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GIBSON, Alexander (Sandy)

July 25, 1927 – Airdrie, Scotland
November 13, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Sandy Gibson of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

Sandy immigrated to Canada with his family in April 1929 and settled in Carstairs, AB on the family farm where he developed a lifelong love of farming. He began his construction career in Exshaw, AB where he met his wife Dora. They married on December 17, 1955 and enjoyed fifty-eight years of marriage. Sandy worked for PCL Construction for forty-five years and retired from the position of Senior Administration Manager in 1992.

Sandy is survived by his children Cindy (Win), Patti (Stuart), Michele, Donald (Colleen), his grandchildren Elliot (Krista), Emily, Victoria (Brett), Aidan, Sarah, Heather and Dylan, his brother William (Bill) Gibson, his sister Madeleine (Bunty) Fleck, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Sandy was predeceased by his wife Dora Gibson (nee Misura), his parents Mary and Adam Gibson, his sisters Helen Hyde and Margaret Saipe, and son-in-law Tim Gainor.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. or to Diabetes Canada, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 1112, www.diabetes.ca.

The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 58 at the South Health Campus who were involved in Sandy’s care.

In living memory of Sandy Gibson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Sandy hired me at Poole Construction in 1977. I had never had an office job and he took a chance on me. I have never forgotten that little nudge. Sandy will always hold a special place in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss, he was a good guy.

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  2. Sandy Gibson, at a time when our firm’s financial position was precarious, very generously paid an account in full, 3 weeks early, ensuring a happy Christmas for a dozen families. I’ve never forgotten that kind treatment and was again reminded of what a lovely man he was.

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