J. Maurice Corbett
With great sadness, the family of J. Maurice Corbett (Senior)
announces his passing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at the Oromocto
Public Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Johnville, N.B., on July 2, 1933, he was the son of
Francis Joseph (Frank) Corbett and Bridget (Hall)
He was predeceased by his parents, and also by his wife M.
Rita (Kelly) Corbett, who died in January 2007 after 45 years of
He is survived by his children: Cecilia and Lois of
Fredericton, Monica of Kingston, Ontario, and James Maurice Junior
(Jim, husband of Sun-Mi Kim) of Seoul, South Korea.
In addition, he is survived by his sister Cecilia of
Fredericton and brothers Alvin of Saint Stephen and Louis of
Woodstock, as well as a large number of nieces and
Many of those nieces and nephews will recall summer visits at
Maurice and Rita’s farm in Johnville, N.B.
After his children were raised, he and Rita continued to live
on the farm until her death, at which time he left Johnville to live
with his daughters, first in Toronto and then in
A faithful Catholic, he attended the parish church of Saint
John the Evangelist for many years, and Saint Dunstan’s during his
latter years in Fredericton.
He was honoured to be a member of the local Knights of
Columbus council, and to serve a term as Grand Knight. He
had many friends among the Knights, and was also active in
Maurice’s family wishes to acknowledge the doctors, nurses,
and staff of the Oromocto Public Hospital’s William R. Duffie Unit,
whose professionalism made Maurice’s final days calm and comfortable,
and for whose kindness we are ever grateful.
Regrettably, due to the current restrictions on large
gatherings as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, there will
be no visitation nor funeral service. A Memorial Service will be
planned for later in the year.
“Serving All Faiths & within the Means of All”
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de J Maurice Corbett 19332020..
Décès pour la Ville: Jacksonville, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick