COBURN, Lynn - Peacefully in London, Ontario on Monday, August 17, 2020, Lynn Margaret Coburn, nee Bishop. Born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England on June 26, 1947. Beloved, beautiful wife of Christopher John for 47 years. Married on September 2, 1972 in Brentwood, Essex, England. Sweet, kind and loving mother of Mark Christopher and Charlotte Lynn. Precious and devoted daughter of James Charles Marvin Bishop (1924-1981) and Sheila Amelia Bishop, nee Firmin (1926-2020). Dear sister of Robert James Bishop (Christina) and Paula Denise Higgins (Geoffrey). Treasured sister-in-law to Michael Patrick Coburn (Svetlana), Susan Jane Lake, Margaret Mary Dickens (Robin), John Gerard Coburn (Faye). Wonderful and caring relative and friend to so many cherished people throughout the world.
Lynn had a love of travelling and was always so happy and eager to explore new destinations and visit relatives. She frequently took road trips, flights, and cruises with family across Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, Asia, Mexico and the Caribbean. Her favourite pastime became going on cruises, and earlier this year, she completed her 34th cruise with Chris, taking a 58 day voyage around South America. Her favourite place to visit was the tropical island paradise of Hawaii.
She was always listening to music and enjoyed seeing over 100 artists and bands live in concert. Her lifelong favourites were Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. She saw them in concert numerous times, and was thrilled to have met them and get her photo taken with the band.
Lynn had a happy childhood in southern England and fulfilled her dream of moving to Canada shortly after getting married in 1972. Her son, Mark, was born in Burlington, and her daughter Charlotte, was born in Leamington. Lynn and her family had many memorable years in both Chatham and Simcoe. She enjoyed living in London with Chris for the past twenty years.
Lynn had a lengthy career in banking in England and then Canada. She also spent several years babysitting and was the owner of a successful small business. She had a passion for gardening, baking, sports, reading, photography, genealogy, going to the theatre, and attending Anglican church services. Her favourite colour was orange and she adored plumeria flowers. Lynn had fun collecting Hummel figurines and also nutcrackers, which she proudly displayed at Christmas each year. She appreciated delicious desserts, her daily cups of tea, dark chocolate, a good coffee, and she would never say no to a Blue Curacao liqueur!
Most of all, Lynn valued exchanging cards and letters, sharing stories, and spending time with her family and friends. She always made others feel important, remembering what was meaningful to them and putting their needs above her own. She was such a kind and gentle soul with a caring nature and happy disposition. Her smile, thoughtfulness, and love will be missed but never forgotten. May she sail forever in endless sunshine.
Outdoor service and interment at Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:00 am. Please confirm your attendance in advance of the service with Harris Funeral Home, 519-433-7253 or directly with her family.
Memorial contributions to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, http://donate.pancreaticcancercanada.ca/goto/lynn-coburn would be appreciated.
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