Kristin P. Corwin

February 22, 1955 - January 19, 2018

Kristin P. Corwin, a resident of Cadillac, Michigan, passed away on January 19, 2018. She was 62.
Kris was born on February 22, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was one of six children born to Stanley and Doris (Van Duren) Smith.
Kris was a 1973 graduate of Cadillac High School, and spent most of her life in the Cadillac area. She was the owner of Admiral’s Pet Shop, and was later employed by Wexford County as an Animal Control Assistant. She later became self-employed as an animal caregiver. She was a long-time member and active officer of the Wonderland Humane Society .She was a champion in the defense of animals and their right to loving care.
She is survived by her mother, Doris Smith; brothers, Scott Smith, Jeff (Dana) Smith; sisters, Lauren (Michael) Conway and Carole (Joseph) Moomey, as well as many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Corwin, her father, Stanley Smith and her brother, Brian Smith.
A private memorial service will be held at a future date.
Those who wish to honor her memory may do so with a contribution to the Wonderland Humane Society. An online guestbook is available at
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Guest Book

Jerry Leavell - Jan 22nd, 2018 5:16 pm

"Remembering Kris from Wexford County Animal Control and praying for peace and comfort for the family. "

Karen (Greenfield) Gregg - Jan 23rd, 2018 7:37 am

"I am so sorry to hear of Kris's passing, she was a sweetheart and loved all animals. Her love of parrots was her passion. She taught me so much about Blue & Golds when I had rescued these birds. She will be missed by many."

Lindsay Lauwers - Jan 23rd, 2018 7:39 am

"I spent my childhood growing up just down the road from this lovely person. She always had a smile and a wave, and was always willing to chat, even with a herd of silly kids on bikes, asking if Rosie could come out and play. Be well in your rest good soul."

Christine Potter - Jan 23rd, 2018 12:35 pm

"We have lost such a unique and loving friend and animal advocate. Although we no longer see her, she is still here in every single one of us that she touched. My deepest sympathies to her family, and her friends. Sleep well, Kris. Your earthly presence will be greatly missed."

Robin Rowe - Jan 23rd, 2018 2:51 pm

"I am heart broken to hear about Kris. I have so many memories of Kris. She was such a good friend and good person. She loved her family and animals so much. A special person has left this earth too soon. Carole, my thoughts and prayers are with you all."

Anna Potter - Jan 23rd, 2018 4:11 pm

"Kris was a role model for me growing up, as an animal advocate and a generally kind-hearted person. I enjoyed visiting with her at her pet store and at the shelter,both places that I loved to spend time with every critter I could. She taught me and many others a lesson in compassion. She will be missed."

DANIEL GRAY - Jan 23rd, 2018 7:35 pm

"May you Rest In Peace Such. Wonderful human lady you are So kind to the animal world "

Sue Strange Parker - Jan 23rd, 2018 10:43 pm

"My condolences to the Smith family."

Lori Emery - Jan 23rd, 2018 10:54 pm

"Back in 05 we lost our brother while he was working with Kris at the WCAC. She was our family saviour, kind, & always willing to lend an ear whenever we needed! Everytime I ran into her through the years we always remembered moments! She will be sadly missed! RIP my friend!"

Paula Zagers Dunbar - Jan 24th, 2018 1:08 am

"Kris was a neighbor growing up down the street. She did so much to help animals in our area! May we continue her compassionate work toward animals! Sympathy to her family during this difficult time. "

Andrea Barton Dunlap - Jan 26th, 2018 1:46 pm

"I never met Kris, but my mother had been on the WHS board and loved it. I gave a donation to WHS after my mom's death in 2013. Kris wrote me such a nice note that I continued donating and still do. She wrote me a note each time I donated, which made me want to continue to donate there, as well as locally. (I live in Kentucky). She was certainly an asset and will be greatly missed!"

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