In Memory of


Ike Cober

Visitation

Thursday April 8th, Visitation session times are: 4:00pm - 4:30pm, 4:45 - 5:15pm, 5:30 - 6:00pm, 6:15 - 6:45 pm (with 15 minutes intervals of cleaning/sanitization).

Service

Family service at the Funeral Home on Friday April 9th

Cober: Kenneth Allen “Ike”
At Southlake Regional Health Care Centre, Newmarket, on Monday March 29th, 2021. Ike Cober, in his 87th year, beloved husband for 64 years of Ruth (Kitchen). Loving father of Dave (Stacy), Ken (Dan) and Bill (Julie). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Taylor, Kennedy, Brittany and Brandon. Dear brother of Tom (Muriel), Don, Marion (Grant) Lloyd, and the late Jack (Pauline). Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Ike took great pride in his position as manager of the lumber yard in Schomberg over the decades. Ike enjoyed his daily interactions with community members and always being caught up in the news of the day. When he wasn’t working he enjoyed helping people wherever and whenever he could, no matter how great the task. Family was very important to Ike, he took pleasure and pride building things for and with family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Thursday April 8th, 2021. Visitation times will be set by Reserved Groups of 40 attendees per session. Visitation session times are: 4:00pm – 4:30pm, 4:45 – 5:15pm, 5:30 – 6:00pm, 6:15 – 6:45 pm (with 15 minutes intervals of cleaning/sanitization). All Attendees must reserve a time by registering here or by calling the Funeral Home at 905-936-3477 to reserve their visitation time during one of those set periods. Following pandemic protocols all attendees must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth, respect social distancing requirements, and should only attend if they do not have a fever, cough, or any Covid symptoms. A family funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday April 9th, 2021. To view a recording of the funeral service, please click this link to be taken to our Facebook page. For those who wish, donations in Ike’s memory to the Southlake Regional Health Care Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com

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Memorial Tribute

“Ike Cober”
  1. Cheryl Collings wrote:

    My Condolences to Ruth and the family. Will definitely miss all his advise and knowledge.
    Cheryl and Steve Collings and family

  2. Tom (& Barb) Ellison wrote:

    It’s hard to believe that my old neighbour is gone. We’ll all miss his gruff, but kindly, sense of humour, sage advice and willingness to do anything for people. Ruth and family, our sincere condolences.

  3. Susan (Coffey) White & Stan White wrote:

    We were so very to hear about Ike’s passing…..
    Ike (& Ruth) were staples in our lives, and very loved by our entire family. Mom and Dad (Gloria & Don Coffey) treasured them both, and shared many many lovely moments together. Thinking of Ruth, David, Ken & Bill today. You will always hold a special place in our hearts Ike…rest in peace dear friend. XOXO
    Susan & Stan

  4. Barb Hepburn wrote:

    Ike was definitely an icon in our town. I will always fondly remember his big smile every time I walk into Rona.

  5. Rick and Diana Russo wrote:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Al was one of a kind. We will miss his.
    Rick and Diana

  6. Lorna Simpson wrote:

    Dear Ruth, David, Ken ,Bill and families my sincere condolences to you at this sad time. Resting in peace now and lots of memories are left with you.

  7. Joe and Mary Ellen Keenan wrote:

    To Ruth and family,so sad to hear about Ike’s passing. He was a man of great wisdom,wit and professional demeanor.He will be greatly missed by his wonderfulfamily and community at large. Please accept our sincerest sympathy. Joe/Mary Ellen Keenan

  8. Betty Kellestine wrote:

    Ruth sincere condolences to you and your family.

  9. Jean (Dale) James wrote:

    My sincere condolences Ruth, Dave,Ken and Bill. I have so many fond memories of our families time together. Thinking about you during this difficult time.
    Jean, Geoff, Augusta and Austin

  10. Robert (Bob) and Linda Boak wrote:

    Our condolences go out to all the Cober Family

  11. Ewart Aitchison & family wrote:

    We were saddened to hear the news. Please accept our deepest condolences. Ike will always be remembered as a true gentleman and long time family friend.

  12. Chris and Lisa McGuire wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the Cober family. Al will be missed in the community

  13. Chris and Lisa McGuire wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the Cober family. Al will certainly be missed in the community

  14. David and Maureen Archibald and family wrote:

    So sorry to hear about Ike.
    David was employed with Cashway years ago now and always thought so highly of his boss Ike.
    He sure will be missed.

  15. John and Pat Greer wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to Ruth and the family. We have fond memories of
    Ike snowmobiling and volunteering around town.

  16. Sara Wray wrote:

    Ruth, Bill and family so sorry for your loss he was very kind and always so helpful. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  17. Barry snd Barbara Rowland wrote:

    So sorry for your loss
    Ike was a great neighbour and a friendly face in the store
    He will be missed.

  18. Linda Baker wrote:

    My deepest condolences, Ruth and family…endless precious memories & such a great example of community & kindness.

  19. Wayne Wheeler wrote:

    So sorry for the loss to family and friends. Al Cober is a marvellous man; a gentle person who helped everyone in the community with friendliness and warmth. Prayers and thougths for increasing comfort to the family in the challenging times.

  20. Elaine Maynard-Lloyd & Clark Lloyd wrote:

    Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences, Ruth and family, so many memories of a great neighbour, friend and family.

  21. Paul and Mary Kavanagh wrote:

    Sincere condolences to Ruth and all the family. Al was such a helpful fellow at (Cashway) Rona and always up for a chat,.

    Paul and Mary

  22. Scott &Cathy Zimmer wrote:

    Our deepest condolences and we are thinking of you all during this time .

  23. Joanne, Pete Duggan & family wrote:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  24. marc ronan wrote:

    Sincere condolences from the Ronan family

  25. Ron courtney wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the entire family

  26. Pat Tough wrote:

    Ruth Dave Ken and Bill our condolences to all of you and your families. The Cober family has been a staple of the Schomberg community forever. Ike will be greatly missed by all who knew him. That smile will never be forgotten. I still look for him at the lumberyard to this day. You are in our thoughts often.
    Marg Tough and families

  27. Sylvia Irwin wrote:

    Ruth
    I was saddened to hear that Ike passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  28. Barb and Wayne courtney wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to the Cober family. AL was a great friend and boss. Schomberg will miss him dearly.

  29. Al and Jennifer Caruk wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to Bill, Julie, Taylor and Kennedy and to the entire Cober Family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  30. kevin dove wrote:

    Ruth,Dave,Ken,Bill sorry to hear of Ike passing,brings back fond memories of all the laughs we had at Cashway over the years and lots of good advice he provided,Schomberg will miss him.

  31. Cathy and Brent Webb wrote:

    Brent and I are saddened to hear of Ike’s passing. It was always a pleasure chatting and asking for his advise over the years. Schomberg has lost another great man.
    Condolences to Ruth and family.

  32. Heidi Hamilton wrote:

    My condolences to Ruth and family. He was a very nice man. He was a great staple in Schomberg.

  33. Lois Archibald wrote:

    Ruth and family ! So sorry for the loss of Ike . Schomberg has lossed another icon and will be missed Thoughts are with you all

  34. Ray Somerville & Family wrote:

    To Ruth and Family, it was a pleasure to work with Al for 10 years and deal with him for many many more. Always a very helpful and knowledgeable gentleman. Please accept our condolences at this difficult time.

  35. John H. Archibald wrote:

    Ruth and boys:
    So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He was a neighbour for many years and friend forever. We attended school together as did all of the Cober family. Our sincere condolences to all the Cobers.
    Rest in peace Al.
    John & Anne Archibald

  36. Tony Douglas wrote:

    Ruth & Family, Very sorry to hear of Ike’s passing. Always enjoyed our conversations at Cashway and Schomberg Lions. My sincere condolences at this difficult time.

  37. Judy Lipsett wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to Ruth Dave Ken Bill And Family Ike was truly a wonderful man and always a joy to talk to.Thoughts and Prayers to everyone.Cal and Judy Lipsett And Family

  38. Keith and Jean Dale wrote:

    Ruth and family Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time.

  39. Keith and Jean Dale wrote:

    Ruth and family so sorry for your loss.

  40. Shawn Janse wrote:

    Ruth and Family Our deepest condolences to each of you in the passing of Ike. Ike was a pleasure to talk with each time we saw him at the lumber yard or just out and about in Schomberg. We hope you take comfort in knowing just how much he touch so many lives in his day to day interactions with people. Art & Pat, Shawn & Marsha Janse

  41. Wendy-Sue wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers and laughter and memories go out to you, Ruth, and all your family with the news of Ike’s passing. Ike loved his family,his amazingly long-standing job at Graham’s-Rona-Cashway and he loved his community!He sat on that beloved Arena Board for a long time and aptly and efficiently chaired that same board when we no longer had Dr Jones.He proudly represented our Schomberg Lions Club as President in 1968/1969. We Schombergonians have been so lucky to have had Ike for so long and I can tell you that he could cut one heluva ‘key’ at Rona! Thanks Ike

  42. Sam and Sharen Keenan wrote:

    Dear Ruth and families
    Our condolences for your loss, Ike was a fine man. Ike was here a few weeks ago with his brother Don. Hadn’t changed over the years, his contributions and kindness too all will truly be missed.

  43. Yogi and Chuck wrote:

    We’re so sorry for your loss Ruth and family Many years of smiling happy help whenever needed Always missed seeing Ike and Trevor when going into Rona

  44. Lois Archibald wrote:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Ike he will be missed by so many my sincere condolences to you and your family

  45. Bonnie O’Hara wrote:

    So sorry for your loss Ruth & family. Thoughts & prayers to you all.

  46. Lorie Sloan wrote:

    To the entire Cober Family Mr Cober was a gentle giant as I remember going to Cashway as a kid with my dad He always had a smile Schomberg is a better place because of his community spirit My condolences to his family Rest in peace Mr Cober

  47. Bob Wood & Family wrote:

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Ike will be dearly missed and he will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.

  48. Paul Baker wrote:

    Mr.Cober,Al,Ike

    You told me not to call you Mr. Cober anymore. Regardless thanks for all the rides to play hockey. Knew then but know more now that you were one solid fellow. Sad to hear you’ve left us.

    Paul Baker

  49. Dan & Dalyce McCabe wrote:

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ruth and family at this time,

  50. Judith Burkitt wrote:

    I was shocked and saddened to hear about Ike’s death. I still think of him as he was when we left Schomberg ten years ago. Ruth it’s been so long since we spent time together but I always remember the good times. Love to you and the boys and their families. After all though years together things will be different for a while.

  51. Todd Marchant wrote:

    To all of the Cober family,
    Our most sincere condolences go out to you all.
    Todd, Marilou and Don Marchant

  52. Barry and Linda Matson wrote:

    Ruth,Dave, Ken, Bill and family-we are so very saddened to hear you have lost Ike-that we have all lost him really.Barry so loved the meetings over business, his advice and a few laughs. And we had so many good times personally together-memories that will not fade-ever.Schomberg has indeed lost a great guy!

  53. Linda Olsen wrote:

    To the Cober Family
    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Ike. He will be greatly missed in the community. Our prayers go with you at this difficult time.
    Sincerely
    The Olsen Family

  54. Angela Rose wrote:

    On behalf of the Schomberg Lions Club, we offer our sincere condolences to Ike’s family. Ike was a former member of the Schomberg Lions and served as its President in 1968-69. He was a towering presence in our community and he will be missed.

  55. Rod and Jean M cLean wrote:

    Dear Ruth and family so sorry to hear of Al’s passing he was a great man we will miss his shining face and great smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just remember the good times.

    Rod and Jean

  56. Ailene Mabee wrote:

    To Ruth and Family So very sorry to hear of Al,s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Keep all the good times in your heart. Ailene Mabee and Family

  57. Penny Bishop wrote:

    Heartfelt condolences on the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and a much loved and respected person in the Schomberg community.

  58. Helen Cross wrote:

    Ruth and family. So saddened to hear of Al’s passing. He will be missed so much by everyone who knew him. Prayers to all of your family. Helen

  59. Rainey Family wrote:

    To Ruth & Family, Sad to hear of the loss of Al. Schomberg has lost a great community member. Jim Rainey & family

  60. Brian Lavoie wrote:

    I worked for Al for 5 years in the Cashway days. Al gave a young man is first real job. He is my mentor and will forever be part of my memories. My sincere condolences to Ruth and the boys.

  61. Scott and Silvia McMillan wrote:

    To the Cober family, We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Ike. Sending our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  62. Evelyn Elmer & John Wiederhold wrote:

    Ruth and family sorry to hear of your loss, Ike will be missed in the community.

  63. Garry & Noreen Noreen Lister wrote:

    When I think back at memories of Schomberg there are certain people that always come to mind and Ike is one of them. Ike was always there with a welcome smile and conversation. Our hearts go out to you Ruth and all your family. Ruth, you taught me in Sunday School and got Doug Graham & I dressed up as girls to sing “Sisters” at about 3 Christmas concerts when we were 11. May your memories of your many years with Ike comfort you.

  64. gerry fowler wrote:

    In my many years at Cashway and Rona, I knew “AL” as one of the best and most profitable managers. I also got to know Al on a deeper level, and knew him as really decent human being who had a caring attitude, Rest in peace my friend

  65. Earl Winter wrote:

    Dear Ruth and Family
    So sorry to learn of Ike’s passing.I feel so fortunate to have been able to talk with you and Ike over the past year and update and reminisce our families’ memories. I was always amazed In spite of Ike’s health how positive and upbeat he was.
    Please accept my sincere condolences,
    Earl

  66. Sandra (Robertson) Creighton wrote:

    Sincere condolences to Ruth and all the family. You will all have a lifetime of wonderful memories to share. I recall before Ruth and Ike married, as so many do. He will be missed in the community and area.

  67. Trevor Henry wrote:

    Ruth and Family
    We were saddened to hear of Ike’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Trevor Henry and Evelyn Henderson

  68. Mark & Amy Tomlinson wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the Cober family
    Mark & Amy

  69. Ryan Ball wrote:

    Bill and family, heartfelt condolences to each of you.

  70. Linda Jessop wrote:

    Ruth, Dave, Ken, Bill and families my sincere sympathy on your loss. Al was always a great presence at the Arena Board meetings that Bruce and I attended, his calm demeanor and wisdom shone through. I will always remember his smile and infectious laugh-a great community leader. The memories will keep you going.
    Linda Jessop and family

  71. Diane & Roddy Bridges wrote:

    We are so sad to hear this. Our deepest condolences to all of you. What a lovely man and he will certainly be missed. Much love from Roddy, Diane, Andrea and Nathan.

  72. Larry and Dianne Bull wrote:

    Dear Ruth, Dave, Ken, Bill and families, we are saddened to hear of Ike’s passing. We share in the sorrow of your loss. Ike was not just a staple in the community, he was a virtual pillar. A man we all looked up to, respected and admired. His and your presence at many Coffey gatherings added to the happy memories we will always cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Larry and Dianne Bull

  73. Ceri and Viola Stephens wrote:

    Fond memories of a pleasant and competent master of his business! He designed and priced our barn for us at the counter in Grahams and in less than an hour; and for the many years after, if we needed something or other replaced, he had the dimensions locked in his memory. A remarkable man! Rest in peace Al. Ceri and Viola Stephens

  74. Laura & Warren McCullough, Barb Smith wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Cober family, Al’s presence in the community will truly be missed.

    Laura & Warren McCullough,
    Barb Smith

  75. Gord ,Carol Ball & Joan Ball wrote:

    Our sincere condolences Ruth to you
    Dave, Ken & Bill on Ike’s passing. He will certainly be missed by all who had the privilege to have known him.

  76. Donald Ellison wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the Cober family. I have distinct memories of going into Cashway many times with my dad, and having Al help us, including help and advice with school projects.

  77. George Breedon wrote:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Ike will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  78. Scott Wilson wrote:

    My condolences to Ruth and family. I’m sure he’s up there working with the angels at clearing away the clouds.

  79. en and peter wilson wrote:

    Ruth and Family
    We are sorry to hear of Ike’s passing. Please know we would be there with you but for COVID You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  80. Verna McPherson wrote:

    My heartfelt sympathy Ruth and family
    Ike and I were classmates at S,S# 13 Public School, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Cober family at this difficult time.

  81. Glen and Debbie Adams wrote:

    Dear Dave, Bill and families, sorry to hear about your loss. Are thoughts are with you at this time.

  82. Doug Newhook wrote:

    To the Cober Family,
    We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Cober Family. Ike was the type of person you never forget and will be missed by all that had the pleasure to cross paths with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.
    -Doug, Susan and the Newhook Family

  83. Jim, Krista & Olivia Wall wrote:

    Our deepest condolences on the incredible loss of a truly wonderful gentleman who always had time for a chat and helpful advice. A genuine family man who cherished his Ruth and had incredible pride for his children and grandchildren. We were all blessed to have his laughter and knowledge over so many years. A true community man who touched many more lives than he may have realized. Our hearts are truly sad.

  84. Garry&Mary Wiley wrote:

    Our very deepest sympathy to the Cober family .It was always a pleasure to be greeted by Ike whenever he meet you.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

  85. Kay and Bill Hanlon wrote:

    Our thougths and prayers to all

  86. Carolynn Westlake (Hannah) wrote:

    Ruth and Family.

    I am very sorry to hear of Ike’s passing.

    He was a wonderful person he will be greatly missed by us all.

    Carolynn

  87. Pat & Megan Walshj wrote:

    From renovations, to hockey, and Schomberg social events, Al will be truly missed. From the entire Walsh family our deepest sympathies.

  88. Greg and Julie Cober wrote:

    Dear Aunt Ruth, Dave, Ken, Bill and families. Our sincere condolences to each of you, on the passing of Uncle Ike. He will be truly missed.

  89. Lynne and Jim Townsend wrote:

    Bill, Julie and family,

    Our sympathy goes out to you all. May you feel the kindness, love and warmth of all those who care for you, and who cared for your Dad.

    Cherish all the happy memories.

  90. Deb and Barry Johnston wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies to you Ruth and family. We have many fond memories of Al from Rona and the neighborhood. Our thoughts are with you all.

  91. Michael Ellison wrote:

    Al was an amazing mentor. He was and is a beloved icon of the community. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

  92. Gary and Faye Broad wrote:

    Ruth and family; Our sympathies to you all from the Broad family.

  93. Astrid. Hall wrote:

    Ike will be missed when I think of him I hope that woody is waiting for him. And they will be walk togeather again. So sorry for your loss Ruth and your family

  94. Bill & Kathy Mabee wrote:

    Ruth,Dave,Ken,&Bill.
    Sorry to hear of Ike’s passing, I’m sure the whole town,and you all, will be missing him greatly.

  95. Larry &Bev Hollingshead wrote:

    Ruth & Family
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of Al.He was certainly a Standup
    Guy and will be missed.

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