John  Bethune

Thursday October 31, 2019 from 3:00-8:00p.m. and Friday November 1, 2019 from 12:00-1:00p.m. MacCoubrey Funeral Home Cobourg


Friday November 1, 2019 at-1:00p.m. MacCoubrey Funeral Home Cobourg

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John Bethune

June 21, 1937 - October 27, 2019

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in his 83rd year.  Beloved husband of the late Diane (nee Hester) for 60 years.  Loving father of Cheryl Sutherland (Dave), Darcy Reid (Bob) and John Bethune (Dawn).  Cherished grandfather of Katie (Ryan), John (Elizabeth), Michelle (Phil), Adam (Megan), Shane, Jordan, Bobby, Charlette (Josh), Jason (Tineke), Terry, and Emanuel and great grandfather of Mason, Brooklyn, Lillian, Zachary, Leah, Ryan, Shane, Olivia, Triden, Haley, Emily and Jack.  Dear brother of the late Brian and the late Joseph. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on    Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. and on Friday, November 1, from noon - 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 pm.  Interment in Cobourg Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations may be made to the Northumberland United Way. Condolences received at  

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Jocelyne Lynch (Eddie) - November 23, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Eddie passed away in May and I know he would be very sad to hear of Jack's passing. Jack played an important role in Eddie's life when he and Diane lived in Scarborough. Jack was a gentle soul and he will be missed. My sincerest condolences to the family. Jocelyne

Susan Albert - November 14, 2019

I was in the Grief Group with Jack.He was the highlight of my group experience.Jack was so soft spoken and kind.He spoke with such love and devotion abouthis wife.He also told us stories about his dog and his family who were so kind and supportive.I was just at a Grief Group reunion and Jackwas missed.Such a sweet soul. I am so lucky to have met him.Susan Albert

Anne Spagnolo - November 11, 2019

Jack's family,I met your dad while attending the grief counselling sessions at MacCoubreys. Jack was a very kind soul so filled with love and pride for his entire family. Jack will be sadly missed.

Ray T. - November 1, 2019

I only knew 'Jack' for a few years but we traded books and ideas about the universe and physics from time to time.I will miss our conversations greatly.RIP Jack

Scott Rose - November 1, 2019

My condolences on your loss.Only knew Jack a short time but enjoyed his fellowship, he will be missed.

Sylvia Martin - October 31, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland United Way

Sylvia Martin - October 31, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. Jack was a wonderful neighbour and I always enjoyed our chats at the fence when I lived around the corner.

Jeffrey Lebold - October 31, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland United Way

john sweeney - October 29, 2019

such a beautiful,quiet humble man - you will be missed for now - see you later Jack

Lynne Dinner - October 29, 2019

Sadden to hear of Jack's passing. He was a wonderful and a fun individual to play cards against. I enjoyed meeting him at the card table when Diane and him played over at the Port Hope Legion.

Beverly Martin - October 29, 2019

My sincerest condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Jack was a lovely man and a wonderful neighbour. May the thought of him being reunited with his bride provide comfort to all of you. RIP dear man.

Jacqui Chynoweth - October 29, 2019

We were all blessed to have known Jack. Our prayers and blessings are with you all. Love Jacqui and Maria

John McEwen - October 29, 2019

In my prayers.