Gibson, Ross (Gerald)

GibsonGibson, Ross (Gerald) – October 25, 1955 – December 13, 2014
Sadly, Ross passed away Saturday December 13 at the Credit Valley Hospital after a brief illness.
Husband of 32 years to Nancy. Beloved father of Matthew (Maja), Kyle, and Kayleigh (Nick). Ross is survived by his father Gerald Gibson and his brother Jim (Valerie) Gibson. His smiling face will be greatly missed by his nephew Rob and nieces Christine, Mackenzie and Olivia. As well as his many friends.
A celebration of his life will take place at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery Chapel (737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga) Saturday December 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (service beginning at 2:00 pm) with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart And Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

37 replies
  1. Cheryl Walker
    Cheryl Walker says:

    Dear Nancy and family, today’s ceremony was a wonderful testament to how Ross lived his life – he lived large and he touched many. I was truely inspired and touched by all the words you and your children said today but also all the words and stories from others gathered. I am at your service for anything you or your family might need in the coming weeks and months – Respectully, Cheryl

  2. Bob Campbell
    Bob Campbell says:

    I was deeply saddened and shocked by the news of Ross’s passing. My deepest sympathies to the family. I was a classmate both in elementary and high school. We shared many good times over the years and I will always remember his kindness and generosity.Ross you will be truly missed, but we will take hold of your inspiration so you will never be forgotten.

  3. Mary Tadros
    Mary Tadros says:

    Dear Nancy & Family

    We pray that the Lord grant you his peace during these difficult times.
    May he rest in peace.

    Mary & George Tadros

  4. Goranka and Branimir Petosic
    Goranka and Branimir Petosic says:

    Nancy, Matthew, Kyle, Kayleigh
    We were deeply saddened by the news of Ross’s passing. We would like to offer you our deepest and most sincere condolences at this difficult time. We’ll always remember Ross’s smile and sense of humor.

  5. Graham Cove
    Graham Cove says:

    Nancy and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many happy memories of Ross and will miss him very much. You are all in our family’s prayers at this difficult time.

  6. Betty & John Dabarno
    Betty & John Dabarno says:

    It was with great sadness that we learned of Ross’s passing.
    Please accept our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  7. Terry Keefe, London, UK
    Terry Keefe, London, UK says:

    Dear Nancy & family
    Sending deep & heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I was so saddened & shocked to hear the passing of Ross.
    I will always remember Ross during my visits to Masthead Cr, especially his maroon car that he called the “beast”.
    After your devastating loss of Ross please remember that he has left you a wonderful legacy three lovely children. May all your wonderful memories help heal your heart, find peace & comfort. Stay strong.
    God bless you all.

  8. Alphonsa Pinto
    Alphonsa Pinto says:

    Dear Gibson Family
    I am truly shocked and saddened to hear of Ross’ passing. Fond memories of working at RBC will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Ross, you will be missed.

  9. Carol Timlin and Gilles Charbonneau
    Carol Timlin and Gilles Charbonneau says:

    Nancy and family, our sincere condolences at this sad time. We were truly shocked and saddened to hear of Ross’ passing after having all been together at conference so recently. He really was a special person and one who we will remember fondly. We are sorry that we are not able to be here on Saturday but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family to have the strength to deal with this in the days and months ahead.

  10. Laura and Suheil Khouri
    Laura and Suheil Khouri says:

    Nancy and Family,

    We are so saddened to hear of Ross’s sudden passing. Our heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time. Ross was a very special man and will be greatly missed. Always loved hearing his jokes and great stories and seeing his wonderful smile. May all your loving memories bring you comfort as your angel watches over you.

  11. Michaels Hair Body Mind
    Michaels Hair Body Mind says:

    Dear Kayleigh and the Gibson family,
    Our hearts are heavy for your sudden loss. The entire team at Michaels will be with you in spirit this coming Saturday for your fathers memorial. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time in your lives. Time will heal the sorrow and memories will keep his spirit alive. God speed.

  12. Peter Birkbeck
    Peter Birkbeck says:

    Dear Nancy and the entire Gibson family;
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I have countless hours of enjoyable times hanging out with Ross in Dorval building and racing cars. Even though it was just plastic models and Hot Wheels at the time he sparked my detailed interest in things automotive, which has never left me. It was great to see him and catch up at the Dorval High reunion in September 2013. There I was also pleased to see firsthand his facility for the Frisbee was still there. That was something else I enjoyed a lot with him and with others; our usual field of play in the day being various streets. On the day, and even more so now, it is a special memory to have been tossed the disc by Ross (and to have caught) one of his long bombs for a TD during the reunion afternoon’s retro-game on the DHS field..
    He was a great guy and I will miss him.

  13. Greg Allen
    Greg Allen says:

    It is always difficult to put into words a loss such as this. My deepest sympathy Nancy. I was (as we all were) a very fortunate person to have known Ross in my life. I knew Ross as far back as elementary school and again in high school. Later, on occasion, as we would walk to and fro from Union Station reminiscing about Dorval and “where are they now.” I also had the great opportunity to drive with Ross to Montreal for the 40th reunion. Through the countless stories and catching-up one main theme highlighted Ross’s commentaries, and that was his love for you and his family. He truly believed he was “ the luckiest man on earth.” Take care Nancy, his smile will be sorely missed.

  14. Shelley Kopys
    Shelley Kopys says:

    Dear Nancy and Family
    I am so very sorry to hear about Ross’s sudden passing and am shocked and saddened. I always looked forward to my visits to your office because I just knew I would always leave feeling better than when I arrived and I would always leave smiling. Ross was such a genuine and good person and will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Russ Sayles
    Russ Sayles says:

    Dear Nancy and family;

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of Ross’ passing. We grew up together in Dorval, went through elementary and high school together and shared many of the same friends.

    Ross was passionate about everything he did, from floor hockey to frisbee football, to cars, to graphic design, to a really interesting career with RBC, the Caroline Hurricanes, Hamiltion Tiger Cats and to his Expedia cruise agency. I was looking forward to booking a cruise with him soon; I guess its not to be.

    It was great to see Ross in Calgary and then last year at the Dorval High reunion. He had a photographic memory and brought up things I had long forgotten. He went out of his way to say hi, to smile and put you at ease.

    My sincdere condolences to you Nancy, Jim and the rest of your family. My thoughts will be with you. Life is really too short. Ross will not be forgotten.

  16. Mary Biddulph
    Mary Biddulph says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Nancy, Ross’ Children, his Dad and brother Jim.
    I grew up on the same street as the Gibsons. Ross was friends with my older cousins. Ross in fact used my Aunt’s garage to restore and paint cars. I was 10 years his junior…and so a young kid to an older teenager. He was someone I looked up to. He was someone who joked with me and made me feel like I mattered. He asked my opinions. He treated me like I was just as special as the “older kids”. My favorite memory of Ross was him driving a flat bed with my Aunt’s piano on it down the streets of Dorval while Mark, his friend, played some loud blues on it. He always had time to help my Aunt- even to help her move her piano! Pretty awesome human being. Wonderfully funny. I am so sorry for your loss. He will not be forgotten.

  17. Kym & Oleg Proudnikov
    Kym & Oleg Proudnikov says:

    Dear Nancy, Matt, Kyle and Kayleigh,
    We have lost an incredibly brave, kind and genuine man. He did so much for us over the years and we will never forget that. Ross walked on the sunny side of life, generously shared his positive outlook and made us feel special. This is such a shock and so hard for all of you. We offer our deepest sympathy and love to you and the whole family. Ross, we will always remember you in our hearts.
    Kym, Oleg and Sasha

  18. Brian McArthur
    Brian McArthur says:

    To the Gibson Family

    My deepest sympathy. I used to work with Ross at Royal Bank. I am saddened to hear of his passing . A very nice, hard working committed and well respected person.

  19. Ian Smith
    Ian Smith says:

    Dear Nancy & Family,

    As I mentioned on Ross’ FB page, I was so saddened to learn of his untimely death. Althoug he graduated from Dorval High a year behind me, I attended the “Meet & Greet” evening of the ’73 reunion last year and it was wonderful to reconnect with him.

    Please extend my sympathies to Jim. I don’t have contact info for him and while he was a year ahead of me at DHS, we spent a lot of time together at John Abbott College. My mom, Irene, also sends her condolences. She knew your late mother-in-law, Peggy, quite well as our families attended the same church for many years.

    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Sandra and Mike Keates
    Sandra and Mike Keates says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Sandra and Mike Keates and family

  21. Gini Briggs
    Gini Briggs says:

    To Ross’ family,

    My deepest condolences. May you find strength in the love of family and friends at this sorrowful time.

    A husband, a dad, a son, a brother, a cousin, an uncle, a friend, a colleague – Ross wore many hats and each one he took seriously and excelled at pleasing everyone.

    Our memories of Ross will live in our hearts forever.

  22. Linda and Bob Provost
    Linda and Bob Provost says:

    Nancy, Matthew, Kyle, Kayleigh

    We are shocked and sadden. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    We are thinking of you

    Best regards always

    Linda & Bob

  23. Chris Ford
    Chris Ford says:

    To Nancy,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I’d known Ross since high school days and last year had the good fortunate to reconnect after all that time. An equally sweet man as he was then. I enjoyed our FB chats across the miles, you’ll be sorely missed. Never forgotten, you are forever etched into our memories.

  24. Marilisa De Simone
    Marilisa De Simone says:

    Dear Nancy & Family,

    Words cannot explain the shock and sadness we all feel with hearing the terrible news of our dear friend Ross. I’m very blessed to have known him and take comfort in knowing at conference I mentioned to him how much I adored his jokes and stories. He leaves a profound emptiness inside us all. You and your loved now have a wonderful guardian angel watching over you.

  25. Irene & Joel Melnick
    Irene & Joel Melnick says:

    Joel and I each send you a big, virtual hug and our deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful husband. We was such a joy to be around and put everyone in a positive state of mind.
    I won’t be able to make it on Saturday but I will be thinking of you. Cherish his memories and all the love and laughter he brought into people’s lives. Ross will truly be missed!

  26. Bonnie Little
    Bonnie Little says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
    I can not imagine the pain and shock that you, your family and your team are going through, but please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bonnie Little, Brantford

  27. Lynn & Bill Courian
    Lynn & Bill Courian says:

    Dear Nancy,

    We were deeply saddened by the news of Ross’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

    Ross will be deeply missed by our Expedia CruiseShipCenters family!!

    Our thoughts are with you.

  28. Lynn & Bill Courian
    Lynn & Bill Courian says:

    Dear Nancy,

    We were deeply saddened by the news of Ross’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

    Ross will be terribly missed by all of our Expedia CruiseShipCenters family!

  29. Lise and Brett Cavanagh
    Lise and Brett Cavanagh says:

    Nancy, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and love from the bottom of our hearts. Ross had a heart of gold and an awesome sense of humour. We always looked forward to our time together on “Snow Road”. He will be greatly missed.
    God speed dear Ross.

  30. Mary Anne LaChance
    Mary Anne LaChance says:

    Dear Nancy and Family. I am so sorry for your loss and send my deepest condolences and biggest hug at this difficult time. I just loved Ross and he was always so kind and funny and know how much he will be missed. You are all in my prayers!!

  31. Christine Kelly
    Christine Kelly says:

    Nancy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I have fond memories of his sense of humour and his generous spirit. Ross always had a kind word or thought to say everytime I had the pleasure to see him. My deepest condolences.

  32. Brenda & Doug Fry
    Brenda & Doug Fry says:

    Nancy and family, our heart felt condolences to you.
    When I see his face it makes me smile because that is what he did … make you smile.
    I am glad of the special times we spent together in the past year. Shell beach and Ross will forever be etched in my mind. Martini tasting at the conference has now become very special.
    We send our love, prayers and hugs to comfort you.
    Brenda, Doug & Alexis Fry

  33. Jane & Geoff
    Jane & Geoff says:

    Geoff & I would like to offer you and your family our deepest & most sincere condolences. We will never forget the image of Ross’s smiling face & amazing sense of humour. Ross will be truly missed.

  34. Barry Foot
    Barry Foot says:

    Nancy and family, the world has truly lost a good man. He shared his smile and laughter many times with us and I will always remember the many times we spent together at conference.
    Words cannot describe how sorry we all are for your terrible loss.
    Barry Foot & Family

  35. Judy and Randy Bradford
    Judy and Randy Bradford says:

    Nancy, to you and your children, our very deepest condolences. We can’t imagine the shock you must be in at this time. We want you to know how much we will miss Ross and his smile and sense of humour. We are so so thankful that we were albe to share our Sandals day with you both. I know you will get lots of offers of assistance over the next while. We sincerely offer any help or support we can be. Please know that you can reach out if need be. Hugs to you.


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