Posted: February 10, 2020
Obituary of Corrine & Casey Hanemayer
Corrine Hanemayer (nee Blais)
Corrine Hanemayer (nee Blais) passed away peacefully on January 28, 2020 at the age of 97 and Casey Hanemayer passed away peacefully on January 31, 2020 at the age of 94 in Cranbrook, B.C. Casey and Corrine are survived by, daughter Judy (Graham, children-Thomas and Shannon; grandchildren Owen, Connor, Karl and Sam) and sons, Wesley (Cissy, children-Blair and Mary), Morris (Tara, children-Casey, Jesica and Paige) and Vincent (Margaret, children-Ian and Gillian). Corrine was born and raised in Tilbury, Ontario, one of fifteen children.
Casey was born and raised in DeLier, Netherlands, one of nine children. Casey emigrated to Canada in 1948 via passage on the SS Waterman arriving in Quebec. Casey and Corrine married in Chatham, Ontario in 1950 and moved to Cranbrook the same year. They established their home in Cranbrook and all four children were born and raised there.
Through the early years of raising a family, Casey and Corrine owned and operated a mobile home park and Cranbrook’s first laundromat. They also started one of the first drive in restaurants, the Tick Tock, that later became the A&W. Corrine was an avid bowler, golfer and curler, she also enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends.
One very special place for Corrine was their cottage at Munroe Lake where she spent many happy hours enjoying her family and friends.
In 1955 Casey started C Hanemayer Construction under which many homes and commercial buildings were constructed in Cranbrook and area. Later in the early 1960’s Casey acquired a major investment in Cranbrook Television. In the mid 1970’s Casey moved to primary ownership and full-time operation of Cranbrook Television, which was sold to Shaw Communication in 1990.
Casey enjoyed many of the outdoor activities that the Kootenays offer including hunting, fishing, snow skiing and golf. In their time together in Cranbrook, Casey and Corrine cultivated many friendships and supported many worthy causes.
In her final years Corrine moved to Joseph’s Creek Care Village. Casey followed Corrine to Joseph’s Creek a couple of years later where they both received wonderful care and support.
We are sad to see Casey and Corrine’s passing but know they lived wonderful long lives and were loved by many.
A celebration of their lives will take place later this year.
In memory of Casey & Corrine we hope you will support the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies