Margaret Edna Gear
Celebration of Life

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

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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 www.MacCoubrey.com. “A life is measured by the joy one brings to others”

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Beth Thompson - May 29, 2019

My condolences. Your Dad operated on me Christas Day 1965 when I was 10. Sorry he missed some of your family time. Best Wishes.

The Burkes - May 25, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Dave Ashcroft and Norm LeBlanc - May 23, 2019

To Jane and family. Sincere sympathies at the loss of your Mother!

Hallie Gibson - May 23, 2019

To the Gear Family, I was always so fond of your dear mom and both she and your dad were good friends to my parents, Hoot and Jean Gibson. In the last few weeks of my mom's stay on this earth, your mom was a wonderful support and friend through Hospice and she also was helpful to me after the death of my mom, 20 years ago this May 30th. I want you to know my thoughts are with you and am sure you so proud of wonderful parents as well as what they contributed to the community they lived in,Very big hugs Hallie GibsonMy dad was Plant Manager of General FoodsI now live in Collingwood Ontario but at present thinking about relocating to Kelowna, BC

Jane Webber - May 23, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Jane Webber - May 23, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Jill Ivatt (Orviss) - May 23, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Casey Miller - May 22, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. I feel so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet your mother at your retirement, Carol. I know that the best parts of her will live on through her children. I am thinking of you, Susan, and the rest of your family at this time. May there be angels watching over all of you.

Gordon , cook adventurer entrepreneur - May 22, 2019

Your Mom and Dad are of my earliest memories and we had such a fun and lovely time as we all hooked up , by accident for a few years on Baffin Island at Grenfell Hospital , Iqaluit, such additional time with them was a gift. The family is in my thoughts ,always , simply, Gordon, peace & love

robert Mikel - May 21, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Rita & Frank Albonese - May 18, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Christine Thompson - May 16, 2019

To the entire family, my condolences. I was glad to have spent some time with your mom here and there around Cobourg. She was always glad to meet you, always interested in your family, always kind. You were so lucky to have her so long....I know the entire LaBrash family thought very highly of her.Christine Thompson

Joan & Don Diminie & family - May 14, 2019

We were saddened to learn of Marg passing on, she led an interesting life being involved in many activities and volunteering. Having known Marg for many years she will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Judy pollard smith - May 14, 2019

To the Gear family, am thinking of you on the loss of your special mom. I thought she was as lovely as can be when I was a child and I know how much you’ll miss her. Sent with warm remembrance of all of you,Judy pollard (smith) Hamilton ontario

Jack and Sharon Tapscott - May 13, 2019

Your mom definitely brought a lot of joy to those she touched in her life. She was one of the first people I met when I started attending Calvary Baptist Church and always made me feel welcomed there. Her involvement in Cobourg’s community was certainly noticed and appreciated. She will be missed. Our condolences and prayers are extended to all of her family. —J&S

Diana Garcia - May 13, 2019

We were sad to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a kind, gracious, and generous person, who never sought importance or recognition. Our mom often said she set the gold standard for dignity, elegance, thoughtfulness, and good taste, without seeing anyone as her lesser. She also had a warm, lovely presence, and a delightful sense of humour about life’s ups and downs. We imagine that she will be missed by all generations of your family. We are also sad to miss the celebration of life service, as we are away at that time. However, our thoughts will be with youFrom:Diana, Andrea, and Daphne

Diana, Andrea, and Daphne - May 11, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Wendy Southward - May 11, 2019

I send my condolences to your family and know that you all have fond memories of your parents and you will cherish these memories forever.Life goes on, Wendy Dingman, SouthwardPEI.

Nancy Culham - May 11, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Phil and Carole Fardella - May 10, 2019

Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. Phil and Carole Fardella

Sherry and Dan Trout - May 10, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Petra Hartwig - May 9, 2019

My deepest and most sincere condolences on the passing of Mrs. Gear. She was a lovely lady, made everyone feel like they were special, and brought up a wonderful family. I think of Judy and Jane with fond memories of our volleyball and basketball high school days. I'm so sorry you have lost your dear mom.

Marlene Stothart - May 9, 2019

Margaret & Doug's family, My heart goes out to you the family, as I have know your parents for years. Your dad was my Doctor and your mom was on the NHH auxiliary with me. It is also Cobourg's loss of two wonderful people. Hugs to you all, Marlene Stothart

Lynn Hilborn - May 9, 2019

To the Gear family from Lynn and Margaret HilbornYour mom was a second mom to both of us, we were blessed to have known her. Her dedication to family and community was boundless, she inspired all she touched. We carry such people in our hearts and their lasting legacy are the good deeds we do through their example. You will always feel her embrace as you embrace each other.Warm hugsLynn and Margie

JimGear - May 9, 2019

Love you mom, Cobourg is mourning the loss of its biggest fan.

Barb (Burge) Matthews - May 9, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of your loss of your mom. She was such a kind and caring lady. When my mom passed away your mom sent me the loveliest note which I still have. My thoughts are with you.

Alma Beston - May 8, 2019

Dear Family of Marg,I so enjoying talking to both your mother Marg and your father Dr. Doug. They and you were so much a part of Cobourg in my early working years with Drs. Wright and Daignault. Ever friendly and approachable, they made Cobourg a better place to live and work in. Marg will now receive the promises of God and be with Doug and their Lord Jesus Christ.The peace of Christ be with you,Alma Beston

Robert J. Lean - May 8, 2019

My thoughts are with the Gear family at this time. I lived on Burke Street in Cobourg in the 1960s and knew Jane and Judy. I believe Dr. Gear was my father's doctor before my dad died in 1957. You are lucky to have had your mother bless your lives for as long as she did. Sincerely, Rob Lean, Canmore AB.

Lynn and Margaret Hilborn - May 8, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

John and Jan Orviss - May 8, 2019

Jan and I are sorry to hear of Marg's passing she was a kind and giving lady.We are sure she will be missed.

Mike and Glenda Smith (Huggins) - May 8, 2019

Memories of the West End School and Central Public School in the 50's and early 60's.Your mom was always very, very nice to me. In fact your whole family was.She was a great lady.

Victor Lakoseljac - May 8, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary

Linda Cockburn - May 8, 2019

To the Gear Family,I wanted to express my sincere sympathy to you in your loss. What a great woman she was. The work that she did over her lifetime was a model to us all. My family went to Dr. Gear (my Mom, Ivy trusted him completely). Met your Mom many times and she was indeed lovely. What a force they were together. Family meant everything to them both and all you needed to do was have a one minute conversation to know this to be true. The impact she had on so many lives will live on in tribute for many years to come. Thank you so much for sharing both of them with us all. Sincerely,Linda Cockburn

Gail white - May 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss, she was a great lady