Corrigan, Thomas Michael

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Thomas Michael Corrigan, aged 74. Thomas passed peacefully at the home he cherished on Saturday, July 10, 2021. He is survived by his wife & best friend Margretta (nee Maki), his sons Michael (Jill) and Matthew, and his stepsons Scott (Pam) and Kevin (Shawna) Smith. He is predeceased by his parents Cecil & Yvonne (nee Denomme) Corrigan and his brother Leslie (Rachelle). He will be missed by the whole family, including his grandchildren Thomas, Chanelle, Emma, Adam, Audrey, Oliver, Cooper, Olive, Jacob, Katie, and Kally, and his brothers Jack (Lorraine), Donald (Edna), Douglas, Larry (Heather), Christopher (Denise), and Patrick (Jewelly) and his many nieces and nephews, along with his Bonus Family of grandchildren Rosalina and Maximo Cicciarelli and “daughter-in-law” Nikki Desjardins. Thomas was a skilled woodworker and a talented photographer (particularly of birds). He taught Chemistry at Lively District Secondary School for 31 years. He leaves behind a legacy of gorgeous wood craftsmanship, beautiful photographs, a generation of former students, a loving family, and a lifetime of dry brilliant humour that will continue to bring an embarrassed smile to those who knew him. Thanks to Dr. Centis, the Northeast Cancer Centre, Dr. Cano, Dr. Lam, Dr. Ravi Singh and Asha, along with Kristy Ballantyne, Shailesh Patel, and all of the nurses at Bayshore. Donations made directly to the Northeast Cancer Centre would be appreciated.


13 Condolences

  1. Michael and I send our condolences and love to you during this very difficult time. We were so saddened by this news.

    By: Barbara and Michael Mooney
    July 14, 2021
  2. Condolences to Margretta and Family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ❤️🙏
    Kiersty and Donna Gross

    By: Kiersty
    July 14, 2021
  3. Condolences to Margretta and Family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ❤️🙏

    By: Kiersty
    July 14, 2021
  4. Margretta and Family,
    On behalf of Nancy and myself our condolences. Nancy would have been very sad, she would of thought of the many shared experiences they had together. As well as the many shared times with you, Margretta. Cherish the memories and celebrate a life well lived.

    Bob Rogers

    By: Bob Rogers
    July 14, 2021
  5. I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing Magretta.
    I will miss my good friend but never forget all the wonderful things he has done for me. His humor, guidance, support and friendship will be missed. I will never forget his kindness and mentorship.
    Sleep well my friend.

    By: Darrell Fox
    July 14, 2021
  6. Our deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Corrigan. Cherish all the memories!

    Jim and Audrey Corrigan

    By: Jim and Audrey Corrigan
    July 14, 2021
  7. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Corrigan was the reason I was able to go into chemistry and pass my degree!! I eventually moved from lab work to teaching and I think he would laugh to know I was still using his problem solving methods 30 years later.
    He told me to stop memorizing the textbook and try to understand instead-great advice from an excellent educator.

    Tracy Duggan

    By: Tracy Duggan
    July 14, 2021
  8. Deepest sympathies to the entire family. Tom was a great chemistry teacher and really cared for all who cared to learn from him. He will truly be missed.

    By: Keith Punkari
    July 13, 2021
  9. Dear Margretta and Family

    My sincere condolences on the loss of Tom. May your memories and the love of family and friends bring you comfort as you grieve.

    By: Paddy Buchanan
    July 13, 2021
  10. I am very sorry to hear of your loss Margretta. My condolences ❤️


    By: Kay Lemieux (Guild)
    July 13, 2021
  11. So sad to hear, condolences.

    By: Paul Laplante
    July 13, 2021
  12. I will always remember him as being a very funny (if you got the humour) and straightforward teacher. Chemistry was not my passion and he was very patient. The night I met my husband (1981), I was supposed to be studying for a chemistry exam. I passed the exam anyways and got the guy. Mr. Corrigan is part of my history forever.
    Rest in peace and thank you.

    By: Janice Morrow
    July 12, 2021
  13. Our deepest Condolences 💐.
    May happy memories give you comfort.

    By: Kim Makela-Sanderson & Bruce Sanderson
    July 12, 2021

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