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Melanie Diane Goacher Cabardos
Visitation

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Open to Public
Proof of Full Vaccination Required

Visitation with a Service

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Private invited guests only

Full Vaccination Required

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Melanie Diane Goacher Cabardos

March 26, 1959 - January 2, 2022

Peacefully surrounded by family at her home in Newcastle on January 2, 2022, Melanie Goacher Cabardos at 62 years of age. Beloved wife of Michel Cabardos. Dear mother of Emma Williamson (Jason Fowler) and step-mother to Charles Cabardos, Anique Marie Cabardos (Alex Noe), Raphael Cabardos. Loving grandmother to Henrik. Cherished daughter of Judy Goacher and the late Clifford Goacher. Dear sister of Alison “Louise” McCann (Ray), Miles Goacher (Denise Branton). Aunt of Laura (Matt), Alisha, Alex, Addison, and great aunt of Archie and Harvey. Best friend of Susie Corbett. Melanie was an avid enthusiast of cycling, skiing, canoeing, figure skating and the great outdoors. She loved to travel and enjoyed extended bike tours and was a proud member of the Ganaraska Freewheelers. A public visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Tuesday, January 4th from 6 to 9 pm. A Private Visitation and Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday. All visitations and services will be full vaccination events with proof of full vaccination, wearing of masks, providing contact tracing information all required for entry. The Service will be live-streamed and available for viewing on Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Cremation to follow with later interment of cremated remains at Cobourg Union Cemetery. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Canada or the Northumberland Humane Society.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Marlene Jobb - January 11, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Mitchell MacLeod - January 10, 2022

I was very saddened to hear of Melanie's passing from Mum this morning . I knew she had been ill however this is still a shock. I had not seen her in many years but remember her as one of the most beautiful women I ever had met. My deepest sympathy to you Judy, and all who loved her. Sent with a hug from Leduc, Alberta. Mitch .

Laurie TenBroeck and Brian Nemett - January 9, 2022

Dear Michel, Auntie Judy, Louise, Miles, Emma and families, I am so terribly saddened by Melanie's passing and can only imagine how difficult this is for each of you. I offer you my sincerest condolences. Although we hadn't seen each other in years, Melanie was very dear to me and I will always hold her close in my heart. She was a superior human-being, so kind and always with a smile and a laugh, just like her dear Mom. A donation is made to the Northhumberland Humane Society in her name.

Cheryl Taylor - January 6, 2022

My sincerest condolences for your loss, Michel to you and your family.

David & Sheila Cable - January 6, 2022

Sending a virtual hug to you Mich along with our heartfelt condolences. May the love of family and friends help comfort you and all the family in the days ahead.

Sheila and David Cable - January 6, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Barry & Therese May - January 6, 2022

Michel & family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Melanie. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Carol Dahlquist - January 6, 2022

Miles, so sorry for your loss and your families. My sincere condolences. Carol

Bill Shields - January 6, 2022

Michel, Raphael and family. Sorry very sorry to hear the news. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time Bill

Reg and Irene Butchers - January 6, 2022

Irene and I send our condolences to Michel and family. We met Melanie about 1980 and were guests at her first wedding. Living in London UK our paths never crossed again but every year Irene has sent a Christmas card with a letter of our news and we always received a card with a letter of her news and photos of Emma and other family matters. Taken too soon.

Tony Crimes - January 6, 2022

My sincerest condolences goes out to all the Goacher family, daughter Emma and her family , and husband Mitch. She will be missed by all but we now know she is finally pain free.

Julie B Jackson - January 5, 2022

I was so very sorry to hear of Melanie's passing. I have such happy, fun memories of many years ago, when I was lucky enough to meet her and her lovely family and to spend time in her wonderful company. She was very special and I send my sincere condolences.

Patrick and Francine Fustier - January 5, 2022

Michel; Nous apprenons cette triste nouvelle du départ pour un monde meilleur de ta conjointe. Nos prières et pensées sont avec vous tous dans ces moments si difficiles. Cordialement

Marilyn Short - January 5, 2022

Our deepest condolences to Miles and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sending love and hugs. Marilyn and Larry.

Marilyn Short - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Mike Chomitz - January 5, 2022

Mel was obviously an exceptional person and will be missed. You have my most sincere sympathy for her passing.

Marlene Jobb - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Matthew Lefave - January 5, 2022

Melanie was one for the most wonderful human beings I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. I am blessed to have known her and have learned from her example. She will certainly be missed. My deepest condolences to her family.

Peter Reitknecht - January 5, 2022

My condolences to Michel and Family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Jacqueline & Brian Neale - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Brian Hedney - January 5, 2022

I first met Melanie about 20 years ago on a ride through the Northumberland Hills. Wayne McRoberts (who was also on that ride) and I talked Melanie into joining our cycling club, the Ganaraska Freewheelers. She has been a wonderful member of our club over the years and we will all dearly miss her. Mich, her husband-to-be, was also a member of the Freewheelers, and that's how they met! Melanie's positive enthusiasm was infectious and she contributed so much to the success of our cycling group. It was an honour indeed to get to know this remarkable lady.

Rosalyn Kirkham - January 5, 2022

Emma, Judy and Michel, we are very sorry to hear of Melanie’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. With love, Rosalyn and family.

Rosalyn Kirkham - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Tony and Carol Farren - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Louis Cabardos - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Susan Pott - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Linda and Bob Marr - January 5, 2022

Dear Michel and Family; Thinking of you at this difficult time. May your memories of time with Melanie carry you through. Sincere sympathy, Bob and Linda Marr

Debra Parks - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Milner Financial - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Sandra Bell-Buttars - January 5, 2022

Mich and family. My heartfelt sympathy to you all at this time. Warmest regards and thoughts to each of you as you remember your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Sandra Bell-Buttars

Liz Henderson and Bob Almack - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Richard and Irene Pike - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Richard B. Jones and M. Cath Collins Family - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Jennifer Snoddon & Adam Goyne - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Yolanda Decco from Vancouver, the ex -wife of Tony Crimes. - January 4, 2022

Dear Judy, the mother of Melanie, Thinking of you at this sad time and I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy. Yolanda

Peter Psaila - January 4, 2022

My deepest condolences Judy and family . My thoughts are with you at this time . Sincerely, Peter .

Allan and Debbie Elder - January 4, 2022

Our sincere condolences in the loss of your Wife and Mother. May your Happy Memories sustain you through this difficult time. Allan and Debbie Elder

Wayne McRoberts and Brenda Smith - January 4, 2022

Mich and family - we are very sorry for your loss. We are more than honoured to have considered Melanie a friend for many years - she was such a joy to be around. She will be greatly missed.

Wayne McRoberts and Brenda Smith - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Catherine Terpstra - January 4, 2022

Cher Michel Nous t'envoyons nos condoléances les plus sincères pour la perte d'un être si cher. Mel est partie bien trop tôt hélas. Nous pensons à vous tous. Sincèrement de la part de toute la famille des Pays-Bas.

Jacqueline & Brian Neale - January 4, 2022

So sorry for your loss Mich, we had some fun times with you both on the cycling/camping trips! Jacquie & Brian

Nicole - January 4, 2022

Mich, I am so sorry for your loss. Melanie is in a better place now. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Clarence Lui - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Therese Rodrigues - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Therese Rodrigues - January 4, 2022

Dear Mich, Emma and all the family, Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. I met Melanie when we worked at CP together back in 1980/81. Melanie stayed on with "Mr. Madge" for many years! I went on to supposedly greener pastures but we kept in touch. Sometimes months would go by, sometimes years, but when we got together it was like no time had passed at all. Melanie was that kind of friend and I loved her for it and always will. Lots of love, Therese

John Hinman & Sue Peers - January 4, 2022

So sorry to hear of your loss, Mich. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Irene and Richard - January 4, 2022

We will miss Melanie with her winning smile. She taught us to be troopers, to never give up on life's problems without a fight. Rest in peace Melanie; lots of love to all your family.

Jennifer Brady & Andrew Perkin - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Jennifer Brady & Andy Perkin - January 4, 2022

Mich, We are so sad for you (and Mel’s close family & friends.) She had a huge grin, a zest for life, such positive energy and was so strong & courageous throughout this ordeal. She will be missed but we shall talk of her often when cycling those Northumberland hills together….Jennifer & Andy xo PS……sorry we cannot attend the celebration of life as we would have liked to be there in person but we shall be there virtually.

Katherine Smith - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Katherine Smith - January 4, 2022

Mich and family - Mel had a light within her to bring brightness wherever she was. She was always kind and thoughtful and gave from within herself. She was always selfless and extraordinary. A true pixie of love and light. I shall miss her voice and her beautiful, welcoming smile. Love and hugs. K

Ruth and Colin Watson - January 4, 2022

With our deepest condolences, Michel.

Ron and Linda Flindall - January 4, 2022

Michel, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, Ron and Linda

Sharon Ducharme - January 4, 2022

I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Melanie at the gym spin classes. We always enjoyed a quick chat and a great ride. My heartfelt condolences to her family and dear friends.

Mark, Connie, Angel, Michael & Gabriel - January 4, 2022

Dear Auntie Judy, Emma, Michel, Miles, Louise and Family. We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May Melanie’s Soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. We are grateful to have had the privilege of knowing Melanie. She was a strong beautiful soul. She will always remain alive in our hearts and mind. We send you prayers of healing and comfort. May God bless you. With love always Mark, Connie, Angel, Michael and Gabriel. XO

James Wopereis - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Wopereis Family - January 4, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss, Mich and family. Mel was a wonderful person, always a joy to be around with her happy spirit. Jim, Corinne, Marty and Marissa

Sue Corbett - January 4, 2022

Melanie was always loved and will never be forgotten. My heart felt condolences go to all of her family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Richard and Elizabeth Dormon - January 4, 2022

Dear Michel, Judy, Emma, Louise, Miles and all the family. Richard and I send our sincerest condolences for a Girl we all truly loved: What a beautiful soul, a beautiful person, always a smile from that beautiful face Uncle Richard’s fondest memory, (when he arrived from England, 1961) was of this sweet child Melanie, peering shyly around the corner, blankey in tow Thank you Melanie for being the best navigator in England You will be missed by the Dormon Family Love and Peace Always, Auntie Liz and Uncle Richard

Cheryl Atkins - January 4, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family, Melanie was a wonderful person and co-worker. May she rest in peace.

Reain Lui Stock - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Michael Foulds - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Emily Stock - January 4, 2022

My thoughts and heart go out to Melanie's family. She was a such a beautiful person, inside and out, and will be very much missed.

Emily Stock - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Aminder Randhawa - January 4, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. Melanie was a true gem of a person. I will think of her whenever I watch a Formula 1 race! My thoughts are with you all.

Linda Harris - January 4, 2022

Michel, Emma and family: I am so sorry for your loss - you are in my thoughts. Melanie and I worked together and she was a wonderful and kind friend. Even when she left her job, we kept in touch throughout her illness. I am going to miss her greatly.

Linda Harris, Cathy Basta, Pam Codner, Shelley Delorme, Cheryl Atkins, Saundra Jones, Gabriela Castillo, Aminder Randhawa, Rose Cristello - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Shelley Johnson - January 4, 2022

I was sorry to hear about Melanie's passing. She was such a lovely person with so much energy. I know that she will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. My condolences to her family and friends.

Halina - January 4, 2022

My deepest condolences to Melanie's family. She was a lovely person and co-worker.

Marty & Arlene Winick - January 4, 2022

Marty & I were truly saddened to hear of Melanie's passing. We remember fondly many rides we did with her, Miche and the Ganaraska Freewheelers. She was always at the front of the group with a big smile on her face! Our condolences to all her family.

Sharon Lynn-Weese - January 4, 2022

Mich and family I am so very sorry for your loss. Melanie was such a beautiful spirited lady so full of energy and kindness. I will never forget riding along side her on our GF rides chatting away happily. Rest in Peace beautiful.

Lucy Falbo - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Lucy Falbo - January 4, 2022

My heartfelt and deepest condolences for the loss of our dear friend/colleague Melanie. In the short time that I was able to get to know Melanie she was an amazing friend and colleague. Melanie was a very kind hearted individual. I was very saddened by this news and will always remember her. My thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time. May she Rest in Peace.

Bill Sims - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Michael Ricafort - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Gary Griffith - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Colleen Arsenault - January 4, 2022

I was very sorry to hear of Melanie’s passing, she was such a lovely person to work with over the years. We have missed her smiling face and earnest energy around the office. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

Jennifer Poole - January 3, 2022

Dear Miche and family, I will miss our bike ride chats and giggles. She will have a place in all of our hearts and we will think of her often while skiing or riding and remember her with fond memories. Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending heartfelt condolences. Jen and TJ

Scott Coleman - January 3, 2022

Mich, I am very sorry to hear about Mel. She was a pleasure to get to know the last few years. She will be missed.

Duane & Rick Hoffman - January 3, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Jahmila - January 3, 2022

I am saddened to hear the news about Melanie. She was a pleasure to work with and a delight to know. She will be missed deeply. My condolences to the entire family, you have gained a beautiful Angel.

Paul Buttimor - January 3, 2022

Wanda and I wish to express our deep sadness at the loss of Melanie. We will never forget her.

Shelley Delorme - January 3, 2022

My heartfelt condolences to Michel and family. Mel was a bright light and a kind soul. It was a pleasure to work with her. I will remember her with fondness. May her spirit continue to shine.

Rev. Barry Van Dusen - January 3, 2022

Mich, I was saddened to hear of Melanie's death. Please accept my condolences. Peace, Barry

Sue Pott - January 3, 2022

Melanie was a beautiful, kind person and an inspiration to all of us. I miss her so much. Thinking of you, Mich, and all of Melanie's family.

Ronald Smith - January 3, 2022

Mich So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.