longtime resident of Grande Prairie passed away at the Q.E.II Hospital in Grande Prairie on Friday, January 18, 2008 at the age of 71 years.
Gilbert was born in Hilda, Alberta, moving to Duchess, Alberta at an early age and then to Brooks where he lived and went to school. He was an avid skater and ball player, moving to Nanaimo, BC. He met and married Anita, worked and lived in Port Alberni and Parksville. Upon retirement they traveled with their 5th wheel going south for winters. Enroute to Grande Prairie, Gil became ill and was unwell for many years. He was given excellent care from Dr. M. Guhle and the Q.E..II Hospital.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Anita of 49 years, sons Wade (Kim), Bart (Michelle), daughter Pam (Ryan), grandchildren Emily, Willy, Sarah and Thea, brothers Leverne and Roy, sisters Lydia, Viola and Hellen, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Fred, mother Lydia, sister Olga Fay and brothers Martin and Milton.
Cremation has taken place at Oliver’s Crematorium. A Private Service will take place in Brooks, Alberta at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Red Cross as a cash donation or the Blood Bank.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.com