Obituary of Robert (Bob) Leland Corbett
Robert “Bob” Leland CORBETT
Robert (Bob) Leland Corbett passed away at his home in Baynes Lake August 25, 2022 at the age of 89.
He was born on March 1, 1933 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Harry and Ruth Corbett. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Maurine of 65 years, his sisters Delores Rowe and Edna Mettler, his brothers John Corbett and Gordon Corbett as well as his son-in-law Brad Turner.
Bob is survived by his sister LaQuita Allison, his children, Delilah (Mike) Scott, Bob (Kim) Corbett Jr. Pamela Turner, Mary Ann (Brian) Cutts, Dell (Barb) Corbett, 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Dixie.
He attended Culver High School. After high school Bob and Maurine married and resided in Culver Oregon, until 1956 when they immigrated to Canada. They lived in Little Fort, eventually moving to Kamloops and raised their family. In 2021 Bob moved to Baynes Lake to be with his family.
Bob’s career spanned many occupations including ranching, heavy equipment operator, professional driver, owner operator, heavy duty mechanic and rodeo enthusiast. He enjoyed square dancing, motorcycles, snowmobiles, camping, boating, and being active in the outdoors. During his working years he covered most of the roads and highways of B.C. always accompanied by his wife or children.
He was an active member of 213 Teamsters, and the 115 Operating Engineers. Bob was an active church member. He volunteered with the Scouting organization and the church youth group and 4-H. In his later years Bob enjoyed sitting by the fire and reminiscing with his family and friends.
A small Graveside Service will be held for family and friends with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date.
Canadian Diabetes Association
Heart and Stroke Foundation