Dominic  Corbett

Obituary of Dominic Raymond Joseph Corbett



Dominic Raymond Joseph Corbett, (the last member of the late Walter and Maria Corbett family),passed peacefully away at home in Holyrood on January 31stsurrounded by the love of his life for 70 years, Mary (McDonald) Corbett and his devoted children Gary (Sandra), Debbie (Brendan), Denise (Mike), Wayne (Carol).


Dominicwas predeceased by his brothers Leo, Cornelius, John, Walter and sisters Bella, Camilla and Nell.


Dad is survived by his sister-in-law Mary Corbett, special nieces Dianne Corbett and Cathy Corbett Mullet, close friends, and special nephew Walter (Shirley) LaCour and many relatives and lifelong friends across Canada. He will be missed by his Star of the Sea family, as well as his many softball, bowling, horseshoe, hockey, and golf friends.


Dad’s greatest joy was sharing time with his family often in healthy debate over a home cooked meal. His pride for his children was as strong and obvious as his stature, always using every opportunity to share their accomplishments.


His 13 grand-children Cheryl(John), Denine(Bill), Colin(Candice), Calista (Coady), Rebecca(Liam), Jessica(Hamish), William(Kelly), James, John(Sara), Maggie (Christian), Mary-Kate (Matt), Josh and Chris(Holli) and his 14 great-grandchildren (Beth, Kierra, Corbett, Ryland, Connor, Dylan, Pete, Ben, Lola, Cameron, Jessie, Charlie, Cohan and Emre) were a source of renewed life for him. He was eager to hear their stories, celebrate their many adventures and looked forward to their visits. He never failed in providing his view of life and offered advice with heart and humor.


As an avid storyteller, golfer, traveller, singer, and musician Dad lived life to its fullest. He was a man of great faith who found comfort in prayer and lifting his voice in song while attending Church. Community involvement was a significant component of his life and no matter what Dad was involved in he was prepared to take on a leadership role.  He was actively involved as a member of the Holyrood First Board of Trustees and instrumental as a committee member in developing the Centennial Softball Field as well as other tourist and recreation sites. He was a member and at one time Chair of the Holy Cross Parish Council. He enjoyed music and was happy when he practised and performed with the Cloudberrieschoir as well as spending time playing his guitar.


From an early age Dad demonstrated a strong entrepreneurial drive. In the late 1960’s he established a sales agency business which capitalized on consumer market trends. While building his business, he developed loyal relationships with several of our province’s business leaders, many of which he proudly referred to as personal friends. With a strong reputation, he was regularly approached by established national & multi-national firms to represent their product lines throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. He continued to grow his business through his later years and finally entered retirement in the late 1990’s.


Dad lived life. He reached a rich age of 96, however it’s never the number , but the quality of each day that creates a worthwhile life, and Dominic Corbett experienced a very worthwhile life.


Our family expresses their humble , but sincere appreciation to Dr. Paul Walsh for your professionalism and compassion for dad and our family through this difficult time. Thank you sincerely for all you do to help others. A sincere thank you is also extended to the professional staff of Community Health Nurses at Eastern Health, Holyrood.


Visitation at Hickey’s Funeral Home,278 Conception Bay Highway, Holyrood on Thursday, Feb 2 , 7 to 9, Friday Feb 3 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral Service at Holy Cross Church , Holyrood on Saturday, February 4 at 10:30 am with cremation to follow.


In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Holy Cross Parish, Holyrood  or to a charity of your choice. 


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