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Percy Leonard Latchford
Visitation

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Thursday, January 25, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
&
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Interment

Cobourg Union Cemetery
Elgin Street West, Cobourg

Private Family Graveside.
Friday, January 26, 2024

Service

Fellowship Baptist Church
469 Elgin St., Cobourg

Saturday, January 27, 2024

11:00 AM

A livestream of the service will be available by clicking the option below.
Reception to follow at the church.

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Percy Leonard Latchford

January 3, 1932 - January 18, 2024

Percy, born January 3, 1932, to Orick Latchford and his wife, Ida Lillian Thompson, was the middle child in a family of five with two older siblings, Ruth and Earl and two younger, Alma and William (Bill). He grew up in the Belleville area attending public school in Sydney Township and high school at Belleville District Collegiate.
Jobs were plentiful after the war and Percy tried several until he found one in the electrical trade which became his life’s work. In 2020 he received his 65 year pin as a member of the IBEW - the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

In March, 1951, he met Joyce Bright at an evening event in Campbellford. She became his “Forever Love” and they married August 16, 1952. Together they raised three children, Linda, Lenard and Laurie; and after Joyce retired they raised three grandchildren, Dianna, Patrick and Ashley with their father’s help. Because Percy loved his wife the children grew up in a safe and happy home environment.

In 1958 Percy & Joyce bought a small home on Dale Road and he honed his construction skills by tripling the size of their home. He also designed and built night tables, bookcases, desks, cedar chests, toy boxes and cupboards. His masterpiece was a china cabinet, a gift for his wife for their fiftieth wedding anniversary. A meticulous worker and a perfectionist - the furniture is destined to become family heirlooms.

Their home welcomed family and friends who shared many home cooked meals around the dinner table. Family travellers along the 401 often took a break in their home. They hosted family birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas events and holiday weekends. On one weekend 21 family members slept overnight when snow-clogged roads made their drive home impossible.

Percy’s hobbies included coin and stamp collecting, golfing & gardening.

A long-time member of Fellowship Baptist Church, he served in the Sunday School, as a deacon, a youth leader, and many years as an usher. He willingly shared his faith with anyone who would listen and an oft quoted Bible verse was John 14:6 [Jesus said] “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Percy’s outstanding traits of loyalty, honesty, integrity and his love for his family made their world a better place. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Joyce, his three children Linda (Paul Kulba), Lenard (Patricia), Laurie (Kim), and his nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Ken Ravenberg); Jamie Alexander (Shawna); Judith (Scott Grimley); Shawn Latchford (Colleen); Stacey Latchford; Dianna Bath (Tyler Rupert); Patrick Latchford (Katie); Ashley (Ken Jansen) and the late, Hunter.

His one sister, Alma (Harold Greggs) survives him, as do 21 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces, as well as his sister-in-law, Marjorie Orbell.
It is comforting to know that Christians never have to say good-bye. We can look forward to a family re-union in heaven.

A visitation will be held Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, ON K9A 1K7. The family will be having a private graveside service at Cobourg Union Cemetery Friday, January 26, 2024. Friends and family will be welcomed to the Fellowship Baptist Church Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM followed by a reception and time of fellowship following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by cheque to Fellowship Baptist Church (please enter "Building Fund" on memo line of cheque) or online by credit card at fbcchurch.ca - Online Giving - Reaching the Region or Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.

2 Timothy 4: 7-8

I have fought the good fight
I have finished the race
I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me
A crown of righteousness which the Lord,
The righteous judge - will award me
On that day – not only to me, but
Also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Message Of Condolence

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Fred and Deb Latchford - February 10, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Sheila Finlay (MacLean) - February 7, 2024

Mrs. Latchford Linda, Lenard, Laurie and families I had not heard about Percy’s passing until I was on Maccoubreys site this morning. I am sorry I did not make it in to the memorial. Many memories come to mind from our childhood back and forth from our house to yours. What a wonderful kind man you have lost. Thinking of all. God Bless Sheila Finlay Betty MacLean

Anneka Chambers - February 5, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fellowship Baptist Church

Kathy Bleekman - February 1, 2024

Hi Laurie I was so sorry to hear about your Dad

Val Mancktelow - January 30, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fellowship Baptist Church

Val Mancktelow - January 30, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Roy and Joy Millson - January 27, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fellowship Baptist Church

Dianne McVety - January 27, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Elizabeth Kellogg - January 27, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Allan and Carol Kerr - January 27, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Brenda Orr - January 27, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fellowship Baptist Church

Don and Karen Emond - January 27, 2024

To the entire Latchford family. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of a fine man. May you find comfort in the many happy memories you shared. Don and Karen Emond

Brenda and Phil Niles - January 26, 2024

Dear Joyce, Linda, Lenard, Laurie, and your families; our condolences go out to you on the passing of Percy. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of loss and sorrow. May the Lord give you comfort and strength in knowing that Percy is now in the presence of his Saviour. Brenda and Phil Niles

Jordan Grant - January 26, 2024

My sincerest condolences to the Latchford family. Mr. Latchford (Sr…..Jr. was one of my youth leaders!) was always so encouraging to the youth. Another pillar of FBC has answered the call…when the roll is called up yonder!

Sherry Wickins - January 25, 2024

Laurie…my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Dad…you are in my thoughts

Jean Van Leeuwen - January 25, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fellowship Baptist Church

Ward and Penny Beebe - January 25, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Diana stuckless - January 25, 2024

The family is in my thoughts and prayers sorry for your loss Rip

Reg McColl and Heather Johns - January 25, 2024

Percy was a gentle giant that lived his life to the fullest!! Our condolences to all of the Latchford family members and friends!! He was a pillar for our community!! Will be missed but never forgotten!! Reg&Heather.

Jean van Leeuwen - January 24, 2024

Dear Joyce and all of the Latchford families, My deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful man! May you find encouragement and strength in supporting each other and knowing in whom Percy trusted,his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, he is now pain free and in His presence! Psalm116:15 How precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His godly ones.

George Lee - January 24, 2024

Hi Len and family, sorry to hear about your dad Len, sounds like he had a great life ! George

Scott Tuttle - January 24, 2024

I would like to send my condolences to the Latchford family.

Pamela Spear Nee (Davey) - January 24, 2024

To the Latchford family My condolences on the passing of Husband, Father and Grandfather. Mr Latchfords greatest accomplishment is the faith and raising of a wonderful family with Mrs Latchford. Find comfort in this knowledge.

Glen and Connie Prentice - January 24, 2024

So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. Thinking of you.

Harold and Alma Griggs - January 24, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fellowship Baptist Church

Dayle Harris and Ian Halligan - January 23, 2024

We are sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Susan Giddings - January 23, 2024

To all the Latchford family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy to everyone. Susan Giddings

Kathy Pallock Barry - January 23, 2024

My sincere sympathy to the family. Fond memories I had in your home. A witness to God's faithfulness.

Cheri Blezard - January 22, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss.

Laureen (Kulba) and Jason Vodden - January 22, 2024

Dear Joyce and Family, Our sincere condolences for your great loss. Percy certainly had a special way of making everybody he meets feel welcome, safe, and interesting. He was a pleasure to converse with and always showed interest in any topic brought to the e table. All our love, Laureen and Jason

Janet Clapperton - January 22, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the Latchford family.

Bonnie and Dustin Luckett - January 22, 2024

May God’s mercy grant you stregnth. And may his memories give you peace.

Scott and Sharon Hagerman - January 22, 2024

Our sincere condolences to the Latchford Family at this sad time. God has welcomed Percy home. May the Latchford family cherish and much anticipate a family re-union in heaven.

Wanda Douglas - January 22, 2024

My sincere sympathy to Laurie and family. May your memories bring you peace during this hard time.

Wayne Pratt - January 22, 2024

Sorry for your loss

Elizabeth Sheffield - January 21, 2024

Deep peace to all of you during this time. - David and Beth Sheffield

Sheila Mead - January 21, 2024

Dear Joyce and family. My heart goes out to you all at this very sad time. God Bless. Praying for you all. Sheila

Ward & Penny Beebe - January 21, 2024

Joyce, Linda, Lenard and Laurie - Our condolences to your families.

Daniel Emond - January 21, 2024

My sincere condolences to the Latchford Family. A life well lived.

Leigh Bartlow - January 21, 2024

Remembering so many fond memories of Percy. Condolences.

Christine Wamboldt - January 21, 2024

Lenard and family so sorry to hear about the passing of your father.May he rest in peace.

Kim CHRYSLER - January 21, 2024

Laurie, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your day. may your memories help you through this time.

Bryan Marjoram - January 20, 2024

Lenard, Patricia, Shawn, Stacey and the entire Latchford family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your father, father in law, and grandfather. Cherish those special memories. Sincere condolences to all. Percy Leonard Latchford January 3, 1932 - January 18, 2024 ~ REST IN PEACE ~

John and Kathy West - January 20, 2024

Our condolences to all the Latchford families at this time .

Roger Nelson - January 20, 2024

Congratulations to Percy on a life well lived, we feel very honoured and privileged to have been a part of his life. Joyce & family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Roger & Betty Nelson

Jim and Jamie West - January 20, 2024

Joyce, Linda, Lenard,and Laurie and families our condolences on the passing of Percy.

Peter and Laurie McLean - January 20, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fellowship Baptist Church

Tony, Carol, Mike, Jennifer & Mark - January 20, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Fellowship Baptist Church

Donna and Raymond Grycko - January 20, 2024

We are so sorry Joyce and family for your loss. Percy will be remembered as a kind man who loved the Lord, and always stopped to chat. He is a brother to Ray in the IBEW and a fellow Christian to the both of us. Sending Prayers and Strength at this sad time, Donna and Raymond Grycko

Marcia Atkinson - January 20, 2024

Sorry for Your loss, Marcia Atkinson

Cathy Edwards - January 20, 2024

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of the Family at this sad time. Keep your memories close. Catherine (Wegg) Edwards

Ron & Pat Ford - January 20, 2024

Sorry for your loss .Our sincere condolences to all your family

BONNIE VAN DUSEN - January 20, 2024

Sorry to hear of your loss. It is hard to lose a love one but hold onto the memories that you have of him for they will help. Bonnie (Frei) Van Dusen

Kim Clarke - January 20, 2024

I am very sorry for your loss Joyce. Although I have never actually met Percy I feel like he was a very loved and treasured just through your stories of him. He will definitely be missed by you and your family.

Dave and Barb Workman - January 20, 2024

Our sincere condolences to the Latchford family and friends. Percy is remembered as a true gentleman. We have fond memories of his active service at Fellowship Baptist Church.

Paul Basinger - January 20, 2024

Sorry for your loss Laurie.

Cindy Hickman - January 19, 2024

Sincere condolences Linda, to you and all of your family. Sending strength and prayers 🙏 ❤ Cindy & Jamie Hickman

Christine (Latchford) Giffin - January 19, 2024

I remember Uncle Percy as a gentle man who loved to tease his nieces and be a role model for his nephews. May the Lord comfort and give you peace as you remember a life well lived and finished well. Hugs & prayers.

Grace Dingman - January 19, 2024

Mrs. Latchford and family, my sincere condolences over the loss of your dear loved one. Hold onto the memories and may you find comfort in those memories at this time.

wendy bowman - January 19, 2024

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. But we know that you have the comfort and joy knowing that he is rejoicing with his Heavenly Father. Cherish all the good memories Wendy and Rick

Laurie Seale Vandewater - January 19, 2024

Mrs. Latchford and Family - Sincere condolences on your loss - may you find much support in the community you helped build.

Liz Paulusma - January 19, 2024

My sincere condolences to the Latchford family. Praying for God present during this difficult time. Love & prayers, Liz & Sandra

Doug Linton - January 19, 2024

To the Latchford family our sincere condolences.Mrs Latchford was our teacher when Esther and I first met back grade 7 and 8 and later I became her neighbor.Very much enjoyed Diana, Patrick and Ashley while living next door.Sincerely Doug and Esther Linton

Wally Sokol - January 19, 2024

So sorry to hear about Percy. Praying for Joyce and the family.

Gail and Ryan Chisholm - January 19, 2024

Laurie and Kim We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Sending condolences out to your whole family. Sincerely Gail and Ryan

Victoria Giddings - January 19, 2024

So sorry to hear. Sending love to the family.

Elli and Ray Lyall - January 19, 2024

So saddened by your loss, but so glad your dad knew the Lord and is with Him now. God grant you all His peace through this time. Love, Elli and Ray (friends of Linda and Paul).

Rob Lean - January 19, 2024

Mrs. Latchford was my teacher for grades 1 and 2 at the one-room school in Camborne, back around 1954-1955. I have many happy memories of those days and became a teacher partly because of Mrs. Latchford's influence. My sympathy to all the family in the loss of a husband, father, and grandfather.

Mike and Deb Gouin - January 19, 2024

Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss.Our prayers and condolences to you you Lenard and Pat and to the rest of your family.May your Dad R.I.P.

Marilyne McCaldon - January 19, 2024

While Heaven's bells ring out a welcome for Uncle Percy, we join Joyce, Linda, Lenard, Laurie, their spouses, and the extended family in tears over parting from a wonderful man who was happy to share his faith, his time, gardening tips, golf tips, and his home. Our condolences to all of the family.

Kim - January 19, 2024

R.I.P. Percy, dad, our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of Percy's. He led a wonderful life, and he will always be thought of everyday xoxo

Lynn Poirier - January 19, 2024

Shawn, Colleen and family, Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your grandfather. (What a beautifully written and interesting obituary.) He sounds like a very good man who lived a very good life. So sorry for your loss.

Bev Archer - January 19, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Roger & Jeannie Pednaud - January 19, 2024

Sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and all your family. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Gladys Morris nee Carruthers - January 19, 2024

Joyce I had you for a teacher at Dale Road. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take comfort in your many memories of family and friends.