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GIBSON – James (Jim)

October 1, 1933 – October 2, 2009

James Gibson passed away peacefully at the Rosedale Hospice on Friday, October 2, 2009 at the age of 76 years. He will be loved and missed by his daughter Heather (Darcy); his sons, Kim (Anna), Kevin (Sue), Kerry and Kurt (Victoria); and his grandchildren Randy, Monique, Quinn, Devin, Hayden, Dillon, Chad, Keaton, Emily, Marshall, Leighton, and Kourtney. He was predeceased by his mother Doris, his father James; and his brothers, Gordon and John.

Jim worked with Sun Life for forty-six years and received numerous awards throughout that time for his proud service and commitment. He was actively involved with his sons and grandchildren’s many sports teams. Jim loved his trips to Maui as well as spending time with friends and family. Jim was an active member of AA and 1835 house where he mentored and counselled many through their addiction challenges. Jim and his family are very proud of his achievement of twenty-four years of sobriety.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Hospice Calgary, 1245 – 70th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8, Telephone: (403) 263-4525 www.hospicecalgary.com or to 1835 House – Recovery Acres Society, 1835 – 27 Avenue SW., Calgary, AB T2T 1H2, Telephone: (403) 245-1196 www.recoveryacres.org

In living memory of Jim Gibson, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. We are very sorry for the loss of your Father. He was a very special person to us, we respected him very much, he was a kind man and we will miss him.
    Thinking of you as a family very much

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  2. I have many fond memories of spending time with Jim at Spolumbo’s for the Dinos football hour for several years. It was great talking college football with Jim.
    He loved the college game a great deal.
    I also have fond memories of spending time with him at the Dinos Football dinner.

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  3. Lynne and Keith Crowder :

    To the Gibson Family,

    Sincere sympathy in the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. Thinking of you during this most difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Lynne and Keith Crowder

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  4. Danelle Gauthier :

    I worked with Jim for a couple years at SunLife – he was always such a sweetheart, he will be deeply missed.
    My sincere condolences go out to his family & friends

    My deepest sympathies

    Danelle

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  5. Mike and Cathy Bennett :

    Kurt and Victoria,
    Please know that we are thinking of you. Losing a dad and grandparent is so hard and we hope you are finding comfort in the great memories he left behind. We have fond memories of Jim cheering Marshall and Leighton on at many Atom and Peewee hockey games. He was the biggest fan and we admired that so often.
    Cathy and Mike Bennett

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  6. JaneAnne & Dave Maryka :

    Heather, Darcy, Hayden and Keaton

    Thinking of you all and your family at this time. Hold the memories of your Dad and Grandfather close to your heart. Know our thoughts are with you at this time.

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  7. I would very much like to convey my condolences to the entire family but particularly Kurt. I had the opportunity to know Jim and spend most Thursday evenings over the course of 22 years sharing his wisdom and insights over a coffee. He was a wonderful person and I am so sorry I missed his funeral as he was a very special person in my life.
    He has helped so many over the years…he will always be cherished and remembered.
    Frank

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