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Patricia Marjory "Patti" Cornelius
Celebration of Life

MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre
30 King Street East, Cobourg

Saturday, February 17, 2024
1:00 - 3:00 PM

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Patricia Marjory "Patti" Cornelius

July 2, 1942 - February 2, 2024

It is with heavy hearts the family of Patricia “Patti” Cornelius (nee Niles) announce her unexpected passing at the Northumberland Hills Hospital Friday, February 2, 2024 at the age of 81. She leaves behind her beloved husband Arnold of 43 years. In 1980 Patti and Arnold married and combined their family to become one unit. She is going to be deeply missed by her children Jeff (Kat) Spinks, Tiffany (Claude) Courcelles, Ashley (Andrea) Cornelius, David (Kim) Spinks and Derek (Lisa) Spinks. She is the loved Nana to her many grandchildren and was a very proud and involved Grandma/Nana to her many great grandchildren. Patti is going to be missed by her brother Phil (Brenda) Niles. She was predeceased by her parents Eric and Marjory Niles, her brother Jimmy and sister Catherine and her beautiful daughter Sara. Patti was a proud and dedicated nurse at the Cobourg Hospital where she spent her career with the maternity ward. She quietly and humbly helped bring many in the Cobourg Community to Earths side. She loved her family passionately, most especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Together her and Arnold enjoyed a wonderful marriage of travel, dedication to their careers as well as spending time with their family. Patti is going to be deeply missed, never forgotten and always loved by her extended family, friends and the community she proudly served. A celebration of life in memory to this extraordinary woman will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 at MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre 30 King Street East, Cobourg, ON from 1:00 - 3:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Chester and Diane Froncz - February 27, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Bett Calberry - February 24, 2024

So sorry to hear of Patti death. She was on my staff for a few years. She was an excellent RN and devoted to her hours of work each and every day to every patient she was assigned to. Sincerely. Condolences to all family members

Gordon and Margaret Jibb - February 23, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Margaret McKinlay - February 20, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Red Hat Sisters - February 19, 2024

A donation has been sent to the heart & Stroke Foundation

Joan Greer - February 17, 2024

Very sorry to read of Patti's passing Arnold.

Steven, Tracey and Alyssia Short - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ghilaine Clarke - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Donna Voutier - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

David and Carolyn Bierworth - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Carol Molennar - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Joan Quigley - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Catherine Setterington - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Fred Cooke & Donna Cooke - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Joan Blaind - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Gwen Watkins - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Bonnie Sheridan - February 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Mary Jean Van Dorp - February 17, 2024

Arnold and family Our deepest sympathies to you at this time. Hugs to you. Mary Jean and Bill Van Dorp

Tracey, Steve and Aly Short - February 17, 2024

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Bob and Helen McCracken - February 16, 2024

So sorry to hear of Patti’s passing, may she rest in peace!

Mark Froncz - February 16, 2024

Arnold and family so very sorry for your loss- my condolences and deepest sympathy. May her memory be a blessing.

Carol Lawrence - February 15, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Fred Cooke - February 15, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Mike & Cheryl Leblanc - February 13, 2024

To Arnold and family our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family...Patti was a lovely lively lady...her memory will live on in all who loved her...

Tobin and Marty Brown - February 12, 2024

Uncle Arnold and family, our sincerest condolences on Patti’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

jane lockwood - February 12, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Donna & Fred Cooke - February 10, 2024

We are very saddened to hear of Parri's sudden passing. Our sincere condolences to you Arnold & all the families, Donna & Fred

Doris Goheen - February 9, 2024

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

Caron Quinn - February 9, 2024

Arnold and family; I’m so sorry to hear of Patti’s passing. I have many fond memories of the many Christmas parties, golf tournaments and various other parties that we all attended. My thoughts are with you and your family. Caron Quinn

Karen Mann - February 8, 2024

My deepest condolences to you Arnold and your whole family on the loss of Patti. I sincerely hope and pray that the love and support of family and friends will help you through this most difficult time.

Karen Mann - February 8, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Grace Dingman Clouthier - February 8, 2024

Arnold and family sending condolences to all. I worked with Patti for many years. She was an excellent nurse and very compassionate.

Marvin and Mary Harrison - February 8, 2024

Very sorry for your loss Arnold please accept our condolences RIP Patti

Brad and Belinda Sherwin - February 8, 2024

We are so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. RIP

Joy and Thomas Robinson - February 8, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Wendy Morton - February 8, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ryan and Renita - February 8, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Bev Archer - February 8, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Jane Lockwood - February 7, 2024

I am so sorry to hear of my dear friend Pattie’s passing and send my most sincere condolences to Arnold. Jack and I spent some of the best years of our lives making memories in our Roadtreks with friends like Arnold and Patti. My heart goes out to you Arnold and I will miss a very special friend. Jane

FRANK AND JANET HILL - February 7, 2024

We are sorry for your loss. We remember all the good times we had at the roadtrek rallies with you. Our sympathies with you Arnie.

Karen Hall (nee Morton) - February 7, 2024

So sorry for your loss Arnie. Thinking of you. Dale & Karen Hall

Roger & Betty Nelson - February 7, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Roger & Betty Nelson - February 7, 2024

Arnold and family, we will always remember and treasure our memories of the good times we shared with you and Patti. We feel very privileged to have been a part of Patti’s life, we will surely miss her. Hugs from Roger & Betty.

Coralee Jacobs - February 7, 2024

Ashley, Moms are special they hold our hands for a while but they hold our hearts forever. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.

Lori & Mark Geens - February 6, 2024

Arnold and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Hold tight to all your wonderful memories. Our deepest sympathies.

Wendy & Greg Morton - February 6, 2024

Arnold & family Please accept our sympathy. We have so many fond memories of you and Patti. May the warmth and comfort of special memories someday take the place of the sadness you feel now. Sincerely Wendy & Greg

Gary and Beej McNamara - February 6, 2024

Arnold Please accept our condolences and may the memories of the good times passed help you through these difficult times

Margaret Macklin - February 6, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

john/gail carter - February 6, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

John and Marlene - February 6, 2024

We are so sorry to hear about Patti. Our hearts go out to Arnold and all the family that she loved so dearly. Her obituary described her perfectly and such a beautiful picture of a beautiful soul. We wish we could be there for her Celebration of Life but we will be celebrating Patti and her love of life from Florida. Sending our love.

Elaine Hope - February 5, 2024

Dear Arnold and family, I am saddened to hear of Patti’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences, and may all your happy memories bring you comfort during this sad time. Sincerely, Elaine

Debi Clark (Weatherbee) - February 5, 2024

Jeff, I am sending my sincere condolences to you and your whole family at this heartbreaking time. Continue to hold your special memories close and your mom will live on in your heart. She really was a beautiful lady.

Jim and Jamie West - February 5, 2024

Arnold, Phil and Brenda and families our condolences on the passing of Patti.

Janice Langille - February 5, 2024

Dear Arnold and family , My husband ,Wayne ,and I were blessed to meet you, Arnold, and Patti .I have so many good memories of our time together .Patti loved sharing stories of your growing family . She will be truly missed but I know she will always be in your hearts . You are in my thoughts and prayers . Janice

Gordon Doris Rob and Kristen Francis , - February 5, 2024

To Arnold, Derrick, David, and Jeff, I write this with a heavy and sad heart. Gord and I were devastated to hear about Patti’s passing over the weekend. They say that friendship transcends death and this is what it has done to us.. The memories we made with Patti will never be forgotten and they have created a lasting impression on those she left behind. Patti was a beautiful person who was a true friend. Patti, I am better for knowing you, better for loving you, better for having met you. May you be blessed in the next life my friend as I was blessed in this one for knowing you. We will meet again someday dear friend. Arnold, Derrick, David, Jeff, Ashley & Tiffany Gord, and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Much Love Always, Doris, Gord, Rob and Kristen Francis

Ian & Cheryl McLeay - February 5, 2024

You both are our lifetime friends through Roadtrek Home & Park Club. Many great memories. Our hearts and thoughts are with you daily. Our sincere sympathy.

Dianne Dunk - February 5, 2024

So sorry for your loss. Patti was,a wonderful nurse and lovely to work with. May the memories bring you peace and strength.

Roy Foster - February 5, 2024

My condolences to Arnold and family. I remember Patti was always a hoot at the H&K parties, laughing and making everyone happy.

Chris Chapman - February 5, 2024

Arnold and family, sending my deepest condolences for your loss of Patti,may she Rest In Peace

Gord and June Minifie - February 5, 2024

Sorry to hear of Patricia’s passing Arnold, condolences to you and your families.

Blaine & Lynda Darling - February 5, 2024

Dearest Arnold and family, Phil & Brenda We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s sudden passing. She was a strong woman and very committed to her family. It’s so hard to lose someone like that. Hold tight to the many wonderful memories you have of Pat and we pray that you will find peace there.

LEIGHTON BENSON - February 5, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Leighton Benson - February 5, 2024

Arnold and Family My deepest condolence's It is so painful when sudden and unexpected, Remember the good times and pleasant memories, it will help with the sad hours that are bound to follow,

Leslie A. Stewart - February 5, 2024

Dear Arnold , Tiffany , Ashley and all the Spinks chil;dren and Cornelius family! , My deepest condolences to you all !

Gail& John Carter - February 5, 2024

To Arnold & family So sad to hear of Patti passing We had great times at all the nurses parties. She was one of the kindest Nurses on OBS We will miss her Gail & John Carter

Bob and Helen McCracken - February 5, 2024

So sorry to hear of Patti’s passing . Sincere condolences to you Arnold and your family!

Heather Brewster - February 5, 2024

Arnold so sorry to hear about Patti. My condolences to you and your family. I met Patti 50 years ago when she was finishing her nurses training in Peterborough at St Joes. She was commuting to Peterborough so I sometimes hitched a ride to Cobourg to see my family. I worked at Cobourg District General Hospital with her as well. Since we both retired we joined the Red Hats and we have had great times together!

Pam Gall - February 5, 2024

My Deepest Condolences Derek & Family, loss is never easy & 1 of the hardest is losing a mom share the fond memories she will always be in your heart & by your side. May she RIP.

Diane and Larry Ross - February 5, 2024

Our deepest sympathy to Patti’s family

Nancy and Don Linton - February 5, 2024

To Arnold and his family and Phil and Brenda Niles. We were saddened to hear of Patti’s passing. I have many pleasant memories when we worked together at Cobourg Hospital. Will keep all of you in our prayers.

Marilyn Parker - February 5, 2024

Arnold and family .So sorry to hear of Patti's passing .Hang onto all the many memories from over the years .

Kathy Gordon - February 5, 2024

Dear Phil and Brenda, the Cornelius Family Our sincere condolences on the passing of Patti. She was a wonderful nurse, and much more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Kathy & Mark

Stephanie Tuer - February 5, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. My mother ( Nora Clinton) and I both worked with Patti. I know they remained friends after retirement. We both liked working with Patti. She was a good person and nurse.

Jeff Gibbons - February 5, 2024

So sorry to hear this Arnold. Deepest condolences. Jeff

Dorenda Turk - February 5, 2024

My sincere condolences to you and your family Arnold. I remember all your calls and visits during Rays illness. Take care.

Bonnie Sheridan - February 5, 2024

Arnold, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Patti. My deepest sympathy to you and all the family. Bonnie

Margaret Burtenshaw (Hedger) - February 5, 2024

Dear Arnold & Family and Phil On behalf of the Hedger family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Pat. May she Rest In Peace. xo

Joan & Steve Blaind - February 5, 2024

Dear Arnold We are heart broked over Patti's passing Patti & I were nursing students together at St. Joes in peterborough & remained friends through all those years since. I will miss picking her up for our Red Hat adventures. RIP my dear Patti

Louise Beaumont - February 5, 2024

All my condolences Arnold to you Tiffany and to your whole family

Karen Steel - February 5, 2024

Arnold and family. I was very sorry to hear about your loss. Patti was wonderful to work with. She was so very quietly clever and a calming influence in chaotic times. Karen Steel

Anne & Andre Reyns - February 4, 2024

Dear Arnold and Family ; We are saddened to hear of Patti's passing . She was such a nice lady and was a wonderful maternity nurse . Lean on your Family and friends during this sad and difficult time ..xx

Rob & Linda Fisher - February 4, 2024

Arnold, we are so saddened to hear about Patti. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Frank Quinn/Pat William's - February 4, 2024

Dear Arnold and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Patti. I remember quite well the day you two were married, 43 years have since passed. Please accept our sincere condolences at this difficult time. Please take care my friend!

Anne and Paul Burnham - February 4, 2024

Phil, Brenda and family, Thinking of you and wishing you well at this time of significant loss.

Don and Heather Quinn - February 4, 2024

Arnald, So sorry to hear about Patti. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Love Don and Heather Quinn.

wendy bowman - February 4, 2024

To Arnold and family, our hearts were saddened to hear of Patti's sudden passing. Patti was a kind compassionate woman and Nurse. Hold on to all the good memories and cherish them. Wendy and Rick

wendy bowman - February 4, 2024

To Arnold and family, our hearts were saddened to hear of Patti's sudden passing. Patti was a kind compassionate woman and Nurse. Hold on to all the good memories and cherish them. Wendy and Rick

Colleen Annable - February 4, 2024

I was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of my second Cousin Patti. As such I would like to share one of my fondest memories of Patti with you all. “From the time that I was very little I had always looked up to Patti. When I was about 10 years old during one of my mom and my regular yearly visits to see Patti and the family, I had told her that I wanted to be a nurse just like her when I grew up. The next thing I knew she was handing me the very nursing cap that she had worn throughout nursing school, to take home with me. I was over the moon, at being given such a precious and thoughtful gift. I cherished Patti’s nursing cap for many years until one day it was replaced by one of my own, when I too graduated from nursing school. I know longer have Patti’s nursing cap, but my memories of that special day will live on within me forever.” Please convey Basil’s and my heartfelt condolences to Arnold, and to the rest of the family for their loss.

Joe Cunningham and family - February 4, 2024

We are so sorry to hear about Patti's passing. The whole family has many wonderful memories with Patti and Arnold. Love and hugs to all.

Cheryl Muldrew - February 4, 2024

I am so deeply sorry to hear of your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Margo Magwood - February 4, 2024

Arnold my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Patti. I have so enjoyed all your visits to Derek and Lisa's home and getting to know you both so well. I will esp hold dear a year ago xmas eve getting to spend the evening with you both. She was a lovley lady and will be missed so deeply by all who loved and cared about her. Sending lots of love and my deepest condolences to you

Joan Quigley - February 4, 2024

Arnold and family , sad to hear of Patti's death. We worked many years on Obstetrics together , lots of good times to remember. She was a kinds and caring person . Thinking of you Joan

Hank & Pat Vandermeer - February 4, 2024

Tiffany and family. Our condolences from our family to yours.

Jim Hickerson & Family - February 4, 2024

Arnold & Family, we are so sorry to hear about Patti’s passing. My late wife Carol always enjoyed working with Patti & in later years having lunch together once a month to catch up with each other’s life. Heaven has gained another great nurse! May all your special memories help you all through this difficult time. RIP Patti Jim Hickerson and Family

Shirley Foden - February 4, 2024

Condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Jean Walters - February 4, 2024

Tiffany, I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and all your family and loved ones in my prayers. God bless you all and give you His peace and strength during this difficult time. Love Jean

Adam and Sherri Polley - February 4, 2024

Jeff we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP

Jim & Linda Robins - February 4, 2024

Arnold, we were so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. She was such fun to be around with her comical, dry wit. We will miss her a great deal. Our condolences to you and your family. Treasure those memories as we will.

Gordon Jibb - February 4, 2024

Arnold & Family Patty and I worked so many years together on OBS. A dedicated nurse, a close friend. We just didn't see enough of each other in recent years. Will miss you Patty! Marg & Gord Jibb

Tracy Cassells - February 4, 2024

Dave I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom I have many fond memories of her from the times i spent at your home. She was a wonderful lady Tracy Cassells

Ron & Bev Taylor - February 4, 2024

Arnold & Family, so sorry to hear of Patties passing Condolence to you and family.Thinking of you and family. God. Bless.

Troy & Kylee Moore and family - February 4, 2024

To Arnold, Dave and Family We are very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Patti. We are thinking of you all. Our deepest sympathies

Kim Goebel (Munn) - February 4, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Liz Muir - February 4, 2024

Tiffany and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Thinking of you. Liz Muir

Kerry McDonald - February 4, 2024

So sorry for your loss. You have so many great memories made together. I’m sure you’ll cherish them forever ❣️ Deep condolences to the entire family.

Linda Peteranac (Hedger) - February 4, 2024

I am Pat's cousin. Her mother and my mother were sisters and I grew up in Cobourg but moved away with my family many years ago. Pat and I were close when we were young and we loved visiting Aunt Marjory and Uncle Eric at their home on Brook Road. Aunt Marjory was famous for her baking and we could always count on having something delicious when we visited. Pat and I would make up plays whenever I slept over and we had vivid imaginations and had lots of fun. I regret very much that we didn't stay in touch more frequently but whenever we did meet or have a phone chat it always seemed like old times. I am truly sorry for the loss and sadness Pat's whole family are suffering and especially her husband, Arnie. Rest in peace Pat. Love, Linda

Sue and Paul Blais - February 4, 2024

Sending our deepest sympathy to your family. She will be with you in your fondest memories.

Peter and Sue Hochu - February 4, 2024

Arnold and family, we are so very sorry to hear about Patti. Our thoughts and condolences to all. Peter and Sue.

Elizabeth McCaughey - February 4, 2024

Thinking of all of you as I remember Patti and her boys well. Had a great chat with her a few months ago and am so pleased to have had that opportunity. So sorry to hear this news. My deepest sympathies. Liz

Linda Flindall - February 4, 2024

Arnold, so very sorry to hear of the loss of Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely Linda Flindall.

Justin Clayfield - February 4, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Donna m Logel - February 4, 2024

My deepest condolences on your loss of Patti... May your memories give you comfort.

Judy (Bevan) Elliott - February 4, 2024

I’m so very very sorry to read this announcement. I’ve known Pat through her Mom & Dad and Cobourg Legion for 60 plus years and years later she was my OBS nurse and helped be out through a sad time in our life. She was a kind, compassionate woman, friend & mother. Rest In Peace Pat Sending heartfelt condolences Arnold. Keep your memories close as you go down this rough road.xo

Bev Linton - February 4, 2024

Arnold and family, so sorry for you sudden loss. Phill Niles mentioned to me at church this morning About his disters sudden passing. Arnold and the Linton family go back a loooong way, as we went to SS # 13 Glourourim back in the good old days. Your family is in our thought and prayers, as we know all about grief and loss. l

Gladys (Carruthers) Morris - February 4, 2024

Phil and Brenda Please accept my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Richard McEntee - February 4, 2024

So very sorry to read about Patti. I worked with Patty at the General Hospital. a very lovely LADY and a Great Nurse. Rick McEntee.

Danny Hartford - February 4, 2024

So sorry to hear of her passing. Sounds like she was surrounded by love.