John Dowell Routh

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John Dowell Routh

June 8, 1931 - May 19, 2019

Passed away peacefully in his 88th year on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg. Devoted husband to the late Leona for 58 years. Loving Dad to Brian (Debbie), Michele (Robert) and Mickey the cat. Cherished Papa to Sean (Alex), Emma and the late Ashley. Predeceased by his brother Douglas (Janie) and sister Peggy. John was a retired Sergeant who served with the Toronto Police Service for 35 years. The family appreciates the kind care John received at Roseglen Village for Seniors in Port Hope and at the Northumberland Hills Hospital - Thank You.Friends and family will be received at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1 pm with visitation to commence one hour prior. Interment at Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter, Cobourg, to follow. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Quinte Humane Society. Condolences received at 


James Routh - May 25, 2019

John was a fine gentleman - I wish I had known longer. Sincere condolences to his family.

Greg Jones - May 23, 2019

I am saddened to hear of John's passing. We worked together for a number of years at #2 Traffic Division of the Metropolitan Toronto Police. He was always the epitome of an Officer and A Gentleman. RIP John.

Robert Murdock - May 22, 2019

Rest easy Sarge. One of the finest gentlemen I ever worked for. A truly caring and dedicated man and the kind of supervisor I tried to emulate. Bless your family and your memory. I’m sure you and the Colonel are up there riding Harley’s around the pearly gates!!

carolyn hamlin ( Cormier) - May 22, 2019

R.I.P John U will be miss

Robert Moore - May 22, 2019

Sincere condolences to the family of Sgt. John Routh. John was one of my very first Sgt's. in 1972 at One District Traffic Unit and was until I left in 1983. I returned to Central Traffic in 1989 as a brand new Sgt. and who was I working with again... Sgt. John Routh !! He was a fine Police Officer, cared for everyone, a true gentleman and was extremely proud to wear the uniform of the Toronto Police Force / Service. Rest in Peace Sergeant !!

Chris Southgate - May 22, 2019

Thanks for many years of friendship old buddy. Now is the time to rest in peace.

christopher saunders - May 22, 2019

A steady and respected supervisor and a true gentleman.RIP Sgt 1

Robert Maggiacomo - May 22, 2019

As a brand new copper in the mid-70's I worked for John at (then) # 1 Traffic. He was a kind man - sincere and a great supervisor. Whenever I think back to those times, I think fondly of John. I'm sorry he's passed, my condolences to his family and all those he touched.

Allyson Demoe - May 21, 2019

To the Family,I am sorry to hear of Brian’s dads passing. My family and I are thinking of you in this difficult time. Sincerely,Allyson Demoe