CORKE, Garth Noel - September 4th, 1930 - July 8th, 2023 - passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Garth is survived by his wife, Helene, daughters Shawn (Warren), Maureen (Mark) and Erin (Rick), granddaughters Nichol (Chance), Madison, Laurelle, and grandson Rylan.
Garth grew up in Victoria, BC and enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot, flying Harvards. A perforated eardrum led to his honourable discharge, and he instead joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Being stationed far away in extremely cold weather was not agreeable to Garth and he soon departed the RCMP and began his lengthy career as an insurance adjuster.
Throughout Garth’s life, his family and friends were of paramount importance to him. He was a man with an easy grin who loved to share stories and to laugh with all those he met. He had a passion for cars, for gardening and for music and will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.
We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Colleen Lee for her loving care and to all the First Responders and paramedics who assisted us in his final hours here at home.