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William John "Bill" Abraham
Celebration of Life

MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre
30 King Street East, Cobourg

Saturday August 20th
from 1 - 3pm

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William John "Bill" Abraham

September 26, 1947 - August 10, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William “Bill” John Abraham in his 74th year on August 10, 2022 at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Bill was born and raised in Cobourg. Working for over 30 years at Belden Wire and Cable, he brought his big personality, friendly nature, and comedic antics to his everyday work life. He raised two sons Derek and Ryan, which was no easy task, but had the love and support of his wife (of 34 years) and best friend, Wendy, to help him along the way. He will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.

If you have ever met Bill, you definitely have a story to tell. His sense of humour and kindness were unparalleled. Today we have lost a true legend, one who has touched so many lives and helped so many people. We will never forget the stories which will live on forever in our hearts and souls.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Emerson and Jean Abraham; brother Tom Abraham; and brother-in-law Herman Benne. He is survived by his wife Wendy; his sons Derek (Caroline) and Ryan (Sara); his two grandkids Jack and Charlie; and his sisters Mary Sommerville (brother-in-law Dave), Judy Benne, Nancy Abraham and sister-in-law Laura Abraham.

A private family interment service will be held at Cobourg Union Cemetery at 11:00 am Saturday, August 20th. A Celebration of Life, open to friends and family, will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your charity of choice.

A special thank you to all the staff and medical teams at Northumberland Hills Hospital, who supported us during this difficult time.

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Patricia Lennan - August 30, 2022

Wendy, I am very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was my first boss at General Wire & Cable , I will always remember him. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Roy and Joan Cattell - August 29, 2022

Wendy we're so sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you and all of the family.

Brad Foster - August 24, 2022

I work with Bill at Belden for years he was a great guy and got along with everyone.So sorry for your loss.Brad Foster.

John and Marilyn Ford - August 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

D. and M. Roffey - August 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Neil and Elizabeth Butters - August 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Maureen Weaver - August 20, 2022

Wendy and Family, I am so very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. The years working with Bill at Belden were the best. His great humour, laugh and smile will never be forgotten, he will surely be missed. My thought are with you at this difficult time.

Amanda Lawrence & Nick Shekalo - August 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Lung Association - Ontario

Amanda Lawrence & Nick Shekalo - August 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Lung Association

Amanda Lawrence & Nick Shekalo - August 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Lung Association

Amanda Lawrence - August 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Humane Society of Canada

Catherine Provost - August 19, 2022

Wendy..please accept my most deepest sympathy in the passing of Bill. Bill's smile, laugh & great sense of humour leaves many happy & fun memories working with him at Belden. My thoughts & prayers are with you and the family at this very sad time.

Shannon Landreth - August 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - ICU

Shannon Landreth - August 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - ICU

Elaiine Hope - August 17, 2022

Dear Wendy and family, I am so sorry to hear that Bill has passed. I know he was the love of your life and will be deeply missed. Keep the memories close to your heart at this sad time. Sending prayers, love Elaine

Anne and Terry Preston - August 17, 2022

Wendy and Family, we are both so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. There are so many fond memories working with Bill and running into both of you around town. There would always be a good laugh or two along with an update on the boys who he was so very proud of. We will dearly miss him. Sincere condolences.

renee tremblay mihalic - August 16, 2022

Wendy, I just want to let you know how much I am sad by the passing of Bill. I love him so much. I will always remember how Bill made me laugh every day at Belden and also giving me so precious advice about work but most importantly about life. He will be terribly miss and will be always in my hearth.

Brian and Pat Baggaley - August 16, 2022

We both are So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We hope you keep his humor, laughter close to your heart. He was a good one. gone way too soon. Hugs

Susan Spicer - August 15, 2022

Wendy, Mary & the Abraham Family - I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have fond memories of Bill during my time working at General Wire/Belden. He was always ready to prank somebody, and always laughing. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Bill.

Mary and Don Jones - August 15, 2022

Mary, Nancy, and the Abraham family. Our sincere condolences on Bill’s passing, May your memories of Bill comfort, and give you peace through this sad time.

Kim and Tom Rudd - August 15, 2022

Wendy and family, Tom and I were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We we have been reminiscing about their 30 years together at Belden. There were many good times and many laughs. Hold on to the fabulous memories you have with Bill and please accept our sincere condolences. Kim and Tom

Patricia Clayton 8 - August 15, 2022

I was shocked and sad to hear about Bill's death. He was my boss for awhile at Belden Wire and Cable where I worked for 32 years. Have many good memories about Bill. 💞

Kelly Krakenberg - August 15, 2022

Wendy, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have so many fond memories of Bill during our baseball years.

Violet Bone - August 15, 2022

Wendy, I am so very sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Vi

Vince Sevo - August 14, 2022

Our sincere condolences to Wendy and family. I had the pleasure of working with Bill many years and there never was a dull moment. He was very helpful to me and I’ll never forget him. His insight on business was truly remarkable and his sense of humour was one that made working with him enjoyable.

Neva Moore - August 14, 2022

So sorry for your loss Wendy. Had alot of fun over the years at base ball. Our condolences Guy and Neva

Gina McBride - August 13, 2022

Dearest Wendy and family, I am very saddened to hear of your loss of Bill. Hold your many memories of him deep in your heart and he will never be forgotten. Love Gina

Joan jerome - August 13, 2022

So sorry Wendy to hear of Bill’s passing. My condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

Colin and Ruth Watson - August 13, 2022

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. May your many memories help ease the pain.

Franca Wellman - August 13, 2022

Wendy and family I'm so saddened to hear of your loss. Bill was a wonderful , kind man with a great sense of humour. My sincerest condolences. Thoughts and prayers to the family

Eric Paszat - August 13, 2022

Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I knew him years ago from the wire industry. Always had a laugh and smile. We've lost a very good man.

Paul Sherwin - August 13, 2022

Mary and the Abraham family, sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I worked with Bill at the Cobourg Arena in our younger years...nice guy. My condolences to the families.

Brenda Quinn - August 12, 2022

Dear Wendy and Family. . I am so very shocked and sorry to read about Bill's passing. As you know, I worked with Bill at General Wire/Belden for nearly 20 years and he was always so full of cheer and good will. You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of such a good guy who had such a great love for his family and who was a wonderful co-worker and friend to all.

David and Yvonne Mayhew - August 12, 2022

So deeply saddened to know that Bill has left us. We send our heartfelt condolences to Wendy, Derek and Ryan and to his whole family. We first met Bill and Wendy, when our daughter, Caroline, married their son Derek. What a memorable and fun time we had in Las Vegas. Bill was fun to be with, always a twinkle in his eye, especially when he couldn’t resist the urge to lovingly tease friends and family. He delighted in spending time with his two grandsons who certainly loved him. How can we forget the yummy, gastronomic delights he brought to share at every Burlington celebration. Your family and friends loved you dearly Bill, and we are all going to miss you very much. Wendy and family, hold onto your wonderful memories of Bill. He will always be with you. Fondest love Yvonne and David

Sharon Harper - August 12, 2022

Nancy and the Abraham family, my thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I hope that the memories of Bill will bring you peace, strength, and comfort. Take care.

Joan Kemp - August 12, 2022

Nancy and Abraham family. Sorry for your loss. May your memories carry you through this difficult time.

Pamela Bailey - August 12, 2022

To the Abraham family.I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill.He will be truly missed by everyone who new him.

Don/Lorraine - August 12, 2022

So sorry to hear of your husband/father’s passing. Thoughts are with you

Bill and Carmel Scott - August 12, 2022

Wendy, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Whenever I ran in to Bill, he was always a jovial and smiling man. Hold the memories dear to your heart. Sincerely, Carm.

Ken Stevenson - August 12, 2022

I am truly sorry to hear about Bill. We go back to General Wire and Cable where we worked together.We would bump into each other at lob ball or sometimes the casino. He ALWAYS made me laugh. My sincere condolences

Cindy Symons-Milroy - August 12, 2022

Wendy, I am so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. I have fond memories of our time at General Wire / Belden so many years ago. When I think of Bill, I can hear his laugh - and he laughed a lot! My thoughts are with you and the boys during this difficult time.

Margot Tarajos - August 12, 2022

My Dear Wendy my deepest condolences to you and your family. Keep him close to hour heart and he will never be far away. Love Margot

Gary and Gisela Smith - August 12, 2022

We would like to extend a very heartfelt and our deepest sympathies to Bill’s family in the loss of a great guy. I had the privilege of sharing part of my younger life with Bill and he was just a friend who always was willing to do things anything at anytime. We just lost a great friend and I will always cherish our memories forever. R.I.P Bill, look out for us buddy!! 🙏