CORNER James 'Jim' (retired Whitby Firefighter) Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in his 88th year. Jim, loving brother of Aileen (the late Jim French), Ken (Jean), Thelma (the late Merv Bemis) and the late Roma (the late Carman Rogers). Jim will be lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Jim was a proud firefighter of Whitby and an active member in the community. Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376 on Friday, February 2, 2108 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1:30 pm until the time of Service in the chapel at 2:30 pm. Interment Mount Lawn Cemetery. In memory of Jim, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Notes of condolence and memories may be shared at mountlawn.ca
When I am called to Duty, God, Whenever flames may rage, Give me strength to save some life, Whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child Before it is too late, Or save an older person From the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert And hear the weakest shout, And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out. I want to fill my calling, And to give the best in me, To guard my every neighbour And protect his property. And if, according to my fate, I am to lose my life, Please bless with your protecting My fellow firefighters.
To the family of Jim Corner, my condolences at your loss.
Having had the opportunity to work with Jim off an on thru my career he became a friend and mentor. It was very clear that Captain Jimmie put his heart and soul into serving the people of Whitby thru the Whitby Fire Dept.
Having lived his life in Whitby he was a walking local history book. We could be out doing what we do with our duties and an impromptu history lesson could start at any time, I so relished that.
He will be sadly missed.