Courtesy of Gail Edwards
Obituary: CORKUM, Melvin Herbert (NS)
Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
CORKUM, Melvin Herbert - 73, Lower Branch, formerly of Hantsport, died November 1, 1997, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Middle LaHave, he was a son of the late Russell and Myrtle (Lohnes) Corkum. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Webster; sons, Terrance, Campbell River, B.C.; Allison, Lower Sackville; Richard, Hantsport; daughters, Elaine (Mrs. Harold Day), Markham, Ont.; Kristine (Mrs. James Payzant), Lower Sackville; 11 grandchildren; brother, Douglas, Middle LaHave; sisters, Greta (Mrs. Raymond Joudrey), Middle LaHave; Mona (Mrs. Roy Wentzell), East LaHave; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son in infancy; sister, Fern Oickle. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Graveside committal service 11 a.m. Wednesday in Middle LaHave Cemetery, Rev. L. Mawhinney officiating. Family flowers only. Donations to SHAID Animal Shelter or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Monday, November 3, 1997