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"Cookie" Alison Blair

November 20, 1919 – November 17, 2018

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Obituary for "Cookie" Alison Blair Corbett

Corbett, “Cookie” Alison Blair

Passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Saturday, November 17, 2018 a few days short of her 99th birthday, a long life, well lived. Predeceased by her loving husband Bud. Devoted mother and best friend of her daughter JoAnn Grime, gardening buddy and golf partner for her son-in-law Bob and beloved Nana of Geoffrey (Victoria, BC).
The daughter of a Vimy veteran and his Scottish nurse, Ailie as she was known to family, grew up with her brother Jack in Milton with summers spent at Sauble Beach. She enlisted in the first women's division of the RCAF in WWII. It was at Trenton she was given her nickname Cookie and met her future husband Bud. Together they built two businesses, Corbett Sports of Oakville and the Shelburne Golf Course. Cookie was a natural athlete who had the most effortless golf swing. Her true passion, however, was gardening of every kind. Trees were planted and beds built wherever she or the family resided.
A gracious lady, beautiful inside and out, Cookie was known for her twinkling eyes, a lovely smile and ready laugh. Having lived for many years in the granny flat spoiling the family with her love and cooking, it was tough when Mum had to leave home yet she remained a gentle soul, true to herself despite the challenges of dementia.
Special thanks for their love and support to lifelong friend Deb Campbell, as well as Barb and Fred Greenwood.
Our appreciation goes to all departments at Dufferin Oaks for their work on behalf of residents. Sincere gratitude to 2nd floor staff for the care, companionship and compassion you provide the residents in ways large and small.
In respect of Cookie's wishes, cremation will be followed by interment alongside Bud at the Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton.
Please take a moment to revisit a memory of Cookie.
If desired, donations to Dufferin Oaks, for the Quality of Life Team, would be appreciated.

“Those we love don't go away.
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard but always near.
Still loved, very missed and oh so dear.”

Interment Information

Stone Church Cemetery
1725-1427 Simcoe St
Beaverton, ON L0K 1A0
Location Information
44.426910, -79.114616