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CORLEY, Mildred Irene

Passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the age of 85.  Survived by her loving family:  sons Dale (Wendy) of Calgary, Wayne (Kathi) of Kelowna; daughters Chris Bradley (Dale) and Donna Gutsch (Bill) all of Calgary; grandchildren: Clayton and Tegan Corley, Josh and Graham Bradley; one sister Olive Stephens; several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her husband Lorne and brother Donald Currie. 


Dear Friends and Family:

We invite you join us on the afternoon of Saturday, March 22nd as we celebrate the life of our mother, Mil Corley.  As per Mom’s wishes, this is not intended to be a day of sadness, but is instead an opportunity to remember her life with joy. 

Mom lived a very full life and was an incredibly social person who amazed us with her capacity to make friends and maintain those friendships over time and distance.


We plan to present a tribute to Mom’s life with photos, music and stories, but it will mainly be an opportunity to visit, share memories and remember the love Mom shared with all of us.  If you have a story you would like to share we would love for you to contribute to the occasion. 


If you can’t attend in person, or aren’t comfortable presenting to a group but would still like to share a story, memory or a photo, please do so by forwarding them by email to Chris Bradley at corleyc@telus.net


The Celebration of life will be held in the hall at Ridgeview Church on the corner of Hollywood Road and Springfield Road in the Rutland area of Kelowna.  (1097 Hollywood Road).  We plan to open the doors at 1:00 PM with a tribute planned for around 2:00 PM.  Refreshments will be served.  As the day draws nearer we will have more information including suggested accommodations for those attending from out of town. 


If you plan to attend, please let us know by emailing Chris at the address above.  This is not essential but will help with our planning.  If you can think of someone else who would like to attend but is not on our email list, please feel free to forward this message.  Chris, Donna, Dale and Wayne


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, www.llscanada.org.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - The doors at 1:00 PM with a tribute planned for around 2:00 PM.

Ridgeview Church

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for CORLEY, Mildred Irene is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014 - The doors at 1:00 PM with a tribute planned for around 2:00 PM. . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Ridgeview Church

1097 Hollywood Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Gordon Smith says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Still remember the good times as a bartender at your mom & dads anniversary. Sure would like to see you guys someday

  • Bill Mahoney and Family says:

    Chris and Donna …I am saddened to hear of your mom’s passing; take comfort in your memories and the time you get to spend with your family at this time . Celebrate her life and the opportunities you enjoy because she was in your life. Please accept our condolences…
    Bill Mahoney and Family

  • Linda and Jaimie Nielson says:

    Our thoughts are with all of you. Your mom always had a smile on her face whenever I saw her.
    Linda and Jaimie Nielson (long time friend of Dale and Wendy)

  • Mary Kostaschuk says:

    Dale and family: I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was a wonderful lady and you will have many memories to cherish. My Sympathy..

  • Eleanor Weber says:

    Mil’s family. Very saddened to hear of your Mom’s death. We had fun with Mil at Guides, bowling ,playing yatzhee. She was always a pleasure to be with. She will be missed.

  • Yvette Paulson says:

    My deepest sympathy. She will be missed by everyone who knew her and loved her.

  • Bobbie and Bruce Currie Kelowna BC says:

    Dear Wayne, Dale, Chris and Donna,

    I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mom.

    Your Mom was very special to all her colleagues, she had such a kind, soft, and caring manner. I loved your Mom! As did my whole family.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family during this difficult time.

    Love Bobbie and Bruce

  • Elaine & Art Cooper says:

    Dale,Wayne,Chris,Donna and families – We were so sad to hear of Auntie Mils passing. I have so many fond memories of times at Armstrong,Kamloops,Kelowna,Vernon and the lake. Your Mom was always so happy – even when learning to water ski she saw the funny side of things ! Auntie Mil was so easy to talk to and we always enjoyed our too rare visits.You are lucky to have so many good memories of both Auntie Mil and Uncle Lorne. They are, no doubt, watching over you from the golf course. Please keep us informed of plans for a memorial as we would like to attend. Elaine & Art

  • Karen Husch Lindsay says:

    To the Corley Family;

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. She was one of the sweetest, kindest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was the epitome of grace. I will always remember laughing with her and sharing her egg salad sandwiches! She was truly loved by all. May your memories help you through this sad time.

  • Barbara Milan...nee Sloane says:

    Hi Donna… so sorry to hear about your mom…I remember her as being sooo nice!!! How are you doing??, hope all is well with you!!!!!

  • Barbara Milan.. nee Sloane says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom!!

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