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GIBSON, Melvin (Mel) Samuel

October 3, 1926 – February 16, 2013

Mel Gibson of Calgary will be sadly missed by Elsie, his loving wife of 62 years. He passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the age of 86 years.

Mel is survived by his children, Grant (Jill), Melanie (Kim) Wagstaff and Kerri; grandchildren, Travis and Taylor Gibson; Nick, Josh and Lisanne Wagstaff; and great-grandson, Damion. Mel was predeceased by his mother, Annie and granddaughter Jessie Gibson.

Mel served in the Royal Canadian Navy. He worked for many years in the oilfields, ending his career as a pipe inspector. Mel enjoyed over thirty-five years golfing at the Elks Golf Club.

If desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3100, 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary AB T3H 3C8 (1-888) 884-2232 or a charity of your choice.

A Memorial Service will be held at Bow Valley Christian Church (5300 – 53rd Avenue N.W.) on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mel Gibson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Elsie, Grant, Melanie and Kerri. I will remember Mel as a strong quiet man who had a smile for you, with a glint in his eye. Take the strength he has shown you, to get you through the days ahead.
    How fragile we are, no matter how strong. I was fortunate enough to spend a bit of time with Mel, to have a few hours on the golf course and a bit of time at the range. I always remember the tips he gave me. I now think of him every time I warm up. He said “use two clubs, Jan”. I continue to do that and thus start every time out thinking of Mel. I know he will guide us and smile upon us, as we give it our best.
    A good man. Rest in peace, Mel.

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  2. Paul and Elizabeth Psyllakis :

    We are saddened to hear of the passing of your Father Kerri, Grant, and Melanie. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Husband of 62 years, Elsie. Mel was a gentle giant and it was a pleasure to have met him, however briefly. Our thoughts are with you.

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  3. Henny & Beate Granneman :

    Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy are with you, Grant, and your family at this sad time.

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  4. Charlotte Hoggard :

    My sympathy to you on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.

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  5. Marne and Norm Chadderton :

    Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy go out to Elsie, Grant, Melanie and Kerri, as well as the many others who were close to him. He was a man of keen intelligence, dry wit and a caring heart. His passing leaves an empty place in our homes but he will always remain in our hearts.

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  6. Though Larry and I never had the pleasure of meeting you and Mel in person, we count you as good friends through our online Scrabble games and chats. You are now and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers during this loss. Kaye and Larry Loman

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  7. Joanne McPherson, Victoria, BC :

    I extend my deepest sympathies to you Kerri, Elsie, Melanie and Grant and to your families. I was so very sad to hear about Mel. He was such a wonderful man. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

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  8. Gail & Alan Garland :

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you Elsie, Grant, Melanie and Kerri and to your extended families. We are verry sorry for your loss.

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