Corrlis (Cory) Joan Walkom Aabak passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home, Lake Ogallala, Keystone NE on January 31st, 2022 at the age of 65 years. She was surrounded by her loved ones.
Cory was brought into this world alongside her twin sister Corrine on September 24, 1956 to Walter Irwin and Fern Audrey (Friedrick) Walkom in Midale, Saskatchewan. Being the youngest of 6 children encouraged her to be a spirited, athletic and inquisitive child. After her fathers’ passing when she was 3 years old, her mother Fern worked several jobs to support her family. Fern also provided Room and Board to many local hockey players from the Estevan Bruins. In 1963, when Cory was 6, Fern married Clifford MacPherson and added 4 more children from Cliff’s previous marriage into the fray. After graduating from Estevan High School in 1975, Cory went on to work several jobs, sometimes three at the same time. She lived in Calgary for several years, making many friends until moving back to Estevan, Saskatchewan in 1979. It was back in her hometown, where she met the love of her life; Edward Aabak. The first time she met him she told a coworker that she “was going to marry that man one day”. Six years later, in 1987, she did. After their three children were born, Cory and Ed moved south of Canada and made new roots in Denver, CO due to Ed’s thriving career in Oil & Gas.
Although Cory and Ed had three biological children, they also had many unofficial ones that were just as loved. Cory always said, she could have had ten children if she had gotten the chance. Her unconditional love and nurturing spirit shined through everything she did. Cory’s favorite thing in life was to nourish others with good food and even better conversation. You would often find her sitting across the kitchen table listening with an open heart and a steaming cup of coffee as others shared their struggles and successes with her. In 2007 Cory and Ed built their forever home on Lake Ogallala, just across from the Lake Mac campground where they had spent nearly 15 summers. One of Cory’s favorite views was right in her kitchen staring out at Lake Ogallala, watching all the wildlife fly or amble by while her Labrador companions Cajun and Jackson chased some of the slower critters. For more than a dozen years her and Ed created innumerable golden memories with their family and friends at the “Shack on the Lake”.
Corys’ witty, feisty, and beyond generous spirit will always be remembered by her loving husband Ed; sons, Chad Aabak, Lake Ogallala, Kyle (Ava) Aabak, Warsaw Missouri; daughter, Codi Rae (Hale) Rosendahl, Montgomery Alabama; brothers, Keith Walkom, Grand Prairie Alberta, Allan (Donna) MacPherson, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, John MacPherson, Indian Head SK Canada; sisters, Corrine (Wayne) Blomberg, Estevan Sask, and Myrna Henry, Regina SK., brother-in-law Brian (Linda) Aabak, Edmonton, AB, sister-in-law Linda (Mike) Leblanc, Joussard, AB; and grandchild-to-be (Kyle & Ava; due in August). There are also countless nephews, nieces and other cherished family and friends that will treasure her memory forever.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Clifford MacPherson; brothers Marshall Walkom, Conrad Walkom, Grant Walkom, and Blaine Walkom (in infancy); and sister Dorene; and brothers-in-law Allan Marr and Harvey Henry.
Donations can be made to the Keystone - Lemoyne Fire Department in honor of Cory.
There will be an intimate memorial service for Cory this Saturday February 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Draucker Funeral Chapel in Ogallala, NE. Reminiscing, food and fellowship will follow service at Valentino's, Ogallala, NE.
A Celebration of Life in her honor will be held later this summer.
Online condolences can be given at www.drauckerfh.com.
Draucker Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
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