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Virginia Reymes

Common Room of St. Peter's Court
(not in St. Peter's Church)
1 - 4:30 p.m.

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Virginia 'Hootie' Reymes

September 11, 1947 - September 8, 2023

Peacefully at her home in Cobourg on Friday, September 8th, 2023, Virginia “Hootie” Reymes at 75 years of age. Daughter of the late Jack Reymes and the late Beverly Barnes Reymes. Beloved mother of Graeme Emerson Burke (Karen). Cherished grandmother of Emma and Owen. Dear sister of Jane Goody, (the late Bob Goody) John Reymes (Teresa) and Robert Reymes. Loving Aunt of Lydia Stronghill, Eric Goody, the late Shane Reymes, Kerrie Bassett (Kurt) and Jennifer Reymes (Richard Landry). At Virginia’s request, there will be cremation without services. A Celebration Gathering will be held on Saturday, September 16th, from 1 to 4:30 pm at the Common Room of St. Peter’s Court (not in St. Peter’s Church). Those wishing may make a memorial donation to Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, 40 Swayne St., Cobourg, ON. K9A 1K5,

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Bonnie Sheridan - September 28, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Diane Knight - September 19, 2023

So sorry for your loss.

Tony Weatherby - September 18, 2023

My condolences with your family loss.

John and Mary Goody - September 18, 2023

Dear Aunt Jane, Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Hope you have good memories of her and pictures to remember. She will always be in your heart. Take care and be safe and healthy.

Virginia Thomson - September 18, 2023

Condolences to Graeme and all of Virginia's family and friends. I worked with Virginia at Jesse Ketchum Childcare when we were both young mothers. She shared her knowledge of plants with me and the plants she gave me from the farm are still growing in my backyard.

Anne Hamilton (Aunt Anne) - September 17, 2023

Donation a memorial donation has been made to the following charity- Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Veronica Marriott - September 17, 2023

To Virginia’s family ~ I’m so sorry to read of Virginia’s passing. She always shared fond family stories with me, when we met over dental hygiene visits; she was a lovely woman. My condolences to your family ❤️

Sue Delaney Dudley - September 16, 2023

So very sorry to hear of Ginny’s passing. Growing up living in the Pink Cottage on highway #2 in Grafton we spent time together in our younger years. Condolences to you all at this sad time.

Jean Joice - September 16, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Roger and Patricia Lafferty - September 16, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Carroll Warner - September 16, 2023

Jane I'm so sorry to hear of Virginia passing. We rode the school bus together. Everyone liked her. Always friendly and happy.

James Jones - September 16, 2023

Always enjoyed seeing Virginia when I visited Cobourg. My condolences. She was a beautiful soul.

Leigh Russell - September 15, 2023

Jane, Johnny, Robert, Graeme and family. I was sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all at this time and sending my sincere condolences. Leigh Russell

George Taylor - September 15, 2023

sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of her family. George & MaryLou

Janet Stevenson (nee Bottomley) - September 15, 2023

When I think of Hoot, I remember a wistful young woman who loved clothes and would experiment with the making of outfits on a very old sewing machine. She would chat about a haircut she'd d noticed in a Vogue magazine and we'd let our imaginations wander She will be missed by so many Folk. My condolences to her Family and Siblings.

Mike and Shawn Hall - September 14, 2023

So sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of her family.

Morley & Beth Bursey - September 14, 2023

Graeme, Jane, John, Robert and Families; Morley and I are saddened by your loss. May you find comfort, strength and support in the coming days. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of “Hootie.” ❤️❤️

Jo-Ann Smale - September 14, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Bernadette Lawless Gatien - September 14, 2023

Jane, John, Robert & All of Virginia’s Family I am so sorry to see Virginia has passed. It is not long ago she had txt regarding an incident that had happened years ago in Grafton. I got to know Virginia best many years ago when we were both patients at the old Cobourg Hospital. At the time she was quite a young teenager with a fantastic sense of humour! I was trying to recover from appendicitis with a bit of complication. When Virginia would sneak across the hall to visit I knew there were a lot of laughs which was going to cause quite a bit of pain but it certainly was worth it. I have often thought of her over the yrs when appendicitis is mentioned. I have no doubt you all will have many happy memories to bring a bit of light in these dark days for you. Unfortunately I am unable to attend the Celebration on Sat. Due to a previous commitment. Know I will be thinking of all of you. Bernadette

Lyn (Harris) Ford - September 14, 2023

My condolences to you Jane, Rob and families in the loss of your sister Ginny.

Jo-Ann Smale - September 14, 2023

The last time I saw beautiful Ginny was in '85 at our reunion. I can't believe how the years have slipped by for all of us but the memories are with us forever. Fly free beautiful soul, we'll catch up with you a bit later.

Carol Brown - September 14, 2023

Jane and family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I am so sorry to hear of Hootie's passing. I am so glad that I was able to chat with Hootie at the reunion luncheon and share happy memories of days many years ago! Carol Reaume Brown

Valerie Taylor - September 14, 2023

RIP Virginia, Condolences to the family

Alice Baker and Sharon McCollum - September 13, 2023

Jane. Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Virginia.

Sharon Closs - September 13, 2023

So many childhood memories flooding back with the Reymes family, especially Jane and Hootie! Although I haven’t seen her in a few years, we had connected on Facebook! My sincere sympathies to Jane, John, Robert and Graeme & family!

Philip Brent - September 13, 2023

Such a sweet girl and life long friend. I never knew Virginia to ever say a mean spirited thing about anyone and always had such a wistful, pleasant spirit. Very sad too see you go but hopefully it is to a joyous place.

Paul & Janice Hall - September 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Paul & Janice Hall - September 13, 2023

Dear Jane, Johnny, Robert, Graeme and family, Our our deepest condolences on the passing of Virginia. Lots of fun times & great memories growing up with all of you in Grafton! Virginia was a kind soul & a free spirit!! Hope she is at peace with her Mom & “Grippy”!! Dear Johnny & family, So very sorry for the loss of your son. We didn’t know. Treasure your memories. Warm tight hugs, Paul & Janice

Brian Watkins - September 13, 2023

I looked forward to seeing Ginny each year at our high school reunion. We would remember events that we shared & always had many laughs. She will be sadly missed by our high school friends. Rest in peace.

Deb and Barry Bird - September 13, 2023

Dear Jane, John, Rob, and Graham our deepest sympathies at the loss of Virginia. Although I haven’t seen Virginia for many years I have a lot of treasured memories of being at your farm as a child with my Dad. Virginia was a beautiful person inside and out and always smiling. May your happy memories carry you through this difficult time. Debbie and Barry Bird

Len Ellis - September 13, 2023

I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will live again on a beautiful paradise earth when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

Rod Taylor - September 13, 2023

Jane and Virginia used to come and visit us in Bowmanville when we were kids. Her parents and mine were great friends and we have wonderful memories of those times. My condolences to the family.

Bonnie Sheridan - September 13, 2023

Jane, Johnny, Robert, Graham and family my sincere condolences for your loss of Virginia. So glad I got to have a short visit with her a few weeks ago. Bonnie

Linda Marr - September 13, 2023

A friend since high school that lived life according to Ginny's rules. A beautiful smile that will always be remembered. Linda Cable Marr

Carol Buttar - September 13, 2023

We're so sorry to read of your sister's passing Jane. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & all the family. Eric & Carol Buttar