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Kenneth James Medhurst

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Kenneth James 'Ken' Medhurst

April 26, 1931 - December 18, 2021

DUE TO COVID CONCERNS, THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SCHEDULED FOR KEN ON JANUARY 9TH, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

Passed peacefully and surrounded by his family at Ed’s House in his 91st year on December 18, 2021.
Beloved husband of Nancy Medhurst (nee Higgins) for 63 years. Loving father of Lindsay Medhurst (Michelle) and Janice Bowen (Ian). Proud grandfather of Adam Medhurst (Michelle Dick), Lucas Medhurst, Katelyn Laliberte (Nick), Emma Bowen (Michael van Laren) and Jacob Bowen.
Great grandfather of Reid Medhurst, Everett and Emory Laliberte and Frank van Laren. Brother of Linda Tackaberry (Bernard) and pre-deceased by his sister Eleanor Harnden (Clarke deceased). Ken was a brother-in-law of Delia Caldwell (Robert deceased) and is also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Will be greatly missed from many friends within Ontario Hydro, pigeon community and the morning “McDonalds Coffee Crew”. He will be remembered by many for his strong leadership and generosity within the community. Family would like to thank Dr. Mule and the caring staff at Ed’s House for their compassion and support during Ken’s stay.
If desired, donations may be made in memory of Ken to Ed’s House and the Northumberland Humane Society.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Jay Meade - January 23, 2022

My condolences to all of Ken's family & friends on the sad news of his passing. Ken was such a good man. Positive & enjoyed a good conversation & a few laughs. Quite the athlete I understand as well. A class act all around. RIP

Ed and Elizabeth Pursey - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Mary and Richard van Laren - January 5, 2022

Our most sincere condolences on a life well-lived. Ken will be forever loved and never forgotten he touched many lives. Mary and Richard van Laren

Mary and Richard van Laren - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Lauren Maclean - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Patsy Currelly Hand - January 4, 2022

Nancy, Janice, Lindsay and families - I was saddened to hear of Ken's passing. He was such a wonderful man with a big heart. He always made a point to come and chat with me and reminisce about his time playing on the Galloping Ghosts with my father. He reminded me so much of my dad and it was a comfort to have him near. He was truly a gem and will be missed in the Cobourg sporting community.

Yvonne Mottershead - January 2, 2022

Condolences to the family from Yvonne & Clive Mottershead

Murray Cawker - January 1, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Murray Cawker - January 1, 2022

Sincere Condolences to Nancy, Lindsay, Janice & Family. Ken set the standard with his strength of character & his genuiness to people of all walks of life. Fondly remembered in the hockey community as both a skilled player and later a well respected coach with the Port Hope Jr. C Panthers in the early 1970"s. "Coon" had coaching smarts coupled with an enthusiastic demeanor that was contagious with us players. Grieving a loss & celebrating an admirable man. With Sympathy, Maryruth, Mike & Murray Cawker.

Allison van Laren - January 1, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Paul van Laren - January 1, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bowen/Medhurst families at this very difficult time. The van Laren’s will always remember “G”, as we fondly refereed to him, for his kind smiles and witty humour, he will be missed. Love the van Laren’s.

Robbin & Sylvia Godfrey - December 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Pat and Patricia Higgins - December 30, 2021

Sincere sympathy Nancy and family

Linda Stephen - December 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Lynda and Terry Pettibone - December 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Lynda and Terry Pettibone - December 28, 2021

We were sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We will miss our visits at the lake. A donation has been sent to Northumberland Humane Society.

Scott and Theresa Tuttle - December 28, 2021

I would like to send my condolences to the Medhurst and Bowen families. I always enjoyed a little conversation with Coon at McDonalds with Pot and Ed Pursey.

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - December 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Dave Hare - December 27, 2021

Nancy and family our condolences. Have many memories of Ken down at dads apple orchard with the gang.

Donald Ferguson - December 26, 2021

Nancy and Family, Eleanor and I send our love and prayers to you . Ken was always a great co_ worker and friend at Ont. Hydro . Always there to advise and help. R.I.P. my friend. Don and Eleanor Ferguson

Audrey Molenaar - December 25, 2021

Nancy so sorry for your loss always had a laugh and a joke to tell us hugs to you

Cameron Wilcox - December 24, 2021

Sorry to hear the passing of Ken,Always looked forward to our talks at Salvation Army.When you hear the saying “they don’t make men like that now”. That’s Coon. Cam

Jennifer Bevan - December 23, 2021

Sending my strength and love to you all. I am most certain dad (Stu Bevan) and Mr Med are taking all about pigeons, hockey and sharing many laughs.

The Gouveia Family - December 23, 2021

Dear Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and Family, So sorry to hear of Ken's sudden passing. He was a loved Husband, Father, Sibling, Grandfather and Friend to many; he will be greatly missed. Reflect on the beautiful memories and not of the difficult times over the past few weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest in Peace.

rod urquhart - December 23, 2021

So sorry to see my old friend has left us. I will miss our visits. Condolences to Ken's family.

Paul Pearse - December 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Lynda & Moe Lefebvre - December 23, 2021

Our deepest sympathy & condolences on the passing of your Dad Janice & Your Entire Family . What A Life he had . Keep The Memories Alive . Hugs to All !

Rhianna Johnston - December 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Greg Clayton - December 22, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I truly enjoyed my encounters with him. I remember the homing pigeon days . He was a fine man . May the many memories sustain the family through this difficult time.

Kelly Chernuck Keruzore - December 22, 2021

Dear Janice, Ian and family My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

Linda and David Laliberte - December 22, 2021

Janice, Ian and Family - our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in many wonderful memories you all shared.

Linda and David Laliberte - December 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Sue Burdick Plant - December 22, 2021

On behalf of the Burdick family- deepest sympathy to Nancy and family with the passing of Ken. Ken was an iconic figure in the Cobourg community, he will always be fondly remembered.

Kathy and Harry Livingston - December 22, 2021

Nancy and family, our thoughts are with you. Ken's smile was contagious.

Neil Pemberton - December 21, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and families. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ken. First having Ken as a hockey coach to the many times of meeting him in passing he was always wondering how everything was going with our family, such a wonderful person. Neil and Barb Pemberton

Terry and Anne Preston - December 21, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Our thoughts are with you.

Blaine&Lynda Darling - December 21, 2021

Janice and families , so sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to you during this most difficult time.

Blaine&Lynda Darling - December 21, 2021

Janice and families , so sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to you during this most difficult time.

Paul Thompson - December 21, 2021

Nan, so sorry to hear the sad news. Will miss the dinners, drop ins and "just one more" with Ken and Sherry. Paul

Gregg & Karalee Bird - December 21, 2021

So so very sorry, our deepest condolences to the family You all are in our thoughts always ♥️

Patricia Holmes - December 21, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family, you will be sorely missed. R.I.P. Pat & Vic.

Carol Lawrence - December 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Susan Stephen - December 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Jean & Tony van Leeuwen - December 21, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Medhurst family on Ken's passing,may you find comfort in the memories during this difficult time.

Paul Thompson - December 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Barb & Wayne Linton - December 21, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice & families: So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was such a gentle giant & will be missed. Thinking of you at this sad time. Barb

Stuart Warner - December 21, 2021

Dear Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and families, My condolences on your loss. Ken was a gentleman and I have nothing but fond memories of him.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - December 21, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and Families: We were saddened to learn of Ken passing on, he was a great friend and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

BOB HELLAM - December 21, 2021

I ENJOYED WORKING WITH KEN THE SHORT TIME I KNEW HIM. 1986-1993 ONT. HYDRO BALL ST COBOURG. ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE

Jim and Jamie West - December 20, 2021

Nancy,Lindsay and Janice and families our Condolences on Ken's passing.

Jim and Diana Flesch - December 20, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and families. We are so sorry for your loss. Ken was a wonderful man, dear friend of our family and we have many fond memories of him. He will be missed. 💕

Lynn Flesch - December 20, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of Ken. Always a smile on his face and great stories of the past . He was a gem, a remarkable man. Loved by everyone . You will be missed ken . ❤️

Reg and Debbie Stevenson - December 20, 2021

Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing.Condolences to the family.

Jo Anne (Goody) Davison - December 20, 2021

As long time neighbours of The Medhursts, we would like to extend our condolences and sympathy to the family, with Ken's passing, at this most difficult time. God Bless. Ken & Jo Anne(Goody) Davison, Peter & Sue(Goody) Hochu, & Barb Goody.

Linda and Jim Wong - December 20, 2021

Nancy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Ken's passing Condolences and prayers. Thinking of you all. Jim and Linda

Rick & Elaine Palmateer - December 20, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and families - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest condolences.

Ron Wiebe - December 20, 2021

Janice and family. I first met Ken when I boarded at The Fox's. He was just like a friend from the first meeting on. He was such a likeable man and always a laugh to go with most meetings. R.I.P. You will be missed.

Mae Leguard - December 20, 2021

Dear Nancy and families Was so sorry to hear of Kens passing I know how much you will miss him but thanks be to God for our great memories My prayers for you all Mae

Tony Weatherby - December 20, 2021

My sincere condolences. A fine gentleman that was so kind to me and always with a smile. Great memories keep us going!

Claudette Cowin - December 20, 2021

Dear Nancy, Lindsay, and Janice , So very sad for such a BIG Loss of a marvelous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A great guy, kind, thoughtful, generous with such a neat sense of humour. A true friend! Cherish all your precious memories, and share them with those new little ones growing up in the family; they need to hear about all his many outstanding accomplishments. My heart goes out to all of you, in sincere sympathy, as you grieve . Take comfort in knowing that he will continue to watch over you in his own caring way. Love to you all. Claudette Cowin

Jonathan Mitchell - December 20, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Medhurst family on Ken's passing. He was a very accomplished yet humble man. His contribution to both Cobourg's and Port Hope's Sporting Ventures will never be forgotten.

Anne Jones - December 20, 2021

Richard and I knew Ken but didn't not know he was your brother-in-law. I send my condolence to you and family. Anne

Gladys and Joe Bailey - December 20, 2021

We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Ken. I remember him working on the hydro lines in Grafton. My mother and I fed him many meals. Joe and I send our condolences to all.

Sue Schell - December 20, 2021

Janice, Ian and Family - We are so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. I will always remember his wave and smile across the yard when he and Nancy would come to visit you. He made a special effort to say hello and have a chat with us. May you all find strength through the memories you share. Love, Sue and Dave

Doug and Joan McCann - December 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Jane and Dale Colbary - December 20, 2021

Janice, Ian and Family Really sorry to see your Dad has passed away. I really enjoyed seeing him out and about Sincerely

Pat Bath - December 20, 2021

Nancy, My sincere sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. Sending prayers.

Lynda Skitch Oliver - December 20, 2021

What a privilege to have known this sweet man. Many happy times over the years were spent with he and Nancy both in Cobourg and at Little Lake. I just loved listening to his stories. With his phenomenal memory he knew everyone in town back in the day, and exactly where they lived. A consummate Sports enthusiast, he played and coached and collected memorabilia and could still recall detailed tales of games gone by. He was truly a Cobourg Historian. And I will always miss his little red truck driving down the avenue past my house with a friendly honk and wave… Nancy and family, I’m thinking of you….❤️

Carol Lawrence - December 20, 2021

Nancy, My sincere sympathy to you and your family at this time.

Ronda Markle & Shaun Moscrop - December 20, 2021

Dear Nancy and Family: Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Ken was somebody I have known my whole life, he was a great friend of my dads. Shaun looked up to him at Ontario Hydro.

ELAINE Hope - December 20, 2021

Dear Linda, Nancy and families, so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was such a sweet man. Whenever we met we would reminisce about Lindsay and Gary playing sports, and all the great times we shared. Please accept my sincere condolences and may you keep your memories close to your heart. Elaine

Mary and Cec Henry - December 20, 2021

Nancy and family. So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all. 🙏🙏 Cec and Mary Henry

Nancy and Wally Jibb - December 20, 2021

Janice, Ian and family, Our hearts go out to you all at this sad time. Know that we are holding you all close in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish all your wonderful memories and gain strength from each other. Our most sincere condolences. Love, Wally and Nan

Ron Caffin - December 20, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and family. Sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Going to miss seeing him and chatting about old war stories at "McDonalds Coffee Club". Our thoughts are with you. Ron & Lynne

Rob and Lorraine Harnden - December 20, 2021

Aunt Nancy, Lindsay and Janice: Our deepest condolences. Uncle Ken is with some good people; we hope your memories keep him close.

Rob and Lorraine Harnden - December 20, 2021

Aunt Nancy, Lindsay and Janice: Our deepest condolences. Uncle Ken is with some good people; we hope your memories keep him close.

Ann and Chris Bowen - December 20, 2021

Janice and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It is such a difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Al Walsh - December 20, 2021

Nancy and family what great man Ken was. I have known Ken my entire life growing up with pigeons, getting tips on how to hang on to the football and coaching hockey in Port Hope. Whenever we met we always had a great chat. RIP Al and Sally Walsh

John and Nancy Thackeray - December 20, 2021

So sorry to hear this sad news. He worked with my dad on hydro, and had many hot hydro lunches at my harvest table.

Tom & Barb Matthews - December 20, 2021

Nancy,Lindsay, Janice and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Ken. He was a very kind man and great coworker for many years at the hydro, one of the good guys. It was always great to see him at the pensioners lunches. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Tom and Barb Matthews

Judy Sherwin - December 20, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and families. I am so saddened to hear of Ken's passing. I have so many great memories. Your cottage, pigeons, parties a great family friend who we have known our entire lives. Good times, really great times. So very sorry for your loss. RIP Mr. Med.

wendy bowman - December 20, 2021

Dear Nancy and family are hearts are saddened to hear of Ken`s passing. A great neighbour and friend. Always fun to have a chat with Ken about old memories. Cherish all your good memories and hold them close to your hearts, they will sustain you at this time. Wendy and Rick Bowman

Carol Gutteridge - December 20, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Jane and Bill McIvor - December 20, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and family. We are so sad to hear do Kens passing. Ken was a great friend and co worker. Ken coached with Bill one year and they won coach of the year. When last we spoke we reminisced of the pensioners luncheons. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish the memories.

DOUG WORKMAN - December 20, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Ken's family. A great guy who will be missed by many.

Mike & Kim Behan - December 20, 2021

Janice, Ian & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love, prayers and hugs at this difficult time.

Paul and Debbie Herriot - December 20, 2021

condolences to Kens family........what a great guy........

Joan Blaind - December 20, 2021

Dear Nancy & family Thinking of you & sending our condolences..Joan & Steve

Susan Stephen - December 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Lisa Morse - December 20, 2021

I am saddened to learn of Ken’s passing. He was a very kind man. RIP Ken.

Paul Pearse - December 19, 2021

Condolences to you Nancy, Lindsay, Janice and families. As of the follow up generation I watched Ken play for the Galloping Ghost football team, Junior and Inter -Mediate Hockey teams where he was not only one of the very best players but always the gentleman, win, lose or draw. Cobourg has lost another sports icon. RIP my friend.

Ward & Penny Beebe - December 19, 2021

Our condolences to the family.

Darlene Warner - December 19, 2021

Ken was such a kind wonderful gentle soul that loved his family sports and this community. In August I had a great visit with him. He told me that he worked with my dad for over 30 years and they never had an argument. He was such a gentleman just like my dad. You will be missed Mr. Med.

Bruce A Wood - December 19, 2021

Dear Nancy, Lindsay and Janice. I was truly saddened to hear of Kens passing. He was a good friend and a great neighbour for over sixty years. His presence in our town and especially the sporting community will be greatly missed.

Eva Cartwright - December 19, 2021

Dear Janice & Family Sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories. Deepest Sympathy God Bless Eva

Sarah & Marc Cowin - December 19, 2021

Nancy, Lindsay, Janice, Katelyn and families, So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He touched so many lives, he will be missed by many. Thinking of you all and your families during this difficult time. Sarah and Marc