Barbara Ann Covert (nee Geyelin)

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Barbara Ann Covert (née Geyelin)

August 14, 1940 – June 8, 2020

Barbara Ann Covert passed away at home, in her 80th year, after being diagnosed with cancer this past January.  Her husband, daughters and grand-daughters were by her bed leading up to her death.

Barbara has left behind her husband Ronald Covert (celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary on June 6th); her daughters Angela (John McGough) and Alison; grand-daughters Emma and Kayla.  She is remembered by many friends and extended family here in Canada, USA and England.

Barbara was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada with her mother when she was 15 years old residing in Cobourg, ON.  She met Ron in her later teens and they married on June 6, 1959.  

She apprenticed as a hairdresser and after moving to Toronto in the early 1970s she became self-employed managing beauty salons within Long Term Care facilities across the city. 

In their retirement Ronald and Barbara returned to Cobourg.  They have been attending Fellowship Baptist Church, active in the local lawn-bowling club; senior programs, and Barbara, who just loved shopping in thrift stores, began volunteering a couple of years ago at the Mission Thrift Store.

We want to thank Dr. Francesco Mulé for his practical wisdom and compassionate care; the staff of Community Care Northumberland; the Nurses and PSW’s from St. Elizabeth, Central LIHNS and all the friends and family who were able to visit and provide food, prayers and support. 

Many who knew Barbara will know that she was hearing impaired.  She is now able to hear Jesus, her Lord.

Please make a donation in memory of Barbara to Fellowship Baptist Church, Cobourg, ON (905-372-8732) or to a charity of your choice.  A Celebration of Life Service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be made at  


I am saddened to hear of the passing of Barbara. My thoughts are with you and your family.

sue wood

Dear Covert family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May the God of hope fill you will his peace and comfort as you trust in him. Warm hugs!

Marilyn & Jon Fuller

I was very sorry to learn of Barbara's death. I met her through lawn bowling and it was always a pleasure to play a game with her or against her. My sincere condolences to you, Ron, and your loved ones. May you find comfort in your faith and family. Sincerely, Fran Marsh

Fran Marsh

Dear friends, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear wife and mother. Barbara was a gentle lady, always kind and nice to everyone. Love to share some news with her. Cherish the time with your love one and may you find peace and comfort in the company of family and friends. Patricia Andersen

Patricia Andersen

We were so hear if Barbara's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John & Dianne Hawryszko

Dear Ron, so sorry to hear of your wife Barbara's passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family. May God give you and your loved ones strength in this sad time. Sincerely, Vincent and Silvana Tamburello

Vincent & Silvana Tamburello

Alison/Angela, It has been a long time since I last saw your mom smile. Looking at the photo above makes me both happy and sad. I want to smile and cry. I pray the two of you, your father Ron, and the rest of your family will be comforted in your grief. Love, Marion

Marion Donaldson

Condolences to you and your family It's a comfort to know she is with her lord. .Ralph

Ralph Hewitt

Always a smile and a kind word for everyone. Always concerned for others. Always an invitation to join in at lunch or a visit. Oh, we will deeply miss Barb. A special and dear friend. Our deepest sympathy to Ron and all the family at this time. May our dear Lord comfort each one of you. Our Love, Barbara & Terry, Brian, Heather, Joe and Family

Barbara Stanworth

Hi Ron & Family. Sara and I we’re very saddened today to hear of the passing of Barbara. We also had not heard of her battle over these last few months with cancer. Barbara was always such an encouragement to us during our time at Cobourg and our love and prayers are with your family at this time.

Jeff Bell

Dear Ron & Family Thinking of you! Sincerest Condolences. Hugs... Ralph & Norma Stoffers

Ralph & Norma Stoffers

Our Sincere Condolences to the Covert Family

Luz Ofelia Maya-Penagos