McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

Gibson, Patrick

Patrick Gibson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Devoted to both his family and the Catholic Church, Pat spent thirty-seven years teaching junior high school in the separate school system, the last twenty-five years of his career at St. Stephen’s School, where many teachers and former students hold fond and indelible memories of him. Specializing in teaching “fear and discipline” (according to Pat), interspersed with a great deal of humour, Pat touched the lives of many and will always be remembered affectionately as “the Gibber”.

Sports and music were also his passion and his greatest joy in the past few years was the time he spent playing in the Calgary Senior Men’s Slo-Pitch league. After retiring in 1998, he spent much of his retirement days playing slo-pitch and watching sports (not necessarily in that order) and exercising regularly to the music he loved on his iPod. His weekly coffee buddies will miss him tremendously.

Left to mourn his passing are Gerry and their children, Shellee (Robert), Jill (Bob) and Marty (Anna); his grandchildren, Robin, Nick, Justyn, Eve, Jasmine, Kate, Alec, Samantha, and Alexandra; his dear friend Sonja; his sisters Marie and Kathleen; brother James; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Pat was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth; father John; brothers, Donald (Bing) and Leonard; and nephew Donald.

Father, grandpa, coach, teacher, friend,

we love you and will miss you always!

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Patrick Gibson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

Offer Condolence for the family of Gibson, Patrick

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. I came across this today while searching for my old school mates. Mr. Gibson was by far the most influential teacher I ever had. He made me grow up and mature in a hurry and always made me strive to be “the best” in whatever I did. First few weeks of being in his class were downright frightening, but after getting used to his style, he was by far my favourite teacher. I never did take the trip back to say hello – but I’m thinking of him today.
    My sincerest regards to the family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence


In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *