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Kilburn, Nicholas Weldon (Died on 31 Jul 2007)
appeared in Cobourg Daily Star, 7 Aug 2007, p. 12, column 3

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KILBURN, Nicholas Weldon - “There he

was, gone”. On July 31, 2007 at home in

Cobourg, surrounded by family in his 75th

year. Much loved husband of Sharon Dove.

Cherished father of James, Cathy and

Peggy Milne and Nancy Schoenemann.

Survived by brothers Michael and Paul,

predeceased by John. Much adored

Grandage to Iain and Harry; Hilary and Jack;

Grandfather of Nicholas and Kaitlyn

Schoenemann. Cousin of Peter and Susan

Kilburn. Nicholas, a Curtis Institute of Music

graduate, joined the Toronto Symphony in

1959 as Principal Bassoon, having

previously played as Principal Bassoon with

the CBC Symphony, Toronto. He joined

with others to form the Toronto Woodwind

Quintet the same year. He considered

those he performed with and taught

amongst his best friends. In 1978-79 he

was Chairman of the Organization of

Canadian Symphony Musicians (OCSM)

and in 1981 was honoured to receive the

Canadian Music Council Medal recognizing

his contributions to music in Canada. An

avid Amateur radio operator, VA3NW

became known far and wide. Nick’s loves

also included sailing, hunting with his

Golden Retrievers, tennis, skiing and the

cottage at Black Lake. Recent years were

enjoyed sitting on “the bridge” at their

summer home in Frederickton, NL,

overlooking the Ocean. Nick will be greatly

missed by loving family and friends in

Cobourg, Toronto, Newfoundland and

throughout the musical world, whom he

always welcomed with a smile, a glass and

a drawn out story. At his request, there will

be no service. A celebration of Nicholas’s

life will be arranged at a future date.

Donations in Nicholas’s memory may be

made to The Royal Conservatory of Music’s

Scholarship Fund, Attention: Development

Office, 90 Croatia Street, Toronto, ON M6H

1K9 or contact Kimberly Harris - 416-408-

2824 x 45 0 . Condolences t o

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7 Aug 2007
Date Of Event:
31 Jul 2007
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Kilburn, Nicholas Weldon (Died on 31 Jul 2007)