GIBSON, Duncan King “Gib” Late of Kinistino, Saskatchewan
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June 6th, 1937 – August 20th, 2019
Gib was born on June 6th, 1937 in Lumberton, North Carolina to Earl Foster Gibson (known as Gib) and Elisabeth King. He was the second of five brothers; Foster, Warren, Bill and Bruce Gibson.
Gib lost his father at the young age of 9. At age 10, Gib and his brothers moved into the Methodist Orphanage where his mother worked. His years at the orphanage made a big impact on his life and he would often share stories and memories from the orphanage with his family.
Shortly before he graduated from the orphanage high school, Gib joined the U.S. Navy where he served for 3 years. Toward the end of his time in the Navy, he met his sweetheart and the love of his life, Audean Phillips. After several months of courtship, they were engaged and on November 28th, 1959, they were joined together in marriage, in San Jose, California.
There are many places Gib called home: North Carolina, California, Arizona, Arkansas and his final destination Kinistino, Saskatchewan. On January 1st, 1961, Gib and Audean welcomed their firstborn, Cindy Suzanne. On October 13th, 1963, their second daughter, Stephanie Audean arrived, and their family was complete.
Most of Gib’s working days were spent as a carpenter and he went on to own Pyramid Builders. He spent his later years doing what he truly loved – ranching. He didn’t officially retire as a ranch hand until August 9th, 2019. Eleven days later, on August 20th, 2019, Gib passed away peacefully at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert. Surrounded by daughters and granddaughters singing and praying over him, he went to receive his eternal reward.
Gib was predeceased by Earl Foster (father), Elisabeth King (mother), Earl Foster (brother), Frank Phillips (father-in-law), Lemmer Phillips (mother-in-law), Attie Yeaman (sister-in-law), John Yeaman (brother-in-law), Jewel Baker (sister-in-law), Eston Baker (brother-in-law), Esther Dillard (sister-in-law) Wilmon Dillard (brother-in-law), Olive Phillips (brother-in-law), Oma Phillips (sister-in-law), Dovie Daves (sister-in-law), Grady Daves (brother-in-law), Baby Phillips (in-law), Adrian Brown (brother-in-law), Christine (Lawrence) Mayfield (sister-in-law and brother-in-law), Paul Don Phillips (brother-in-law), Rylee Anna Hickerson (great-granddaughter).
He leaves behind a legacy and will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Audean Gibson. His two daughters, Cindy (Bruce) Jedziniak, Stephanie (Brad) Helm; his 15 grandchildren: Tamera (Greg) Shabaga, Chrissy Hickerson, Stephen Hickerson, Paul (Selah) Hickerson, Brock Jedziniak, Savannah Jedziniak, Andrew (Sarah) Helm, Charity (Philip) Olson, Jordana Helm, Bethany (Wyatt) Sane; his 13 great-grandchildren: Riasa, Ethan and Aleya Shabaga, Brecken Hickerson, Sebastian and William Hickerson, Claire, Nathanial and Olivia Helm, Corbin, Bohden and Dallas Olson. Vanda Gibson (sister-in-law), Warren (Doris) Gibson (brother and sister-in-law), Bill (Jill) Gibson (brother and sister-in-law), Bruce (Fran) Gibson (brother and sister-in-law), Dorothy Brown (sister-in-law), Royal (Jessie) Phillips (brother-in law and sister-in-law), Bill (Leota) Phillips (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Maxine Phillips (sister-in-law).
The family would like to extend a heartful thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Victoria Hospital for their kindness and care to Gib and his family, and sincere gratitude to Dr. David Reid at the Saskatoon Kidney Clinic for all of his care over the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jubilee Lodge, Kinistino, Saskatchewan, in honour of his beloved wife, Audean.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, August 24th, 2019, at the Weldon Christian Tabernacle, with Reverend Paul Derksen officiating. A private family interment officiated by Ian Thorson will take place at the Kinistino Cemetery prior to the service.
A luncheon will immediately follow the funeral service at the Weldon Auditorium.
Funeral arrangements in care of MacKenzie Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
Brian & Bev Stobbs, Renee Phaneuf – Funeral Directors