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Norma Anita Gibson

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend on February 6, at the Boyne Lodge in Carman, Manitoba at the age of 92.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Perce, son Alan, parents Charles and Martha Murray, sister Marlene Montieth, brother Gord, and brothers-in-law John Montieth and Ken Savage.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Wayne (Lou), Gary (Linda), Glenn (Connie), Stuart (Dianne) and grandchildren Jeff Gibson, Suzanne Gervais (Joel), Stacee Charman (Corey), Brad Gibson (Brigitte), Dana Gibson, Brent Gibson (Hee), Kyle Gibson, Josh Gibson, Chris Gibson, Meghan Gibson, Michael Gibson, and great grandchildren Marielle and Martine Gervais, Maya Charman, Alice and Ella Gibson.

Mom was born May 23, 1917 in Graysville, Manitoba to Charles and Martha Murray.  Being the eldest she played a significant role in the upbringing of her adored siblings.  Mom married Dad on October 25, 1941 and together the raised their own family of five sons.

Work was plentiful on their farm west of Carman, but never the less, their home was always a welcoming hub of fun, music, and tasty home cooked meals for one and all day or night.

Mom was at her happiness when surrounded by her family and friends.  She was devoted to her family and proud of each and every member.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren flourished in the knowledge that they could do no wrong in her eyes.

In 1989 Mom and Dad retired to a house in town and started a new chapter in their lives, where hospitality and good times continued.  Dad’s death in 2001 left a huge void in her life but she carried on in a stoic way with the help of all of the very special people in her life.  Her spirit never wavered.

Mom moved into Boyne Lodge in January 2009 and resided there until her passing.  Mom was fortunate to have a loving circle of friends who have made a difference in her life.  Special thanks go to Valerie and Ray Wiebe, Helen and Frank Toews, Deanna and Wilf Mutcher, and Muriel Derksen.

Sincere thanks to the caring staff at Boyne Lodge.

A celebration of Moms life will be held on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carman United Church.  Pallbearers will be Jeff Gibson, Brad Gibson, Brent Gibson, Josh Gibson, Chris Gibson, and Mike Gibson.

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the Carman United Church or to a charity of your choice.

She never failed to do her best.

Her heart was warm and tender.

She lived her life for those she loved.

And those she loved remember.

Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.