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Born: Aug 10, 1936

Date of Passing: May 12, 2020

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August 10, 1936

On May 12, 2020, after battling health issues, Vince (Gibby, Dad & Papa Gib) peacefully passed away; his loving wife of 64 years, Lillian was by his side.
Gibby is survived by his children Ingrid (Rick) Schamber, Wes Gibson, Lorna (Errol) Allard, 6 granddaughters & spouses, and 13 great grandchildren as well as his brother Bill (Rita) Gibson, brother-in-law Milton Holm, sister-in-law Cindy Holm and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his family Florence & Charles Gibson, Gloria Holm, Gordon Holm, and Florence & Omar Plouffe.
Gibby was born and raised in Ft. Garry, attending Bishop Grandin and Tec Voc Schools. In 1957, he became a proud member of the Winnipeg Fire Dept, Badge #450. He retired in 1995 as District Chief. He went on to volunteer as a Director at the Fire Fighters Historical Museum restoring vintage fire trucks; work he loved alongside his buddies. He enjoyed time spent driving the old fire trucks in many parades. Road trips with the family were one of his fondest memories; travelling to Alaska many times, across Canada and to various southern states. When not on the road, he could be found at Gibby's Corner in Spruce Sands, on a tractor in Arborg, up north hunting with "Gibby's Gang" and "Stan's Clan" or at a casino with Lil. Gibby was a gentle guy with an incredible smile and patient demeanor. He loved his family and was proud of his job.
A special thank you to Peter Chan, the staff at the Victoria General Hospital, Dr. Permack and Scott, and the exceptional staff at Southeast PCH where Gib was happy and well taken care of.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gibby's memory can be made to the Firefighters Burn Fund or the Winnipeg Ostomy Assoc.

"Goodbyes are not forever,
Goodbyes are not the end;
It simply means I'll miss you
until we meet again."

Richard Rosin
Funeral Director Ltd.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Vince Gibson was one of the most special people I will ever meet in my life. I knew him my whole life. The kindness that Vince showed my father was unmatched. He accepted my father for who he was and was a true, patient and kind friend to my dad. Vince, right to the end, was the epitome of kindness, acceptance, and common sense. There is a hole in the world without him. All my very best to the rest of the Gibson clan. You are all so very dear and special. - Posted by: Dorothy (Dory) Cameron (nee (Schmidt) (Friend) on: Jun 10, 2020

  • To Lorna I am sending my sincere condolences to you, to Lil, and all of your family, from Kelowna. One is never prepared for the loss, but your love and caring will endure, filled with memories of your lives together with him. Take care, Shirley - Posted by: Shirley Cannon (Friend ) on: May 28, 2020

  • Gibby was a fun, easygoing man, a pleasure to be around and care for.... RIP Gibby - Posted by: Brett (Caregiver) on: May 23, 2020

  • Lillian, I'm sending my condolences to you and your family from Chilliwack, after reading Vincent’s obituary online. I was just the little sister, but remember Vincent and Billy and my brothers growing up together. Take care, Diane - Posted by: Diane Mainman Boyd (The Mainman family (Gerald and Eric) were friends and neighbours of the Gibsons in the ‘50s.) on: May 19, 2020

  • Jim, Dave & Bob join me in remembering Scouting days. Our condolences to your family. - Posted by: Betty Turnock (Friend) on: May 18, 2020

  • MY CONDOLENCES. JIM, DAVE AND BOB JOIN ME IN REMEMBERING SCOUTING DAYS. - Posted by: Elizabeth M Turnock (Friend) on: May 18, 2020

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Lil, Ingrid, Wes, Lorna & your families . I’ll always remember Gibby as my ringette dad. He had the biggest heart and was so proud of his family. Rest In Peace Gibby you will be missed. - Posted by: Lynne Johnston (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

  • I worked with Vince on and off during our careers. He was a good guy at a call and a good guy in the stations. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Scott Miner (Colleague ) on: May 16, 2020

  • To Lorna, Ingrid and all of your family, wishing you strength and peace, filled with the wonderful memories of your father, husband and grandfather. Hugs from the Sudermans. - Posted by: Kathy Suderman (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

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