Age 92, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 05 Nov 1923 passed away peacefully 30 July 2016 in Orillia, Ontario. Bill was the son of the late William Walter Corn and Elma Burkett and predeceased by his sister Dorothy and first wife Mary (Harms). He is survived by his life partner Aldina Laliberte, Stepson Bryan( Zeke)(Florence) Remple of Salmon Arm BC, Son Earle “Buck” (Betty Rae) of Halifax NS, Daughter Delores “Dolly” (John) Dercach of Sundre AB, his second family Amy Howells of Brechin ON, Christine (Shane) Sweetapple of Milford ON, Grandchildren Dean, Dana, Darcy, Garrett, Randi, Kade, Keenan, Kyla and Great Granddaughters Drew and Nadia. Dad left home in Landis at a very early age working at many farms in Saskatchewan. When the Second War broke out he joined the Army serving with Fort Garry Horse 10th Canadian Armoured Division in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. In 1947 he joined the Saskatoon Fire Department serving until 1981 retiring as Battalion Chief of #3 Platoon. Bill could always be found on his time off hunting, fishing or building speed boats with some of his best times spent at Lac la Plonge, Mile 42 on the Beaver River, and on the South Saskatchewan River especially on Yorth or Sheplie Islands or guiding from the American border to the far North. In his day he had the fastest power boat in the province, Thunder Bird, built himself. Then there was his favourite piece of property the Triangle Tree and the Deuce where I know he spent some of the best times gardening (Grew the best Spuds in the country) and hunting with his muzzleloaders. Then there were his favourite companions over the years: his dogs Blacky, Niska, Ruff, Chloe Belle, Duffy, Dewy, Ketchup, Tim and Tippy. Dad was also a Dominion Marksman in both pistol and rifle and one the best Crossword solvers ever. One of Dad’s favourite trips was when he and Aldina made a trip to the Northwest Territories where they camped and even panned for gold. There will be no funeral service but a Celebration of life at a later date. Rest in peace, Dad – you Served both your Country and your fair City of Saskatoon. Donations may be made to any Hospital Burn Unit of ones choice. Online condolences are welcome at wwwmanganfuneralhome.com
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