On Monday, August 25, at age 76, with his children by his side at Toronto General Hospital, Bryan Corson of Ennismore, Ontario, passed away after a brief illness.
Bryan leaves three children to cherish his memory, Alison (and Martin) Philbey of Halifax, NS; Glen Corson of Omemee, ON and Jennifer Corson (and Keith Robertson) of Halifax, NS; seven grandchildren Blair, Erin, Moreen, Clay, Lilian, Joshua and Jessica and great-grandchildren Hannah and Cameron, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Bryan was pre-deceased by his wife Moreen; parents Eldon and Maude Corson and brother Graeme Corson.
Bryan was born on October 8, 1937, in Vancouver, BC. He spent his youth in Kamloops and Pentiction; arriving in Revelstoke at the age of 15. He met his future wife Moreen (Day) on the steps of the school “holding open the door for her”. He completed high school in Revelstoke in 1955 and married Moreen in 1959. Together they moved with newborn Alison to Vancouver where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at UBC in 1961. Bryan was a CP Rail man through and through. His summer jobs during university were with the railway and then was hired on full time after graduation. CP Rail took the Corson family to many cities throughout Canada (Brandon, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Lethbridge) with retirement in Winnipeg in 1992. In his retirement Bryan frequently visited family in Nova Scotia and Ontario and became a snowbird in Florida many winters. His last home in Ennismore, ON completed his wish list by living on a waterfront property watching incredible sunrises.
A private family interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Revelstoke will be planned for later this fall.
The family wishes to thank the health care workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and the Cardiovascular ICU at the Toronto General Hospital for their care and compassion.
If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (ovariancancer.org) or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements in the care of Brandon/Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.