John Cumbie

Obituary of John Cumbie



John Thomas Cumbie   

We are sad to announce that our Dad and Grampa, John Thomas Cumbie (1937–2024) of Bar Haven, Placentia Bay, passed away peacefully at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Sunday, January 28th surrounded by his family.

John was predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen, daughter Gail, parents Walter and Jane, and sister Esther Gregory, as well as numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Left to mourn with loving memories are his sons Duncan (Dianne) and Ian (Denise), son-in-law Morgan Richards, precious grandchildren Olivia, Caroline, Maeve and Henry, sisters-in-law Diane Somers, Barbara Mulrooney and Marlene Mulrooney, brothers-in-law Stephen Mulrooney (Elaine), Winston Mulrooney (Effie), and Samuel Gregory, and their families.

John was a public servant during his working years.  He was a jack of all trades who could put a motor in a car or build a cabin.  In retirement, he and Kathleen travelled all over Canada and Alaska in their motorhome and made several trips to the US and Europe.

The years since Kathleen and Gail passed have been very difficult for him.  He bore it all stoically in his own quiet way and is now at rest, re-united with them along with his parents and sister.

A special thank you to Laura, Shannon and all the staff at Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre for their love and care during his brief stay, the staff of Fair Haven Unit of St. Luke’s Home for their care during his brief stay, and the doctors, nurses, and staff of 4 West at St. Clare’s for their exceptional care.

Visitation in Hickey’s Funeral Home, 570 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South on Thursday, February 1st from 7 - 9 pm, and Friday, February 2nd from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm.

Funeral service will take place from St. Thomas of Villa Nova Church, Manuels on Saturday, February 3rd  at 10 am. Cremation to follow. Donations in his memory may be made to The Salvation Army, The Gathering Place, or a charity of one's choice. To sign the guest registry or to send a message of condolence, please visit


“He was an old dog for the hard road”



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