July 30, 1957-March 17, 2014
Corrine Diane Furtado, 56, passed away at home with her family by her side on the morning of March 17, 2014.
She was born in Campbell River, BC on July 30, 1957 to Raymond Biggs and the late Sharon Biggs. She graduated from Caledonia High School in Terrace, BC. After high school Corrine became an operator at BC Tel. She married the love of her life, Manuel Furtado, on July 7th, 1979.
Corrine is survived by her father Raymond Biggs, her sister, Laurie Biggs (Rob), brother Glenn Biggs (Josiane) and her children Candice Prokopchuk (Mike) and Tyler Furtado (Michelle). She is also survived by her four grandchildren; Logan, Ava, Gavin and Brayden. She will missed as well by many nieces and nephews.
In 1985 Corrine was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Forever the optimist, she didn’t let her disease get in her way of living life to the fullest. She enjoyed music, eagles, and trips in her convertible Volkswagen bug. Her life was rich with love and laughter. She truly lived her life for her family.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the following: Dr. Patti from UBC (pre-deceased) Dr. Smit, Dr. Baerg, Yolanda (GF Strong), Barb and Marleen and the nurses from HCN. Also, thanks to Gerri and all the wonderful home care workers that came into Corrine’s home to care for her over the years. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the local chapter of the MS Society.
A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 4:00pm at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River, BC.