Gibbings, John Douglas ‘Doug’

Gibbings, John Douglas ‘Doug’

February 23rd, 2021

Peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Marjorie for 57 years. Loving Dad of Kim Gibbings and Keri (Graeme) Selkirk. Missed by his sisters, Jean Dolmage and Betty Ann Miller; and sisters-in-law, Mary Gibbings and Greta Baker. Predeceased by his parents, Warren and Marie Gibbings; brother, Ken Gibbings; brothers-in-law, Ed Dolmage, Murray Baker, and Don McClure; and sister-in-law, Joyce McClure. Doug worked at Canada Trust for 38 years and enjoyed farming since his retirement. A special thank you to all of the nurses and doctors at the London Regional Cancer Clinic and St. Elizabeth Health Care for their wonderful care and support. Cremation has taken place and Doug requested there be no service in respect of the current pandemic situation. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doug are asked to consider Kilworth United Church or Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre. 

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Nancy NewmanI’m very sorry to read of Doug’s passing. I worked with and for him for many years at Canada Trust. He was a kind, and dedicated boss, and a true gentleman. He and I also worked together for a number of years on the Canadian Diabetes, fall fundraising event. We had many talks about our respective families, he was very proud of his girls. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Sincerely, Nancy
James & Ann McClureAlthough we are apart in miles, we are together always in heart and spirit. A great man has left this earth but will forever be in our hearts. Great memories will live on. We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Doug was an amazing man and we were blessed he was a part of our Family. Sending much love.
Bob MillerI am so very sorry to hear of Doug's passing. His long and difficult struggle is now over. I wish to extend, at this saddest of times, my sincerest sympathies to Marj and Kim and Keri, to Doug's sisters Betty Ann and Jean, and to all the other family members and friends of Doug's. I remember with great fondness our high school days in Clinton, our Saturday hunting and fishing excursions, often rushing back to town to pick up Marj from work. On the farm scuffling beans with me on the tractor and Doug on the scuffler, and so many more great memories. Then later, when Betty Ann and I moved to London and before we had a car, Doug and Marj treated us with amazing generosity by driving across town to pick us up and take us with them time and time again. Remembering also many good times at house parties and dances etc., (Wonderland Gardens, the 401 Plaza, and the Stork Club in Port Stanley) tennis with Bert and Merv and on and on. Doug was a great guy and will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Bob
Jack and Carol ZettelDear Marg and family, Carol and I were saddened to learn of Doug's passing. He was a wonderful friend, and caring individual, and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Jean DolmageMarjorie, Kim, Keri and Graeme,my thoughts are with you and condolences. Doug was a great brother and will be dearly missed. Love you.
Anne KellyAunt Marj, Kim Keri and Graeme my sincerest condolences. I was so thankful that I was there for Uncle Dougs last chat with Mom. It meant the world to her and I as always was amazed by his thoughtfulness. I always enjoyed having conversations with Uncle Doug through the years and I know Francis always enjoyed talking about farming. Moms at a loss right now of what to do. This pandemic has thrown all normalcy and closure at this sad time. Just know our whole family loved him and he will be missed.
Stan and Sue MartinCondolences to the entire family. I (Stan) worked with Doug at Canada Trust for many years and in addition to his professional ability, his kindness and positive attitude were the things I remember most. He was always willing to listen to new ideas and could be counted on to make things happen on time. That photo of Doug really captured his personality! We will miss him.
Mary Gibbings Marjorie, Kim, Keri and Graeme my sincere condolences. I will always remember Doug. as been a great Brother-in-law to me, After Ken passed away, Doug and Marj. surprised visits and car rides, meals out ect. will never be fogotten. With the Pandemic it is hard to get a closure at this sad time. My whole family loved Doug. and he will be missed.
Debbie & DennisSending our heartfelt condolences to Aunt Marjorie, Kim , Keri & Graeme . Uncle Doug will be missed .
Cheryl & Jim JohnstonMarjorie, Kim, Keri & Graham. Words can not express my deepest condolences in Uncle Dougs passing. Hold tight to all the amazing memories that you have had with him to help you through this. Mine are so blessed with the marshmallow brownies, the visits with his tractors, the farm and the numerous visits, cards and talks we had. We so blessed to have him in our family circle. Love to you all, he will be truly missed!
Christine and Mike Gibbings Aunt Marj, Kim, Keri and Graeme, We are very saddened to hear of Uncle Doug’s passing. He will be missed at the family picnic and family gatherings. We always enjoyed our time at the Huron Country Playhouse and Aunt Gussie’s in Gand Bend. Doug had a great sense of humour and we always enjoyed conversations with him. He will be missed. Sincere condolences and love from Mike, Tine and family.
Peter MauriceI have lived for the past 16 years just across the road from the Kilworth United Church. Doug and I had many opportunities to chat. Doug indeed a kind and gentle man and I offer his family my condolences.
Thomas GloverI met Mr Gibbings through his daughter Kim. Over the years she always spoke of her father with great love and respect. It was easy to see his daughters meant the world to him. My condolences to his family. May he enjoy his well deserved eternal rest.
John SchuchtMy deepest condolences to Marjorie and family. Working with Doug at Canada trust over many years was a pleasure. He was a very committed and capable gentleman and will be sorely missed.
Joyce PayneDear Marjorie: I am saddened to hear of Doug's passing. Sending you hugs and support as you journey through this time. I will always remember the support given through our many fundraising times and Out of the Cold Dinners. Many blessings to you and your family.
Fern HeslopDear Marg & family. So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you. God Bless. Fern
Brad Miller Condolences to the Gibbings family - Marjorie, Kim, Keri and Graeme and to Doug's sisters - my mother Betty Ann, and Aunt Jean. I was recollecting some of the memories I have from our many visits to Byron as kids. I recall the rabbit the family once kept in a huge wooden cage I can only assume Doug must have built. I remember a games and cards event held in the rec room that would have been a Gibbings family event as I think it was Bruce that was so patient in trying teach me how to play Euchre. And my aunt and uncle's was the first place I ever had duck at one of many family dinners over the years. And Aunt Marj, one of my fondest memories was when I fell asleep on a lazy afternoon while reading a book and that book settled down right across my face as I slept. I remember you coming in quietly and gently moving the book aside so that I could continue to sleep. Years later, it would be Christmas get togethers in Poplar Hill and I will always remember the year I had to use the Chevy Caprice as a snow plow, pushing through the drifts in order to get back to London because it had snowed so much during the day. I also remembered the time we tried to drive that same Caprice up into the barn to store it for the winter - but try as we did we never could get it up over the threshold and into that barn. And of course, I loved driving that old Ford tractor whenever that rare opportunity arose. There was never anything for me to do with it - it was just fun driving it around. And it was not until recently I even realized there a photo of me at wheel. So thank you Aunt Marj for all the memories made with your family. Best wishes. Love, Brad
Conrad and Cathy EggelCathy and I send our condolences to Marjorie and the family after hearing of the passing of Doug. This is sad news to hear of the passing of a long time neighbour and friend. I will miss not coming by to help Doug with his computer. He was sometimes frustrated by the technology but always eager to learn new things. We will miss him. Conrad and Cathy Eggel
Janice D LeonhardtOur thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Love is never lost keep Uncle Dougs love close to your heart.
Nancy Payne & Mike HosierDear Marjorie and Family Please accept our deepest condolences. Doug will be so missed by all who knew him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Geoff BorlandTruly sorry to hear about Doug ... A mentor and confidante at Canada Trust and always a gentleman. Prayer and thought to everyone.
Jim and Melanie MacDonaldWith deepest condolences to Marj, Kim and Kerri and to all Doug's family. He was a wonderful friend right from high school and throughout the years. We will miss our Sunday breakfast get togethers and more recently, our telephone and email conversations. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John BosakMarjorie and Family, saddened to learn of Doug's passing and I extend condolences to you at this most difficult time. I knew Doug from Canada Trust and remember him as professional, creative, caring, and always a pleasure to deal with.
Don TremeerThinking of you
Bob EdmundsonMy condolences to you, Marjorie and your family. I always enjoyed my annual visit with Doug at tax time. He was always very well prepared and up to date on the latest farming tax measures. I have missed seeing you both since my retirement. May you find peace in knowing that his was a life well lived.
Ruth & Ken Vander WalMarjorie - so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Strength to you and your family. Your Fernhill neighbours.
Don and Marilyn WrightSending our sincere condolences to Marjorie, Kim, Keri and Graeme. Thinking of everyone at this difficult time. May all your fond memories give you peace.
Wayne and Mary RochonMarg, so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and the family.
Ken PustaiI was saddened to her of Doug's passing. I knew Doug from Canada Trust and remember him as a pleasant, caring and very positive individual. My thoughts ans prayers are with the family.
Donna WalkerMy sincere sympathy to you Marjorie and your daughters. Hold on to all the memories over the years. Blessings to the family. Donna Walker
Mahillah RafekIt is deeply saddening to learn that Doug is gone. I worked with Doug for several years at Canada Trust. He was very loyal, fair, kind, hard working, disciplined, committed and proud of his family. I know his challenges brought the best of me and for that I am grateful. For me Doug was “old school” gentleman, who reminded me of my father. Doug and I had tractors in common so during my travels, when I saw one on sale, I made sure he knew about it. One of the things I clearly remember was the sparkler parade to his office, we had on one of his birthdays that had him smiling. A competitive lot, Doug kept us focus, on target and provided support as needed. One thing of note is that Doug liked “sexy” excel spreadsheets! Spreadsheets had not only to carry accurate information, but also had to be attractively formatted, so it was fun getting excel reports ready for him. My deepest condolences to Mrs Gibbings and Doug’s immediate and extended family. Doug and his emails will be missed.
Ken and Gwen JohnstonMarjorie and family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of Doug. Ken has memories of working with Marjorie at H. F. Swan’s in Clinton. CHSS (CDCI then) was our old stomping grounds and we remember the good old days. Ken and Gwen Johnston
Nicole, Rose, Erika & Andrew Hamilton Dear Kim and family, We are sending our deepest condolences and thinking of you during this time.
Bev and Bill PanasMarjorie, Betty Ann and families We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. We have so many fond memories of all the parties and good times we spent together when our children were young. Cherish the memories Lots of love and prayers.🙏 Bill and Bev
Harvey, Bruce and Janet McLellanOur condolences to your family.
Chris StringerI worked with Doug for a number of years at Canada Trust. Doug was a thoroughly decent man and a pleasure to work with.my sympathy to the family
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