Joseph Henry Corbett

Joseph Henry Corbett

Passed on September 26, 2022

JULY 29, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2022    It is with deep sorrow the family announces the passing of Joe Corbett at Fred Douglas Lodge. Born in Fort William, Ont. in 1931 to parents Clarence and Kathleen (Stuart) Corbett.

Joe is survived by his wife Heather nee Slater (37 years) and his son Peter (Heng) Mississauga, Ont. He is also survived by one brother James (Mary) Windsor, NS. and sister Dorothy (Ken) Inaba, Thunder Bay, Ont. He is survived by Heather’s children Sheena (Gerald) Letexier and Campbell (Sandy) Gibb and her sisters Carol Schaeffer, Jean (Ed) Rootsaert and Joan (Dean) Holliston. Joe had many nieces and nephews all over Canada who he held dear to his heart.

Joe was predeceased by his first wife Ingaborg, sisters Shirley (Glenn) McKinnon, Helen Heath and brother Bob (Pat) Corbett.

In 1950, Joe joined the RCAF. He was stationed in England at North Luffenham RAF Base (between 1952-1954) at the time of the Great Flood. The Canadian Airmen were sent to “The Wash” in 1953 to sand bag. He was stationed all over Canada and the USA during his 30 years of service. Joe received the Military Merit Award in Ottawa from then Governor General Ed Schreyer. In 1980, he retired from the base in Beausejour, MB.

In 1987, Joe took Heather and her two children for a three week trip to England, Scotland and Ireland. They visited the Base at North Luffenham and went to the village of Edith Weston (near by) where they lunched at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Joe had been to this pub many times in the 50’s.

After retirement Joe and Heather travelled for many years in their motor home, accompanied by family members. In later years they had wonderful trips to Hawaii, Cuba and Dominican Republic.

In Joe’s last years, he enjoyed feeding the birds, squirrels and rabbits. Of course, there was always a beloved cat in the house. Patti Anne was our last precious, sweet cat who passed on in June 2022 at the age of nineteen.

Thank you to our friend Dr. Terry Lewis for his friendship and support. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Fred Douglas Lodge for their care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will take place at All Saints Victoria Anglican Church Cemetery.


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