DR. BARBARA CORBETT
Dr. Barbara Elizabeth Corbett (86) passed away on August 22, 2017 peacefully at University Hospital in London Ontario in the presence of her loving life-long friend, Judith Bowlby and family. She is survived by her brother Robert Corbett and his wife Judy, her sister-in-law Tam Corbett and her niece Debbie and husband David Mier and five grand nieces and nephews.
Dr. Corbett and Judith Bowlby have left an amazing legacy of serving children and families for over 47 years in Mississauga Ontario at The Froebel Kindergarten and School formerly located on Dundas Street West. Her passion for, her dedication to and her joy in children led her to create a school founded on the principles of the 19th century German educator Friedrich Froebel. He maintained children's education must begin with their own natural activity...learning through play. There are literally hundreds of families whose children have gone on to become "out of the box thinkers and leaders" based on the creative atmosphere at Froebel which nurtured children to stretch themselves doing things normally thought beyond them.
Barbara loved the Lord and served Him with joy. There must have been a celebration in heaven when she arrived and a room prepared just for her full of children and West Highland puppies. She shall be forever missed.
A service will be held at Inspirit Residences at 81 Baseline Rd. W. London Ont. On Tuesday September 5th at 2:30pm.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, Neweduk Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga with visitation from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Refreshments to follow the service.
Donations may be made to The Froebel Foundation - Barbara Corbett Memorial online at www.youcaring.com/thefroebelfoundation-941119 or to a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the incredible loving care she received from the associates at Inspirit Residences and the angels of light on the 7th and 10th floors at University Hospital who always had time to offer comfort and compassion.
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