1924 - 2020
Ivy Corns (nee Thacker), beloved wife of the late Harvey Corns, passed away peacefully, with family by her side in Bow Island on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the age of 95 years.
As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19, and the government’s recommendations, a private visitation was held at Southland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 11, 2020. A private burial service followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Ivy is survived by her three children Bryan (Pat) Corns of Taber and Bryan's daughter Jennifer Kinahan (Greg Hallet), Pat's children Jerad (Francesca) Bonetti, Jordan Bonetti (Riley Merril) and Nicole (Paul) Kowal; Gary (Brenda) Corns of Grassy Lake and their daughters Melissa and Whitney; Betty (Philip) Luca of Foremost and their daughters Gayle (Troy) lvanics and Carol (Camile) Baillargeon. She is also survived by ten great grandchildren Payten Kinahan, Luca Bonetti, Dylan and Sloan Kowal, Sydney, Trina and Derek lvanics and Eric and Scott and Claire Baillargeon. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Clara Fraser, sister-in-law Florence Thacker and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Harvey Corns; brothers Joe (Lorraine) Thacker, Herb (Merle) Thacker and George Thacker; sister Elsie (Orville) Reber; brother-in-law Don Fraser; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Mary Corns.
Ivy was born in Bow Island, the fourth child of Herb and Clara Thacker. She grew up and attended school there with her five siblings. After her marriage to Harvey Corns in 1945, they lived and raised their family on the farm near Grassy Lake. While living in Grassy Lake, she served on the Grassy Lake Seniors and Tourism and Performing Arts committees and also the Taber Arts and Crafts Society which later became The Pallette Club. She took great pleasure creating and sharing her art and gardening. Her interest in travel and painting took her on many memorable trips. Ivy moved from the farm into the Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island in 2017, where she enjoyed being an active participant in all the activities.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ivy’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.