Corey “Candyman” Wilkins

A photo of Corey “Candyman” Wilkins


Corey Scott Wilkins of Blenheim passed away on Sunday November 5, 2023 at the age of 61 years.  He was the son of the late Rose (Chilcott) Wilkins who passed away just thirteen days before him, and the late Kenneth Junior Wilkins in 2011.  He is survived by his sister Sheri Huffman (Greg), his brothers Jeff (late Diane), David (Kathleen) and many nieces and nephews.

Corey was dubbed “Candy Man” during his years of delivering for Courtney’s Candy.  From there he went on to work at the Beer Store and for Hector & Marilyn Delanghe at Delhaven Orchards.  He made lots of friends wherever he went and never passed up an opportunity to have fun.  He will be remembered for his love of animals, especially “Pete”, his Jack Russell Terrier and for his no B.S. opinion of Canadian politics.

Cremation has taken place.  A private family graveside service will take place at the Springfield Cemetery where Corey will be laid to rest with his Mom and Dad.

If you wanted to honour the memory of Corey, don’t forget to vote in the next federal election.  Also, adopt a pet if you can, but if you can’t, then consider supporting the Chatham-Kent Animal Rescue

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I am sorry to hear of Corey's passing. Please accept my condolences Sheri, family and close friends. RIP Corey

My deepest condolences to his loved ones

Corey was a first cousin to me. Unfortunately, we remained pretty much unknown to each other. One reason being there is an age gap, and of course when we are young we didn’t hang out with those much younger than us. And there was geography. Physical distance never facilitated togetherness . Regardless of the reasons for not knowing each other, Cory and I will always be cousins. And family is the most important. The comments of others simply validate the good man he was. May Cory’s soul rest in peace.

May the memory of your loved one live on in your heart . Corey was very important to the small variety stores . At Mighty Jim's we often think of Corey and the Blue truck of Candy !! Mighty Jim's Variety, Joannie Wonnacott and Staff

So sorry to hear about Corey's passing. He was the best "Candyman". My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. (Marg's Variety in Rodney)

I was both shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Corey; I first met him on the beach with his buddies when we were younger. We borrowed his frisbee and then we all got talking, next thing we knew we were invited to a party and the rest was history. Corey drove for Coke when my Niece was a baby; they had given each of the drivers at the time an A&W Rootbeer Bear ...... Corey gave my Niece that bear (she loved it). We kept in touch over the years, which I was so greatful for because a friendship like ours was hard to find. May you Rest In Peace Corey ..... keep the party going until we meet again

So sorry to hear about Coreys passing, it was always fun chatting with him when he delivered his confections to the Cafeteria at John McGregor High School.

rip corey

Our condolences to the family. Corey was a talented golfer and hockey player which I had the pleasure of playing both with him. Very sorry for your loss. RIP.

My sincere condolences to you Sherri and family.

Dave & Kathleen, I'm so sorry to hear of all your losses in the past few months. Know that you are in my thoughts & prayers during this very difficult year. RIP Corey.

Our sincere condolences to Sheri, Greg, Jeff, Dave and families on the passing of Corey. .He will be missed in the neighborhood. RIP Corey

Rest in Peace Candyman,

Very sorry for your loss Sheri, of your brother Corey and your Mom

Shocked and saddened to hear this. Your sense of humor will be something that I will never forget. We had a lot of good times back in the day. Rest peacefully my friend

My condolences to your family. I will miss our exchanges on Facebook. Rest in peace Corey.

My condolences to your family. I will miss our exchanges on Facebook. Rest in peace Corey.

Dearest David and Kathleen sending you love and hugs at this very difficult time. Love from Julie, Peter, Sebastian, and Tywin

Dearest David and Kathleen sending you love and hugs at this very difficult time. Love from Julie, Peter, Sebastian, and Tywin

I am shocked and saddened to see rhe passing of Corey! Mark and I send our condolences to his family !

Sorry to hear the passing of Corey. Many great memories growing up with Corey. Great memories of playing hockey together and baseball. Sorry for your loss. Tracey and Andrew Lawrence.

Jeff & family, Dave & family, Sheri & family Treasure all your memories!

I am Shocked and saddened to hear of Corey's passing. Sheri, Jeff and David please accept our heartfelt condolences. Corey and I were childhood friends and our friendship continued into our adult years. Our last converstion was just a few short weeks ago. Many hours were spent in our younger years playing baseball, road hockey and table top hockey. We shared in our lifelong support, dedication and disappointment of the Toronto Maple Leafs!! RIP my friend! You will be missed!! Kelly, Elizabeth and Family

So sorry for your loss Sheri have lots of good memories growing up as kids . Sending hugs to you and your family

Sheri n family, our condolences to your family on the passing of Corey. Corey was always a kind and gentle soul. He will be greatly missed.

My deepest condolences to Cory's family Went to school with him and played road hockey many winters. His laugh will be missed.💙

You were a funny and fun guy and will be missed by many. Life wont be the same without you

I am very saddened to hear of Corey's passing.Corey and I have been friends since grade four. We had a lot of fun together, whether it was mischievous or not. Good times playing road hockey, borrowing his Dad's car late at night or going on a tour with a couple of cans of refreshments. Always laughing with him or at each other. He was a loveable character. My girls all remember him as The Candy Man to this day. Jeff,David and Sheri, plus accept my family's deepest condolences on the loss of your brother. May God grant you peace and understanding in this time of sorrow. Don,Myra and our family.

Corey was such a nice guy, our paths crossed on a regular basis for the 18 year a worked at Weston Bakery. Always had a great chat RIP Candyman 💔

Im sorry for your loss me an corey were friends an always chatted when we ran into each other he will be missed

I am glad I got to know you when we played ball in Blenheim

Sending condolences to Corey's family members. I have no doubt he will be missed. Rest in peace, my friend...Godspeed 🙏❤

Deepest Condolences on the loss of Corey. We all have many great memories of Corey.

Sheri so sorry to hear about Cory thinking of you may he rest in peace xoxo

My sincere condolences to the family. I know he will be missed. I worked with Corey when he was at Pepsi. He was great guy to work with back in day. ❤️🙏

So sorry to hear about Corey passing away. I remember many happy years of working with Corey and then when he was The Candy Man. He was so much fun then and since then as well. He always had a smile on his face. And I have adopted a cat, so would call it Corey except she is a female.

I had the privilege of working with Corey for 18 years, @ Courtneys, I am saddened to hear of his passing, My deepest Condolences to his Family and Friends

I was very saddened to hear the news of Corey’s death. He was a lifelong friend to so many. Each one of us holds a memory or two that will give us a smile when we think of Cory. Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of sadness. RIP Friend

Condolences to Corey's family and friends.He will be missed by all who knew him.R.I.P. Corey ( Candyman)

I had the pleasure of working along side Corey at Courtneys . There will never be another person like Corey, heart of gold ,with an ambition to help everyone . He leaves a giant void to all that knew him . Deepest sympathy to all that had the pleasure of having him in there life

Sheri, Jeff and David. My sincere sympathy to you and your families. This truly is a very sad time for you. Corey was such a fun guy. He is now with Mom and Dad telling stories and jokes. May all your memories bring comfort, smiles and help you through these sad days.

My thought and prayers are with the entire Wilkins family. My sincere condolences.

My condolences to Sheri and family so short of a time after the loss of your mom.

RIP Candyman(Corey). I remember you from playing baseball back in the day and everyone would just hang out after a game relaxing and having fun... My sincere condolences to your family🫂❤️

Sherry I was sorry to hear of Corey's passing so soon after losing Your Mom I hope all your good memories see you through this sad time

Sherry I was sorry to hear of Corey's passing so soon after losing Your Mom I hope all your good memories see you through this sad time

Jeff, Dave & Sherry, Shocker!!! I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve lost Corey! He was a sweetheart & always gave me a huge smile!!! Big hugs!

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Corey. I remember visiting him as a child with my mom Krista Suk. Many memories of using his hot tub, free candy and being terrified of his pup as it seemed to only really love him. My sincere condolences.

So sorry to hear of Corey’s passing, always enjoyed chatting with him when he made his deliveries to the store. RIP Corey.

Sending you my sincere condolences Dave Kathleen and family. I am truly sorry for your loss. Know o thinking of you at this difficult time

We are shocked to hear of Corys' passing. The "Candyman" delivered confections to our store for many years. After the store closed, he continued to visit us regularly. We will miss him dearly. Scott & Racheal Smith (McKay's Corners)

We met while we both worked at Courtney's, he will be missed. So sorry for your family's loss.