Margaret Edna Gear

April 11, 1923 - May 6, 2019

After 96 years of caring for others, Mom passed away peacefully  surrounded by her loving family at Chartwell Aurora.  She is now with her husband Dr. Douglas Gear – both long time residents of Cobourg. Mom’s legacy includes her 5 children Jim (Jan) Gear, Jane (Leo) Cossetto, Judy (Brian) Marshall, Susan Gear, Carol Gear (Scott Andrew) along with 9 grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah), Sean (Erin), Robyn (Lawrence), Ian (Ky), Lori, Lisa (Don), Tyler, Jen (Rod), Chris (Kathryn). In addition Mom is survived by 6 great grandchildren, Cooper, Ava, Sally, Evelyn, Harrison and Reed.  Along with many dear friends and former neighbours in Cobourg, Mom will be missed by her sister in law Margaret Burt (Guelph) and the extended Burt family as well as Dad’s cousin Donna Culham (Guelph) and her family.  Mom was a long serving member of Calvary Baptist Church and worked with numerous charitable organizations. Her 63 years of service to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary was recognized in 2013.  Mom was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award, the June Callwood Award as well as the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for her volunteerism. We always teased her that if Cobourg were ever hiring for a Town Cheerleader, she would be first in line to apply and win! Mom and Dad so loved Cobourg.  There will be a private Family funeral service in Hillsburgh where Mom was born and raised followed by a Celebration of Life at MacCoubrey  Funeral Home, 30 King St. E in Cobourg on Sunday May 26 from 2-4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary, Calvary Baptist Church or Hillsburgh Baptist Church would be appreciated.  Condolences received at

“A life is measured by the joy one brings to others”

Celebration of Life
Sunday May 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, Cobourg

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