John Corlett
In Memory of
John Gilbert
1945 - 2020
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Colchester Community Funeral Home
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The hand off !

Hi! It's Rob Corlett and boy do I have stories to tell as I have been the luckiest son in the world for my Dad and I shared many of the same interests over the years . Dad allowed me to make my own mistakes when he felt there was a good life lesson to be learned and protected me from learning the hard lessons if they could be avoided.

For now I'll just share what's likely one of my favourite stories and oh yes , it involves my great and dearest friend Willie MacDonald .This is a work related story!

Dad, Willie and myself were  working installing a very large and heavy water pump at the Golf Shore golf club . The pump was so large it had 3" steel pipe running from it . As Willie lowered sections of the heavy steel pipe down the well with his boom truck and it came time to add another section of pipe. Dad would line up the two pieces of pipe while Willie and I used a very heavy steel pipe wrench over his head and tighten the next section to be lowered . (Anyone see where this is headed yet ,pardon the pun?) Yes thats right ,as Willie and I were handing the wrench back and forth to each other,one of us lost grip of the very heavy wrench and it hit Dad fair on top of his head from about 2 feet above him . After a few **** Dad looked at us both and said who dropped that ***** wrench !!! Willie of course took two steps back pointed his finger straight at me and said him ! 
Over the years the 3 of us got a lot of laughs out of it . But not many that day because he was mad at us.
For the record Willie dropped the wrench ,that's my story and I'm sticking to it .

Love Ya DAD,sorry about the wrench!

Posted by John Robert Corlett
Wednesday December 9, 2020 at 6:21 pm
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