GIBSON, John Arthur 1928 – 2O14

Peacefully, on September 27, 2014 John lost his long and bravely fought battle with failing health. John was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the son of Lillian and Harry Gibson. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Helen and his brother, Charles.

His memory will be cherished by his wife of 62 years, June; his four children, Charles (Margaret), Ron,(Laura), Linda Manzer (Peter) and David (Robyn); his grandchildren – Victoria, Olivia & Eliza (Linda) and Taylor, Logan and Dane (Ron); as well as nieces and a nephew. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick, John pursued a short career in Forestry and then entered the family business, John Gibson and Son in Fredericton – a fourth generation member. Following his retirement, he and June lived in Halifax, NS and Surrey, BC, which gave them the opportunity to spend their later years closer to their children & grandchildren, all of whom live in western Canada. The family extends heartfelt thanks to their many friends for their help and support during John’s illness; to the Seniors Come Share Program of White Rock – Surrey; to the wonderful and caring staff at Peace Portal Lodge and to the amazing doctors and nurses – especially Dr. Debra Harper, who cared for him, both privately and during his many visits to Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock.

A Celebration of John’s life will be held at White Rock Baptist Church – Fireside Room, 1657 -140 St. White Rock on Fri., Oct. 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John will be gratefully accepted by the Seniors Come Share Society ( and the Peace Arch Hospital (

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