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James Alexander Scott Gibson
April 26, 1923 - August 17, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">James Alexander Scott Gibson <br>April 26, 1923 to August 17, 2016 <br><br>It is with sad and heavy hearts we announce the passing of James Alexander Scott Gibson on August 17, 2016. <br>Jim is survived by his daughters Jayne (Doug) Walker and Jennifer (Terry) Johnston, his sisters Margaret Gibson of Calgary and Frances Bye of Penticton and his four grandchildren Chelsea & Cameron (Laura) Johnston and Alison & Andrew Walker. Jim was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2013, his sister Helen in 2008, his mother, Fannie Gibson in 1948 and his father John Gibson in 1965. <br>Jim was born in Finnie, Saskatchewan and grew up in rural SE Saskatchewan where his father worked as a grain elevator operator. Jim served with The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada during World War 2 and was part of the Normandy invasion force in 1944 and saw action in France and the low countries until the end of the war. <br>Upon returning home Jim studied business and accounting at the University of Saskatchewan, before embarking on a career in audit and accounting. Jim met his future wife Margaret on a blind date on New Year's Eve 1949 and they were married in Wapella on June 2, 1951. They lived in Regina for the early years of their marriage where they brought their daughters Jayne and Jennifer into the world. <br>From Regina, Jim and his family of girls moved to Calgary in 1960, Toronto in 1964, then back to Calgary in 1970 which became the permanent Gibson home. Jim’s accounting career was spent in the resource industry including Teck in Toronto and Rundle Resources and Silver Bay Resources in Calgary, which he retired from in 1986. <br>Between his 3 sisters and 2 daughters Jim was surrounded by women his whole life so welcomed sons-in-law Terry and Doug into the Gibson fold with open arms in the early 1980s. Jim and Margaret especially doted on their four grandchildren, all of whom loved them back with equal passion. <br>Jim loved to travel with Margaret, especially to Maui and their retirement home in Victoria over the past 25 years, which became a special place of many memorable family vacations. Jim also took up golf with great enthusiasm in his retirement and was a member of the Glencoe Golf Club from its inception. <br>The family extends their warmest gratitude to the wonderful caregivers at Providence Care Centre, especially Ewa, where Jim spent the last seven months of his marvelous life. <br>A Memorial Service will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home, 17th Avenue and Lower Springbank Road SW, Calgary on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.<br>In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Providence Care Centre at 149 Providence Blvd, Calgary, AB, T2X 0X2. <br><br><br></div>