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Maxwell Fred Leopold Corkum

Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 29 Aug 2011 (aged 91)
Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 79571885 · View Source
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CORKUM, Maxwell Fred Leopold (Max) - 91, Halifax, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, Halifax. Born in East Lahave, Lunenburg County, he was the son of the late Capt. Leo and Mary (Deal) Corkum of Lunenburg. He graduated from Lunenburg Academy and at an early age became interested in radio electronics. He graduated from the Radio College of Toronto, attended Dalhousie University, and with the exception of his World War 11 service, he spent his working lifetime until retirement in broadcasting. In 1942
he joined the RCNVR and during the war served in corvettes in the Atlantic and English Channel. His ship, HMCS Moosejaw, participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-day. After his wartime service, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Sackville NB and later transferred to television in Halifax where he held various engineering positions. After thirty-eight years he retired from the CBC. He always continued his association with the Navy as a member of the Naval Reserve, at sea and ashore. During this period he had an active interest in the restoration of the last Corvette, HMCS Sackville. He served as Commanding Officer from 1986-1992. He was a member of the Naval Officers Association of Nova Scotia and was given both the bronze and silver medallions for his contribution toward the restoration of HMCS Sackville. He was a life member of the Royal United Service Institute and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lunenburg. He always maintained an interest in marine and boating activities, including the building of three yachts starting at age 14 when he built a snipe sailboat. He was a long time member of the Armdale Yacht Club and served as Commodore. He enjoyed sailing and cruising the waters around Nova Scotia and in the Caribbean. He was a member of Parkhill United Church, Jollimore. He is survived by a daughter, Susan (Wally) Campbell Halifax; son Peter, all of Halifax; grandchildren Jennifer Campbell (Jan Michael) Halifax, Andrew Campbell (Johanna) Dartmouth, Scott Campbell (Krista) Ottawa; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Alexander and Max; several nieces and nephews. He
was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Meisner), in 2004 and sister, Irene Young. His body has been cremated and his ashes will be scattered at sea at a later date. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 2, 2011 from 3 - 6 p.m. at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 290 Purcell's Cove Road, Rev. Keltie VanBinsbergen officiating with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the HMCS Sackville Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, PO Box 99000, Stn Forces, Halifax NS B3K 5X5 or a charity of choice. Many thanks are extended to the staff of 3W Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building for their dedicated and compassionate care over the past two and a half years.

With thanks to Jeff PArks.

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  • Created by: Sharon Goddard
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79571885
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maxwell Fred Leopold Corkum (7 Feb 1920–29 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79571885, ; Maintained by Sharon Goddard (contributor 47191916) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.