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Cecil William Gill
Graveside Service

Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter
Ontario Street, Cobourg
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 1:00 pm


Memorial Reception


To follow graveside:
Lions Pavilion, Victoria Park, Cobourg

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Cecil William Gill

February 13, 1927 - September 9, 2022

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Cecil Gill.
He was Cec, Dad, Pop, Papa to his beloved Mary (late), (married 66 years), Danny (Wanda), Ron, Karen (Stewart), Kelly, Erin (Greg), Meagan (Andrew), Robbie (Diane), Makenna, Emma, Harrison, Irena, Andrew, Alice & Aurora.

He spent most of his 95 years loving, amusing, educating, and entertaining his family, friends, coworkers, and recently the staff and other residents at Palisade Gardens. He loved his family, his 43 year employment at Canadian Pacific Railways, The Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, playing guitar, SINGING country music, Country rides in the car, lunches out, and Happy Hour.

He was a generous, funny, kind, gentle man that we all adored, and he will be missed.

Graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022 at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Ontario St. Cobourg. Refreshments to follow at open-air Lions Pavilion in Victoria Park, Cobourg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg.


“The old hometown looks the same
As I step down from the train
And there to meet me is my mama and papa
Down the road I look and there runs Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It’s good to touch the green ,green grass of home

Yes, they’ll all come to meet me
Arms reaching, smiling sweetly
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home

The old house is still standing
Though the paint is cracked and dry
And there’s that old oak tree that I used to play on
Down the lane, I walk with my sweet Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home

Then I wake and look around me
At four grey walls that surround me
And I realize, yes, I was only dreaming
For there’s a guard and a sad old padre
On and on, we walk at daybreak
Again, I’ll touch the green, green grass of home

Yes, they’ll all come to see me
In the shade of that old oak tree
As they lay me
‘Neath the green, green grass of home"

Message Of Condolence

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Kathy Sedgwick - September 19, 2022

Karen and family, I'm sorry to learn of Cec's passing, it was such a pleasure to have cared for him during his stay at Palisades. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely Kathy Sedgwick

Mick and Sharon McBride - September 17, 2022

Dan, Ronnie, Karen and families. So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Remember him well from both C.P.R and the back road.

Rosemary Redfern - September 14, 2022

You were a devoted daughter Karen and your mom and dad would have been so proud of you. Thinking of you in your time of sadness and loss.

Carol Ouellette - September 14, 2022

sending my condolence. I worked with his wife Mary. May he rest in peace.

Susan & Dave Campbell - September 14, 2022

Sincere condolences to the family at this most difficult time. 🌹

Beth and Paul Lawson - September 14, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Jan Rosamond - September 14, 2022

sorry to hear of your Dad passing Erin, he sounds like he brought a lot of joy into many lives with his singing. Thinking of you and your family, Jan and Tony

Sharon Anne Taylor - September 14, 2022

Our sincere condolences to the Gill family, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers xoxo

Doug Birney - September 13, 2022

Condolences to the Gill family. I remember Cec very well as a neighbour and a stop on my paper route a very long time ago...

Rick McBRIDE - September 13, 2022

Very sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. Memories live on forever.

Jill Ivatt - September 13, 2022

Karen, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad .. May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time … Thinking of you and your family .. Jill and David Ivatt

Mary Ann and Pat Kelly - September 13, 2022

Our condolences to the family. May your memories of a life well lived sustain you.

Samantha and Mike McCracken - September 13, 2022

We are so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you loving memories to forever hold in your heart and comfort you in the days ahead. Our thoughts are with all of you

Bob McCaw - September 13, 2022

Danny and Wanda, Donna and I are so very sorry for your lose, may the memories of your dad be sweet and stay with you always.

Mike and Carol Macklin - September 13, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Daniel Emond - September 13, 2022

My condolences Karen. Thinking of you & your family.

Barbara Austin - September 12, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Barb Austin - September 12, 2022

To Karen and family, My thoughts are with you at this sad time. A message for you; “The one’s we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day.”

Ruth Polley - September 12, 2022

Karen, Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Thinking of you at this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort.

Anne and Paul Burnham - September 11, 2022

Sending my sympathy to the Gill family, our old neighbours. Cecil was such a genuine caring quiet man. He will be missed. Anne Seymour Burnham

Mike and Deb Gouin - September 11, 2022

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad.Our condolences to The Gill family. Mike and Deb Gouin

Brenda O’Connell - September 11, 2022

Karen, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Judy Elliott - September 11, 2022

Dan, Ron, Karen & families When I heard of your Dad’s passing I had to smile knowing Mary would be waiting with open arms at the other end. He was such a fine gentleman with a wonderful smile. Keep all your wonderful memories close and I know there are many to talk and laugh about. Sending heartfelt condolences to each of you. xoxo

Brenda & Carm Panepinto - September 11, 2022

Danny and Wanda & Family.. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Cecil. Many good memories of our next door neighbor. RIP Cecil . Carm and Brenda Panepinto

Diane - September 11, 2022

Sending big hugs to the Family. ❤⚘❤ I loved reading Cecil's Obituary ~ It seems to sum up his life in a song. He sure loved his Country Music. 💞 God Bless 🙏 Diane - Palisade Gardens

Suzanne Lanctot - September 11, 2022

My sincere condolences to you Karen and Stu. May all the happy memories of your Dad, sustain you in your loss!

Mary Mouse Checkley Ainsworth - September 11, 2022

Gillsie please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved father. Know that I am thinking of you.

Ross & Susan Dudley - September 11, 2022

Ross & I send our heartfelt condolences to all the Gill family on the passing of your Dad,Grampa & great Grampa. We are thinking of you all at this very sad time. Ross & Sue

Dawn Reid - September 11, 2022

Fred and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father Dan and Wanda. Looks like he had a great life. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Dawn and Fred Reid

Inga Belge - September 11, 2022

My favourite Gill of all Gills I would tell him. And it was true. Such a lovely, lovely man. Cec will live on in many hearts and smiles and songs. Sincere condolences to Karen, Danny and the extended Gill Family.

Ethel Hansen Davey - September 11, 2022

My most sincere Condolences to Danny, Wanda and the entire Gill Family

Liz and Garry Liboiron. - September 11, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of your beloved grandpa passing. We know you were very close. Our deepest condolences at this very sad time.

Frances MacDonald - September 11, 2022

Cec was such a great entertainer with that voice of his, he will be missed by so many. Thinking of you Kelly & family. xoxo

JoAnn Kropf-Hedley - September 11, 2022

Erin and family you have my sorrows

Jim Deviney - September 11, 2022

So sorry Karen to hear of the passing of your Dad. I never really knew him that well but from the tribute above and knowing you, I can tell he was a great man that I wish I would have known better. Unfortunately Deb and I are away and won’t be able to make the service. Our condolences to you and the Gill families.

Jim Jubenville - September 11, 2022

Sending my condolences. Thinking of your family during this time of sadness.