Gibson (née Knepflar), Marilyn J.

Gibson (née Knepflar), Marilyn J.

January 6th, 2019

Peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, at the age of 76, after a battle with cancer. Loving mother of her dear son, Jeremy Gibson. Missed by her sisters, Lois Knepflar (David Cramton), Barbara Wounch, Cathie (Lowell) Auger and her step-mother, Marie Knepflar. Loved aunt to Anne-Marie (Marshall) Spence, and Lauren Auger (Alex Del Maestro) and Great-Aunt Mimi to Chloe and Sloane Spence. Marilyn will also be truly missed by many friends and extended family members. Born in Stratford; daughter of the late Mervyn and Betty Knepflar, Marilyn was a talented and dedicated primary school teacher for 41 years, most recently at Emily Carr P.S. in London. On retirement, Marilyn continued to support children’s learning through years of volunteer service at Emily Carr Library. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. A Celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be greatly appreciated.

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Helen BrownI am so sorry to hear about Marilyn’s passing. She was a wonderful, smart, caring teacher and colleague and I loved working with her at Emily Carr. The students loved her, and she continued to show her true love of teaching and working with children as a volunteer for many years after retiring. I enjoyed Friday “Poet Meetings” after school with her. She will be truly missed. Thinking about the family and keeping you in my prayers.
Isabel & Willie SpenceThinking of you at this time of loss and wishing you comfort and healing remembering all the great times.
Ann McGregorI had the great privilege of working with Marilyn at Emily Carr School. She was a kind caring teacher who positively affected the lives of many students in her care. I remember her organizing the Terry Fox Run for many years at Emily Carr, ably encouraging enthusiastic participation from the students. In later years we had many lovely chats as she generously gave of her time in our school library. Offering my sincerest sympathy to all of you and pray that in time, happy memories of her will comfort you.
Wyndy and Sue HainesWe were so saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. It will definitely leave a gaping hole at future family gatherings. We are thinking of all of you!
Joan WhiteLois, Barb, Cathy and families, I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s death. My thoughts are with you all at this time.
Nancy NancekivellDear Jeremy My deepest condolences to you on the passing of your dear Mother. I was privileged and honoured to have known and worked with her in Quad A at Emily Carr public school where she touched the hearts of many. She was a fabulous teacher, an inspiring colleague, and a sincere and wonderful friend. May the cherished and treasured memories of her always shine bright deep in your heart to honour her legacy. Sincerely Nancy Nancekivell Ancaster, Ontario
Sandra DeteringDear Cathie, I'm sending you hugs and strength at this time on the passing of your sister, Marilyn. Thinking of you, Sandra Detering
belinda botmanMy condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Marilyn's family. We have lost a loved mother, sister, aunt, great aunt & friend. Rest well friend you will be missed.
Lisa Healy JonesI am very sorry to hear about the passing of Marilyn. I have many wonderful childhood memories of spending time with Marilyn. I also have many fond memories of get togethers with Marilyn and her entire family, who were always welcoming and friendly. Jeremy, Barb, Lois, Cathie, Anne-Marie, Lauren, and the rest of the family - you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Amy McGregor (Bilyea)I am saddened to hear about her passing. She was an amazing educator and will be missed.
Marg MCPHEDRAN-AXFORDBarb, my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your sister Marilyn. Thinking of you, Marg (from Fit4her)
Roman BaranieckiDear Jeremy, I would like to extend to you and your family my heartfelt condolences on your Mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Bill SuzukiDear Jeremy, My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. Her impact spanned generations at Emily Carr...my two children would have spent time with her in the library. Please take good care. Bill
David LucyMy father and Marilyn’s father were lfe long best friends back in Stratford, Ontario and that meant many visits to the Knepflar house back in my youth. I got to know all the “Knepflar girls” back in the day and what a family it was! My most sincere condolences to the family at this time.
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