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In Memory of

David Brian Gibbens

April 25, 1963 - December 6, 2017
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It is with heavy hearts that the family of David Gibbens of Edmonton, AB announces his passing on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at the age of 54 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Karen (nee McClintock), daughter Nicole and son Nolan (Stuart Dow); parents Myrna and Hartley Gibbens; brothers Michael (Carla) and Cory, and sister Sharon (Russ Tataryn); parents-in-law Carol and Ernie McClintock; brothers-in-law Kelly (Stacey), Kory (Jan) and Kent (Mee-sun), and sister-in-law Kim (Bill England); as well as 20 nieces and nephews and numerous loved aunts, uncles and cousins. David will be remembered by family, friends and colleagues...
It is with heavy hearts that the family of David Gibbens of Edmonton, AB announces his passing on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at the age of 54 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife Karen (nee McClintock), daughter Nicole and son Nolan (Stuart Dow); parents Myrna and Hartley Gibbens; brothers Michael (Carla) and Cory, and sister Sharon (Russ Tataryn); parents-in-law Carol and Ernie McClintock; brothers-in-law Kelly (Stacey), Kory (Jan) and Kent (Mee-sun), and sister-in-law Kim (Bill England); as well as 20 nieces and nephews and numerous loved aunts, uncles and cousins.

David will be remembered by family, friends and colleagues as someone who had endless curiosity, a thirst for learning and who valued people and service above self. But most of all he will be remembered for his wonderful smile and infectious laugh and the unique relationships he had with everyone he met.

David's memorial will be held on Friday, December 15th at 1:00 pm at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810-34th Avenue, Edmonton.

Donations in David's honour may be made to: The Rotary Foundation (Canada), 33 King Street West, Caledon ON, L7E 1CY; or: CKUA Radio Foundation, 9804 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB, T5J 0C5.

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Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
By: Henry Scott Holland


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"My dearest Karen, Nicole and Nolan, I am so terribly sorry. My heart broke reading about David. I wish I was there to comfort you in some way. I want you..." Linda Lee (Victoria, BC)

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