It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Kaye Evelyn Smith, of Waterloo, who passed away on November 26th, 2023 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater NS.
She is survived by her husband Carlson (Bud) St. Clair Corkum, her sister Jeannie Hartsell (Louis Hartsell) of Woodstock Ont. her brother Sandy Streatch (Ann Hartsell) of Woodstock Ontario; Her children, Amanda Smith (Jeffrey Sawler) of Western Shore, Kevin Smith of New Glasgow, St. Clair Corkum (Jennifer Stevens) of Waterloo, Brenda Veinotte of Bridgewater, Travis Corkum (Dawn YU) of Chelsea. Her grandchildren Corey, Ashley, Justin, Julie, Jessica, Jeremy, Stephanie, Kathryn, Hailey, Karmon, Josh, Jake, Dawson, Ethan, Brooklyn, and Kesteal, and her 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Kaye was born in Meagher’s Grant, of the late John Stanley & Marjorie (Dickie) Streatch, she is also predeceased by her brothers Raymond, Jack, Howard and George Streatch.
Kaye was a hard worker, unfortunately before she wanted it to, her health brought her working life to an end. She then devoted her life to raising her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren ‘’back to the lake’’. She enjoyed the many trips herself and Bud took on the motorcycle, camping at Hibernia Campground where she met so many wonderful friends. She and Bud traveled most of the south shore going to the local music jams, where they often had their Great Grandson Keighan tag along. She also enjoyed spending her time with her neighbours on the lake (sometimes that involved a bit too much Hochtaler wine) on the late Brian Manuels catamaran, or his yearly New Years Eve gatherings, (she was just there for the lobster).
All of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids have fond memories of their time spent at the lake house be it the INFAMOUS chocolate chip squares, Kaye loved baking, and they loved eating it. Poppy used to love to torment the grand kids, and you could bet she would be there threatening to give him a wack if he didn’t leave them alone, or yelling at him because Pony Horse was in the kitchen by the fridge looking for carrots. Kaye’s favourite holiday was Christmas, we all know her living room turned into Santa Land from the end of November until the first week of January, you watched TV from the hallway on a kitchen chair because that room was off limits.
Kaye will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her, she has touched the lives of everyone she has ever met, she was the most amazing wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.
The family would like to thank the VON Lunenburg County, and Lunenburg County Home Support, especially Suzie Herman, for all their help and dedication this past year.
The family will receive friends from 4-6pm Monday December 11, 2023 in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca