Helen Alice Gibson
April 27, 1922 – August 12, 2019
Passed away peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario with family by her side in her 98th year. Daughter of the late Richard Percival Wellman and Mary Isabel Huffman. Predeceased by her dear husband Kenneth John Gibson. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Mary Mackay (Karl) and Carol Lee Ross (Glenn). Treasured Nana of Robert Mackay (Jenny), Katie Baldwin (Mitch) and Kenneth Ross (Sarah Wood). Adored Great Nan of Ben, Ethan, Evi and Emma. Cherished sister of Jacqueline Wellman and the late Earl Wellman. Predeceased by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ernest Gibson (Helen), Earle Gibson (Marguerite) and Ethelwyn Thomas (Norm). Much loved by nieces Sue Jones (Tom), Barbara Entwistle (Dave), Shirley Houlden (Wayne) and nephews Doug Wellman (Linda), Jim Thomas (Betty), Ron Thomas (Debbie), Tom Gibson (Bonnie) and the late Jack Gibson. Fondly remembered by her many great nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her many friends. Visitation will take place on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario, 705-745-4683. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation prior to the service from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough, Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society of Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society or the CNIB.
- Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019
Helen Alice Gibson
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August 14, 2019
Aunt Helen has been a huge part of my life, and my family's life.
She will be very missed. Her love, wisdom, encouragement.
Thank you Aunt Helen for always including us, like we were your own. We love you .XX
August 14, 2019
27 years ago I was blessed to walk into Mary’s classroom as her T.A. That was one of the most important days of my life, cause in meeting Mary it opened up a whole new welcoming family to us and the most special person in that family was Nana. She blessed our family with her love, her kindness, her wisdom, her strength and her sense of humour. Every encounter with Nana brought us love and happiness, no matter what was going on in her life or ours, Nana always made us feel that everything would be ok. She never forgot a birthday for any of us and never let any occasion go unacknowledged, there is no way to adequately describe the joy she brought to our lives.
To Mary, Karl, Lee, Glenn, Katie, Mitch, Ben , Emma, Robert, Jenny, Ethan, Evi , Ken and Sarah, I don’t know that there is anyone on earth who was as proud of her family as Nana was of all of you, the love she had for all of you was always so very beautifully plain to see. We send you all our love and know that you are all in our hearts.
We will forever hear her saying, “Love you dear”. Nana we will love you forever and forever in our hearts you will be.
May the roads rise to meet you,
May the winds always be at your back,
May the suns shine warm upon your face
And rains soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
With all our love, Michelle, Mike, Sarah and Zach.