Malcolm “Mac” Corrigall | Obituary


April 30, 1948 – June 8, 2021

With his wife, Kathie by his side, longtime Coos County lawyer Malcolm Corrigall has passed away peacefully after a seven-year battle with prostate cancer. Malcolm was born in Ontario, Oregon, to James and Virginia (Richards) Corrigall.

Mac grew up in Westfall, Oregon, on the family ranch that was started by his Scottish immigrant grandparents, Herbert and Elizabeth Corrigall. He attended a one-class elementary school in Westfall before graduating from Harper Union High School in Harper, Oregon. After graduation, Mac attended Eastern Oregon College in La Grande for a year before moving on to the University of Oregon where he received his undergraduate degree as well as his law degree.

While working on a summer fire crew at the Bureau of Land Management in Juntura, Oregon in 1968, Mac met Kathie who worked at the Oasis Cafe. They married in 1971.

Malcolm began practicing law in Coos County in 1973 with the firm of McNutt, Gant, Ormsbee and Gardner. In 1976, Mac moved to Albany, Oregon, where he practiced with Ed Daniels until his return to Coos Bay in 1978. Upon his return, he and Ormsbee formed a partnership and practiced together for many years before d ‘to be joined by Nathaniel McClintock. After Orrin retired, Karen Costello joined the firm. Mac continued to practice law until January 2014, still wearing his signature cowboy boots. In 2013, Mac was named “Boss of the Year” by NALS of Southern Oregon Coast.

Mac was a calm, gentle, and loyal man who had a great sense of humor and honor and truly cared about others. He was very fond of tending to his tropical aquariums, working around his house, and rafting in the wild side of the Rogue River. Passionate about rafters, he has made over 75 trips with family and friends, especially Jimmie Pederson and the late Steve Threet. He really enjoyed his moments on the Snape. Mac was also a Duck fan, holding football tickets for the season and watching their TV football and basketball games.

Malcolm is survived by Kathleen (Brinton) Corrigall, his wife of nearly 50 years; sister, Patricia (Corrigall) Trenkel (Fred) and brother, Roger Corrigall (Anne); nieces, Jan (Trenkel) Amoroso (Frank) and Kelly (Corrigall) Ware; nephews, Jared Corrigall (Lori) and Vance Trenkel (Saralena). He was predeceased by his parents, James and Virginia Corrigall.

An Informal Celebration of Life will take place in Coos Bay on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. under the Coach House tent. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


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