Coburn, Kenneth Gordon

Ken passed away peacefully at his home in Meaford, just as he wished, with his children by his side on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at the age of 96.

Ken was born in Cookstown on May 17, 1925.

His beloved wife of 67 years, Jacqueline Grace, predeceased him on March 22, 2012.

Ken was the much loved father of David and Christine, Sandra, Bonnie and Jay, Rick and Maureen, Kathryn and Alan, and many adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ken was honest, hardworking, a blue collar man his entire life.  He was a man of few words, who would give you the shirt off his back.  He preferred a quiet rural life; spending time with ‘his girls’ (chickens) and pampering ‘Ivan the Terrible’, his ‘Best Damn Cat’.

‘Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.’

A private family graveside service of interment will be conducted in Alliston Union Cemetery at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, and in honour of Ken’s love of animals, a memorial donation to a charity of your choice to assist animals in need of love and support, would be appreciated and may be made directly to the charity or through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Private family graveside service in Alliston, ON

Donations: In honour of Ken’s love of animals, a memorial donation to a charity of your choice to assist animals in need of love and support. (See Obituary)
Make a donation in memory of Kenneth Gordon Coburn

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Rosalind Watters
    Sunday, May 8, 2022

    Big hugs to you Sandra and all the family . I so enjoyed your dad (Tommy) when he came into Valu Mart ……we had great conversations and he got such a kick out of it when I gave him a yoyo. After I retired I thought of him often. He was a great guy
    Lots love Roz ❤

    1. Sandra
      Sunday, May 8, 2022

      Rosalind, Ken fell and suffered a head injury and last week we were talking about places in Meaford that he might remember and he said “do you remember that nice girl at the grocery store, Ros!! and he smiled. We never know the impact of small kindnesses. Thank you for remembering him.

      1. Roz
        Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  2. Christine Fraser
    Monday, May 9, 2022

    So sorry to hear about your dad.
    So glad we got to meet him!
    Christine and Murray

  3. Ed & Marilyn Ormsby and Family
    Monday, May 9, 2022

    Sandra and your Family.
    So to hear about your Dad’s Passing . I always enjoyed our chats at the farm.

  4. Kathy Lemon
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Sandra and family, my condolences to each of you, may your memories help you through this difficult time and years ahead. I remember the kindness of your dad,Ken and his bright smile.

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    My sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family Sandra. Your dad always amazed me with his energy and interests especially with his chickens and of course his cat. May you cherish all the beautiful memories of which I am sure you have so many.

  6. Verna & Rick Hindle
    Friday, May 13, 2022

    Dear Sandra and family. We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You were a good caretaker of both your parents. Please give your girls a hug from us.

  7. Shirley Keaveney
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    Sandra, Tashum, Allie and the Coburn family, I am so very sorry to read of your loss. Sandra, you have been an incredible caregiver, your dad couldn`t have been better looked after. I am thinking of you and hoping the love that surrounds you will ease your time of sadness and grief.


Leave a memory or message of condolence:

Please note: To ensure privacy and respect for the families we serve, your message won't be published until we can review it. We'll do this as soon as possible, but there will be a delay before your message appears. Your name will appear with your message, but we won't publish your email address.

Scroll to top