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Victoria Lynn "Vicki" Gaynor

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Monday May 15, 2023
6 pm to 9 pm

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Victoria Lynn "Vicki" Gaynor

December 14, 1963 - May 9, 2023

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Victoria (Vicki) Lynn Gaynor on the evening of May 9, 2023 at age 59. Vicki was born at the Lindsay Hospital and lived in Fenelon Falls in 1963. At the age of 5 years, she moved to northern B.C. until age 10 when she returned to Fenelon Falls as a result of her father’s accidental death. With schooling completed and a diploma in fashion design, she headed west again to settle in Red Deer Alberta. During her first year, she found a new desire and changed her vocation to food preparation. She was employed at a couple of prestigious hotels and received her secondary ticket for chef diploma. She reached the position of lead line chef at the largest Elk’s Club of Canada in Red Deer, Alberta.

She missed the red maples of Ontario and felt her inner calling to return home at age 26 to Lindsay where she was in charge of the bakery at De Kokers. That started her real desire to become a specialist in pastry. She spent two years learning pastry production techniques.

During a simple visit to her sister’s workplace in Peterborough, she was introduced to a customer who would become her future husband/partner for the rest of her life (Richard Meredith, Denturist in Peterborough). The eventual outcome for them was moving to Cobourg in the fall of 1993 and remain there to the present.

Victoria started her business as “Victoria’s Pastry” and sold all of her fabulous pastries at the Cobourg Farmer’s Market. She loved pastry with all its unique possibilities. Her pies, tarts, tea biscuits, and later sausage rolls, were all the hit of many Cobourg area family dinners.
Her love of life, husband, travel, good food, home life and contemporary gospel music on UCB Canada, were the headlines in her life. Favourite travel haunts included Charlevoix Region in Quebec, Key West and walking on the beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida, picking her shells.

Lastly, but most importantly, Victoria and Richard were both Christians and never shied away from sharing their wonderful love and faith in God.
Victoria has been dearly loved and cherished by her husband, Richard.
Victoria has a sister, Mary Gentile (Tony) and family in Belleville. Two step-sisters in Fenelon Falls, Debbie Norris (Glen), Susan Webster (Jim).

Victoria will be dearly missed by sisters in law Rhoda Wright (Craig) and family, and Susan Porteous (Alan) of Peterborough, and her sister-in-law Joanne Meredith (late Tom).
A visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Monday May 15, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, or a charity of your choice.

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Shelley Ann Newton - September 15, 2023

I just heard of Vicky's passing. I was shocked and saddened. My prayers are with you Dick at this time as you adjust to a new normal. God is good and will guide and hold you at this time. Shelley Newton

Anne-Marie Bouthillette - June 4, 2023

Richard, I was so saddened to hear of Victoria's passing! So many lovely memories of the two of you and our early days in Cobourg. She was such a generous and funny woman, always so kind to my children. Sincere condolences to you.

Raymond Minard - May 30, 2023

Richard, I am so saddened to learn of your great loss. Victoria will live on in our hearts forever. Wishing your heart peace. Ray Minard

Gord and Shirley Lee - May 28, 2023

Richard: We are so saddened and shocked at the passing of Victoria. And, blessed by your most recent visit to our home just after her hospital discharge. You and Victoria were our favorite friends and neighbors at the Clarington Farmers' Market for a number of years. You have our deepest sympathy- please stay in touch with us for walks, talks and an occasional lunch or brunch, just to reminisce about the good times in Newcastle. Victoria is forever loved and missed. Stay well, Richard. Love Shirley and Gord

"Hurricane" and Joanne Redfern - May 19, 2023

Vic always called me 'hurricane' after introducing her and Richard to our favourite restaurant in Key West. She loved going down to the Keys and its rejuvenating climate, food, and easy-going Conch lifestyle. Our entire family always visited her at the Cobourg Farmers' Market to share her latest funny stories and jokes. We all love you and miss you! Pete Joanne, Stephy, & Christy

The Redfern/Csanky Family - May 18, 2023

Richard, we are so heartbroken to hear of Victoria's passing (just found out this evening). She had the best personality and baking skills. We are so grateful for the many memories and laughs we've shared with you both over the years, and will cherish them forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Joan and Stan Kirkpatrick - May 18, 2023

Richard, Sorry to see that Victoria has passed away. It was a shock to us. We enjoyed her pies and tarts. She will be missed. Keep the memories close to you. Our deepest sympathy. Joan, Stan Kirkpatrick.

Rick and Karen Stinson - May 18, 2023

Richard, we were shocked and saddened to hear about Victoria. Our hearts go out to you. She was such a beautiful person both inside and out. Sincere condolences, Rick and Karen

Becky Bronson - May 16, 2023

Dick, I am so sorry to hear of Victoria’s passing. I only found out about it today, after running into Elspeth and Steve. My sincerest sympathy.

Kim and Greg Carkner - May 16, 2023

Sending our love and our deepest sympathy.

Kim and Greg Carkner - May 16, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Bev & Jamie Walters - May 16, 2023

Richard Sorry to hear of Vic's passing. Our deepest condolences.

Paul Vaneyk - May 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Heather-Ann Macpherson - May 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Teresa Williams - May 15, 2023

Richard, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Victoria was such a beautiful, vibrant woman, and exceptional baker. I am happy to have had the pleasure of working for her at the Cobourg Farmers market. May she rest in peace. Teresa Williams

Charles Kennedy - May 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Joann Meredith - May 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Rose-Mary Sweetman - May 15, 2023

Richard, We were so shocked when we heard that Victoria had passed away. We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rosie and Rose-Mary

Helen Glenn - May 15, 2023

Dear Richard and family; So very sorry to hear of Vicki's passing, so young. May God be close to you at this time. I know you from First Baptist Church and hope to see you soon there. I just had eye surgery so can't come to the visitation. God bless. Helen Glenn

Heidi and Patrick Behan - May 15, 2023

Dear Richard. Our heart weeps for you and your family. I loved the deep and philosophical (lol) conversations that Victoria and had. We could have solved all the world's problems if given half a chance. May you find peace in all of your memories. She will be missed.

Tony and Carol farren - May 15, 2023

Richard we are so sorry to hear the loss of Victoria. A bright light gone too soon. We have wonderful memories of enjoying her amazing baking but more important it was our chats and visits. Sending you our love to help comfort you. Tony and Carol

Donna Raby - May 15, 2023

I am so sorry to hear the passing of my beautiful cousin My condolences to Richard and all who knew her. Such a kind loving girl who was always happy with a smile. I was always amazed at how stunning she was. May she rest in peace forevermore with all our family in heaven. She is with her dad once again ♥️ that is a comforting thought to help the sadness. Love you Vicki Your cousin Donna

Guy Ellison - May 14, 2023

Hi Richard, words that I can give you right now are small to what you are dealing with and I am dearly sorry that you lost Victoria, they say that in time things get better but how can they with the love of your life not beside you.I lost my wife one year ago to cancer and we had just celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary just months before. My Carol had great faith in the lord also and I know she is there with him, take care Richard I know of somewhat that you are missing her greatly. Drop me a Line sometime and take care of yourself and keep family and friends close, Guy

Stephen Redmond - May 14, 2023

Dear Richard: We were so very sorry to hear of Victoria's death, she was so very talented. We loved her butter tarts! and your Christmas Village! We lived next door to you both at 135 Queen Street for years. (My Mom and Dad Mary and Jim). Our Sympathy to you. The Redmond's

Heike Kwok - May 13, 2023

Richard . We are so so sorry for your loss . She was such a wonderful person . Always a big great smile on her face , so friendly and personable. We cherished her pies and baked goods . One can tell how much love and craftsmanship went into her baking . She sure will be missed at the market . Again so sorry , our hearts go out to you and your family

Cobourg Farmers' Market Association - May 13, 2023

On behalf of the Cobourg Farmers' Market Association, we'd like to make a donation to the charity of Victoria's choice. Our thoughts to Richard and family.

Cobourg Farmers' Market Association - May 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Laura Berman - May 12, 2023

Richard, I’m so very sorry to hear of Victoria’s passing. We’ve been missing her so much at the market. My deepest condolences to you and to your family.

Janice Parker - May 12, 2023

IM So sorry for your liss

Sandra Cochrane - May 12, 2023

I’m proud to be Vicki’s Aunt. She was an incredible person going out on her own choosing an awesome career …loved by many. A sad time for our families to lose this unique girl. Richard my condolences for loss of Vicki. She’s out of pain resting in peace I pray.

Denise and Rory Quigley - May 12, 2023

Richard, we are so very sorry to hear of Victoria passing. We have many memories of Sat mornings at Market with Patrick and Meg getting treats from you and Victoria. You are in our thoughts. Much love sent to you. Rory, Denise, Patrick and Meg

Arend Baayen - May 12, 2023

Sad to hear of Vicki's passing. She was a wonderful person. Always full of life and fun to be around. My condolences to Richard and family.

Janet Bath - May 12, 2023

So sorry for your loss. I remember Vicki from St Joe's residence and when she and Richard baby sat our son Cameron

Ward & Penny Beebe - May 12, 2023

Richard - we're saddened to hear of Victoria's passing. Please know that we have you in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Jamie West - May 12, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of Vicky’s passing. I had no idea she was sick. I have many fond memories of chatting with Vicky at the market while I was ill. She was such an encouragement to me with kind words and always a big smile. RIP ♥️🙏

Debra Alexander - May 12, 2023

My love and condolences to family. Love of Christ. REST IN PEACE VICKIE. 🙏 With heartwarming sadness.