3 June , 1928 – 17 May , 2019
Adrienne Alma Corkery (nee Belcourt)
Adrienne Corkery passed away peacefully on May 17th, 2019 having lived a full and blessed life of 90 years. Adrienne was born on June 3rd, 1928, to Adrien and Jeanne Belcourt in Gravelbourg, SK, the oldest daughter of a family of seven children. She was the first baby born in the new Gravelbourg Hospital. She grew up in Lafleche, SK going to Mathieu School with a love of French and music and upon graduation from High School, attended Normal School in Moose Jaw to become a teacher.
Adrienne married Patrick Richard (Dick) Corkery in November 1954 and settled on a farm in the Harwood District south of Lafleche. Adrienne and Dick had two children, Vince in 1961 and Marion in 1966. After Dick passed away in April of 1984, Adrienne remained on the farm for two and half years before purchasing a house in Lafleche in the fall of 1986. She sold the home quarter to nephew David Sproule and rented the remaining land to David and Garth Sproule. David and Shari purchased the entire farm in 2015. After many years, Adrienne sold her house in Lafleche to Merle and Aline Sproule in 2009 and moved into the Wheatland Lodge in Lafleche where she resided until her passing.
While Adrienne missed her husband Dick and son Vince greatly after their passing, she had great love for her daughter Marion, her children's families and grandchildren, her brothers, sister, and in-laws, and her nieces and nephews and their families. She was happiest when she received visitors or when someone called and she cared for everyone.
Adrienne was predeceased by husband Patrick Richard (Dick) Corkery, grandaughter Mary Shenher, son Vincent Corkery, parents Adrien and Jeanne Belcourt, brothers Robert, Raymond, Emile, and Edmond Belcourt, sisters-in-law, Marie Collins, Margie Belcourt, and Laura Belcourt, and brother-in-law Merle Sproule.
Adrienne is survived by daughter Marion (John) Shenher, daughter-in-law Pam Corkery, and grandchildren Tara Shenher, and Evan, Meryn, and Garrett Corkery. She is also survived by sister Aline Sproule, brother Pierre (Val) Belcourt, sister-in-law Angie Belcourt, and brother-in-law Morley (Joyce) Collins as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm in Ste. Radegonde Roman Catholic Church, Lafleche, SK. Father Carlos Jimenez celebrant. Cross Bearer was Paul Collins and Altar Servers were Harold Haubrick and John Kirkpatrick. Readers were Kathy Cameron and Eileen Schmidt. Intercessions were led by Joan Collins. Offertory Gifts presented by Nadine Belcourt and George Belcourt. Music Ministry was led by Jacqueline Poirier and Betty-Ann Tallon. Tribute was presented by Maureen Froehlich and Cathy Sproule. Honourary Pallbearers were ‘all those who shared in Adrienne’s life’. Pallbearers were Marc Belcourt, Roger Belcourt, Tom Collins, Jack Collins, Garth Sproule and David Sproule. Interment at Ste. Radegonde Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lafleche, SK, followed by lunch at Ste. Radegonde Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall. Donations in Adrienne’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan. Expressions of sympathy for the Corkery family may be shared at www.rossfuneralservice.com. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, 28 May , 2019
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28 May 2019
I stayed at Uncle Dick & Aunt Adrienne's farm for a few weeks in summer '71. I had a fun time there playing with Vincent mostly. Aunt Adrienne was very kind & really looked after me. A special memory for me was her delicious pumpkin pie - we had this for dessert every evening!
28 May 2019
I have a lovely memory of visiting Tante Adrienne at the home at both Uncle Raymond's and Uncle Edmond's 50th. Dad brought me and our Ben and Lydia, who both remember her. Also Tante Adrienne wanted to speak to me after Dad's passing, and we had a lovely chat. I have memories of the laughter we had at Uncle Dick's jokes at the Sproule farm - such fun.
27 May 2019
Adrienne and Dick were so kind to my brother Adrien and I when we stayed for some days at the farm in '62. I have fond memories of our stay. I am saddened by her passing, but I am glad to have known her.