Corae Thomsley Penman (born Helen Wolke) (aka Helen Pidwirny) passed away peacefully on September 15, 2020 at Riverview Health Centre, age 94
Mom's mind, amazing memory and quick wit were sharp right to the very end. She often spoke fondly of her life growing up in the Great Depression, working at the Royal Alexandra hotel, and her travels, especially to Clear Lake, B.C. and Hawaii. She had an intense passion for her family, nature, the outdoors, gardening, cooking, baking and took great pride in the home she created.
Mom will be remembered and was immensely proud of her children John (Ruth), Donna (Ken), Michael, Darlene (Mike), Greg, Margaret (Terry) and Edward (Debbie). She’ll be cherished by her grandchildren Paul, Sean, Kristen, Chanelle, Anthony, Justin, Lauren, Sarah, Nicholas, Jordan, Bradley and Claire; great-grandchildren Andrew, Nika, Kaelen, Harmony, Zakkary, and Matlen; and great-great grandchild Juliana
Corae was born June 17, 1926 and was predeceased by her father Harry; mother Maria; husband John Korpesho; and brothers Metro, Steve, Mike, John and Pete.
A private family ceremony will take place. If friends so desire, please consider donating to Riverview Palliative Care Unit. Special thanks to Riverview for all your care and compassion.
Rest In Peace…You are the wind beneath our wings.
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