Corcoran, Edward 'Ted' Maurice

Corcoran, Edward 'Ted' Maurice

April 26th, 2021

Peacefully passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, at peopleCare Oakcrossing Long Term Care in London, Ontario, at the age of 93.  From his birth on March 14, 1928, to his early years in Orillia and Barrie, and his passing in London on Monday, Ted lifted the spirits of those around him through his faith, positivity, friendly humour, and cheerful songs. He was born in Orillia to Edward Joseph and Mary (Sullivan) and was the youngest of six children. It was Ted’s dancing skills and lovely singing voice that first attracted Jeannette Caruso to him when they met at a dance in 1950. Ted and Jeannette married on October 13, 1952. Ted and Jeannette were active in their faith, first at St. Mary’s Parish in Barrie and later for over five decades at Holy Family Parish in London, where they are blessed with so many loving friends. Ted served in the Knights of Columbus, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, and was a familiar and gracious usher at Holy Family Parish church. He loved watching Jeannette sing with the choir.  Ted received the honours of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus in an exemplification honouring Most Rev. Ronald Peter Fabbro on June 2, 2012.  In the community, Ted was a minor hockey coach with Oakridge Optimist house league and a friend to everyone he met in his Oakridge Acres neighbourhood and at Lake Nosbonsing where family and friends gathered to celebrate with much joy, love, and spaghetti Left to honour Ted and remember his love, is his dear wife of 69 years, Jeannette (Caruso); children: Donna (late Michael Oliver), James, Patrick (Anita), and Daniel (Susan); seven grandchildren: Sean, Michael, Sarah, Adam, Stephanie, David, and Aidan; two great-grandchildren: Mackenzie and Griffin; and many most dear nieces and nephews. Ted was preceded in death by his parents whom he lost when he was just a boy himself, his sisters and brothers, and his beloved son, Stephen (Lucy). Ted will be remembered for his kindness and humility in the parishes and communities he served.

A private visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. A livestream of the service will also be provided for those wishing to view remotely.

To view Ted’s Funeral Mass, please click here: Livestream for the Funeral Mass of Ted Corcoran on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

The Corcoran family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at peopleCare Oakcrossing for their attentiveness and loving care. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ted are asked to consider the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul or Parkinson Canada.

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Book of Condolences

Angela PellerinJeannette, so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. He was always so cheerful, making everyone laugh. He will be missed.
Rose SullivanTo the Corcoran family; I’m so sorry to hear that Ted has left us. He was a lovely man and will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts today.
Theresa and Bob PaleyTo all of the Corcoran family, We are all so sorry to hear about Ted's passing. His smile and stories will be missed. You will all be in our prayers.
Tony BanI'm so sorry to hear of the your family's loss. He was such a good man! So welcoming, funny, and always said what was on his mind. Awesome person! You'll all be in Doreen's and my thought and prayers. You guys had a great Dad, grandfather, great- grand father, father-in-law, husband, Jeannette will need to confirm this. :) So sorry everyone. Sincerely.
Maureen SullivanI’m saddened to hear of Teds passing and my thoughts are with you Jeanette and with the Corcoran family. Ted was a kind and generous man and we’re lucky to have known him.
Cathy PepperAlways very fond feelings for Uncle Ted! Loved his joie de vivre. My favourite uncle for sure. He was so much a part of my parents lives and ours. When he was living in Barrie, how delicious it would be to go over to their house for some real Italian cooking from our wonderful Aunt Jeanette. So sad that we can't be there in person to honour him. To my cousins Jamie, Donna, Patrick, and Dan, know that my heartfelt thoughts are with you. To Aunt Jeanette, there are no adequate words, but know that I love you and will be keeping you in my heart.
Holly JordanDear Jeannette, Donna & Family, Please accept my condolences on Ted’s passing. May your wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort. Take care, Holly
Frank & Nancy De SantisOur condolences to our cousins and Aunt Jeanette on the passing of Uncle Ted. At family reunions his siblings enjoyed seeing their youngest brother.His songs and humour were memorable. While at Brescia University we liked visiting Ted’s lively Corcoran household.
Carol AtkinsonDan and Family - I'm so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. What a lovely tribute you have written. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Michele Caruso McGuireDearest Aunt Jeannette, Donna, Pat, Jamie and Dan, I am heart broken and share in your deep sorrow. Uncle Ted was a big part of my life. His teasing, laughter, humerous singing ditties, loving concern and unfailing support through good times and bad made him a unique and special uncle...one in a million! He will be sorely missed but will forever be remembered with much love and gratefulness. Wishing I could be with you but know you are all being held close to my heart and in prayer. Love, Michele
Joseph CarusoAunt Jeanette and family Uncle Ted will be so sadly missed. I will always remember my visits with him. Even when I was in London with an ambulance amd they both borrowed it amd screamed down the road with the lights on That will be a memory I will never forget Always loved, always missed amd never forgotten My condolences to the family He lived an amazing life God bless
Rosemary PoirierAunt Jeannette, Donna, Jamie, Pat and Danny I am sorry and share in your sorrow on the loss of your husband and father. I have many memories of Uncle Ted as he was a big part of my life and the Caruso family in general. I will always remember his laughter and how much he enjoyed family get togethers because it meant music and laughter which he thrived on. Wishing we could be together to celebrate his life with you and your family I will be keeping you all close to my heart Love to you all Rosemary
Heather CushingSo sorry for your loss Jeanette. Ted’s warm smile was always so welcoming whenever I saw him. May you be comforted by your faith in the Resurrection and by loving memories.
Bert&Lynda HarmsenJeanette and Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Ted, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donald HighleyCondolences from all Ted's brothers in the Knights of Columbus. He was a proud and faithful member of St. Pius X Council and the 4th Degree McNamara Assembly.
Angela DeSantisOur condolences to Great Aunt Jeanette and cousins. I will not forget Great Uncle Ted exclaiming, "Your Great Uncle Ted is the greatest!" He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time.
Paul w CarusoI have many fond memories of uncle Ted from our years in Barrie as a kid to my London visits . and family events at lake Nosbonsing I will miss his songs and humour and his laugh . sorry for your loss I will be in touch soon.
Margaret & Henry KlingHenry & I would like to express our sincere condolences. What a vibrant life he lived! As fellow members of Holy Family Parish we have many happy memories with you Jeanette in the choir and Ted of course was always there taking up the collection. Then there were those delicious meals downstairs put on by the Knights of Columbus. He will be missed. We will continue to pray for you Jeanette and your family. Sincerely, Margaret & Deacon Henry Kling
Bill & Cathy Sullivan Dear Jeanette & Family. So sorry to hear of Ted's passing..He was a great guy.Always enjoyed talking to Ted. Bill's memory comes & goes but he remembers a story Ted told him. To avoid the ticket taker Ted & friend used to sneak onto the train & hide in the washroom. Don't know where they were going. He had lots of stories. He will be missed. Keeping you in our prayers.
Sue LeBlanc and Owen BrockDear Jeannette, Donna, Pat, Danny , James and family We were so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Ted always had a ready smile and a caring heart. He will be greatly missed. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy in his kids, grandkids and those who knew him. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Wishing you comfort in the times ahead. Love Sue and Owen
Chris and Susan WilsonSo sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Ted. He was definitely the favourite uncle and always added a humorous component to the family reunions. I liked hearing the mischievous stories from his youth which to a lighter extent he carried on into adulthood. To Aunt Jeanette and my cousins, we are sending you virtual hugs that we will hopefully substitute with real ones this summer. He will be missed by many.
Loraine HoathDear Jeanette, I’m so sorry for your loss. Ted was such a kind, loving man with a remarkable sense of humour. I have many fond memories of fun times spent with you and Ted during our Kmart years together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Ross and Ellie Armstrong Dear Jeanette, Donna and family, we were saddened to learn of Ted’s death. We are with you in spirit, watching his funeral service. God Bless.
Mary AyersAunt Jeannette, Donna, Jamie, Pat and Dan, I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle Ted was my favourite uncle and he will be missed. He always lit up the room with his many jokes and Irish songs! We are all thinking of you. Love Mary, Colin and Alicia
Brynne BillingsThinking of you Aunt Jeannette and family. I'll miss my chats with Uncle Teddy every June. Sending my love, xo
Dennis BillingsMy sincere condolences to Jeanette, family and all relatives. I remember Ted as a very fine gentleman, and possessing a very strong, well founded outlook on life. I always appreciated the many conversation opportunities we had in our lives, and will certainly miss his gift for blarney. Rest in Peace.
yvon chartrandmy deepest condolence to the Corcoran family. Even though I did not have a chance to talk to him for several years, I remember his joyful conversations and love for his family.
Margaret JohnsonSo sorry for your loss Jeannette. When I think of Ted, the song “oh Lord it’s hard to be humble” brings a smile to my face, we certainly shared some happy times in Florida, Know the many wonderful memories you two shared and the love and support of your lovely family will sustain you through this difficult time. love and prayers
Molly BillingsOur sincere condolences to dear Aunt Jeannette and our Corcoran cousins. We'll miss our fun-loving Uncle Teddy. From the Stephenson nieces and nephew -Love, Baxter, Shannon & Molly
Molly BillingsOur sincere condolences to dear Aunt Jeannette and our Corcoran cousins. We'll miss our fun-loving Uncle Teddy. From the Stephenson nieces and nephew -Love, Baxter, Shannon & Molly
Mike and Christine WilsonIt is our sincere wish that Aunt Jeanette and all my cousins and their children are able to now relax and reflect on the great memories my Uncle Ted has instilled in all of us. His smiles and laughter are remembered from Orillia, Barrie, London and the Nobosing cottage. Next family reunion, we can reminisce.
Stephanie WilsonUncle Ted was such a bright light and an even brighter personality. He was the kind of person who light up the room and made everyone feel welcome and loved. The world is a better place because of people like him. My condolences for your loss.
Mike Pee Wee HopeSincere condolences on the loss of a great man- one of a kind. I remember Ted, always upbeat, greeting me with his Irish accent and hospitality. His most notable Christmas achievement, which we often laughed with him about, was when he cut the top half of a Spruce down the path behind the Motorcycle Gang Clubhouse and dragged it home and was decorated all within 2 hours. When our kids were young, they referred to Ted as Mr. Magoo ( movie ) for his joking nature and similarity to Leslie Nielsen. Mike and Theresa Hope and family
Jack & Donna CondonJEANNETTE Grateful for friendship shared with you & Ted. We had a lot of fun together. I remember a recent time you & Ted were trying to rake up a huge pile of leaves, ran out of energy, retreated to lawn chairs & laughed your heads off. So cute.....still had fun. RIP dear Ted
Jack & Donna CondonThe Corcoran Family You are utmost in our thoughts as you grieve the loss of your dad, father-in-law and grandpa. His love lives on in your hearts. Many good memories are locked there. Ted treasured his family & we know the feeling is mutual What a beautiful legacy he leaves you.
Pat O'ConnorMrs. Corcoran, I am saddened to learn of Ted's passing from this life, but I am also encouraged to know of his faith and the love he always expressed for you, his children, and all the friends that visited your house. We always felt loved by Ted and accepted as part of your family. May God bless you in your time of grief and may you be encouraged and consoled by the risen Christ.
Sullivan'sTo the Corcoran Family, We are so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Ted was always there to provide a good laugh at the reunions. Had some great stories and thanks to Pat for sharing some of them. For you Ted, " May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face" May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door. And happiness be with you now and bless you evermore"
Vince McGrathSo sorry to learn of Mr Corcoran’s passing , I recall so vividly the laughter and love that was front and centre of every gathering that involved the Corcoran's and the McGrath’s , the greatest of friends to my Parents and in my own case, it was a true honour to have Mr and Mrs Corcoran as my God Parents . God Bless you All !!!
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