McKew GertrudeMcKew, Mary Gertrude (née Hogan) the beloved wife of the late John S McKew, passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital Monday, March 18, 2013 surrounded by her family.  She is survived by her sisters, Joan McIntosh, Sheila Rooney (Larry), Carol Lawless and sisters-in-law, Georgie McKew and Doreen Hogan as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by siblings Ted, Lawrence, James, Joseph, Annamae, Isabel and brother in law Norman McKew.

Mary Gertrude was the eldest of ten children born to Isabella and Edward Hogan. She was educated in Cobourg prior to joining the Toronto Star in 1943. Starting as an Ad Taker in the Classified Advertising Department she was later promoted to Advertising Sales Manager where she remained until she retired in 1977. Gertrude was a past president of the Quarter Century Club.

John and Gertrude retired and moved to Bobcaygeon where they enjoyed their retirement years until 2008 when Gertrude returned to her childhood home, Cobourg.

The family would like to send a very special thank you to both Northumberland Hills Hospital and the Golden Plough Lodge for their exceptional care and thoughtfulness.

There will be a visitation at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street E., Cobourg on Friday, April 5th from 2:00 pm – 4 pm. Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude will be celebrated on Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 379 Division Street, Cobourg.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or the Golden Plough Lodge Residents Fund. Condolences to

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