With broken hearts we share the news that Cory (Dad, Grandpa) has left us to join his brother, Bill on December 11, 2017.
Cory had many passions over the years the first being his love for his family, he leaves his wife Karen, daughters Katrina and Julie, son (in law) Chris Shepard and his pride and joy grandsons Nathan and Aksel.
He will be missed by his in-laws, Joe and Lea Gardner, his sisters, Cosa Newton (John), Hennie Vandam and sister (in law) Marian Mallon, along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends too numerous to mention.
Born June 25, 1952 Cory was raised in Port Alberni, starting his working life in the grocery department of Woodwards and after a short stint as a fishing guide he retired from the School District #70.
He enjoyed the outdoors whether he was in the woods, hunting or fishing. As much as he loved bringing in the big one he enjoyed acting as the guide on his many trips down the canal.
As he wished there will be no public service.
In lieu of flowers a donation in Cory’s memory may be made to the Ty Watson House – Alberni Valley Hospice Society, 3088 Third Ave., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2A5