Corinne Laraine Fish

April 26, 1980July 2, 2014

Corinne Laraine Fish of Calgary, AB passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 34 years of age.

Corinne is lovingly remembered by her husband, Joel Dobson; mother, Angela Beyko; brother, Tyler Fish; father, Ron Fish and stepmother, Rhonda Eaton; sisters, Rhiannon and Miranda Fish. Corinne will also be greatly missed by her grandmother, Nell Beyko; aunts and uncles: Janice and Zoltan Horvath, Judy and Dale Dilk, Larry and Betty Beyko; cousins, Kristofer, Kurtis and Jonathan as well as her in-laws, Daryl and Angela Dobson and Margaret Dobson, extended family, friends, and her beloved cats: Kali, Frankie and Whistler which she treated like her children. Born on April 26, 1980, in Houston, Texas, Corinne grew up in Calgary, Alberta and spent three years in Melbourne, Australia. She adored animals and had an innate desire to care for all living creatures. Corinne loved spending time with her siblings, socializing with friends, helping friends in need, attending Calgary Flames games, fishing and camping with her dad, Tyler and the family dog, Muffin, as well as spending time at the beach. Trips to Hawaii and Disneyland were among some of her fondest memories. In high school, Corinne met the love of her life. Though they were often separated by thousands of miles—Corinne in Canada and Joel in Australia—their love transcended space and time. On December 22nd 2013, 19 years after they first met, the two wed. Corinne’s caring spirit and compassionate heart touched the lives of so many – both human and cat. In her personal life, “Cory” could always be counted on to lend a listening ear or a shoulder on which to cry. She never judged and always offered warm smile that was reflected in her beautiful blue-green eyes. Of course, her quick wit and clever mind also made for many memorable, and at times, colourful conversations. At work, Corinne poured her heart into helping save the lives of thousands of stray and abandoned cats, and after-hours, she regularly fostered kittens and helped nurse injured cats back to health in her own home. When she wasn’t working, Cory enjoyed reading and expressing herself through art. From painting, to writing, to sculpting, Corinne loved creating. And as it turns out, creating lasting memories was her specialty.

On Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Corinne’s Life at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220- 4 Street N.W., Calgary, AB. Those wishing to make memorial tributes to causes Corinne supported can donate directly to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, 201-2616 18 Street N.E., Calgary AB T2E 7R1, the Calgary Drop In-Centre, 1 Dermot Baldwin Way S.E., Calgary, AB T2G OP8 and MEOW Foundation’s Healing Hands Medical Care Fund, PO Box 65024 RPO North Hill, Calgary, AB T2N 4T6. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website

FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIORIUM Telephone: 403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, July 18, 2014


Corinne Laraine Fish

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Ron Fish

August 22, 2014

Goodnight my princess, I will always love and remember you.

Ron Fish

August 9, 2014

Goodnight princess, sleep well. I will love you forever.

July 29, 2014

Corinne cared very much for the people around her and the cats she looked after. It was a privilege to know her. I will always remember what she would say to me as I left the shelter after my work: "Thanks for coming".
She will be missed.
Jean Runnalls (Calgary)

Emma Shrubb

July 23, 2014

I learnt of Corinne's passing through Rhiannon Fish, so I am here to pass on my deepest condolences to the Fish family and Cory's partner. I am so sorry for your loss and hope you will celebrate her life and hold memories of her close to your heart. Below is a short poem I read at my Nana's funeral;

The Lord reached down from heaven,
When a cure was not to be,
He wrapped his arms around her,
And whispered; Come to me.

So keep your arms around her Lord,
And give her special care,
Make up for all she suffered
And all that seems unfair

Although it broke our hearts to lose you,
You do not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

Rest in Peace Ms Corinne Fish xxx

Cathy Brodner

July 20, 2014

My condolences to Corinne's family and friends. She was truly a compassionate woman who I had the privilege of volunteering with. She cared so much for all the animals at the shelter and knew every one by name (a testament to the depth of her caring). Her memory will live on in the hearts of all the people and creatures who knew her.

Danielle Peel

July 20, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Joel and Cory's family.

Georgina Mack

July 19, 2014

I am so sorry to learn that Cory has passed away. I was privileged enough to witness the love and strong bond that she shared with her husband Joel, through the constant Skype messages and late night phone calls from the office in Melbourne. My heart goes out to the family and especially Joel in this very difficult time.

Ollie Folstad

July 19, 2014

Oh God! Words would never express the sympathy for Cory's mother,father and brother.Prayers and condolences from my heart go to all the family.May Cory rest in Ollie Folstad.Burns Lake B.C.

hannah cartwright

July 19, 2014

thoughts to Corinnes family, so sorry for your loss xx

July 18, 2014

With heartfelt sympathy I am so very sorry for your loss.
Lynn Anderson