Mary Gibson

GIBSON, Marilyn Elizabeth

April 26, 1940 – May 1, 2009

Marilyn passed away unexpectedly in her home in Comox on the afternoon of May 1, 2009. She was the beloved mom of her daughter Chris Gibson (John McInnes), son Ward Gibson and of course, the love of her life, son Bill Gibson. She was also the beloved “Mrs. G” to her granddaughters Elizabeth (Steffan) and Leslie (Alex). Marilyn is also survived by her mom Sylvia Larsen; brother and sister-in-law Bud and Norma Ward and family; sister and brother-in-law Jim and Fran Myhill-Jones and family; sister and brother-in-law Bernie and Rod Johnson and family; sister Valerie Ward and family; brothers Clayton and Gord Ward, and her best friend Harley.

It would be impossible to try to capture the essence of Marilyn in one short paragraph. Marilyn was a registered nurse in the Alberni Valley for over 30 years and was loved by each and every patient that she cared for and was the friend and confidant of many. She never, ever stopped giving and rarely had time and money to take care of herself. Marilyn was a lover of animals and the outdoors and would spend hours in the past year sitting out on her deck in the sunshine with her dog, Harley, surrounded by mountains, trees and flowers. She was an incredible human being.

As per Marilyn’s wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marilyn’s name to the SPCA, World Vision or any other charity that you may wish.


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