July 8, 1925 – January 28, 2015
It is with great sadness and grief that we announce the passing of Russ Gibson, on January 28, 2015, at the age of 89. Russ passed away peacefully, with family at his side, at the Trillium Lodge in Parksville. He was predeceased by Elsie, his wife of 52 years and the love of his life, in 2013. He is survived by his beloved and only son, Don Gibson, along with “the daughter he never had,” Terry Kluytmans, plus many nieces and nephews. He is also predeceased by his brother Dennis and his sister Ivy.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Russ loved to delight family and friends with his adventurous – and often hilarious – tales from the years he spent travelling all over the world before settling down and getting married.
Russ led a fulfilling life with Elsie well into retirement. He was well-read and embraced all the new technology that appeared during his lifetime. He loved to make people laugh, and with his great sense of humour, usually succeeded. So many good memories about him will be held by family and friends. Russ will be forever missed.
A private memorial service was held in his honour. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, or to a charitable or medical organization of your choice.
We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Trillium Lodge for their compassion, care, and kindness during the past four months.