REXTON, NB – Albert Corcoran 70, of Rexton passed away peacefully at the Stella Maris Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Kent on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Born in Branch, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Peter Corcoran and late Hannah (McGrath) Corcoran.
Al was immensely involved in his community. He filled the positions of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Councillor for the Village of Rexton, Sound Director of St. Andrew's United Church; as well as a board member of the Rexton Lions Nursing Home, Rexton Family Housing, Rexton Seniors Apartments and numerous others.
In addition to this, he served as 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, and President of Stevenson Legion Branch #30 for eight years and District Commander for the Northumberland and Kent region. He was also President of McMurray Legion Branch #165. He was awarded a lifetime membership of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Al worked at Syncrude Canada as a Millwright for over 25 years, while also owning and operating McMurray Sound Machine for 25 years. Al also served in the Royal Canadian Airforces and founded Just Al Entertainment.
In compliment with his full career, he was awarded many prestigious awards such as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award and the Master Kinsman Award.
Al will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Lynn (Girvan) Corcoran of Rexton; one daughter, Ceilidh Corcoran; one son, Cristin Corcoran, both of Edmonton, AB, and two awesome grandchildren, Molly and Max Pittman.
He is also survived by four sisters, Agnes Nash (William), Anne-Marie Critch (Leonard), Priscilla Mooney (Chris), all of Branch, NL; Winnie Corcoran (Ronnie) of Mount Pearl; three brothers, Hubert Corcoran (Margie) of Branch, NFL; Peter Corcoran (late Julie) of Point] Lance, NL; John Seymour (Mike) of Branch as well as many nieces and nephews.
All are welcome to the visitation that will be held at Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto on Sunday from 7-9 pm (only). A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the St. Andrew’s United Church in Rexton. A reception will be held at the Stevenson Legion Branch #30 in Richibucto following the funeral service. As many know, Al was always so joyful and full of life, therefore we encourage you to wear colour, as opposed to black, at the memorial services.
Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Church, Branch on Friday, August 13 from 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass to take place on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Holy Rosary Church, Branch at 11:00 a.m., with inurnment to follow in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Branch