45, Sydney

It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the sudden passing of Thomas ‘Tommy’ A. Corbett on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease.

Born in Sydney, Tommy was the son of Tom and Ronelda (MacPherson) Corbett.
Through the years Tommy was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. His illness, since childhood, never interfered with his way of life. Everyday was a bonus for Tommy and he lived each day to the fullest.

Besides his parents, Tommy leaves his loving sister and brother, Karen (John) Eisan and Troy (Lesley) Corbett. Tommy will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews who loved him dearly, Ambyr (TJ) and Kaitlyn (Tim) Eisan, Brittany and Breanna Lynk, John (Crystal) Eisan and Thomas and Troy Corbett; as well as his fiancé and soul mate, Norma Morrison.

Tommy was predeceased by grandparents, John and Theresa MacPherson and Pius and Alma Corbett, and an aunt, Pat Hawco.

In honoring Tommy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Thomas ‘Tommy’ A. Corbett will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd., Whitney Pier, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, from 12-2 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Thomas ‘Tommy’ A. Corbett will be held on the same day, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A private Interment will take place at a later date. Reception will be shared following the mass at the Pier Community Funeral Home.

Donations in memory of Tommy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

To Karen and John and family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this diffficult time. May the presence of family and friends comfort you in your loss. 
From:  Faith, Tim Penny and Family

Dear Tom & Ronelda, I am saddened to hear of your sudden loss. I always found him a polite and pleasant gentleman inspite of his complicated condition and never complained.  May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.
From:  Anees Shehzad

Tom and Ronalda, I was so sorry to hear about Tommy and missed seeing the obituary. I feel so bad that I missed his funeral.  You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers.  Once again I am so sorry I wasn’t there for you both.  You are great friends.
From:  Mary Phillips