Ralph Bernard Corbett
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Ralph Bernard Corbett, age 55, after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney with his family by his side. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of Brenda (Morgan) and the late Bernie Corbett.
Ralph was a frequent dart player and known as a jack of all trades. He could fix anything he put his mind to. Ralph was proud to refer to himself as Mr. Mom and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his children.
Ralph spent a significant portion of his life working construction in Ontario and in Alberta, prior to moving back to New Waterford and becoming the owner of Fatboy’s pizza.
Ralph is survived his wife, Glenda (Campbell); daughter, Cynthia (Macio) Simcoe and his sons, Quintin and Liam; grandchildren, Benjamin and Grace; stepfather, Sandy MacKenzie; brothers, Mike (Sharon), Scarborough, Bernie (Michelle), Albert Bridge, David (Nicole), Dominion, Corey (Becky), Fort McMurray; sister, Melissa (Ronnie), Fox Creek. He also has several nieces and nephews in which he shared a special bond.
Besides his father, Ralph was predeceased by grandparents, Irene (Alonzo) Corbett and Margaret (George) Morgan.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Leonard’s Parish, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Norman McPhee presiding. Interment will be held in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Reception will follow in St. Leonard’s Hall on Convent Street, New Waterford.
Donations in memory of Ralph may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at: www. vjmcgillivray.ca. God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be, So He put his arms around you, And whispered, ‘Come to Me’. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our heart to prove to us He only takes the best.