Robert Samuel Oliver

Thursday December 5, 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Cobourg


Friday December 6, 11:00am St. George's Anglican Church Grafton

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Robert Samuel Oliver

May 16, 1940 - November 27, 2019

“Sam” passed away peacefully at The Northumberland Hills Hospital on November 27th at the age of 79. Son of the late Sam Oliver and the late Doris March. Sam was the beloved husband of Suzanne Lanctot and the loving father of Bobby (Barb) and Susie. Predeceased by his son Michael and his sisters Gladys Maybee (Fred) and Vera Henry (Fred). Proud grandfather of Kelly (Mike), Jessica (David) and Bobby (Tiffany) and the dear great grandfather of Waylon and Farah. Sam will be missed by many nieces and nephews and many good friends, including his brother-in-law Tony Kelly. He will be sadly missed by his furry friend Benji the Third. Many thanks to all of the medical professionals for the excellent care Sam received throughout the years. Visitation is at MacCoubrey Funeral Home in Cobourg on Thursday December 5th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church in Grafton on December 6th at 11 am. Inurnment at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Cobourg with a reception following at the Columbus Hall, Spencer Street Cobourg at 1 pm. Donations to St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Cobourg, St. George’s Anglican Church, Grafton, Northumberland Humane Society, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Scott Tuttle - December 9, 2019

Suzanne, Bob and Susie,I would like to send my condolences to the family, may Sam rest in peace.Scott Tuttle

The Leung Family - December 6, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Katherine Johns - December 6, 2019

Dear Bob, Suzy and families! Just a short note of condolences and prayers as you go through this vertpy difficult time! Katherine Jon’s/Merry

Deb Sheppard - December 6, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Im thinking of all of uses today.

Ernie Rouse - December 5, 2019

Someone so special can never be forgotten. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

Lynn O’Connell - December 3, 2019

So sorry to hear that Sam passed away. Thinking of your family at this difficult time.Sincerely, Lynn, Jerod and Samantha

Doug and Ann Closs - December 3, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

The Jubenville Family - December 3, 2019

We are very sorry for your loss. Sam was such a wonderful man. He will always be in our hearts. He will be missed by so many.

Phil & Carole Fardella - December 3, 2019

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

Violet Roffey - December 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss !! Im unable to make the visitation Just know im thinking of you all!!

Veronica Marriott - December 3, 2019

My deepest condolences Suzanne; I was sad to read of Sam’s passing. May you find comfort and peace in your loving memories. In sympathy, Veronica

Gord & Kathy Matthews - December 2, 2019

Dear Sue, Bobby & Susie,We are so very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Sam was a great man and he will be truly missed and will always be remembered. Our heartfelt condolences, Gord & Kathy

George Taylor - December 2, 2019

Sue, we are sorry to hear of Sam's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Barry /Sheila/Melissa Surerus - December 2, 2019

Sam, you have been a great person to be around with golfing/social events company parties and just an inviting person to be with- you have seen Cobourg from 5000 people to 20K + all the changes the people and culture-thankyou for being our friend you will be missed.

Sue & Wayne Geurts - December 2, 2019

To the Oliver family, accept our thoughts and condolences. Sam was a personal friend of mine as a police officer when I was on town council. He was also our real estate agent for 3 of our 4 houses. He earned our respect and we were honored to have him as a friend.He always liked to hear me sing.God Bless all you at this time.

Brenda Woodward - December 1, 2019

Suzanne and familyMy deepest condolences to the family for your lossI will keep you in my prayers during this difficult timeBig hugsBrenda

RICK&SHIRLEY McBRIDE - December 1, 2019


Sue, it is with great sadness to hear of your loss.I am thinking of you and hope the memories will comfort you at this time and going forward.

Lenny Quinn - November 30, 2019

You have suffered long enough Sam boy. Rest in peace

Sue Ferguson (Taylor) - November 30, 2019

For for your loss.

Neva Moore - November 30, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

Lois Hull - November 30, 2019

I am very sorry to hear of Sam's passing. A most likeable man. My condolences to all Sam's family.

`MIKE AND LINDA CAINE - November 30, 2019


Don Mikel - November 30, 2019

Sorry to hear of Sam's passing he was a great guy.

Paul and Anne Burnham - November 29, 2019

I always enjoyed a bantering conversation with Sam. He had such a sense of humour. I could see in the past year his health was not the best but onward he would press to accomplish what he had set out to do. He had great will power. I am sorry to read this evening of his passing. I wish you, his family, all the best at this time of loss. Anne and Paul Burnham

Bill & Everil Alls - November 29, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Bill Alls - November 29, 2019

Sam was a very big prescence in Cobourg and will be missed greatly by many.

Jonathan Mitchell - November 29, 2019

so sad to hear of Sam's passing he was a great guy and gentle soul.RIP Sam4524262

Kathy Krakenberg - November 29, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. He worked many years with dad on the Cobourg Police force and they were great friends over the years. To lose them both only a couple months apart is so hard. Glad they have each other until we see them again. Sam was not only a family friend he was of great support to me as both a realtor and a friend. He will be missed by so many. His name comes up in conversations occasionally when people reminisce about their misspent youth saying he’d drive them home and drop them a few doors down loaded drunk and say next time I’ll take you to the door personally. Such an awesome man. My prayers are with you. Kathy K

John James and Michelle Kelly-James - November 29, 2019

In times of grief and loss we all must reflect on what is important. We cherish all the joy and good times that Sam brought to us and those around us. We lean on those that we care about to get through these times together. We keep them in our hearts always. “Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.” Harry PotterLove John and Michelle

Marriann & John Provost - November 29, 2019

Sincere condolences Suzanne. We are thinking of you and the family at this difficult time.

John James and Michelle Kelly-James - November 29, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Cindy Wong - November 29, 2019

My sincere condolences Sue. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Vicky Noel - November 29, 2019

So sorry to hear about Sam passing away. I worked with Sam for many years at the Police Station until he retired. He was a great police officer and a kind soul. We had many laughs over those years. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.