David (Dave) Corkum of Thunder Bay, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the age of 55.
Dave was born October 18, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Thelma Connors and George Winters. He grew up and lived most of his life in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he became a valued team member and union steward on various construction sites, pipeline projects, hydroelectric dams, and mine sites. He later became a skilled heavy equipment operator able to maneuver and manipulate the work required with ease. Dave was very mechanically inclined and loved to work on and repair vehicles as well as construct and fabricate many things from metal. There wasn’t much he couldn’t fix or repair when it came to vehicles and could often diagnose problems just by sound. Whenever you stopped by, you could often find him out in the “shop” where he loved to be most. He was also very skilled in carpentry and general contracting allowing him to remodel and renovate his house to suit his needs.
Dave is survived by his partner Janet Morin; son Craig (Becky) Corkum; daughter Lana (Douglas) Corkum; stepdaughter Denielle (Jamie) Fabiano; sisters Debbie (Sam) Bernaudo, Ev (Jim) Morin, Donna (Ed) Brown, Tre Winters, Joan Corkum, Judy Dehaney and Gloria Corkum; brothers Barry Corkum, Brian (Carla) Corkum and Terry (Marlene) Winters and two grandchildren Brooklyn and Oliver Corkum who were very special to him. Dave loved his family, children, and grandchildren, often putting them above all else by lending a helping hand whenever needed and spoiling the grandchildren whenever he could. Dave is predeceased by his parents Thelma Connors and George Winters as well as his sister Sandy Stenlund.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Jenkens Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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