July 6, 1935 - April 10, 2018
MICHAEL JOSEPH CORDY
July 6, 1935 – April 10, 2018
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the April 10th passing of our husband, father and Pa.
Left to mourn Mike’s passing are his loving wife, Shirley (nee Knight) of 63 years of marriage; son Glenn (Cathy); daughter Donna (Doug); grandchildren Jason (Brooke), Missy, Tyler (Andrea), Garret (Ashley); great granddaughter Lainey and grand pets Jeter, Paytin and Fisher along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Tom and Ellen (Nugent); five brothers (most recently his brother Roy) and two sisters.
Mike grew up in Cape Breton, NS. During his six-year tenure in the military, he met Shirley in Victoria, BC and they were married in 1954. In 1961, they moved to Winnipeg, where Mike embarked on his 30-year career as a retailer with Imperial Oil. There he made friends with long-time customers and employees. Mike volunteered his time within the Fort Garry hockey and baseball organizations. In 1975, Mike and Shirley purchased a cottage at Lee River, where they enjoyed year-round activities of boating, snowmobiling, golf and softball with all their new friends at the lake. Weekends and summers were spent with grandchildren, family and friends all enjoying lake time and surviving his wicked tube rides, for it was never over until someone got hurt.
In 1995, Mike and Shirley retired to the cottage and spent their winters in Gold Canyon, Arizona. They continued going south over the next 18 years; enjoying their time playing golf, softball and the special friendships formed. Happy hours and pot luck gatherings were a regular event in the park and attendance was mandatory.
In 2005 they moved back into the city where again softball was a favourite past time with the Ichabods team. Mike spent his final years at the Waverley following his Jets, Bombers and Blue Jays. Yes, a loyal fan he was, however Mike’s priority was always to spend time with his family and friends. He cherished his long-time friendships with Neil, Clark, Eddy, John, Guy and too many softball teammates to mention.
As per Mike’s wishes, a private family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers just hug your loved ones.
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