The faces we have misplaced: Vic Coroy was agency in his convictions, happy with his service


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“Individuals knew him and remembered him and admired him. He was low-key and quiet, however agency in his convictions, and really happy with his service.”

The third of six kids — all however one serving within the army — Augustin Victor Coroy was born on Aug. 6, 1937 close to Marcelin, Sask., and grew up in close by Saskatoon. His father was RCMP, and when Vic was a teenager and his mom wanted to run errands with out him or his older brother, Reg, in tow, she would drop the boys off at their father’s detachment, the place Const. John Coroy would lock the pair in a cell to maintain them occupied till mother returned.

He knew from a younger age he needed to serve within the army, and switched from the tutorial stream at college to the technical to assist facilitate that call.

He joined the #328 Saskatoon Collegiate Cadet Corps in 1948, and 4 years later started what can be a 39-year profession within the army, as a gunner with the 21st Gentle Anti-Plane Battery, ultimately reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

Vic Coroy, who died on April 2, 2020, at the age of 82. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Patricia Coroy)
Vic Coroy, who died on April 2, 2020, on the age of 82. Photograph by Provided photograph /Courtesy of Patricia Coroy

His profession took him all over the world; to Norway, Italy, Bavaria, Germany, the U.Okay., Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and the U.S., in addition to throughout Canada.

“He loved every thing he needed to do,” mentioned Pat, “even the robust elements. As soon as he was flying, he had alternatives to work commercially, however no, he actually loved the camaraderie. He loved it and by no means regretted it.”

They met in Montreal, shortly earlier than Vic was to be posted to Vancouver. However as Pat, who had two kids, Ian and Krista, from an earlier marriage, would unlikely be capable of transfer so removed from her kids’s father, Vic acquired his posting modified to Ottawa. Vic, who additionally had a pair of youngsters, Lee-Anne and Liese, from an earlier marriage, had given Pat a purple rose on their first date, and each week through the eight months between his transfer to Ottawa and their marriage ceremony, he despatched her one other. They married in 1982.