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Corey Wayne McQueen

April 6, 1970 ~ February 19, 2017 (age 46)
Corey McQueen, beloved son of Ralph and Linda McQueen, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 46 years. Corey was the eldest son of Ralph and Linda and proud big brother to Todd - whom he called "Toad". As a young boy, Corey loved sports. He played baseball and hockey; Cor was a huge fan of the game and an avid fan of the Calgary Flames. Later in life he named his cat "Nuff" after his favourite player, Dion Phnuff. As an adolescent, he loved archery. He and Todd won numerous awards which led him to an opportunity to attend the Junior Olympics in Japan, but opted out for a trip to see Mickey Mouse and The Boys. Corey was a carpenter by trade, but due to health issues, he was not able to follow his career. Corey was a kind, gentle and loving man, who truly loved his family. He also loved animals, camping, and was always outside as the sun allowed it. He was always in a pair of shorts regardless of the weather. Corey had a hat collection with choices that were endless as to which one he chose to wear. There were a few favourites he always went back to, so needless to say some were a little more weathered than others. He loved music! Cor frequented many concerts; all you had to do was ask him who was playing and with no hesitation he would tell you who it was. If you had a question about bands, Cor was the man with the answer. Corey has left behind many family and friends; Uncle Dick, Uncle Warren and Auntie Donna, Auntie Sharon and Auntie Valerie; numerous cousins between the McQueen and Bell families; special friend of 20 years, Patty Auer and girls; girl friend, Connie Giroux and family; and life-long friend Patrick Horan and Lori Ann. Corey adored his late grandfather, Ian (Scotty) McQueen, had the privilege of spending 6 years with gramma Beatrice, idolized his nana - Evelyn Bell, and he never got to meet his grandpa Walter Bell until this last Sunday. We would like to thank the foothills Addiction Centre for all they did for our Corey. Corey wasn't much of a dancer, he did dance with the tides of life and stumbled along the way with alcoholism for many years. He had periods of sobriety, 4 ½ years at one point. With his experience with the disease he was told he would make an awesome counselor because of his experience. He never had the opportunity to sit in a classroom. The school of life reflected on many as to how serious this disease of alcoholism is and what it does to the human race. It does not discriminate. In his last days, he struggled. Cor's wish was blessed by God, he passed away sober! Peacefully in his sleep with his mom and dad close by at home. He was not alone!

Visitation

FEB 27. 12:00 PM

Oak Park Church of Christ

11263 Oakfield Drive SW

Calgary, AB, CA

Memorial Service

FEB 27. 01:00 PM

Oak Park Church of Christ

11263 Oakfield Drive SW

Calgary, AB, CA


 Service Information

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