Wallace Cobb

July 4, 1942 to September 16, 2016

Obituary

 

Beloved youngest son of the late George Edgar and Frances (Gibbons) Cobb. Predeceased by his brother George (2015) and his sister Margaret (1983). Leaving to mourn brothers Bill (Langley, BC), and Lewis (Fredericton, NB); cousin Elizabeth Scammell-Reynolds (St. John’s) and their families; niece Karen Cobb (Toronto, ON) and other family members and friends, especially Mack Barfoot and Bernadette Putt. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Monday, September 19 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the SPCA.

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Visitations

2-4 p.m. on September 19, 2016

7-9 p.m. on September 19, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Tuesday September 20th

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329 Freshwater Road
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It’s a long way from Boyle Street and 1974. I remember Wally as being one of the finest bass players I ever heard play. My sincerest condolences to his family. Rest in peace Wally my friend.

Terry French

So sorry to hear of Wally’s passing, my condolences to his family. He was a great part of the sound of Ryan’s Fancy when we worked with him in the early days, and was such a gentle and humble person as well.

To Bill Cobb: Very sorry to learn of Wally’s passing. I remember you from my many meals at your house when you would say “Eat up Keith – lots of bread!”

He was my best friend in school and after. I moved to Corner Brook when I was 18 – we kept in touch, although less so in later years. I would call hi9m now and then and had it on my to-do list for yesterday (Sunday) when I got the sad news. I was also putting together a CD of accordion music to either send him or bring with me on my next trip to St. John’s. Last time I was at his place we had a great couple of hours with Wally on accordion and me on guitar…he taught me my first few chords.
I remember your father well… a really fine man. Never met George and didn’t know he had a sister or another brother (George and Ruby’s son??).
One thing I distinctly recall from our schools days was when Matt Foster (who later became the head of PE at MUN) said to him after Wally got a 95 in Math….”There’s no reason you can’t become whatever you want or do whatever you want to do. You are just a smart as your brothers!” While Wally wasn’t interested in hitting the books he certainly did whatever he wanted to do and was happy doing it. He wasn’t interested in impressing anyone….Just loved music and became very very good at it. He was a humble person with a wonderful sense of humor.
We spent many weekends with our friends at the Cobb cabin at Island Pond – that included fishing and all the other crazy things teenagers do. Great memories from 50 years ago. He, Dick Kelland and I even survived a rollover when the Morris lost control on ice going down to Portugal Cove. No seat belts then – thankfully we weren’t going fast. Your father was so understanding about it all – his main concern for our health. We often talked about that.
Well, I understand you did become a physicist and Wally was pretty proud of what you all accomplished, whether he said it to you or not.
I will miss him and think about him for a long time to come – another fine friend gone. I’m glad I got to know him. Wishing you all the best.
Keith Piercey
Corner Brook NL

salmo@bellaliant.net

With fond memories of the All Around the Circle years. Dad (Don Randell) thought very highly of Wally and the other members of the band, talented musicians all. They had some great years and some great laughs. Our condolences to Wally`s family.

We played many gigs together, many years ago.
Wally was a good and kind man, a gentle soul.
And he was one fine bass player.
RIP my old friend.

Sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. He was a fine bass player and all around musician. I had the pleasure of playing with him in the distant past.
Rest in peace Wally.

Wally was a friend of mine .Condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed

My condolences to Wally’s family. I will always remember Wally and the amazing contribution he made to Newfoundland and Labrador with his professional musicianship , and also as a friend.. Stephen Squires

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Wally’s family and friends.