Kate "Kaye" Hamilton

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HAMILTON, Kate;  Suddenly after a very brief illness, Kaye Hamilton passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Saturday, September 5, 2020.  She was a fan of everything Irish and loved her yearly trips to Ireland & Scotland to visit her two sisters’ Tess Hughes and Una O’Connell and her many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.  She will be sadly missed by her overseas family; her God-Daughter; Kim Joice of Cobourg; her former husband Don F. Hamilton (Anna) of Toronto; and her two step-children Nigel and Caroline O’Reilly of Dublin. Kate was a supporter of St. Michaels Hospital, anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Kate are asked to donate to St. Michaels Hospital Foundation in her name.

Service Information

At Kaye’s request there will be no service. Arrangements entrusted to Fallis & Shields Funeral Home and online condolences or donations may be made at fallis-shields.com.


I am shocked and saddened to hear of Kay's sudden death. Will always remember Kay and I feeding and taking in Sam her cat that lived at our building for years . Kay loved her cats . She will be missed by many of her friends on Munroe st Cobourg


my friend I will Miss YOU. May God carry you home on the wings of angels.


Kaye, Me and my boys Gavin and Dylan will miss you very much. You always had a $5 bill to give the boys when you saw them and they will never forget your smile and kind heart. They loved you like an "Auntie". Some of my best memories are you holding onto the handle when Grandma drove her car and telling other drivers off! Or lunching at Swiss Chalet. You were a fierce lady who spoke her mind and we will miss you so much. Love Amy, Gavin and Dylan

Amy Coghill

So sorry to hear about Kate. She used to volunteer at Dr. Hughes' office here in Cobourg and I got to know her and talk to her there and when I would see her out and about. I remember when she got the truck from her god daughter and she was happy as a kid in the candy store. I will miss Kate's chats when we would cross paths. Sympathies to all of her family and RIP Kate.

Shirley Sandercock

We are still in shock at the speed of her passing but grateful that she went peacefully in her sleep. I was fortunate to be her niece. If you were her family or friend she was always bearing gifts or looking to help. She loved coming to Ireland and age did not dampen her travelling spirit. She spoke her mind and laughed much and often. She was a great role model for standing up and making yourself heard. She told the best stories. As with all strong spirits, I can't imagine her gone. Rather I still feel her strength here - and beyond. She truly was a force of nature. We will miss you Kaye x

Laura and Leo Roche

She was one of a kind, a force of nature who spoke her mind and lived life on her own terms. She was brave. kind and thoughtful and the world's a poorer place for her passing. I wish we could have spent more time together but am so glad she got to spend some time with Vic and I in Scotland. You were loved Aunt Kaye.


Kaye was a friend for over 40 years. No matter how long we went without talking it would be just like yesterday.She loved life and was always game for a good time. She loved our daughter Lindsay and all of her friends children like they were her own, always wanting to know how they were doing. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Lynda and Bob Hayter

What a lovely lady. I worked with Kate at Revenue Canada for many years. Kate always walked to work and home I thought she was amazing for this.

Lynda Kirk

So very sorry to learn of Kayes passing. A lovely lady who supplied my cats with grass for many years. Just a really nice lady who will be missed.

Pat Bath

Kaye took me under her wing in Canada and was known as my “Canadian Mother” ! She was full of fun and loved a good joke and a laugh .. Her laugh was infectious. Kaye was a true friend and genuinely took an interest in our children Rebecca & James and never forgot their birthdays. Despite the distance between us when we met or spoke on the phone it seemed like yesterday. We are thankful that Kaye did not suffer for long but she will be remain in our hearts forever.

Jenny & Tony Brooke

Kay was such a wonderful lady. So full of life. She always had a smile on her face and so up beat. I will miss seeing her walk by and waving to me. She will be missed by so many. Always in my heart.

Christelle Jubenville