Mr. Ken Corrigan, 60, of Shebandowan, Ont., passed away peacefully in hospital Saturday, April 24, 1999 with his family at his side.
Born in Emo, Ont. on July 5, 1938, he later moved to Port Arthur, Ont. in 1957.
Ken was well-known and respected throughout Northwestern Ontario in the capacity of sales and sales manager in the heavy equipment industry, most recently at Wood-land Tractor.
He was involved with Thunder Bay Twins executive, West End Bearcat Minor Hockey Association, and the Shebandowan Campers Association. He also was a fraternal member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Emo.
Ken enjoyed the outdoors; he was active in hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, and skiing. He always will be remembered for his ability to “emcee” or entertain at a moment’s notice.
He is survived by daughter, Kathy (Sandy Sellers); son, Lindsay (Kelly); mother, Claire of Emo; grandchildren, David, Michael, Casey, Karla, and Ken; brothers, Gib (Phyllis), and Ted (Jean) of Emo; sister, Aileen (Glenn) Rudd of Coombs, B.C., special friend, Gayl Beals; and former wife, Shirley.
Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other family members also survive.
He was predeceased by his father, George, in 1979.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial funeral service was held Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 2 p.m. in the Westfort Chapel, 420 W. Gore St. at James, with Rev. David Silliman of Knox United Church officiating.
Donations to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.
The day is done and darkness falls from the wings of night
As a feather is wafted downward from an eagle in it’s flight
And the night shall be filled with music
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And silently steal away.