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Born: Feb 15, 1932

Date of Passing: Oct 31, 2021

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February 15, 1932 - October 31, 2021

With profound sadness, the family of Mort Corrin announces his passing on October 31, 2021, at the age of 89.
A graveside service was held on November 2, 2021 at Rosh Pina Cemetery, with Cantor Tracy Kasner officiating. Pallbearers included his sons Blair and Bradley, nephews Philip Corrin and Benji Sepke, and cousins Howard Lavitt and David Senensky.
Mort was born in Winnipeg to Harry and Rae Corrin. He attended Machray School and St. John's Technical High School, where he was a talented athlete. As Harvey Rosen wrote in the Jewish Post & News in 2013, "A diminutive chap, Mort Corrin, who was but five feet and seven inches tall and tipped the Toledo's at 160 pounds, was a star running back who was also his league's leading scorer. Not to mention that the former insurance salesman had speed, was a good pass catcher, and also ran back punts." In 1954, Mort played with the Winnipeg Rams Football Club when they won the Canadian Intermediate-Senior Championship. He was also an avid golfer for many years and was a member of the Garden City Senior Golfers, a club founded by his brother Sydney. Mort was proud of his induction into the Football Manitoba Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Manitoba Jewish Athletes Wall of Honour in 2014.
Mort married the love of his life, Val Cook, in 1957 and they lived briefly in Denver, Colorado before returning to Winnipeg where together they began raising three children - daughter Debbie and sons Blair and Bradley. In the mid-1970s, the family moved to Toronto where Mort had a successful career as a Regional Manager for London Life. Following Mort's retirement in 1992, he and Val made their summer home in Winnipeg, while enjoying winters in sunny Florida.
Mort was predeceased by his daughter Debbie, brother Sydney, and sister-in-law Eleanor. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Val, his children Blair and Bradley, son-in-law Steve Douglas, sister-in-law Elaine James, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

May his memory be a blessing.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 20, 2021, Nov 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences to the Corrin family. Mort was a good friend and mentor to our late father Jerry. May his memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Kapelus family (Friend) on: Dec 02, 2021

  • My deepest condolences go out to Provincial Court Senior Judge Brian M. Corrin on the passing of Mr. Corrin. - Posted by: Philip () on: Dec 01, 2021

  • We are very saddened to learn of Mort's passing. He and Val were wonderful neighbors for many years when they spent winters in Florida. We have many good memories of those years and they were greatly missed when they returned to Winnipeg full time. Our thoughts are with Val and family. Susan Clark and family - Posted by: Susan Clark (Florida neighbor) on: Nov 22, 2021

  • Blair & Brad so sorry for your loss, I remember your dad from when we were little kids and he was always such a kind person and made his home fun to visit. Cherish all the great memories you shared with your dad. - Posted by: Bruce Rayburn (Friend of Blair and Brad) on: Nov 22, 2021

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