Corinne Joy Montgomery – Corinne passed away peacefully in North Island Hospital with her devoted family by her side.
Predeceased by her parents, parents-in-law, sister and brother, brother and sister in-law and her husband, Monty.
Corinne will be lovingly missed by her daughters: Dana (Eric) Victoria, Colette (Anthony) Courtenay, and Tracey of Courtenay, her dearly cherished grandchildren: Michael, Cody, Georgia, Kenzie, Kassidy and her little Yorkie, Paris.
Corinne was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. As a young girl she studied dance, took piano lessons and enjoyed family holidays. She left school early to pursue training in the administrative field and married Monty in 1964. They made their home in Nova Scotia where they raised 3 daughters.
A military posting brought the family to Vancouver Island in 1984. A supportive, loving wife and mother, wonderful friend, and a conscientious employee, were roles that she cherished.
Corinne was a great cook and talented baker. She delighted in sharing her love of horses with her daughters as they grew. A very talented piano player and vocalist created a home filled with music and fun. She never missed a horse show, a concert, a dance recital or any other celebration. She truly loved a good party.
After her husband passed away, Corinne’s love for her family, friends, faith, all animals, bridge and “the club” kept her engaged in life. As a gifted bridge player, she won 5 medals at the BC Seniors Games. She would happily entertain a crowd with music and song. Corinne also loved to read and watch animal shows on TV.
This beautiful woman was a longtime member of St. George’s Church and choir. Later in life she discovered painting and this became another creative passion. Everyone knew how multi-talented she was, yet she remained very humble.
“Mom, the last few years have been tough for you. We admired your courage, patience, stoicism, generosity, love, wisdom and good nature. You taught us valuable lessons right to the very end and we are grateful. We take comfort knowing you are pain free and with Dad. We will miss you deeply and you will remain forever in our hearts. “We love you Bagga.”
A Memorial Service will be held at St. George’s United Church on Monday, November 6/17 at 2:00 pm.
A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church.
If friends so wish, donations may be made to the SPCA.