CORBET, Gene - R.E. “Gene" Corbet, U.E. passed away suddenly at the end of his 85th year. He leaves behind his beloved and adoring wife of 59 years, Barbara, and his children Heather Vouvalidis (husband John), Ann and Geoffrey, his much-loved grandchildren Erik, Jennifer and Blythe, and lots and lots of books. He will be dearly missed by Barbara’s sisters' families. Retiring in 1989, his career as a high school History teacher began at Wheable, then moved to Lucas and ended at Oakridge. Born in Tweed, Ont, he lived in Sulphide, Valleyfield, Que, Niagara Falls and Deep River before attending the University of Western Ontario where he met Barb. He was a proud United Empire Loyalist, and a faithful member of First-St. Andrew’s United Church. His family and friends knew him to be articulate, loyal, and compassionate. He was a gentleman. Visitation on Monday from 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queen’s Ave. at Waterloo St., on Tuesday, July 26 at 11 am, with visitation preceding at the church from 10-11 am. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First-St. Andrew’s United Church.
July 23, 2016, 10:08 am
ANN: We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father, please know that our hearts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Judi
July 23, 2016, 3:49 pm
So very sorry to hear from one of your neighbours about the death of Gene. It was always a pleasure to speak with him at Oxford Book Shop. His knowledge of Canadian History was outstanding. So sorry for all.
Charmain Foutner and Family
July 23, 2016, 4:19 pm
To the Corbets, I extend my deepest condolences on the death of Mr. Corbet. Ann is a colleague and a dear friend. I wish you God's grace as you mourn your loss.
Charmain Bailey Foutner and Family
Mary Ann Kestle
July 24, 2016, 2:11 pm
Dear Heather and John & family:
At this difficult time...may you find comfort in knowing that others share in your sorrow, and may your heart find healing in cherished memories.
Susan and John Sabine
July 24, 2016, 5:53 pm
We were students of Mr. Corbet at Wheable and are saddened to learn of his passing. He was a compassionate, engaging, thoughtful and well informed teacher whom we held in the highest regard as a person and educator. He had a great influence on both of us. Sincere condolences to his family.
July 25, 2016, 11:35 am
Dear Ann and the whole Corbet family:
Heather and I are very sorry for your loss.
We will be thinking of you and hope that your reflections on a life well lived will comfort you.
Kendal & Heather
July 25, 2016, 2:05 pm
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your father Ann. We are thinking of you and your family and you are in our prayers. Sandi, Alex, Jackson, Barb, Bill, Linda, Angelo and families.
July 25, 2016, 4:37 pm
Dear Ann, So sorry for your loss. Holding you and your family in my heart and in my prayers. May you bless each other with your memories of your father as you remember his life together.
July 25, 2016, 5:39 pm
Dear Ann and family,
I intended to come to the visitation tonight but have a class that starts at 7:00. I wanted to send my condolences to all of you at this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all.
Elaine Mailloux, Cheyenne and Catherine
July 26, 2016, 7:03 am
Ann and Blythe, we are very saddened to hear of the passing of your father/grandfather. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
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