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Barbara (Sheriff) Corkum

October 19, 1931 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 88)


Corkum, Barbara June, nee Sheriff
Barbara passed away suddenly on September 13th, 2020.  Born on October 19, 1931, in Toronto, she was the only child of Frank and Dora Sheriff and grew up in what she felt was the “luckiest generation” ever.   She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Donald, after 63 years of marriage.  She will be greatly missed  by her daughters, Sandra (Roger Kelloway) and Sharon (Gunther Lammers), 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, all of whom she was inordinately proud.  She enjoyed working for the City of Toronto during elections, but her main job was looking after her home and family, and she excelled!  Summers spent at Davis Lake with family and friends was a highlight of her year, and she was often seen in the evening expertly paddling her yellow canoe around the lake, enjoying the peace and beauty of the place she loved so much.   After moving to Orillia in 1992, Barbara and Don involved themselves in many activities:  skating, cross-country skiing, and becoming members of the Orillia Probus Group, of which she was a proud past president.  She was an active member of St. Paul’s United church and long-time volunteer at the Trillium Manor, entertaining the residents with her great gift of story-telling.  Her time with family and friends was what she valued most.   Her wonderful life will be celebrated on September 29, 2020, at St. Paul’s UC at 2 p.m.  Because of Covid restrictions we ask that you call the Mundell Funeral Home at 705-325-2231 to reserve a space as seating is limited.  The service will also be live-streamed at 


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Memorial Service
September 29, 2020

2:00 AM
St. Paul's United Church
62 Peter St N,
Orillia, ON L3V 4Z1

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