Jeanette Davey (nee Beedham)

Friday, December 6th from 7-9 pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Cobourg


Saturday, December 7th at 2 pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Cobourg

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Jeanette Davey (nee Beedham)

September 18, 1920 - November 29, 2019

It is with much sadness and love that our family announces the peaceful passing of Jeanette on November 29th, 2019 at Extendicare Cobourg in her 100th year. Jeanette was the beloved wife of Louis Davey who passed away in 1987. Loving mother of Mary (William Peace), the late George (Sydney Taylor) & Marlene (Manfred Schumann). Adoring Grandmother of William & Kelly Peace & children Olivia & Robert; Melanie & Chad & children Jack & Eric; Joshua Peace & Kristin Steenstra & children Margot & Lowen; Scott & Ange Davey & children Maddie & Carter; Todd & Julie Davey & children Josh, Asher & Nia; Jamie Schumann & Siobhan Watters; Peggy Schumann & Curtis Campbell & children Abigail & Adelaide; Jennifer Schumann & children Betty & Aiden Corbeil. Jeanette was born on September 18th, 1920 and lived most of her long life as a resident of Cobourg. The oldest of 4 children including sister’s Annie, Mary & brother Charlie. Her interests focused on family and friends with much time spent on volunteer work. This included St. Peter’s Church, Mary Martha Group, Chancel Guild and Men’s dinner, Quilting groups, caring for preschoolers at the church and C.R. Gummow School. Cobourg Hospital was also a prime beneficiary as was Girl Guides of Canada, having received her 50-year pin on the day she passed. Jeanette loved a challenge having learned to drive at 67 when Louis needed someone to get him to his appointments. Bowling was also a love which she did well into her 90’s. One of her greatest passions was knitting almost anything imaginable for countless others right up until the week she passed. Just like her father George, she also had an undying faith maintaining close ties to her church. Visitation will take place at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Friday, December 6 from 7-9 p.m. Service to follow on Saturday December 7th at 2 p.m. Reception to follow in the Reception Centre. Interment will take place at Cobourg Union Cemetery. We ask that any memorial donations in her honour be made to St Peter’s Church. Condolences received at

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bonnie white - December 19, 2019

Hello I am just looking on the site for someone ,and see your mom passed .She had a god long life .Had not see her for a few years but she always remember my name .Thinking of you at this time .

Dan and Shirley Foden - December 8, 2019

Our condolences to the family at this most difficult time.

Suzanne Worrall Rice - December 7, 2019

If ever someone deserved a celebration of life it was Aunt Jeanette. I know she has left a beautiful footprint on this earth in the hearts of so many lives. She will be fondly remembered by me and my prayers are for comfort to Marlene and Mary and family.Suzanne

Anne Spagnolo - December 7, 2019

Marlene,Mary and Families,I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. In my mind your mom will be remembered as the little spitfire who was happiest helping people and doing for others. Her heart was always in the right place.With Sincere sympathy,Anne

Terry and Bev Worrall - December 7, 2019

What an inspiration Jeanette was. Her energy, optimism and work for others was always clearly evident. How she managed to continue to knit such beautiful blankets, hats, socks, etc when her hands were arthritic is amazing and a tribute to her determination to keep going and giving. May she rest in peace, she has more than earned that rest.

Raquel Deperasinski - December 6, 2019

Marlene and Manfred,My sincerest condolences for your loss. Jeanette will be deeply missed by many. I read in the notice that she recently received her 50-year Girl Guiding pin- wow! I always looked forward to seeing Jeanette at Campfire at the Mall. She cared deeply about her community, and I am lucky to have known her. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.Warmest regards,Raquel

Ruth and Colin Watson - December 5, 2019

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Claudette Cowin - December 5, 2019

Dea Marlene, Sincere condolences re the loss of your mother. My first recollections of your Mom was when we lived on Major St.back in the early 60's, when our family was very young. She was always so friendly and showed an interest in our little boys' progress. I kept up with her news whenever I saw you in your store. I always admired her knitting prowess. It's wonderful that you had her in your life for so many years. Wonderful for your own family as well. Sincere sympathy. Claudette Cowin

Christine Thompson - December 5, 2019

Marlene, I am thinking of you and your family today. Your mom was such a familiar part of Cobourg, since we were kids, always busy and quickly on route to her next destination. You are lucky to have had her such a long time.Christine (LaBrash) Thompson

Kathy Peace - December 3, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Kathy Peace - December 3, 2019

Cherish the memories of a long life. Now she is at peace.

Louise Baxter - December 3, 2019

What a gentle smiley lady. She was surely a gift!

Susan Delaney Dudley - December 2, 2019

I remember Mrs. Davey very well from my younger years as a child.She was always such a wonderful lady & so very kind.Condolences to her family,may she R.I.P.Susan Delaney Dudley

June Tink - December 2, 2019

So sad to hear of the passing of this dear lady. She was an inspiration to so many of us at St. Peter's and made many contributions, including her knitting. She will be sorely missed.My condolences to her family,

George Taylor - December 2, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing .Thoughts are with your family.

Cindy roffey - December 2, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing. She was a great Volunteer at the old Cobourg Hospital on the Complex Continuing Care unit.(3rd floor. She never missed a day and she was always knitting for the staff. Totally missed her when we moved. RIP our old friend!from old staff 3rd floor