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MARGARET JEAN GIBSON Jean passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Glen Warren Lodge, Victoria, BC. She was born in Winnipeg July 2, 1922 to parents John Reid Webster and Margaret Webster and is survived by her husband of 70 years, Walter, her son Donald (Brenda), daughters Janis Murray (Stewart) and Heather Gibson (Georgette Ganne) and brother, Neil Webster, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Malcolm Webster. Jean grew up and raised her family in Winnipeg. She was active in politics in the Liberal Party and with the United Church. She also served on the National Parole Board as a citizen member for 10 years in both Winnipeg and Victoria where she and Walter retired in 1983. Jean was an involved member of the First Metropolitan United Church in Victoria where she and Walter made numerous good friends. She served with Volunteer Victoria for several years, interviewing and guiding young people into service in care facilities, libraries, museums, art galleries, etc. The family would like to thank the staff at Glen Warren Lodge for their care at the end of her life. At Jean's request no funeral service is planned. A private gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers those who wish to do so may donate to a charity of their choice.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 23, 2012
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