Download 2024 Funeral Price List
Laurie Charlene Gourd
Celebration of Life

Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre
930 Burnham St., Cobourg, ON K9A 2X9,

Saturday, January 27, 2024
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Ball Room

This obituary is protected by copyright by MacCoubrey Funeral Home Limited. Proudly serving Northumberland County in the province of Ontario, Canada. All rights reserved.

Laurie Charlene Gourd

August 3, 1972 - December 2, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Laurie Charlene Gourd (nee Davey) announces her unexpected passing Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the age of 51. Cherished and loved wife to Allan Gourd of 23 years. Loved mother to Amber and Drew and loved step-mother to Jordan. Beloved daughter to Bob. Laurie is the daughter-in-law of Carolyn (Everett) Davies and loved daughter-in-law to Allan and Debbie Gourd. Sister to Mark (Susie), Elizabeth, Michael and sister-in-law to Lisa and Michael. She was best friends with Shawn and Vicki Rowson for over 30 years. It brings peace to Laurie’s family knowing that awaiting her arrival, with big open arms, was her mother Audrey and her uncles Wayne and Doug. Laurie was a ray of sunshine to all that knew her, a social butterfly within her community. There is not a list long enough to mention all those who knew and loved her deeply. She will be greatly missed by her YMCA family, the many children within her community who she cared for as well as all her wonderful friends and extended family. Laurie spent her career devoted to caring for children. She was a devoted child care supervisor to the YMCA for 18 years. She had a magnetic personality and a smile that would light up a room the moment she walked in. Allan and Laurie would often walk through any store with in the community and Laurie would most certainly know at least one person along their journey. A celebration of Laurie’s life will take place at the Best Western – Ball Room 930 Burnham Street, Cobourg, ON Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 11:00 – 3:00 PM. Please join the family in remembering the exceptionally well lived and well-loved life of Laurie. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Message Of Condolence

Note: Your message of condolence will appear at the bottom of the page.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home Ltd. reserve the right to delete or remove any comments we find inappropriate or offensive


Holly - January 27, 2024

Laurie was an inspiration. Her kindness and empathy made her a safe place for so many, and her quick smile and infectious laugh could light up a room. She will be very missed.

Tara and Scott Eldridge - January 17, 2024

Laurie is such a beautiful soul, full of life and love. I remember one day talking w Laurie at Walmart, she was talking about her kids Amber and Drew, beaming with pride. Even through so heartache and fear, Laurie still chose to see the bright side. This earth has lost a beautiful butterfly. Now Amber can spread her wings and fly.

Anne and Stew Lowe - January 14, 2024

From the moment we met we knew just how outgoing and fun this lovely lady was. She had this amazing laugh that filled the air all around her. We will miss seeing you at the park, and definitely will miss what concoction you and your bestie are brewing in the fishbowl each week. Rest well Laurie. 💜 R.F.I P.

Tama and Shawn Tucker - December 16, 2023

We're so sorry for your loss Al, Amber, Drew and Jordan. Our thoughts are with you all. Laurie was an amazing friend even though our lives drifted apart we always stopped to say hi whenever we ran into each other. She had an amazing personality that was bigger than life, a smile that would light up any and every room she walked into and a laugh that was so infectious. I she'd lots of tears when I found out about her passing. We had just started to reconnect and it felt like old times. She will be missed by so many people. Always remember that she loved you all do much. You all were her world. Hugs to you all.

Gabriel & Tristan Gagnon - December 15, 2023

Tristan just came home from the YMCA and announced that Laurie had passed away. We which to offer our deepest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. Laurie took care of Tristan at CR Gummow for a few years and she was a joy to talk to. Always smiling and positive, she had a personality bigger than life. She will be sorely missed. Gabe & Tristan.

Mike and Brenda Banks - December 15, 2023

Our condolences to you and your family❤️

Anita (Leblanc) & Bill Nichol - December 14, 2023

Our sincere condolences on Laurie’s passing. Keeping the family in our prayers.

Carol Ann Heffernan - December 12, 2023

Dear Bob and family We are so very sorry to hear about Laurie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Sincerely, Tom & Carol Ann

Shelley and Ken Warrington - December 12, 2023

Our sincere condolences to you Al and family. She was a wonderful woman.

Wendy Ro - December 12, 2023

I am so sad to hear of Laurie's passing. She always had a huge smile on her face. She never forgot any of the children she looked after. She will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family

Allan Greer - December 12, 2023

Sorry for your loss,at this time.

Eric Mejorado - December 11, 2023

Her warm smile and hugs will be missed. She would take the time out of her day to sit, and chat make you feel you were being listened. Rest in peace, Laurie.

Cathy Stevenson Hoard - December 10, 2023

My sincere condolences to the Gourd and Davey families. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Carol Osborne - December 10, 2023

Sincere condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Len Ellis - December 10, 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)

Naomi Harper, Carter and Sawyer Laframboise - December 10, 2023

My condolences to family, friends, and the Ymca family. I met Laurie through child care, as she cared for my children. She's an exceptional woman with a big heart. We are all so blessed to have crossed paths with Laurie. We are going to miss her so much, her light, kindness, and love for all the kids who were misunderstood. Laurie had a way to bring out the best in everyone she met children and adults. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Mary Anne Kellar - December 9, 2023

Heaven gained another angel to help watch over us. Laurie, you are once again reunited with family and friends that have gone before you. Sending prayers and thoughts to all of Laurie's family during this difficult time. Peace to all. ❤️

Ward & Penny Beebe - December 9, 2023

Bob - Sending our condolences to you and your extended family during this most difficult time.

Rob and Andrea Kamerman - December 9, 2023

We are so incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and love go with your family at this time.

Wayne McKinnon - December 9, 2023

Our condolences 💐 to you and your family

Riick&Shirley McBride - December 9, 2023

Very sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. Hold the memories close to your heart. Cherish the memories.

Leota Dewell - December 9, 2023

Bob ,Allan and all of Laurie’s family, I’m so sorry to hear of Laurie’s death.My deepest sympathy to all her family. Leota

Dennis and Michelle Mallory - December 9, 2023

So sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family at this time! She will be missed by everyone.

Debbie Wannamaker - December 9, 2023

Allan, Amber, Drew and Jordan, I never met your Wife/Mother personally but heard many stories from my son Joe who worked with Laurie at The YMCA Day Care program for many years. Joe often spoke of Laurie's leadership, caring spirit and generosity. He says that her death will leave a huge hole at the Y and the hearts of everyone that she touched. A life well lived but taken far to early. Debbie Wannamaker💖

Bev Adams - December 9, 2023

To the Gourd, Davey and Adams family, we send our deepest condolences. It was a Sad , emotional evening when we heard of Laurie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Laurie was a Beautiful person inside & out, with a Huge Zest for life. Her smile brought comfort & joy to all. Her contagious laugh will never be forgotten. Your support & love for your family and community will carry on as you touched SO many lives. Uncle Kevin who you are with now, always called you “sister”. Many arms were around you as you entered Heaven… We all have wonderful memories of you and those memories will help us navigate here on earth. We love you❤️ and miss you deeply ❤️ Thank you for making a difference in SO many lives. RIP. Love Aunt Bev, Matthew, Brittney & Natasha

Danielle Roberts - December 9, 2023

It is hard to find the words still since learning of the loss of my dear friend Laurie. I am sending love to her family and to her YMCA family. She had a love for her work with children like I hadn't seen before and taught me so much. She impacted everyone her path crossed and she will be missed by so many. Rest Peacfully Laurie. Xoxo

Terry DeJong - December 9, 2023

It is not fair when the good ones are taken so young. She always had a smile on her face a good strong hug for all .As cousins over the years we always enjoyed a good laugh about the tales of our childhood together. I still can't believe she is gone. My thoughts are with the family xo.

Christelle Jubenville - December 9, 2023

Laurie brought so much joy and happiness to this world. She was an incredible person and will be missed by so many. I will never forget her smile.

lisa passmore and family - December 9, 2023

Sending love and strength to this family during this difficult time. No words will ease your pain but know you have a community standing with you. To Drew I have had the honor to have you at my home many times. Your mom raised a great kid! We are here if you need anything.

Jeannie Ferguson - December 9, 2023

Allan & Family , My deepest sympathies in the loss of Laurie, may all the wonderful memories you hold in your heart's help you all heal during this difficult time 🙏

JoAnn Kropf-Hedley - December 9, 2023

Such a beautiful soul ❤️

Lisa Morse - December 9, 2023

I have known Laurie for a long time. Every time I saw her she had a smile on her face. She was a kind person inside and out. She will be missed for sure. RIP dear friend. Lisa Morse

Anne - December 8, 2023

I had the pleasure of getting to know Laurie while volunteering for La Jeunesse Choirs. She was so supportive of the choir and such a positive presence. I will always remember her warmly. My deepest condolences to her family.

Cathy n bob boulerice - December 8, 2023

Sending love from our hearts...prayers you deserve to have as you were great person for all..miss you dearly...hugs to hubby and kids from my heart to help you through this.....xxxooo

Kimberly, Eric, Kaitlyn and Ethan Thompson - December 8, 2023

It’s still so hard to believe that you left so soon but you definitely make a beautiful angel. Words can’t express how much you will be missed or how much love 💕 the community, family and friends had for you. Condolences to Allan, your children, and family.

Kelly Gill - December 8, 2023

This woman.. what can one say?? She was larger than life and a presence that was life altering... Once you met her your life was forever changed....because if she knew you in any way and when she seen you there was always the biggest most welcoming smile.. She adored life.. adored her family and cherished her friends... I have known Laurie a long time.. her daughter and my oldest daughter spent a lot of time together when they were younger.. many sleepover at eithers house. I know her through the Legion.. and through darts and of course through her adoring husband Allan... My only regret is not getting to spend more time with you. Rest in peace sweet lady.. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for making a difference in so many lives..

Adams Cynthia - December 8, 2023

Dear Gourd and Davey families, Our sincerest sympathy to you. We have many fond memories of Laurie. We loved her warmth, positivity and her beautiful smile. We were so proud to call her our neice. Lots of love, Uncle Kent & Aunt Cynthia❤️

Dawn Campbell, Jeff and Emma McMeekin - December 8, 2023

We are so grateful that we got to meet and know Laurie. She was a strong advocate for the children in her care. She was also a great supporter of parents. She made our community stronger. She will definately be missed.

Beth Smith - December 8, 2023

Sending you condolences.

Mark and Suzy Davey - December 8, 2023

Our condolences to you all … Laurie will be missed by so many! Laurie had a contagious laugh a huge beautiful heart and mostly an amazing smile that made the darkest days bright as the sun !!! We love you so much fly high our sweetest angel !!!!❤️❤️❤️

Sarah Curran - December 8, 2023

I will miss your hugs, your smile and your laughter. You always greeted me with a hug and made me feel part of the team since the day I started with the Ymca 7 years ago. Your support through my dads death I’ll never forget, I’ll also never forget our talks about our trailers and all the fun events and when we start our countdown until trailer season! May you R.I.P Laurie ❤️

Breanna Smith (Davey) - December 8, 2023

I want to say how sorry I am to my family. I will forever miss you Aunt Lauire. You are now a beautiful angel sings and laughing up in heaven with grandma (your mom). I love you.

Kim Barnes & family - December 8, 2023

We are so sorry for your immense loss. Our condolences to your entire family. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. With all our support, The Barnes family xo

Diane Baldini - December 8, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking to lose such a wonderful person. Sending my deepest condolances to all the family. Heaven gained an Angel 😇 May God Bless the family with strength to get thru your sadness 😪🫂

Brian Linton - December 8, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this time.

Jim McIvor and Sylvia Lord - December 8, 2023

Jim and I would like to offer our condolences to Allan and family. We were very saddened to hear of Laurie's passing. She was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed. Sending love to all family members and friends. Jim and Sylvia xo xo

Laiken Davey. - December 8, 2023

My sincere condolences goes out to my family at this time, i was very honoured to get to be your second oldest niece, aunt Laurie, you have taught me many great and valuable skills that I can take along with me in my journey of life, I am honoured that you got be my daughters great aunt, who they loved and adored!! Aunt Laurie I am going to miss your bright smile when you walk into the room, your laughter that made everyone’s days so much better, and all your happy thoughts. I love you so much and will dearly miss you everyday, I was blessed to have spent 28 years with you. RIP beautiful angel!! I love you.

Corey & Troy - December 8, 2023

Al Amber Drew and Jordan We shed a tear after our call, and again reading this announcement. We absolutely loved Laurie , the smile a mile wide and those hugs were the best. Such a wonderful beautiful woman that cared deeply for her friends and even deeper love for her children and husband. I am deeply sorry for your loss and hope you know Laurie loved you to the fullest. Stay close together and remember all the great memories you had. 💛

Allan Gourd - December 8, 2023

You will be forever in my ❤️ 💙 💜 💖 my love.