good man. Bert will be missed. Albert Virgil Maynard March 23, 1943 - January 28, 2021 Rest In Peace

Mike and Sharon Gutteridge - January 28, 2021

Jacquie, Mike and I are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We had many great nights playing volleyball together. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Bill McAllister - January 28, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the sad news of Bert's passing. He and his late wife Marie were such a nice couple. Our sincere condolences to the family through this very difficult time. Bill and Wendy

Garry & Liz Liboiron - January 28, 2021

Our condolences and love to Jacquie, Brett and family. Over 50 years of friendship with Bert, so many great memories flash through my mind. Canoeing with our kids across a lake during a storm. Recently saw a picture of the year Bert & I coached our daughters in “Y” ball, back in the 1970’s. Years of football trips, pools, baseball, hockey, golf, squash...fortunate and honoured to have Bert as a great friend. Bert was good man, generous, caring and loving. The kids and grandkids meant everything to him. Love you Bert.

Garry & Liz Liboiron - January 28, 2021

Our condolences and love to Jacquie, Brett and family. Over 50 years of friendship with Bert, so many great memories flash through my mind. Canoeing with our kids across a lake during a storm. Recently saw a picture of the year Bert & I coached our daughters in “Y” ball, back in the 1970’s. Years of football trips, pools, baseball, hockey, golf, squash...fortunate and honoured to have Bert as a great friend. Bert was good man, generous, caring and loving. The kids and grandkids meant everything to him. Love you Bert.

Patricia Clayton - January 28, 2021

Oh Bert. I have great photos of you and Marie of some of our fun times together. Always in my heart 💞

Cheryl Muldrew - January 28, 2021

Jacquie, I am so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. I loved playing volleyball with him😢 thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. He was an awesome guy💕 he is with your mom now🙏

JoAnn Kropf-Hedley - January 28, 2021

As always ❤️Be kind to your hearts these next few days !