“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
From: The uses of Literature
Samuel Christopher Corbin, JP, MA, LRSM
Age 95 of Upper Regency Park, Christ Church; retired Permanent Secretary of the Government of Barbados, former Deputy High Commissioner to London, UK, former Assistant Organist of St. Barnabas Anglican Church, former member of the Barbados Association of Piano Teachers and former Classics Teacher of Combermere School entered peacefully into rest on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at his residence.
Son of the late Lilian Alberta and Samuel Christopher Edwards;
Husband of Valma Corbin;
Widower of Henrietta Corbin;
Father of Professor David Corbin and Dr. Philip Corbin;
Grand-father of Thea, Che, Joel, Aaron and Quinn Corbin;
Great grand-father of Jahred and Ilijah Corbin;
Brother of the late Winifred Alleyne, Gordon Corbin, Viola Corbin, and Ruth Harewood;
Uncle of June Millar, MBE., Beverley and Grantley Alleyne, Roger Harewood, Michael Corbin, Tony ‘Alps’ Corbin, Margaret Audain, the late Phyllis Parris and Rudolph Edwards;
Great uncle of many;
Father-in-law of Patricia Corbin and Rosaline Corbin;
Brother-in-law of Leonard Marshall, the late Milton Outram and the late Wallace Marshall;
Step-father of Jennifer, Norman, Ian and Stephen Vaughan;
Friend of Jeffrey Newton, Victor Evelyn, Carl Ince, Workeley and Yvonne Brathwaite, Roy and Wilma Smith, Pat Griffith and family and the late Vere Griffith, and many others.
The funeral of the late Samuel Christopher Corbin, JP, MA, LRSM leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. for St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Chapel Gap, St. Michael where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10 a.m. for the service; followed by the interment at the Westbury cemetery. Donations to the Barbados Parkinson’s Trust and Support Group will be graciously accepted during the service.
The organist and members of the church choir are kindly asked to attend. Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael, on Friday, July 5, 2019 no later than 7 a.m.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 4 – 6 p.m.