At the Woodlands of Sunset in Welland, ON, John Eton Gibson passed away on September 2, 2020; age 90 years. Beloved husband of the late Anne Gibson (nee Woloschuk). Loving father of Alan Gibson (Joan) of Truro, NS, Donna Gibson (Bruce Davidson) of East Windsor, NJ and Mark Gibson (Johanna Cornelissen) of Fenwick, ON. Also survived by three grandchildren Alex, Angus and Andrew Gibson and many caring nieces and nephews.
Dear son to the late Clement Gibson and the late Sybil Gibson (nee Norris) of Bridgetown, Barbados (BB). Dear brother to the late Attrill Gibson of Bridgetown, BB, and the late Orban Gibson (late Eleanor) of Williamston, ON. Dear brother to Glen Gibson (Shirley) of Rockland, ON, Newland Gibson (Karin) of Chilliwack, BC, Noreen Gibson of Montreal, QC and Ira Masud (late Mohammed “Mike”) of Chicago, IL.
Despite his declining physical and mental health, our father remained true to his passion for humour (could be the red hair). Dad had a moustache for many years. In one of the last visits to him, he was asked why he shaved off his moustache? Keep in mind he lost his hearing aids and there was physical separation, including a plastic screen in between, so the personal care worker helped translate. Dad turned to the worker and said so he would be able to kiss her! He was always on his game. We remember his fondness for dancing to Calypso music or singing in the church choir or a show tune on the big stage with The Becket Players in Montreal. We are indeed grateful for these memories as well as being our dad.
A Funeral Service will be planned next year to be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church (Church in the Wildwood) South Lancaster, ON. John’s ashes will be interred with his cherished wife in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to your local United Way would be appreciated by the family.