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Cornelia Wilhelmina Gyurkovits

November 3, 1927 - July 18, 2013


It is with sadness, that the family of Corrie announces her passing to be with the love of her life, Leslie, one day before what would have been their 68th wedding anniversary. Born and raised in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Corrie met Les while he was serving with the Canadian Seaforth Highlanders. They married on July 19, 1945 after a six week romance. As a young war bride Corrie moved to Canada in early 1946 and settled into a three room home beside the Moyie River in Yahk to start her new life and family.  In 1949 Les started working for CM&S and the family moved to Kimberley.  Les and Corrie continued to raise their family in Kimberley which grew to five boys and a daughter. 

Corrie took an active role in the Boy Scout movement for a number of years and in her spare time enjoyed her needle work and playing bingo. With Les’ passing in 1974 she was briefly employed by Delamont Jewellers in Kimberley.

In the mid 80’s Corrie moved to Cranbrook to be closer to family and lived independently, continuing to enjoy her crocheting and cross stitch, leaving many legacy pieces for her children and grandchildren.

With declining health, Corrie moved to Joseph Creek Village in July 2010. The family would like to thank all the staff at Joseph Creek for their kindness and care while she resided there. It was greatly appreciated by her family.

Corrie leaves to mourn her passing her five sons and daughter:  Bill and Jolene (Castlegar), John and Linda (Cranbrook), Bob and Rhonda (Wasa), Sue (Merritt), Richard and Phil (Brighton, England), Donald and Elizabeth (Vancouver), eleven grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  She also leaves her sister and brother-in-law, Rie and Joop and many nieces and nephews in Holland.  She was predeceased by her husband, Les and son-in-law Wilf Simon.

There will be no service by her request. A family gathering will be held in early August for the intenment with Les at the Kimberley Cemetery.

Arrangements made through Mark Memorial. Condolences may be made at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Donald Gyurkovits
Relation: Son

You will be missed mom . I love you

From: Kelly Gyurkovits
Relation: Grandson

No word can describe… how much I will miss you

From: Martin & Dorie VanderMaaten
Relation: Friend

Donald, Bob, and the rest of the family. Our thoughts are with you. I look back and a smile comes to my face when I think of them.

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