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Samuel Christopher Corbin, JP, MA, LRSM June 23, 2019

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.


  1. REPLY
    Shirley Best says

    My heartfelt sympathy go out to the family of my dear friend Sam
    He was a true friend to me and my family for over 50 years and I really valued and appreciated his advice on many queries I had in my youth
    May his soul rest in peace

    Philip and David I send you my love💕👏

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    Wilma Smith says

    To the Entire Corbin family. Sam was a dear family friend since before I was born, and remained a friend to the end. I have special memories of the two sons growing up and fun times spent together. He was a loving husband and the patriarch of a remarkable family. May you take comfort in his memory, and “May he Rest In Peace”.
    Wilma & Roy Smith & family

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    Dathny McConney & family says

    My sympathy to the Corbin family. Sam was a close friend of my husband Courtenay. May he Rest in Peace.

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