GIBSON, Eileen Mary
With sadness in our hearts, but admiration for her strength we announce the passing of our wonderful mother on January 18 at Lion's Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. She was born in Toronto to David and Mary Ross on January 2, 1932. Survived by her children Glenn (Carol), Louise (Vic) and Douglas (Dawn) and grandchildren, Brett, Ryan, Andrew, Christopher, Kate and Alex. Also survived by her brother Donald, sister Betty and many nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her husband Wilfred, eldest son Ross, brothers Gordon, Kenny, Earl and sisters Lil and Joan. Our Mom devoted her life to others. To her family she was supportive and encouraging, instilling values, fairness and most of all love. To her friends she put others first, always ready to lend a helping hand. She really enjoyed socializing with her wonderful friends at Norgate House and also the community and faith she felt at West Vancouver United Church. Her kindness also extended to her love of dogs, enjoying the companionship they provided over the years. We would like to thank Dr. Jenny Shaw and nurse Kuljeet for the kindness and excellent care they provided Mom in her final days. To celebrate Mom's life, we will hold a memorial on Thursday, January 24 at West Vancouver United Church at 2:00 p.m., tea service to follow. Memorial donations may be made to West Vancouver United Church. To sign book of condolences, please click on mckenziefuneralservices.com

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 23, 2013