Leslie Corkum

Obituary of Leslie Ainsworth Corkum

It is with great sadness we announce Leslie A. Corkum, age 97 of Falmouth, passed peacefully in his sleep at home on the evening of April 1, 2020, in the accompaniment of loved ones. He is survived by his children, Gail Manning (Malcolm), Gary Miller (Patricia) and Heather Pick (Eric); six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; special friend and caregiver, Paulette (Roddie) Wallace and his brother, Ivan (Clara) Corkum. He was predeceased by his wife Betty (Elizabeth F. Dill /Miller); and siblings, Ray Corkum and Jean Jess. Storyteller supreme, his adventures were countless, his advice and opinion priceless, his humour and wit combined with that twinkle in his eye when he had you, unmatched. Sometimes referred to the “King of the Forest”, he was caretaker of the woods with a background in forest protection working with Lands and Forests, both in Shubenacadie and Windsor. WW2 Air Force Vet, antique collector, Christmas tree grower and card shark, he wore so many hats over his lifetime and touched so many people. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A full obituary to be posted at a later date with details of a Celebration of Life when appropriate. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 5657 Spring Garden Rd., Box 245, Halifax, NS B3J 3R4 (1-800-423-4432) or charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
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