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GIBSON – Verna Myrtle (nee Titus)

May 6, 1916 – February 28, 2010

Verna passed away peacefully Sunday, February 28 at the age of 93.

She was the third of four children born to Ernest Albert and Myrtle (Vodden) Titus. She attended Jarvis Collegiate in Toronto, married Lorne Gibson (d. 1993) in 1945 and raised two daughters. Verna enjoyed many summers living on the Toronto Islands, curling at St. George’s Golf and Country Club and vacationing in the Caribbean with dear Lorne and close friends. She was quick to smile and was known for her love of anything green and her brilliant red hair. For fifty-two years Verna lived in the house that she and Lorne built. Recently she made Calgary her adopted home where she met many wonderful neighbours and caregivers who helped her enjoy her new surroundings.

She will be missed by daughters, Susie Gibson (Marc Sievers) and Barb Gibson (Rob Fulton); granddaughter Robyn; and sister-in-law Lillian (Billie) Titus. We are thinking of all the lifelong friends and loving family who will be saddened by her passing.

Verna will be laid to rest beside Lorne at St. George’s on-the-Hill Anglican Church, Toronto. The date of this service in July will be announced later. A memorial will be held in April for Calgary friends. Please leave your contact info with the family for further details. If you desire, donations to a charity of your choice or one of Verna’s favourites: Sleeping Children Around the World ( or the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival would be very appreciated. Forward condolences through

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  1. Mary Jean Affleck :

    Dear Susie & Barb – I was sorry to read of your mom’s passing; she certainly lived a long & full life; so nice you had her living close to you for a number of years. She was a good neighbour and always spoke very fondly of you. It is particularly difficult to lose a mom – and when they live for so long you often think they will live forever! My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Please let me know when/where there will be a service for Verna in Toronto. Love, Mary Jean

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