RIVETT Della “Corinne”

July 24, 1925 - Au­gust 4, 2016

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Her Chil­dren Arise and Call her Blessed - Proverbs 31:28

Corinne was born in Van­guard, Saskatchewan. She was the third child of Emil and Ellen Er­ick­son. In 1927, they moved to a farm near Southey, Saskatchewan. She at­tended Snarum School – a one-room school­house. She ex­celled as a stu­dent and at­tended high school in Southey and then nor­mal school in Regina. At the young age of 17, she gladly ac­cepted a teach­ing post in ru­ral Saskatchewan. When she was 18, she joined the Royal Cana­dian Air Force. Af­ter the war, she at­tended the Univer­sity of Saskatchewan and re­turned to teach­ing. She taught in sev­eral ru­ral schools un­til she found her­self teach­ing in Wilkie, Saskatchewan in 1949. She be­came good friends with Doris Rivett, and even bet­ter friends with Doris’ brother - Lloyd. They fell in love and were mar­ried in 1950. They were blessed with three daugh­ters: Lau­rie (Dale) In­no­cent (Kelly, Kenny, Erin, Ryan and Adri­enne); Pat Barker (Krista and Tanya); and Peggy (Don) Black­lock. She was a lov­ing wife, mother, grand­mother, great-grand­mother, sis­ter, aunt and friend. Corinne was al­ways there to lis­ten and read­ily help in times of need. She was gen­er­ous and car­ing. An ex­cel­lent cook and baker, she cre­ated sweet mem­o­ries of a house filled with love and the won­der­ful aroma of fresh baked bread! She en­joyed read­ing, camp­ing, cards, NHL hockey, and word puz­zles. In Wilkie, she and Lloyd suc­cess­fully op­er­ated a Roy­alite. She was in­volved with Church and Le­gion ladies groups. In Rock­glen, she served as a Re­cre­ation Board Mem­ber and Girl Guide Leader, and hosted home Bi­ble stud­ies. The fam­ily moved to Car­bon, AB in 1974, where she taught for sev­eral years and re­ceived her Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree. Corinne loved teach­ing English and French and had a spe­cial place in her heart for her spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion class. Her love and com­mit­ment to these chil­dren made a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence in their young lives. Af­ter she re­tired to Drumheller in 1982, she worked at sev­eral jobs in­clud­ing the Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum and Drumheller In­sti­tu­tion. She served as a dea­coness at Drumheller Al­liance Church. She is lov­ingly re­mem­bered and will be deeply missed by 3 daugh­ters, 7 grand­chil­dren and 16 great-grand­chil­dren, her sis­ter Florence Moore, broth­erin-law Ma­son Sim­mons, sis­ters-in-law Fran­cis and Betty Rivett, and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band Lloyd, and sis­ters He­len Er­ick­son and Shirley Wi­ley. A funeral ser­vice will be held at Drumheller Al­liance Church on Thurs­day, Au­gust 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to World Vi­sion. Messs­ges of con­do­lence may be left for the fam­ily at www.myal­ter­na­tives.ca 32c

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