Edmond de Corby

    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Edmond “Ed” de Corby peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on 24 December 2004 at the age of 83.

    Ed was born at Spy Hill SK.  He was a WW II veteran who enlisted in 1941and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers, serving with the 3rd Battalion.  He worked on construction projects and defensive works in England and then supported the advance of the Allies after D-Day through France, Belgium, and Holland.  He returned to Canada in 1945, having volunteered for duty in the Pacific, but was discharged in November 1945 after the war in the Pacific ended. 

    Upon returning to civilian life, he completed his education at the Canadian Vocational Training School in Regina SK and joined the staff of Robert Simpson Ltd. in Regina as a salesman.   In 1956, he was hired by Savage Shoes Ltd. in Regina as Regional Sales Representative for Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba until the company was sold in 1970.  In 1971, he moved to Thompson MB where he was employed by International Nickel until his retirement in 1986.

    Visitation will be held 3 January at 7:00 P.M. in the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 3328th Street, Brandon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 4 January at 10:30 A.M. at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 3274th Street, Brandon.  Interment will follow in the Veterans' Section of the Brandon Cemetery.

    Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, BrandonMBor to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.{gdSep2016kh}