Mary Margaret Bedford-Jones

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Mary Margaret Bedford-Jones

November 2, 1944 - February 11, 2021

Peacefully at her home in Cobourg, on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Beloved wife of the late William Goodwin. Loving mother of John (Lyne Dupont-Goodwin) and Jessica (Justin) Atherton. Cherished Granny of Hunter and Elsie. Treasured sister of Bishop Michael (Bonnie) and Judith (Raymond Pfeiffer). Dear aunt of Catherine (Carl) Gjendem and their daughter Sophia. Mary will be sadly missed by her extended family across Canada and the U.S. A special thank-you to the LHIN palliative care team and friends Debbie, Dave & Karen and Nancy. A private memorial service will take place at MacCoubrey Funeral Home with interment in the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter. Donations to the Northumberland Land Trust or Northumberland Hills Foundation would be appreciated.

"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light." ---Dylan Thomas

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Mildred Delfin - February 22, 2021

To John & Jessica my heartfelt condolences as I known her as I was working in the lab. Thankful for knowing her for many years. I will miss her. Millie.

Janis Brodie - February 22, 2021

So very sorry for the loss of your sister BJ. Condolences to you and your family at this sad and difficult time.

Imad Abou-Falah - February 22, 2021

John, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May her soul rest in peace. Imad Abou-Falah

Liz Mikel - February 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

LINDA CAINE - February 21, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time ,I enjoyed my chats with your mom at the salon, she shared so many great times about her trips , cottage times with the family , pictures of her beautiful grandkids she cherished, lots of memories you all have in your hearts.

Linda Hadley - February 21, 2021

My deepest condolences to Mary's family. We shared some awesome adventures in Newfoundland.

betty and ross calberry - February 20, 2021

0ur thoughts and prayers are with marys family. what a thoughtful and caring person. I worked with her for many years and she was always a very special docter. God Bless

Debby & Tom Jackson - February 19, 2021

Mary delivered our children and was our family Doctor until her retirement. She was a very caring and kind person. We send our condolences to her family.

Crystal Beaudry - February 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Dr. Bedford-Jones was always smiling. I work at NHH and worked at Cobourg General Hospital. She was a wonderful doctor and lady.❤

Sally and Allan Raymond - February 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Margaret Robb - February 19, 2021

So sorry to learn of your loss. I will miss my neighbour’s warm smile and friendly greetings whenever I pass by, especially once gardening season returns. My sympathy to everyone who loved her.

Britt Bedford-Jones - February 19, 2021

Too many remembrances to share them all here. I know that we will have plenty of time to share and remember and celebrate together when we all gather once again on Mudlunta. For John & Jess, Michael and Judy - We all grieve with you as we also celebrate and revel in our memories. I am so glad we were able to share the memorial together. Even though we could not be there in person we were all embraced in Mary's spirit. You are all very much in my thoughts at this time. Britt

Sarah & Peter Bertelsen - February 19, 2021

Thinking of you all today. Wish we could be with you. Sending you all our love and prayers xo

Diane Woollard - February 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Heather & Michael Cook - February 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Heather & Michael Cook - February 18, 2021

Thoughts & prayers are with you Michael, Bonnie and family. We were both so sorry to hear the news of Mary's passing. We have a lovely memory of the evening we celebrated Michael's birthday with her. We feel like we know your whole family from all the stories that you share. So sorry to all of you for your loss.

Jay Amin and Ian McFarlane - February 18, 2021

Mary was a wonderful doctor and colleague . She carried out her duties with grace , dignity and a warm sense of humour. May she rest in peace. Condolences to John , Jessica and families.

Jay Amin - February 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Northumberland Hills Hospital General Medical Staff - February 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Linda McIntyre - February 17, 2021

This is for my dear friend, BJ, who I've known for decades - and for her brother, Michael, who I met only once - but felt I had known for a very long time.... I wish I had met your sister, Mary, as she sounds like a truly caring and wonderful person. It is very difficult to lose a sibling - someone you've shared much of your life with, but you will have hundreds of happy memories to remind you that she is still in your life (somewhere, when you least expect to think about her). I am thinking about you, her children, and your whole family at this sad time.

Linda Cockburn - February 17, 2021

I was fortunate enough to have her as my doctor at Cobourg hospital when I was in Grade 6. I ended up having quite a serious health issue to which she tended to and swiftly put me in an ambulance and sent me off for further care. She was a tremendous doctor. My sincere sympathies to her family and friends. Linda Cockburn

Peter Ormerod - February 17, 2021

I am quite taken aback by the News of Mary's passing. Thought a great deal of her and she will be missed a great deal by all that new her.

Donna Sprague - February 16, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. She was a lovely lady who will be truly missed.

Paul Bernstein - February 16, 2021

Seeing the notice of Mary’s passing took me back 50 years to our med school class when Mary and several others whose names started with B spent many hours together From the comments on the web site I must conclude Mary remained the same-pleasant lovely and a great lady To her family I wish no more sorrows

Susan Knowles - February 16, 2021

My condolences to you all. Mary was a joy to be with and I am very grateful to have had her as a friend. I will miss her.

Susan Knowles - February 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Lise and Yves Dupont - February 16, 2021

Our sincere condolences to John, Lyne and family. We are thinking, praying and grieving with you all.

Carolyn and Geoff Pratt - February 16, 2021

To all the family, our deepest sympathy. Mary will be greatly missed especially at the island in the summer. Peace and love to all. Carolyn and Geoff

Anita Reekie - February 16, 2021

Jess and family, so sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Gramma

Michelle Verbeem - February 16, 2021

My sincere condolences. Your mom was a wonderful physician and lovely lady. I enjoyed working with her until she retired.

Northumberland United Way - February 16, 2021

The Board members and staff of Northumberland United Way would like to offer our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We have appreciated Dr. Bedford-Jones' generosity and commitment to the community over the years. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Bessie Hildebrandt - February 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Ann and Bob Scott - February 16, 2021

sincere condolences to family and friends who will miss a tremendous lady with a great sense always do the best in her quiet way for her many patients tinged with a great sense of humor.

Mike and Jill Irwin - February 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Jill Irwin - February 16, 2021

John and Jessica, we are so saddened to hear of the passing of Mary, your Mum. Our memories of Mary are of a strong woman, always with a bright smile, a force to be reckoned with together with a gentle nature. Our thoughts are with you. Mike and Jill Irwin.

Steven Dupont - February 15, 2021

John, Lyne, and family, we are thinking of you during these difficult times. We are truly sorry for your loss and wish you all our deepest condolences. Mary’s presence, smile, and love will be missed. Love and prayers, Steven, Jacinthe, Audrey, and Julia

Marc Peladeau - February 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Marc, Karine and Emma - February 15, 2021

John, we would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Paul and Kim Atherton - February 15, 2021

Jess, sending heartfelt sympathies to your family. Mary was an ambitious lady that had a love for the outdoors, hiking, exploring, and her beautiful gardens. She will be missed by many people. Looking at the messages of condolence she was truly loved. Heaven needed a good Doctor.

Annie Péladeau & Michael Bernier - February 15, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love.

Hazel Bates - February 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Shelley Kamin - February 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Suellen Stratton - February 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Suellen Stratton - February 15, 2021

My condolences to Mary’s family for their loss. Whether walking the LL trust property, or recalling our struggling French lessons, and that hilarious trip to Quebec plus the many happy meals we shared our paths crossed and we became friends. So soft spoken, interesting and wise. A true nature loving very special person. You will remain in my heart.

Linda Bevan - February 15, 2021

Dr. Bedford-Jones was my family doctor for many years! She was a kind and caring. Our sincerest condolences to her family. Rest in Peace🙏

Elsie Bedford-Jones - February 15, 2021

You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers. On Fri. I will be gathering with all Mary’s family and friends to say goodbye. Hopefully we will be able to gather on Mudlunta Island next summer to celebrate Mary’s life. Blessings and love to all.

Barbara Ingamells - February 15, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She took such wonderful care of my parents after Dr. Gear died until she retired. Such a good kind doctor.

Katharine McMurdo - February 15, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dr. BJ, I always enjoyed working with you! You always gave your patients the best as well as soft, kind words of encouragement! You will be missed.

Helen Baxter - February 15, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about your mom. We used to spend a lot of time together as a family. We lived across the street. My love and prayers are with you. Helen Baxter (Bob)

Doug Hobson and Jeany Barrett - February 15, 2021

On behalf of the Newcastle Horticultural Society, Doug and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Michael and Bonnie on the loss of his beloved sister. May your memories sustain you both at this time. Love Doug and Jeany

patricia ward - February 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Patty Ward - February 15, 2021

I had the pleasure of getting to know Mary on a hiking trip to the Amalfi Coast . She loved nature and hiking. I know she will be sorely missed by her family, friends and colleagues.

Louise Fox - February 15, 2021

So sorry for the passing of Dr. Bedford-Jones. She was very compassionate. And so nice.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - February 15, 2021

So sorry to learn of Mary passing on, being friends for so many years it will be sad not to see her out and about anymore. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Larry Ribble - February 14, 2021

Our family gives condolences to the family.

Sandra & David McBride & family - February 14, 2021

Mary was a constant presence in our lives as she lived across the street from us. She spent so many hours out in her yard that we saw her daily. She inspired us with her love of trees, birds, walking and all the gifts nature gives to us. We knew we had a special neighbour in Mary. We would always make a point of telling her that we had been out to the outdoor Ed centre to walk our dog and to recognize her land trust. We were blessed to have the best neighbour in the world for twenty-five years. We miss her sorely already and are grateful for the time we had her with us and our lovely friendship. Jessica and John, we are thinking of you at this sad time.

Colin Banfield - February 14, 2021

Helen and I recall many enjoyable conversations with Mary, including her tales of overseas hiking holidays and her summer months on the island. An active member of the Pine Ridge Hiking Club over many years, she was very pleasant modest company on our hikes around the County. Our condolences to her family.

Lynn & Ken Stubbings - February 14, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Dr Bedford- Jones was our family physician from the time we moved to Cobourg in 1985 until her retirement. She was a pleasant, knowledgeable professional respected by us and many. Rest in peace.

Carmel and Bill Scott - February 14, 2021

Bill and I send our deepest condolences to the family. Dr. Bedford-Jones was my doctor for years, until her retirement. She delivered our 4 children and was simply a wonderful lady. Kind, caring and compassionate. Rest peacefully.

Mary Henry - February 14, 2021

Dear John, Jessica and families.. I was saddened to hear of your Moms passing. I knew her from working at the Cobourg Hospital in the DI Department for many years. She was also my family physician for many years until her retirement. She was always so kind and always made you feel very important. She was a beautiful person inside and out. RIP Mary🙏 Mary Henry❣️

Jim Gear - February 14, 2021

Fondly remembered by the Gear family. Remember her kind demeanour and lovely smile. Our condolences. Jim, Jane, Judy, Susan, Carol Gear

Melissa Marshall - February 14, 2021

Dr. Bedford-Jones always made me feel happy when she invited me into her lovely home to babysit, John and Jessica. I will miss her, her smile and the gentle and kind things she did for me. Thank you.

Rae MacCulloch - February 14, 2021

For the family of Dr. Bedford-Jones: I knew her as BJ, one of the doctors I worked with as a Paramedic for the Northumberland County. My sincere condolences on the loss of a great lady.

Faith and Michael Jones - February 14, 2021

Donation to Northumberland Hills Hospital in memory of Mary from Faith and Michael Jones. With deepest sympathy to all her family.

Pamela Harnden - February 14, 2021

So sorry for the family’s loss of a lovely person. I remember going to emergency over 26 years ago for a work injury and having a good cry with Dr. Bedford-Jones because she became close friends with my mom during her illness. I had not met Dr. Bedford-Jones until that moment and she hugged me, told me how much she had missed my mom. Very lovely, compassionate lady.

Sylvia Gallagher - February 14, 2021

So very sad to hear this news! I worked for Mary in the office for 25 wonderful years! She was also my family doctor! One of the best! She will be so missed! She was such a kind and compassionate lady and doctor as well. It was a pleasure to have been part of her work family. She will be missed! John and Jess your Mom was a special lady! Thinking of you both! Sylvia

Davies Family - February 14, 2021

Our deepest condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.

Faith and Michael Jones - February 14, 2021

We were so sorry and shocked to hear of Mary's death. She was smart, funny, a tremendous lady. Mike really enjoyed working with her for many years. We send you many condolences on such a loss.. Faith and Michael

Keri Speechley & Colleen Hughes - February 14, 2021

Jess and Family, We are sorry to hear of your moms passing.

Stacy Robison - February 14, 2021

R.I.P.

Michelle Baxter - February 14, 2021

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. SHE WAS A LOVELY LADY.

Melissa Buttar - February 14, 2021

Soo sad to hear. RIP♥️

Ruth Richardson - February 14, 2021

Upon moving back to Cobourg, Dr. Bedford-Jones 'inherited' me as a patient following a visit to ER. She was a competent and caring family doctor and I missed her when she retired. A loss to her profession and our community. Sincere condolences to her family.

Glenda Jackson - February 14, 2021

A very special person. When my dog and I passed by her house on one of our walks and Mary was working in her lovely yard, we always stopped to chat. Mary always remembered my dog's name and greeted him as well! I will miss her smiling countenance and gentle manner.

Chris Leeson - February 14, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I AM SO GLAD I called her before Christmas for a chat

Don Mikel - February 14, 2021

I saw Mary not too long ago and she seemed in good health. This came as a surprise. My condolences to the family.

Karen & Dale Hall - February 14, 2021

Dr. Bedford Jones was my family doctor as well as my mother's until she ceased her practice. She was such a soft spoken individual with a strength like non other. She will be missed.

Bessie Hildebrandt - February 14, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family.

LINDA CAINE - February 14, 2021

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME

Jean Pfeiffer Tate - February 14, 2021

For Judith So sorry for your loss. Mary sounds like a truly wonderful person & I’m sorry I never met her. So sad, the emptiness left in one’s heart. With warm thoughts, to you and your family. Jean

Ralph & Sue Buttar - February 14, 2021

Please accept our most deepest sympathy. Dr. Bedford-Jones was our family doctor and delivered our 3 children. She was very kind and compassionate.

Anne Harrison - February 14, 2021

It is with very deepest sympathy that we add our names. May blessed Peace be with the family in the days to come. May God bless you.

Anne Harrison - February 14, 2021

It is with very deepest sympathy that we add our names. May blessed Peace be with the family in the days to come. May God bless you.

Wendy Deklerck - February 13, 2021

My condolences to Mary's family at this time. When I was younger and in high school I worked in the Dr. Office . I learned alot from her .and was also my mother's family doctor.

June Dipasquale (West) - February 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to all the family and friends. Mary was my Dr for years delivered 3 of my children. I also had the pleasure of working for her for 9 years, she was a beautiful person❤RIP dear lady

Nicole Corbeil - February 13, 2021

I am sorry to learn that Mary has passed away. I had the pleasure of knowing her through the hiking club. She was always a pleasant companion to walk with along the trails. May she rest in please. Condolences to all her family. Nicole

Louise Baxter - February 13, 2021

My sincere condolences to the whole family. Your Mom was a quiet neighbour who always had a smile when we were passing by. Going back many years ago we were in school at the same time from public school on. I'm sure that the neighbours in her block will miss her. I live in the next block up. Louise Baxter

John Geale - February 13, 2021

The Board of Directors and members of the Northumberland Land Trust (NLT) will fondly remember Mary as a quiet but generous and steadfast supporter. We will be forever grateful for her donation of what is now the Laurie Lawson Outdoor Education Centre to NLT in 2005, our very first property. Our sincere condolences go out to Mary's family and friends.

Dr. Ray Tesluk - February 13, 2021

Margaret will be remembered by her dedication to her patients at the clinic and the Cobourg hospital over several decades that I knew her as a friend and colleague ... R.I.P. Margaret

Carl and Dorothy kessler - February 13, 2021

John and family so sorry to hear of your Moms passing...our hearts go out to you and yours..she will be missed...

Jane Lawson - February 13, 2021

John and Jessica your Mom will be missed about town. Rest assured her legacy will live on with all the lives she touched and the LL outdoor Ed. Center she so generously donated to the land trust for all of us to enjoy for years to come.

Amy Quinn - February 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Karen Chalovich - February 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Joan Chalovich - February 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Pamela Callus - February 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Land Trust

Pam Callus and Jim Osborne - February 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Mary was always great company on and off the trails with the Pine Ridge Hiking Club. We will miss her smile and consistent good humour.

Nancy Dalgarno - February 13, 2021

A donation has been sent to Northumberland Land Trust. The Dalgarnos.

Joan Blaind - February 13, 2021

so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We worked together in Emerg. for years. Loved when she was on duty ( had fun too)

Rita Zeran - February 13, 2021

We had the pleasure of meeting Mary through the Pine Ridge Hiking Club. She was such a great lady, always ready to help out. She will be sadly missed, our condolences to the family. Bill & Rita Zeran

Miles & Yvonne Jackson - February 13, 2021

John and Jessica, We are so sad to hear this news about your Mom. She was a great neighbour.

Patti Ley - February 13, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Dr. ‘BJ’ at the Cobourg hospital in the operating room for many years. She was lovely to work with; always caring, respectful and quietly competent. As a female physician Mary was sensitive to the male dominated environment in the OR and she always made us nurses feel an equal part of the team. Condolences, Patti Ley

Nancy Dalgarno - February 13, 2021

Dear John, Jennifer, Bishop Michael, Judith and Mary’s entire family. My sympathy and love to you all. Mary was such a wonderful friend and person; a joy to be with. I will miss her dearly and have so many memories of our times together. She was so blessed to have such an amazing family and so proud of you all, especially her grandchildren. Her father married Art and me and christened our first child. She will be dearly missed. We are so sorry for your loss. Art and Nancy Dalgarno.

Rachel Gadd Randall - February 13, 2021

John and Jess Im so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts are with you guys at this terrible time.