1931 - 2019
Corrine Francis Kinniburgh, beloved wife of the late Jerry Kinniburgh, passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
A private burial service was held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet the family at Knox United Church (lower hall), 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 18, 2019 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
Corrine is survived by two daughters Laurie Kinniburgh of Richmond, British Columbia and Patty (Kevin) Henderson of Medicine Hat; five grandchildren Donna and Neil Gibbings and Jennifer, Jodi and Dylan Henderson; sister-in-law Bettejean (Bruce) Fisher and numerous nieces and nephews.
Corrine was born in Viking on August 31, 1931 to Margaret and Peter Lindquist. They relocated to Fincastle and then to Taber where Corrine resided until 2017 when she moved to Medicine Hat to be near family. Corrine loved music and it became the focal point of her life very early on. She learned to play the piano at a young age. She joined her father and a group of great musicians and played for dances around the community to earn money for her piano lessons and took the bus to Lethbridge once a week to continue her training. She attended the Banff School of Fine Arts and completed her ARCT. She married Jerry Kinniburgh on October 20, 1951 and had two daughters Laurie and Patty. She began teaching piano lessons shortly after her marriage and continued to teach full time until her retirement. While teaching full time, Corrine helped Jerry maintain the farm south of Purple Springs taking on many jobs and keeping an organized home and business. She was also a member of the Taber Music Teachers Association and held office in the Eastern Star for many years. Corrine was an extremely talented pianist and also learned to play the alto sax in the community band. After Corrine retired, she took up golf and curling and loved spending time with her friends on and off the course. Corrine touched the lives of many throughout southern Alberta through her music and zest for life and was a revered and respected musician in the community.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Corrine’s name may be made directly to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 100, 16812 - 114 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3S2 www.muscle.ca or to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Box 4258, Olds, Alberta T4H 1P8 www.jdrf.ca.