Please join us in celebrating the life of Dan and Jeannine Corbeil. Married for 65 years they both passed away earlier this year, 47 days apart. Now that we're able to safely gather we'd like you to join the family on Friday August 6th from 11am to 1pm at Hillside Funeral Services, 362 Airport Rd in North Bay.
As per current COVID 19 directives the total number of attendees is limited and masks or face coverings are required inside the funeral home.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Fox and Fiddle (Spencer Avenue) immediately afterwards.
Dan and Jeannine's ashes will be placed at the All Saints Mausoleum in North Bay in a small private event.
Daniel George Corbeil (1934-2021)
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Daniel George Corbeil died at age 86.
He leaves behind many grieving family and friends. All of these would tell you of his devotion to family and community.
Dan and his wife Jeannine (née Robillard) recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. He loved and was loved by his children Mike, Suzanne (Mike Robinson), Robert (Dee) and Sandra (Kevin Leahy) who enriched Dan’s life with grandchildren Brigitte (Shane Sullivan), Stephan (Mina), Robert, Lindsay, Lauren (Don Bowser), Gavin (Carla), Matthew, David, Justin (Sheena) and Adam. He was also a proud great grandfather to Aiden, Jasper, Nathan, Fraser, Nolan and Bowen.
Dan was preceded in death by his brothers Louie, Stan, Norm, and Leo and by his sisters Marg (Martel) and Mona (Belecque), as well as by family on his wife’s side (Fern Robillard, Muriel Quinn, Frank Robillard and Rolly Blondin). He is also predeceased by his son Mike and grandson Adam.
He was very close to his in-laws, the Robillards. He will be missed by the Robillard clan including Bob and Jeanne, Jim and Susan, Bob Blondin, and their families.
Dan was a treasured uncle to many nieces and nephews, and was connected to many extended family members. He will be remembered as a hard-working, generous man with a great sense of humour and willingness to contribute to community projects. He had many friends and colleagues, and was well known in the community.
Dan lived almost all his life in the North Bay area. Born in Bonfield, he lived his adult life in North Bay, and later built a home in Corbeil on lake Nosbonsing where he “retired”. If you knew Dan, you know he never really stopped working, keeping busy with many projects.
Throughout his life he served his community through the A.C.T. Club, the North Bay Waterfront Development Committee, and Lupus Ontario. More recently, he served 13 years as an East Ferris Councillor where he devoted his time to supporting the food bank, the community television channel, and the creation of a cenotaph. In late 2019, he and Jeannine moved to Ottawa to a retirement residence.
Dan was a prolific videographer and photographer of special days and events, as well as ordinary days in the lives of his family, friends, and community. He leaves this legacy of family treasures that will ease our sadness. His tireless love and devotion to his family were evident to the end. He will be deeply and greatly missed.
To honour Dan’s life, treasure your family, make time for others, serve your community, and find a way to make the world a little better —Dan certainly did.
Jeannine Thérèse Corbeil (née Robillard) (1935-2021)
On Sunday, March 07, 2021 Jeannine died at age 86.
She leaves behind many grieving family members and friends. It was these relationships that provided comfort in her last days.
Jeannine and her late husband Dan recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. She left us just 47 days after Dan, and we know they are now together again.
Jeannine cherished time with her family. Loved by her children Mike, Suzanne (Mike Robinson), Robert (Dee) and Sandra (Kevin Leahy) and grandchildren Brigitte (Shane Sullivan), Stephan (Mina), Robert, Lindsay, Lauren (Don Bowser), Gavin (Carla), Matthew, David, Justin (Sheena) and Adam. She was also excited to learn that she would soon count another great-grandchild in addition to Aiden, Jasper, Nathan, Fraser, Nolan, and Bowen.
Jeannine was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dan, her brothers Fern and Frank, and by her sisters Muriel (Quinn) and Rollande (Blondin), as well as by family on her husband’s side (Stan, Louis, Marguerite (Martel), Norm, Leo, and Mona (Belecque). She is also predeceased by her son Mike and grandson Adam. She is survived by her brothers Bob (Jeanne) and Jim (Susan).
She lived most her life in the North Bay area. Jeannine and Dan built a home in Corbeil on lake Nosbonsing where they enjoyed many wonderful retirement years. In late 2019, she and Dan moved to Ottawa to a retirement residence.
Jeannine’s home was often a gathering spot for the Corbeil and Robillard families, who will have many memories of times spent on Lake Nosbonsing. She will be remembered as a dependable, family-focussed, authentic, honest, and generous woman who loved to craft and gift things she made. These gifts she created, whether sugar pies, baked beans, home-made bread, cretons, a martini, knitted items or other crafts, were made with love and may offer some comfort to those grieving her loss. Sometimes quiet and shy, she could also be assertive and no-nonsense at times. Her love of her family was evident to the end. She will be deeply and greatly missed.
In her final days, she was blessed to speak to and be with many of her loved ones. These final conversations were bittersweet but they all carried the same thread: she loved and was loved. She sincerely wanted us not to be sad, and offered these words of wisdom: Make the rest of your life meaningful. Despite all the changes in her life in the last few years she did make it meaningful and found happiness in simple pleasures, connections with friends and family, and with her cat Max.