Dr. Ronald (Ron) Valentine Gibbons, beloved husband of Wilma of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at the age of 80 years.
He was born on July 10, 1924 in Medicine Hat, AB, and raised in Picture Butte, AB. Ron attended the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He began his dental career in Daysland, AB, and later moved to Lakeview in Calgary where he practiced until his retirement in 1991.
Ron was a devoted husband, father and grandfather – a man of thought, peace and integrity. He was quiet, well-read and possessed a great sense of humour. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow,
Laugh, as we always laughed at little jokes together,
Play, smile and think of me.
Ron is survived by a loving family. They include his loving wife Wilma; sons Brian (Mirella) and Jeffrey (Lori); grandchildren Michael, Andrew, Mathew and Sarah; a sister Deana (Roy) of Calgary; and a brother Earl (Anne) of Picture Butte, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by three brothers, Maurice (2003), Ken (2003), and Donald (1922); and a sister Madelaine (1922).
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James’ Catholic Church (5504 – 20th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. L. Michael Storey, Presider. A Family Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Dr. Ronald Gibbons, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences