Obituary of Larry Lovelock Corbin
Larry L. Corbin, 77, Barney’s River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 23, 2023, after a hard-fought battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
He was a son of the late Victor Verne and Violet Ruby (McAloney) Corbin. Born into a military family, Larry lived in several Canadian Armed Forces bases in the Maritimes and Goosebay, Labrador. In his late teens, he attended the former Halifax Vocational School graduating as an auto mechanic and while attending vocational school he met his wife, Marcia Bannerman. They and their young son moved to Pictou County in the early 70’s where Larry was employed with Atlantic Motors as a mechanic and Service Manager until retirement. Larry became the “go to” for fixing things in his community. His motto was, “if I can’t fix it, it isn’t worth fixing”. Larry was an ardent supporter of his son and grandson’s athletic competitions and travelled many miles over the years to attend marathons and triathlons. He enjoyed volunteering with the Johnny Miles Marathon events and Pictou County Athletics track events. Larry often expressed gratitude for his family and the wonderful care given him by his wife as his health declined. He leaves a legacy of love and respect.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Marcia (Bannerman); son, Anthony “Tony” (Sharon) Corbin, Linacy; grandson, Peter Corbin (Melissa Delorey), Antigonish; sisters, Loretta Totten, Sunda (Bill) McCarty and Laverne Lent, Amherst; brother, Randy (Wanda) Corbin, Halifax; brother-in-law, Donnie (Lana) Bannerman, Barney’s River; sister-in-law, Barbara (Gary) Flewelling; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Clark; sisters-in-law, Mary Corbin and Evelyn Bannerman; brothers-in-law, Douglas Totten and Wayne Lent.
The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Larry’s memory to Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.