Maria Godfrey
Celebration of Life

Saturday November 2, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m. Columbus Community Centre Cobourg

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Maria Godfrey

September 7, 1962 - October 22, 2019

Passed peacefully at home surrounded by her beloved family on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the age of 57.  Beloved wife of Barry (“almost got him trained”) for 32 years.  Proud, loving mother of the four best kids in the world: Mark (Lauren), Adam (Rachel), Maria L. (Stephen) and Angela (Andrew).  Maria will be sadly missed by her fun-loving, supportive siblings Rose-Marien (Nik), Servaas (Deborah), Hubert (Yvonne), Willy (Pat), Jozef (Holly).  Survived by Lena.  Special people in her life were the entire Godfrey/Watts family (best in-law ‘family’ a person can have) and sisters-of0the-heart Mary B., Lynn G. and sisters-in-song (Northumberland Chorus – present and past). Missed by her special friend Wally. Music was always one of Maria’s passions as she was an enthusiastic member/quartet member/Director of Northumberland Chorus of Sweet Adelines for 34 years.  She was also a Master Electrician for 34 years with GM, while spending any additional leisure time as an avid back county canoe camper, hunter and gardener.   A Celebration of Maria’s Life will be held at the Columbus Community Centre 232 Spencer St. E., Cobourg on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm.  For those wishing to make a memorial donation, may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or Northumberland Chorus (not for profit organization).  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.  

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Deanna O'Leary - November 12, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Claude and Leoni Paquette - November 10, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Sharon Pelton - November 6, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Sheilagh & David Leeds - November 5, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Emily, Aaron, & Bryson - November 3, 2019

Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. I will always remember Maria’s kindness and contagious laugh. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

Karen and Gary Spry - November 3, 2019

We are sending our love and condolences to you all. Maria was a super lady and will be missed.

Scott and Theresa Tuttle - November 3, 2019

Barry and family,We would like to send our condolences to the family, take care.Tut and Theresa

Kathy & George Finlay - November 2, 2019

So sorry to hear of Maria's passing. She certainly was a classy lady, full of life. We remember her at the hockey arena when the boys were young. She was always so supportive of all the kids and really "got" what they were there for- to have fun, be part of a team and form friendships. She was an honorable "hockey mom" who could teach others a lesson or two about how to behave at your kids hockey games! lol!The world could use more Maria's! Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this most difficult time.Kathy & George FinlayNick Finlay

Dalton and Heather McDonald - November 2, 2019

Barry,Mark,Adam,Maria,Angela...we are so deeply sorry for your loss . Maria was a ‘go getter ‘ ... she always had a positive outlook and encouraged everyone she met to do their best . She has left some lasting memories for all of you and those of us who were fortunate to know her. . Our most sincere sympathy to you at this very sad time .

Blaine Darling - November 1, 2019

So sorry for your loss, Barry, Mark and family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time.

Jim and Michelle McBride - November 1, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Ruth A Milne - November 1, 2019

Mark, Adam, Maria, and AngelaMy deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. The pride and love she had for all of you was so evident at Parent-Teacher nights. She had high expectations for you, and you all delivered. You are in my thoughts.Ruth Anne Milne

Jeff McCaig - November 1, 2019

Deepest condolences Barry and family. The times I met her she was very fun loving (and put up with you, always laughing with you as well as at you and your friends). Sad time now but remember the good times always. All the best to you all.

Carol and Jon Greer - October 31, 2019

Our sincere condolences on your loss of Maria. We have such fond memories of her and our camping trips together.

Yvonne (Kelly)& Don Rogoza - October 31, 2019

Dear Barry and family.Our deepest sympathy. I can’t believe my high school friend and tobacco lead is gone.My heart breaks thinking of her fight with cancer... I know she was s strong women. I’ll cherish my childhood memories of her!Take care of each other ????????HugsYvonne

Peak Engineering - October 31, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Grant & Marion - October 31, 2019

Sorry to hear of Maria's passing, she was a wonderful person and I will remember all the good times we had years ago. Condolences to you and your family... Hess

Barb Stewart - October 30, 2019

Barry so sorry for your loss

Joan Borden - October 30, 2019

Maria was a long time Sweet Adeline friend for many of us in Orangeville Show Chorus. Her wonderful smile, crazy sense of humour and boisterous laughter are things about Maria that we remember fondly. We send our sincere condolences to her family.

Barbara Hodge - October 30, 2019

I knew Maria through Sweet Adelines. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. She was always positive, kind and friendly to me. She was a friendly face in a sea of people I didn't know and I always felt comfortable around her. She will be missed. My condolences to her family and to her chorus!

Sue Melvin - October 30, 2019

Maria was a great gal and I was fond of her. All of us in Sweet Adelines are sharing in your sadness and sending your family our deepest condolences.

Barry Simpson - October 30, 2019

I offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to Maria L. and the rest of the family.

Barry Simpson - October 30, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Sue Heighway - October 30, 2019

On behalf of the Lake Ontario Region 16 Management Team let me pass on our deepest condolences on the recent passing of Maria. To say Maria was a cherished member of our musical family would be an understatement. She will always be remembered for her love of music and laughter. I always looked forward to seeing the creative and funny act Maria and the ladies of Northumberland Chorus would be performing at our annual Komedy Kwartet, and I was never disappointed! May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Sylvie Lefebvre - October 30, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Angela Forestell - October 30, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Angela Forestell - October 30, 2019

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul and Debbie Wiggans and family - October 30, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. I know it’s heartbreaking, but remember all of the wonderful memories you had together. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With love,The Wiggans family.

Annmarie and Stephanie Foley - October 30, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Chorus

Bev and Doug Dafoe - October 29, 2019

Sending your,family our heartfelt condolences.7325966

Ken Prentice - October 29, 2019

Sad to hear she has passed. I worked with Maria for several years. She was a good friend and worker.

Nancy Watson - October 29, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Chorus

Nancy Watson - October 29, 2019

Maria was a musical friend of mine through Sweet Adelines and her beloved Northumberland chorus. I will cherish memories made while singing with her. Our heavenly choir just gained one heck of a singer and person! You will be missed,Maria. Sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Jackie Brimblecombe - October 29, 2019

Maria, I miss you like crazy already, and I am truly so thankful that I met you at the right time in my life, and that you showed me what joy looks and feels like again, and how looking at the positive things in life (singing!!) are what keeps you happy. And so much fun, and acting, and dress up...wow! But choosing me as one of your many friends....that is what I shall always treasure for life. Thank you, I'll love you forever!!!Barry, Adam, Mark, Maria & Angela, my heart and prayers have been with you for a long time. Thank you for giving your wife and mother the time in her last year, between treatments, to continue her singing with with her quartet (Heather, Emily, and me) where she was able to enjoy her love of song, get one last Komedy Kwartet in for good measure (it was amazing!), and feel safe just to have fun, and that we wouldn't feel sorry for her. That's what she wanted for as long she could, and that is what she got! Thank you.I'll miss you Maria, so much, forever. Much harmony and love. Dibba, dibba!! ????Jackie Brimblecombe, NH Chorus

Lydia Smith, Northumberland Chorus - October 28, 2019

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Maria's passing when they announced it tonight during our Christmas Chorus rehearsal. I only met her when I joined in the fall of 2016; however, Maria's liveliness and joy will live in my heart and in my memories. My love and blessings for peace go out to Maria's family.LoveLydia Smith

Jan Bangs - October 28, 2019

Thinking of you all dearly. Maria was a wonderful parent to have at Grafton PS. She was encouraging, warm, clever, kind and left you with a laugh and a smile. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven's music just became more beautiful. Deepest condolences, Jan Bangs and family

Joe & Holly vander Heyden - October 28, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Diane Ney - October 28, 2019

Just realized I will not be able to attend the celebration of life that you are having for Maria this coming Saturday. I am out of the country (leaving tomorrow) until next week. I feel so terrible about not being able to come and wanted you to know how sorry I am to have to miss it. I just wanted you to know I will be thinking of you all. Love Diane xo

Diane Ney - October 28, 2019

I was so heartbroken to hear about Maria's passing. I have so many fond memories of her from high school, our camping adventures at Presqu'ile Park, and many coffee dates! Will always remember her laugh & her love for her family. My thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time. xo

Diane Ney - October 28, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Pam and Dave Davidson - October 28, 2019

Our hearts are heavy at the loss of such a beautiful woman. Our thoughts are with you all during this most difficult time.

Marsha Jones - October 28, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Maria's death. She will be missed by all who knew her.The Godfrey family holds a special place in my heart! I have fond memories from our times at GPS. Yours is a family where everyone was involved in a very supportive way. Maria was always happy to share her professional experiences to encourage young women to enter professions in the trades. I appreciated her welcome to my mom and I to listen to practice sessions at the Golden Plough.I am sorry that I will be out of town on November 2 so I won't be able to express my condolences personally. I would love to visit any of you personally. Please don't hesitate to drop in.Love to all!!!Marsha Jones

Paulette Young - October 28, 2019

I am deeply saddened by Maria's passing. Maria and I became friends as sisters of harmony in Sweet Adelines - both being directors of small choruses. Our very first meeting was at a leadership weekend; we roomed together - Angela was just a baby. When our organization split our regions, we would try to see each other when her region competed in Syracuse. I will always remember her contagious laugh. My sincere condolences to Maria's family.

Randal & Joanne Douglas - October 28, 2019

Dear Barry and family. Joanne, Rachel, Andrew, Michael and I would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss. Maria was a great lady and she will be missed by all tremendously.Randy

Martin Hill - October 28, 2019

Our condolences from the Hill family.

Jackie Brimblecombe - October 27, 2019

Phil and Carole Fardella - October 27, 2019

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

Bob Owen - October 27, 2019

So sorry to hear about your mom. I will always remember her for her zest for life and the joy she shared with others. She was ever thoughtful as she worked to help each of you strive to reach your individual goals.Bob Owen

Jon and Carol Greer - October 27, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Dan and Shirley Foden - October 27, 2019

Sending our condolences to the family. Our thoughts are with you all. Maria will surely be missed by many. Cherish your memories!

Harold & Phyllis - October 27, 2019

we will miss all your laughter and never ending energy,. we sure had a lot of family occasions that were loads of fun. love to all your family. we will miss you.

Audrey Orofiamma - October 27, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Godfrey and vanderheyden families. You are all in my prayers. My mother, Ann Redegeld, spoke so highly of Maria. I truly appreciated Maria’s thoughtfulness every year since mom died when as busy as she was, she still put flowers on my mom’s headstone. A kind heart ! Audrey Orofiamma

Trevor, Colleen, Katelyn and Brett McBride - October 27, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Maria. Wishing you peace for your aching hearts. We have many fond memories of Maria and all the times spent at the hockey rinks while the boys played hockey.