Canadian Medical Association

Vernon, BC; University of Santo Tomas (Philippines), 1959; otolaryngology. Died Nov. 16, 2020, aged 89. Survived by 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “In 1968 Harbin moved with his wife and children to Vernon to establish his medical practice as the first ENT specialist in the region. He was responsible for procuring ENT surgical equipment and supplies for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and was continuously on call for almost 30 years as the sole ENT specialist for Vernon and surrounding communities until his retirement in 1996. Following retirement from private practice, he continued to assist his surgical colleagues in the operating room for an additional 5 years. Some of Harbin’s fondest memories were those spent with his medical colleagues, and he treasured the lifelong friendships he formed during his 30-plus years of service to the Vernon community. He was also the photographer for the Vernon Doctor’s Hockey Tournament for many years.”

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