Obituary of Cecile Corkum
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Mary Cecilia (LaRade) Corkum 1941-2022 At the age of 80, Cecile passed away peacefully in the Aberdeen Hospital on January 2, 2022 surrounded by her family. Cecile was a daughter of the late Thomas & Maria Cyr. She was born in Pictou, NS on June 28, 1941, and had many jobs in life, but her favorite was being a cook at the convent for the Nuns. Cecile enjoyed going for drives, attending Bingo at the Legion, and she was a devoted member of the Stella Maris Parish. She was predeceased by her husbands, Alphonse LaRade, Edward Corkum; son, Adam LaRade; daughters, Jolene & Belinda LaRade; brother, Andrew Cyr; and sister, Isabelle Cyr-Roach. She is survived by her sons, Stephen & Joshua LaRade of Pictou NS; daughters, Darlene McLeod of Pictou NS, Angela Widen of Sussex NB, and Andrea Proctor (Matthew Kaye) of Norton NB; sisters, Eileen LeBlanc (Walter), Theresa Welsh (Ricky), Carolyn Zwicker (Richard Frosst); and brother, Alex Cyr (Marion Cyr); many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. At Cecile’s request, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass & Graveside Service will be held later in the spring. Special thanks to the ICU and Palliative staff at the Aberdeen Hospital for their care. Warm Cup of Coffee on a Cold Day Yesterday, I woke up and something was missing, And though I thought about it, I could not quite place what it was. The toaster was there, and the coffee maker, And the stove and the old oven gloves. Then I realized the problem was bigger, Than my bedroom or kitchen or chair. I was missing my mother, our mother, beloved, Who was suddenly no longer there. So, I sat and I mulled it all over, If she were here what would she say, And just thinking of her warmed me up inside, Like hot coffee on a cold winter’s day.