Captain Michael Egerton Corfield
Born June 25, 1928 in Duncan, B.C. Mike died on June 25, 2013 in Comox, B.C on his 85th birthday. Mike is survived by his wife Jean Corfield. Mike and Jean were married 54 years ago in Vancouver, B.C on October 11, 1958.
Mike began his marine career with Canadian Pacific Steamships in 1946 for 12 years. He then joined Northland Navigation for 12 years. In 1969 he joined the B.C Coast Pilots Ltd. He was a Marine Pilot for 24 years also serving at the company president and a board member for the Pacific Pilotage Authority during his years with the B.C Coast Pilots. Mike retired in 1993.
In 2004, Mike and Jean moved from West Vancouver to Comox to be closer to family.
Mike is also survived by his son, also Captain Michael Corfield, of the Canadian Coast Guard, his daughter-in-law Joanne, grandchildren Mark and Jessica Corfield, his daughter Janice Ricciardi of San Francisco, CA, son-in-law Andre and grandchildren Tallula and Delilah Ricciardi.
Jean and family would like to thank Oceanview Extended Care and Dr. Konway for their help with caring for Mike the past 5 ½ years. The family will have a private service at a later date in Duncan, B.C where Mike will rest in the Corfield family plot.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
“We joked around and laughed a lot
And talked for hours on end.
How did I get so lucky?
You’re my lover and best friend
And this little note I’m writing
Holds the special love we shared.
It’s the part of me that goes with you.
Love always, Jean