Alan Angus Corkum, formerly of Gagetown, died August 20, 2021 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Alan was born on March 20, 1938 in West Sackville, N.B., but spent most of his younger years in East Chester, N.S.
He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife Marjorie (Biddiscombe) Corkum, four daughters, Christina Appleby (Ritchie Jennings), Yvonne Evans (Darin), Gina Papineau-Couture (Kevin) and Molly Corkum (Jim Cyr), eight grandchildren - Tyler, Luke, Celia, Julia, Alyssa, Kathleen, Brad and Claire, one brother, Ted Corkum, and one sister, Alice Walker, several nieces and nephews. Alan was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Lena Corkum and five sisters, Marion, Flora, Viola, Florence and Averil.
Alan was a very proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 28 years, first as a member of the Black Watch and later as a member of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment where he rose to the rank of Master Warrant Officer and Sgt.-Major of "C" company. Alan always had his "boots shined and his buckles polished". In retirment Alan was also a fine designer and cabinet maker.
Always up for a challenge, Alan served on the Gagetown Village Council, then became Mayor. He was a two-time President of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 71, where he served in many, if not all, executive positions, also organizing and being emcee of the yearly Remembrance Day Service.
A 25 year member of the Gagetown Rotary Club, he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship. Alan was also a past president of the Gagetown Gems Seniors' Club and a lifetime member.
The family would like to thank all of the kind and caring people at D.E.C.H., especially the staff on 4 NW, 4 SW, and particularly Palliative Care (3E). Also thanks to Oromocto Extramural and Dr. Greg Haines.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. For those who wish, in lieu of a donation, please consider planting a tree in Alan's memory. Oromocto Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.