R. Walter Corey
R. Walter Corey, 84, formerly of Havelock, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Jordan Lifecare Centre. Born in New Canaan, he was the son of the late J. Gordon and Margaret (Allaby) Corey.
In his younger life he was a member of the Reserve Army. He went on to RCAF and was discharged in 1954. He attended Modern Business College then worked for his uncle Blois Corey in the saw mill and retired from Canada Cement LaFarge in 1987. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Havelock Branch #86. He was not only a member of the New Canaan Baptist Church, he was also Deacon as well as long-time caretaker of the New Canaan Baptist Cemetery.
He enjoyed reading, gardening, family genealogy, and birdwatching.
Survived and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 60 years Lola Corey; daughters, Bonita Sabine (John), Angela Corey, Rosalind Clark (Lorne), and Jacqueline Corey (Jamie); cherished grandchildren, Riah, Hunter, Kyra and Levi; sisters, Romayne Dickinson, Elsie Hawker, and Owena Corey; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Walter was predeceased by his son, Rowland Corey; sister, Evelyn Perry; and brother, Percy.
Resting at the Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106 (372-4800) from where visitation will take place Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm with the Royal Canadian Legion holding a tribute service at 5:45 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 2 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave MacPherson officiating. Interment will be in New Canaan United Baptist Cemetery.
Memorials to New Canaan United Baptist Church or Cemetery, or a charity of donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.