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Mary Corinne Kavanaugh


Mary Corinne Kavanaugh

It is with profound gratitude for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of Corinne Kavanaugh of Riverview that occurred at The Grass Nursing Home on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Born in South Nelson, NB, she was the daughter of the late James and Anne (Burns) McEachreon. Corinne was a long time member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and was member of the IHM Ladies Society.

Corinne was an excellent student always receiving wonderful grades and was Valedictorian and class leader of her high school class. She attended teacher’s college in Fredericton and started her teaching career in Bathurst. Upon moving to Riverview, she was part of the Moncton Montessori school for 15 years. She then took a year off and then founded her own MCK Early Learning Centre which she operated for another 15 years. Corinne was a beloved teacher who touched the young lives of so many children that have grown into prosperous adults that always have great memories of their time with her. She loved all her students and instilled the love of learning and particularly of reading in so many of them, including all of her own granddaughters. 

Her personal life revolved around her family. A beautiful 58-year marriage with the love of her life Al! Her eyes would light up at the mention of her three daughters. But mention one of her 5 grandchildren and you couldn’t stop her talking/bragging about them. Their love for her in return is immense; her love of family, her kindness, inner beauty and her compassion is reflected in each of them, in beautiful different ways in each of them. They will miss her deeply.

Her love of family was instilled in her at a very young age, as her mom and her father and brother Nim were her heroes!  She had a deep love for her older brother Dee, sisters Lena and Honnie, and baby brother Bob. Corinne loved skating and watching figure skating, playing bridge and in later years instructing some of her friends. She loved to golf, especially with Al. And she loved the Royal Family and their weddings. Oh how she loved her doll collection and her beautiful Royal Doultons, which were proudly displayed in her beautiful home.

She always happily put others' needs before her own. She was the kindest, most loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. A shining light to all.

She will be dearly missed by so many, and forever be in the hearts of her husband of 58 years Al Kavanaugh; daughters Paula McCurdy (Paul) of Sarnia, Kari Lord (George Davis) of Brampton, and Tracey Dockrill (Bobby) of Charlotte, NC; sisters Honnie Macht (Ben) of Calgary and Helena McCarvell of Mississauga; cherished grandchildren Rachel, Heidi, Nick, Jessica, and Sarah, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by brothers: Derald (Dee) and his wife Corinne, James (Nim) and wife Teresa, and Robert (Bob) and a brother in law, Clarence McCarvell.

The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview on Thursday Jan 6th from 6 to 8 pm with parish prayers taking place at 7:45pm, and the funeral mass to be celebrated from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 5 Fatima Dr. Riverview on Friday Jan 7th at 11:00 with Fr Phil Mulligan presiding. The interment will take place in Alderwood Cemetery. Donations to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church or to the donors’ choice. Proof of Double Vaccination and photo ID will be required both at the funeral home and church. For those wishing to attend the church service we ask that you contact the funeral home via email, [email protected] or call 869-2007 with contact information and the number in your group (Bubble). For those unable to attend the service will be live streamed. To view simply click on

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Service Date
Friday, January 7, 2022
Service Time
Service Location
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
Cobb's Funeral Home

Burial Location
Alderwood Cemetery

Requested Charity
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church or Donor's Choice