1936 – 2017
Maurine Daisy Corbett (nee Heising), of Kamloops BC, passed away after a valiant effort to recover from emergency heart surgery, on Feb 20, 2017 at the Royal Inland Hospital, at the age of 81 years. Maurine was born in Portland, Oregon on January 28, 1936. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Leland, her children Delilah (Michael) of Baynes Lake, BC, Bob (Kim) of Ft. St. John BC, Pam (Brad) of Cranbrook, BC, Mary Ann (Brian) of Baynes Lake, BC and Dell (Barb) of Grand Mira, Cape Breton, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grand children. She is predeceased by her parents, Harry and Vesta Heising (nee Blake) and her brother Frank.
Maurine grew up in the Culver, Oregon, area, spending most of her time on the Three Rivers Ranch, until she and Bob were married in Culver, where they lived until moving to a ranch in Little Fort, BC in 1956. In 1961 they moved to Westsyde, BC, where she lived until her passing. Although, she was an avid quilter, gardener, photographer, and loved camping and exploring the outdoors, her love of her family and time with them was paramount. There was always an open door and an extra chair at the table for visitors. She was a gracious and welcoming hostess to her many friends and extended family. She attended church services and enjoyed church activities.
Maurine had a loving heart and quietly went about sharing her generosity and compassion without asking or expecting recognition for her efforts.
There will be a celebration of Maurine’s life on March 25, 2017 at Westsyde Fellowship Church at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation in honour of Maurine.Print This Obituary & Condolences