William Gibbons

Obituary of William Alton Gibbons

Bill was born in Francis, SK to Mildred and Giles Gibbons. He grew up in Colfax, SK as one of eight children and was one of two sets of identical twins. He passed away in Regina on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 80 years old.   Bill worked various jobs throughout his career but was best known for, and most passionate about being a truck driver. His first job was with Trimac where he worked for many years before finally branching out and buying his very own Mack truck! He was extraordinarily proud of that accomplishment after having worked very hard for so many years.  Bill was a truck driver through and through and loved the open road. The phrase “swore like a truck driver” may have in fact, been coined after him (just kidding dad!). The decision to retire did not come easily for him and he missed it dearly.   Bill was extremely loyal and compassionate. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed it. He was a true champion for the underdog.   Bill was also extremely funny and never lost his sense of humour. He was never afraid to call a spade a spade and his no-nonsense attitude and common sense will be dearly missed.  Bill was a loving father to his only daughter Katherine and was extremely proud of her accomplishments.  Bill was predeceased by his parents; twin brother Bob; brother Art; sisters Shirley Andrews and Carol Pilsner; and long-time partner Bette Grant.   He is survived by his daughter Katherine Gibbons and her husband Michael Kuntz; sisters June (Lloyd) Harker and Betty (Roy) Chatterson all of Regina, as well as sister Sandra (Bob) Rode of Moose Jaw.  A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 in St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK.  A special thank-you to the staff at Pasqua Hospital ER and unit 4B. A very heartfelt thank-you to Joe and Cheryl of Four Seasons Care Home for providing such compassionate and competent care of Bill in the last two years of his life.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 1738 Quebec Avenue, Unit 26, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1V9. 

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Memorial Service

10:30 am
Friday, June 7, 2019
St. James United Church
4506 Sherwood Dr.
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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