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John George Gibson

March 24, 1945 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 74)



(March 24, 1945 – October 9, 2019)


   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Gibson of Blairmore, AB on October 9, 2019 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre.  He was 74 years of age.

   John was born in Lethbridge, AB on March 24, 1945.  As a young man, he met and fell in love with his soul mate, Donna Hurtak.  The happy couple married on July 8, 1978, and went on to be blessed with forty-one wonderful years of marriage.

   John loved the outdoors and he spent as much time as possible enjoying nature.  Whether camping, fishing, hunting, or taking photographs of the mountains and all of the birds and wildlife that live in them, he was always content when appreciating nature.  John also stayed active by going out with his metal detector, and his curling skills were apparent by the many trophies he won over the years.  He was “hard to beat” at cards and he liked the occasional trip to the casino.  Not everyone knew that John was an excellent cook, but he was well known to be a caring and giving individual, which was demonstrated by his great love of all animals and his involvement with the Knights of Columbus.  John always greeted you with a smile, even when battling his bad illness.  John would like to make it known that if he’d ever wronged anyone he is sorry and would like to ask forgiveness.  He was a gentle, kind and spiritual man who will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. 

   Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his wife, Donna of Blairmore, AB; his sister, Beverly Gregory of Blairmore, AB; his nieces, Cathy Gregory, Tammy Gregory and Tammy’s daughter, Karysa; his nephew, Ken (Brandy) Gregory and their children, River and Katia; his brother-in-law, F.J. Hurtak of Cranbrook, BC; as well many friends.

   He was predeceased by his mother, Catherine Gibson (Née: Evans); his father, George Gibson; and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Gregory. 

   A Memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish in Blairmore, AB at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass SPCA (Box 725, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

(403) 562-8555

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Private family service at a later date.

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