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Barbara Grace Reading

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg
Thursday, September 8th, 2022 2:00 pm Thursday, September 8th, 2022 7:00 pm


MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg
Friday, September 9th, 2022 10:00 am


Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter
Ontario Street, Cobourg
Friday, September 9th, 2022 11:00 am

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Barbara Grace Reading

June 27, 1925 - September 3, 2022

Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge on Saturday September 3rd, 2022 in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Reading and loving partner of the late Geoff Coleman. Loving mother of Gail Fisher (Blake) and Gary Reading. Cherished grandmother of Darrin, Deborah and Diane, 9 great-grandchildren and 11 great great-grandchildren. Barbara is pre-deceased by her brothers Robert and Harold Kay. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Thursday September 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Legion Walk Through will be held on Thursday evening at 6:45 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday September 9th at 10 am. in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home. Interment in Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter, Cobourg. If desired donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Marg Chase (nee Horan) - December 13, 2022

Dear Gail & Gary, My Brother James & I are so sorry for your loss. We had no idea until today when my yearly Christmas card and letter came back. Your Mom and I had been enjoying corresponding after my Mom (Doris Horan) passed away 10 years ago in December. Your Mom often reminisced of the time we spent as neighbours on Burnett Drive in Cobourg back in the 50's and early 60's. Barbara was such a beautiful & caring person. She was always as bright as button for her age. Sincerely Marg Chase & James Horan

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - September 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Mildred Chapman - September 14, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Pat and David Lemon, Halifax - September 11, 2022

Gary and family, we were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Never easy. We met her many years ago here in Halifax, what a gem. Our thoughts are with you. Pat and David

Diane - September 9, 2022

Rest in Peace Grandma. YOU certainly lived a wonderful life. We will miss you everyday until we meet again. Xo⚘❤⚘

Gordon Johnson - September 9, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Kathy Sedgwick - September 8, 2022

Gail, Diane and family, I am terribly sorry to learn of Barbs passing, it was such a pleasure to have known and cared for her during her stay at Palisades, my thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤️

Deb and Barry Bird - September 8, 2022

Gail, Blake, Gary and family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mother. Deb and Barry

Ann Marie (Pritchard) Mike McIvor - September 8, 2022

We are so sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. I have many wonderful memories from my youth . My Mom Diane and father Barney spent many a night and day enjoying themselves at the Legion. Many coffees at our kitchen table. She will always be remembered in our hearts. R.I.P Barb

Chester and Diane Froncz - September 8, 2022

We remember Barbara as a weekly attender of the 8:30 service at St. Peter's, a loyal member of the Legion and in more recent years -- a fellow resident at Palisade Gardens. She was a lovely lady and is fondly remembered. Our sincere condolences to her family. Chester and Diane.

Brenda Quinn - September 8, 2022

With my deepest sympathy to Gail, Gary and your family. My parents (Mike and Marg Waller) were dear friends of Barb and Ray for literally decades . I feel privileged to have known your Mom my whole life. She was a beautiful, kind and loving person and what a wonderful dancer! She was such a good friend to my now 99 year old Mom, sending Christmas and Birthday cards to her every year. Whenever I would run into Barb, there was always that cheery smile and hello and she always asked how are you doing and how is your Mom? I'm sure you will all miss her terribly but wish her eternal peace.

Gord andJune Minifie - September 7, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gail, Blake, Gary and family. I have very fond memories of your mom and dad when we lived side by side at the depot. RIP dear Barb. 🙏 ❤️


A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

David Kay - September 7, 2022

What a wonderful woman Aunt Barb was. She never forgot to wish us Happy Birthday or Happy Holidays with her thoughtful cards. She was the glue that held the Kay family together. She will be dearly missed. Our condolences to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

June Minifie - September 7, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

IRIS M MILNE - September 7, 2022

We remember Barb, a gracious woman and loyal supporter of Cobourg Legion Br 133, John Aitken and Iris Milne, rest in peace

Kim Turner and family - September 6, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories.

Bill & Anita Nichol - September 6, 2022

Gail & family, our sincere condolences.

Jennifer Darrell - September 6, 2022

Gail - I am so sorry to read of your mum's passing. I haven't seen her in years but always enjoyed her company and appreciated her love of gardening and her gardening skills. My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

Bonnie Sheridan - September 6, 2022

Gail, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Many memories of Dominion Stores parties with your parents dancing up a storm. Great memories! Ray & Bonnie

Mary Wright - September 6, 2022

Gail and family sorry for the loss of your Mom Barb always a very classy lady. Rip 🙏