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Born: Jul 29, 1931

Date of Passing: Sep 26, 2022

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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, ON 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, ON.
He is also survived by one brother James (Mary) Windsor, NS and sister Dorothy (Ken) Inaba, Thunder Bay, ON.
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 to 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 50s.
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.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 01, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I was a friend of Joe’s, we were in Headingly for a year and a half together, all the stories he would tell of his grandchildren who he loved dearly, it’s so glad to see him turn his life around for the better, all the best to his family - Posted by: John walters (Friend ) on: Nov 30, 2022

  • Sending our thoughts and hugs during this difficult time. I have fond memories of Uncle Joe’s sense of humor, quick wit and flair for storytelling which will definitely be missed. Thinking of everyone and keeping you all in our thoughts. - Posted by: Krista Marshall & family (Great niece ) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • I will always remember "uncle Joe" for his wonderful sense of humor and strong support when my parents passed. His wonderful eulogy to my mother was so much appreciated. Rest in Peace uncle joe - Posted by: wendy mcintyre (niece) on: Oct 01, 2022

  • Heather and family, my condolences to you on your loss. May God give you strength at this most difficult time. - Posted by: Sharon Sibbald (Co worker at Jefferson Junior High ) on: Oct 01, 2022

  • I would like to offer my condolences to Heather and family. I met Joe and Heather at the Wellness Institute where we shared many days in the pool, along with many stories. Joe's enthusiasm and witt will be held in my heart. - Posted by: (Friend) on: Oct 01, 2022

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