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FREDERICK KENNETH (KEN) CORRIGAN (published on August 21, 2010)



FREDERICK KENNETH (KEN) CORRIGAN October 22, 1918 - August 15, 2010 Peacefully on Sunday, August 15, 2010 Frederick Kenneth Corrigan passed away at Concordia Hospital at the age of 91 years. Ken was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Lilian and his sisters Agnes and Christine. Dad will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his sons, Robert (Barb) and Brent (Anita), his grandchildren, Sean, Ryan, Kieran and Brendan, Mackenzie and Michael, his nephew Larry Hicks of Oshawa, and special friend June Worrall. Dad was raised on Keewatin Street in the North End and spent many of his early years helping local farmers with milk delivery and with other tasks. During the Second World War from 1939 until 1943, he proudly served with the XII Manitoba Dragoons in the 18th Armored Car Regiment. In 1949 Ken met Lilian Hicks at a local dance. They were married in 1951. Dad spent a number of years working for the railway as a boilermaker's helper prior to joining Canada Post as a Letter Carrier. He remained a Letter Carrier until his retirement at the age of 65. Dad was a very friendly and sociable person. He loved to meet people and always impressed with his wit and good nature. In earlier years, he and Mom spent many Saturday nights at the Royal Canadian Legion, Brooklands and Weston Branch. After retirement and in recent years Dad could often be found at the North Centennial Seniors' Club playing crib or exercising. Dad loved working in his yard and, despite failing health, maintained his own garden until his passing. Dad was also a devoted Bomber fan; a season ticket holder to the end. Another great love was spending time with his grandchildren. Dad could usually be found at their many soccer, baseball, football and hockey games. As a result of growing up during the Depression, Dad was a fiercely independent man who cared about his friends and neighbours and the disadvantaged in life. After retirement he volunteered with Meals on Wheels, sponsored a number of foster children and contributed to a wide variety of charities. The family would like to thank Dr. D. Miller for his years of service and Dr. C. Isaac and the staff of N1 South for their loving care of Dad during his brief stay in hospital. As per the family's wishes, a private service was held on Friday, August 20 at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Rest well our hero. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111


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