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William Edward Shannon

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William Edward Shannon

October 10, 1935 - November 2, 2021

Peacefully passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital on November 2nd, 2021 with his wife of 65 years, Yvonne Shannon at his side. A wonderful father to Bradley Shannon (Carrie), Christine Long (Garry) and Matthew Shannon (Tracey Kelly). A loving Grampa to Christopher Long, Jennifer Lawrie, Hollie McNulty, Lucas Shannon and Emily Shannon. A proud Great Grampa to Shaylynn and Adaira. Bill was a proud member of the Toronto Fire Department, retiring in 1997 as a District Chief after 35 years of service. He was an avid golfer and a long time member of Dalewood Golf Club. We can take pleasure in knowing that Bill has joined his many friends on the permanent 19th hole! Friends are invited call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Friday November 12th, 2021 from 1-2 pm., followed by a memorial service at 2 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone in attendance must show proof of full vaccination, prior to entering. If desired donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital – Palliative Care Unit or SickKids. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital, for the care, support and comfort given to Bill and to our family. There will be a Celebration of Bill’s life in April of 2022 at Dalewood Golf Course.

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Peter Cane - November 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Peter Cane - November 16, 2021

Yvonne I wanted to pass along my condolences. Bill was a terrific man and will be dearly missed. I had so many wonderful conversations with Bill at Dalewood and on the driving range over the years and I will miss seeing him out there. May he Rest In Peace.

Marlene Lee - November 14, 2021

To Yvonne and family: My sincerest condolences to you. My remembrance of Bill goes back to high school days at Malvern Collegiate. Bill appeared to be a free spirit with a happy personality. Although we were not close as couples our paths seemed to cross once in a while. When my time came to say goodbye to my partner Bill and Yvonne were there for me. It is with great appreciation I mention this and send along my thoughts and gratitude. Sincerely with love - Marlene Lee

Elliott & Claudia - November 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Rosemarie Bateman - November 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Jane and Al O'Donnell - November 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Virginia Mitchell - November 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Patricia Kirkwood - November 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Lillian and David Cunningham - November 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

SickKids Foundation

Karen and Al Miller - November 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Rob and Janice Stafford - November 12, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill always had a twinkle in his eye and an engaging smile. We are thinking of you, Yvonne, and your family.

Don &Barb Blaney - November 12, 2021

Yvonne, our deepest sympathies to you and your family.We are very sorry to hear of his passing.He was a great guy and will be missed by us all.

Patrick and Ruth Reid - November 11, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to Yvonne and the family. Bill will be missed by all.

Jeremy Forward - November 11, 2021

Bill, Thank you for your warmth and good humour on every occasion. You always had time to listen and engage in conversations ! As a former colleague says on this page you cared about the people you met . I’m sure that in your role as fire chief you showed that same generosity of spirit and concern to families who were in crisis. Your friendship and bright smile will remain with all those you touched .

Richard Chayko - November 11, 2021

With great sadness I was sorry to see the notice of Bill's passing. My condolences to the family. As a past TFD firefighter myself, I had the opportunity to work with Bill and I had great respect for the man. He was kind, easy going, knowledgeable, with an uplifting attitude and well respected as a person and officer. He will be well missed by all his family and his peers. Remember the good times. Till we meet again, Retired ('04), Acting District Chief Rick Chayko

Peter and Sandi Wangen - November 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Jane and Al O’Donnell - November 11, 2021

Bill—-a credit to his wife and entire family. Rest in peace Bill. We will miss you,

Linda Isaac - November 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Helen Lee - November 10, 2021

A memorial donation has been sent to Northumberland Hills Hospital, palliative care.

Helen Lee - November 10, 2021

Yvonne, so sorry for your loss of Bill. He was such a nice man, always had a smile & always said hello. I still remember meeting him walking by the Empress Hotel on Vancouver Island in Victoria. God bless you and your family. Helen

Jeanne Beaith - November 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Marilyn Godfrey - November 9, 2021

Dear Yvonne, Brad, Christine, Matthew and family. So terribly sorry to learn of Billy's passing. What a wonderful, kind man. I was always very fond of him and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Josephine Wilkinson - November 9, 2021

Dear Yvonne, Brad, Christine and Matthew Losing a husband and father is one of the deepest sorrows one must face. May all the special memories of Bill stay with you and bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Caring thoughts are with you. Josephine

Linda Isaac - November 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Linda Isaac - November 9, 2021

Yvonne, my heart goes out to you and your family. Bill's kindness, sense of humour, and big smile will long be remembered by everyone who knew him.

Betty Carter - November 9, 2021

To Yvonne and Family.....my heart goes out to you all. I attended Norway Public School with Bill as a classmate. He was the handsomest fun-loving guy in the class and we all loved him. Bill was also in my brother George's wedding party. I am feeling very sad this evening with this news. We all had some good times together and for sure he will be missed. God Bless Bill's Family. Memories are a wonderful thing to cherish! Love, Betty (Kerr) Carter

Laura McCracken Ebbrell - November 8, 2021

John and I send you and yours our heartfelt condolences Yvonne.

David Mount - November 8, 2021

I worked with Bill at Front St. He was A1 I believe. Bill was a true gentleman. Always had a smile and a cheerful attitude. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in Peace Bill, until we meet again.

Carol Ann Heffernan - November 7, 2021

Dear Yvonne and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with you all during this time. Sincerely, Tom & CarolAnn

Inez Bambrick - November 7, 2021

Yvonne, my deepest condolences to you and you family on the passing of Bill. Inez Bambrick

Karen and Al Miller - November 6, 2021

We are sure going to miss Bill. As neighbour's to the Shannon's, we would see and chat with Bill often. Our pup Tessa will sure miss her daily treats . Miss seeing your face. RIP Bill. Karen and Al Miller (neighbour's on Ontario St.)

Ernie &Sharon Klan - November 6, 2021

Extending our very deepest sympathy to Yvonne and family. Bill always took time to say hello and chat for awhile.

Jim Spencer - November 6, 2021

Bill was one of the really good ones.

Ron Johnson - November 6, 2021

Our condolences regarding Bill's passing. I had many fun conversations with Bill at the driving. He will be missed

Gord Didier - November 5, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Bills passing. I was a member of the Toronto Fire Dept. also and knew Bill from playing golf with him, which he was a very good player, and always enjoyed Bills company he was a gentleman and a very classy guy always made you feel as he cared about you. I have a cousin that lives in Cobourg and always when I visited her said I should look up Bill but never did, this is something I feel very sorry for. I really liked Bill a lot andi am sorry for Yvonne and family.

Bill & Sharon Ruddock - November 5, 2021

Yvonne we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. The times we spent together enjoying lots of laughs hold fond memories for us.

Gunnar and Lynda Helgason - November 5, 2021

Dear Yvonne and Family Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We will miss Bill for many reasons but his endless curiosity and thoughtful questions will be right up there. Gunnar, Lynda and Jean

Larry Lalonde - November 5, 2021

Had Chief Bill Shannon as a chief in 2 district, great guy, my condolences to Bill's family. "Rest In Peace" Bill

Bridget Smith - November 4, 2021

Dear Shannon family, Your loss of your husband, dad, grandfather, and great grandfather will be felt for a long time. Know that your matriarch, Yvonne, is much loved. Bridget

Andrea Wilkinson - November 4, 2021

Aunt Yvonne and family - I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Xo

Ariane, Harold and Marta Macdonald - November 4, 2021

Dear Yvonne and Family Bill always made the time to stop and ask how one was, and share a story. He will be greatly missed. Ariane, Harold and Marta

Howard Adams - November 4, 2021

The best range player at Dalewood. We will miss seeing and chatting with Bill on his many wanderings through our downtown neighbour. Our thoughts are with and your family. Howard and Marie.

Jane Gibbens - November 4, 2021

Dear Yvonne and family, Phil and I send our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Greens Crew @ Dalewood - November 4, 2021

Yvonne, Bill was nothing short of kind and caring towards us here at Dalewood. We will miss his smile and friendliness. Sending our love and prayers to you. -Turf Department

Gerry Yorke - November 4, 2021

My sincere condolences Yvonne. I often talked to Bill at the golf club. His friendly greetings and ready smile will be missed. Gerry

Moneen Smith - November 4, 2021

Yvonne, my sincere condolences to you and all your family on Bill's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Moneen

Sandi MacDonald - November 4, 2021

Yvonne and family… Pete, Drew and I send our condolences,thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time. I hope he has a bag of range balls and his 7 iron with him.😔❤️ Sandi, Pete and Drew

Leanne Stevenson - November 4, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Lynda and Art Rennick - November 4, 2021

Dear Yvonne and family, We send our heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Lynda and Art

Gail Richards - November 4, 2021

My condolences Yvonne to you and all of your family. I'm proud to have known Bill...he will be missed by everyone that knew him. Gail & Terry Richards (Michael & Jacob)

Kim and Tom Rudd - November 3, 2021

Yvonne, we are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May all of your wonderful memories give you comfort. Kim and Tom

Lucia Wallace - November 3, 2021

Yvonne and family, So very sorry to hear this news . Sending love and prayers to you all..

Brenda Panepinto - November 3, 2021

My condolences.. I will miss his visit to Victoria Hall (Finance Dept) on his daily walks through Cobourg he stop in and chat and carry on his walk..

Patricia Kirkwood - November 3, 2021

Thinking of you all at this time,it was a pleasure knowing Bill and the nice times we had all together in our extended Family.

Jennifer Robison - November 3, 2021

Yvonne it was an honour to know Bill as a member at Dalewood and a member at the Legion. I will miss our little chats at the bar or watching you guys play cards at the Legion during the meat roll. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Laura Roberge - November 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Laura & Rene Roberge - November 3, 2021

Yvonne & Family, you are all in our thoughts & prayers. Bill will be sincerely missed especially at Dalewood. It was a privilege to have know him.