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PETER ANTHONY CORCORAN

Born: Jun 04, 1941

Date of Passing: Apr 07, 2021

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PETER ANTHONY CORCORAN
June 4, 1941 – April 7, 2021

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather. After a very long, courageous battle with cancer our Pop left our world. Pop has joined our Mum Cathy in Heaven.
Left to adore and remember him always his children, Peter (Josie), Paula (CJ) and Christina (Jeff); heartbroken grandkids, Peter (Haley), Andrew, Brittany (Andrew), Keaston (Tayler), Jessica (Jessie), Kieran (Macy) and Declan, step-grandkids, Jeremie, Derik (Kayla), his great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Rosalia; Jeanette and sister-in-law Margaret. Uncle Peter will be missed deeply by all the family in the UK and Bahamas. Joining his family in heartache is very special friend Evelyn Kingsland.
Always someone who sought out adventure, Peter moved his family to Canada for a new life and to give his children more opportunities. Peter settled in Canada but his heart was in Liverpool and his beloved Liverpool Football Club. As a Paratrooper in the British Army, Peter travelled the world as a Peacekeeper and was a skilled jumper who earned his jump wings for multiple countries. Highlights were early testing the modern-day parachute and training Paratroopers - both regulars and special forces. Peter's passion for soccer led him to be one of the most respected soccer coaches in Manitoba. Highlights of his soccer career included his Pro B license, named Head Coach for the 1986 Canada Games Team and scouting for FA Pro teams. Peter was a man of great Catholic faith and had a heart for service taking any opportunity to volunteer his time and skills to coach hundreds of players. Of all Peter's achievements in life the greatest was being a Father and Grandfather; being surrounded and spoiling his family was when he was happiest.
Thanks Dr Gooi, Dr Daeninck and Dr. Rigato, Trish from palliative care and Father Polz.

Good night, Good Bless Dad
You Will Never Walk Alone.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at St. John XXIII Roman Catholic Church with only family in attendance. Please join us via livestream in real time on the St. John XXIII Winnipeg YouTube Channel. For the YouTube livestream link go to www.johnxxiii.ca
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter's memory to St. John XXIII Parish, 3390 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Z3.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (24 entries)

  • I first met Peter while working at a Credit Union in Winnipeg. He would always come sit with me in my office and tell me stories of the Liverpool Soccer Team and of the famous people he has met and was friends with (The Beatles). He always had something interesting to say and was always the flirt. I always enjoyed it when he came into the branch. He is going to be greatly missed. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Leona Guenette (was his lender at one time at the credit union) on: Apr 14, 2021

  • I have fond memories of spending time with Pete, he was a great person who I’ll really miss very much. Although I only spent time with him watching Liverpool play big games or at socials having a beer or two telling stories, I thoroughly enjoyed the time with him. I wish the family my sincere condolences and RIP my friend. - Posted by: Chris D'Ombrain (Friend) on: Apr 14, 2021

  • There is a strange void that forms when one loses a beloved mentor. I feel a profound sense of loss combined with many pivotal memories and moments of Ramsey-esque encouragement. Frantically, my brain is recalling those days on scorching fields or musty gyms. There, I fondly remember Peter Corcoran. Our leader and coach. From the timbre of his laugh, which was only witnessed/earned after grueling hours of running hills, meticulous drills...he led us to the thrill of the most amazing season for any of us ladies. These formative adolescent years shaped the Steph I am and I am sincerely grateful for every muddy kleat, every sprained finger and every stitch. By no means subtle, this man would pull out the best player out of anyone on his pitch. He repeatedly would call me his favourite keeper and that he wished that he had me in training camps several years before I joined his team. Passion and discipline are qualities that radiated from Peter. It would not be uncommon to find him foaming at the mouth as he coached us. I remember a match in Yorkton, Saskatchewan where we were losing 5-0 at half time, and his speech got us to tie the game at the end of 90 minutes. His encouragement runs deep for all of us that had the pleasure of playing for Peter. He cared so deeply despite many comments that would make Chef Ramsey's face be as red as Peter's Liverpool jersey. I am very disheartened that we cannot all gather for the ceremony as it would be filled with love and laughter to honour this paratrooper, coach, Liverpudlian and profound family man. I sincerely offer his family my deepest condolences. May you all "Never Walk Alone". - Posted by: Steph Adamov (Keeper with Portage Trail) on: Apr 14, 2021

  • I had the chance to spend time with my great friend, watched Liverpool play, with him and the family just before he passed, it was a wonderful to have those moments with Peter and the family, and while watching Liverpool win. :) When I think about me and Peter there were so many special times...from meeting Kenny Daglish and Bob Paisley to just hanging out and enjoying a laugh with him. I will miss him. My thoughts are with Peter's family at this sad time. Bobby Young and Heidi - Posted by: Bobby Young and family (friend) on: Apr 13, 2021

  • Deepest condolences to Peter's family, Pete had a great sense of humour as did a lot from Liverpool. I reckon he'll be up there now organizing a game all red strip of course. Rest in Peace Peter YNWA - Posted by: john Bonner (friend) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • From all of us in Liverpool we’re sending sincere condolences to Peter, Paula, Christina and all your families. Your Dad just loved everyone and adored his family just like your Mum (Our Cathleen). Praying you all find the strength to get through this sad time. All our love & prayers 🙏😘 - Posted by: The Murray & Wright Families (Cousins & Great Cousins) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • Condolences to the Family and Evelyn. Peter, such a character there will be much laughter in heaven these days. R.I.P . Your Scottish friend Cathy xx - Posted by: Cathy Welch (Friend) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • I worked at the local drugstore “Bigs”...I always enjoyed when your Dad would come in with his grandkids.. spoiling them every time.. he was such a sweetie pie.. with a twinkle in his eye!! He was very proud of his roots in Liverpool.. I remember talking about the Beatles!! He will be missed.. cherish those wonderful memories!! - Posted by: Marg Black (Clerk at Biglow Drugstore ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Peter was my coach, but he made me feel so loved in his presence. Even years after he coached me we stayed in touch and had lunch to catch up. He always welcomed me with a big hug and then sent me on my way “love yuh Rae!” Just the nicest guy! He was so full of love! I will really miss him and I can’t imagine how much his family will too. RIP Peter! - Posted by: Rae Rivard (Friend ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Knew Pop since I was a young lad in Liverpool Really good friends with his son Peter, great man so sad to hear this news R.I.P - Posted by: Lawrence Fairclough (Friend of family) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Hi mate, I was sorry to hear of your passing and appreciate the effort you made to connect with me earlier the day you began a new journey, due to the exceptional efforts of Paula. You lived a full life and gave of yourself with nothing ever expected in return. You got a silver bullet from Roy Rogers for your little brother, met the Queen, were friends with the Beatles, and had a golden voice. Your voice was so smooth and I loved your Blue Suede Shoes! You created opportunities for local footballers and shared your vast knowledge with me and many others. I and the family were happy you were a part of our lives. I will forever cherish the meals we had with Guinness and chips and so much more. You have impacted so many people with your love and you will NEVER WALK ALONE and will forever be remembered fondly. Love, Darrell, Karen, Brandon, Adam, Ceara and Duane - Posted by: Darrell Penner (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Paula, Christina and family...sorry for your loss Prayers to you and your family at this time. Denesha - Posted by: Denesha Lee (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to the family. I’ve been friends with Paula for 41 years . Peter was like a second dad to me. Peter was a good hearted man and a walking comedian. He always kept me laughing and put a smile on my face whenever I need it. He was an amazing father and grandfather to his kids and grandkids. He was always there for everyone. I will miss him a lot. I’m glad he is no longer suffering and reunited with Cathy and the rest of his family and friends. I’m sure there was a great Liverpool style wake awaiting him when he crossed over!💕🙏😭 - Posted by: Diane mercer (Friend of the family ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Our heartfelt condolences for all the family on the passing of Peter. He will sorely be missed by all those that knew him and counted him as a friend. He will mostly be missed when we gather for a Liverpool final, we'll drink to him when we can raise a glass together again. YNWA - Posted by: The Howgate Family (Friends of the Family) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Will always have a place in my heart for your dad, first met you all in 1981 when my mum and dad also immigrated to Canada and we lived with you until we found a place of our own. Your dad was always very kind to me, I will miss our chats and laughs on Facebook. Our dads who were friends when we were all just kids will be up there cheering on their team in red. Our love to you all. The Sampsons ❤ YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - Posted by: Christy Sampson wallace (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Peter and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss! What a fantastic man who made time for anyone and I loved our conversations about football. RIP Peter you will be missed but never forgotten - Posted by: Shaun Lowther (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • A great man who will be greatly missed. We shared the love of soccer and especially LFC. When I first moved to Canada we spent many a night talking about the game we both loved. The last time I saw him was to watch Liverpool win the champions league final in 2019. I’m honoured to have known him and to call him my friend. RIP mate. YNWA. - Posted by: Nick Allen (Friend ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Your dad always wanted to see smiles in the faces of others, known for his humour and maybe a little shock and awe. Even in the face of health crisis he'd put on his best face, listen to his daughter (Paula) and try anything that would perhaps make him feel better. I still picture him doing a little jig at Assiniboine Downs, happy as a lark after being ill in hospital, it brings a smile to my face. May we all learn a little from him! - Posted by: Patti (Family friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss Paula and Family. We are so glad to have met Peter through our daughters love of soccer he was a great friend and coach. His love of the cowboy way will always be remembered also. RIP Peter! ❤️🙏 - Posted by: Janeen Rivard (Friends and through soccer) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Peter will always be remembered by me as a fellow true homegrown scouser and ardent LFC supporter. His dedication and support in the football world here in Winnipeg is immeasurable and his sharp whit and humour will be sorely missed by many. RIP Peter. - Posted by: Jeff Gill (Friend ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Paula, Christina and your families. - Posted by: Tracey Addison (Coworker to Paula and Christina) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • You'll always be a special part of my childhood. Taking me with you to The TA & on plenty of coach trips to watch you play football. My heart will always be broken with your passing. Love you always YNWA. John xx - Posted by: John fleet (Uncle) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to the family on this very sad occasion. Pete you were one of a kind, a great friend and all round super guy. I will miss our exchange of jokes and the many good laughs together. Suffer no more and rest in peace mate. - Posted by: Alistair & Sharon Roy (Friends ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Pops had a heart of Gold & was a giant of a man. He was always smiling and Treated Me like Family. Thank You for Loving and accepting my brother CJ into your family. You were truly an Angel. To my sister-in-law Paula, I pray that God gives you comfort in this time of Bereavement. Lots of love from my family in the Bahamas to yours. - Posted by: Harry Neymour (Friend of Family ) on: Apr 10, 2021

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