KEVIN GLENN GIBSON
August 8, 1957 - February 14, 2021
With great sadness we announce the passing of Kevin Glenn Gibson on February 14, 2021 at 63 years old.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife and best friend of 40 years Brenda; daughters, Breanne, and Coral (Matthew); grandson Shep; grandpets, Cash and Dolly; stepmom Bernice; and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Ken and Rita; and his sister Sandra.
Kevin was born in Winnipeg, and moved to Toronto as a young boy. He spent time between Winnipeg and Toronto after his mother passed away. While in Winnipeg he lived with his grandparents, with his cousins next door. When he was back in Toronto, he and his sister regularly took the bus after school to the closest ski hill to hit the slopes. In 1971 the family returned to Winnipeg settling back in St. Vital. A year later, Bernice became Kevin’s step mom
Kevin spent his twenties on the back of a motocross bike. He loved anything with a motor, and raced for many years in Manitoba with a crew of guys he stayed friends with for the rest of his life.
He met Brenda in in 1977 in Grand Forks, and they married in 1984 and started their lives together. In 1987 they moved to their forever home, took over the lake from his parents and welcomed their first daughter Coral. In 1990, they welcomed their second daughter Breanne.
Kevin spent his 35 year career with the City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department working in the field for many years, until becoming Supervisor. He also ran a business doing contracting on the side building decks, fences and finishing basements. He knew how to fix everything, and build anything. He was never one to sit still for long, and through his illness renovated nearly his entire house, finished his daughter’s basement, and was supervising work in his other daughter’s house with a little help from his friends, and son in law Matt.
He lived for his family, his friends and his time at Pye's Landing on Lake of the Woods. Every weekend from May to October was spent at the lake. He loved being on the water in his boat, fishing in the Ranger, and sitting on the deck with his family and friends to have a laugh, a good meal and a rum. His friends at Pye’s Landing were his second family.
He loved hockey and played in the Southdale Old-Timers Hockey League for over 20 years where made some of his best friends. He played multiple days a week, and was an armchair coach for nearly every game he watched. His friends were his extended family. He loved a good game of monsieur tock and crib. He looked forward to his annual trips to Florida, golf trips, boat and fishing weekends.
He was the ultimate example of what a husband, father, grandfather and friend should be
We wish to thank CancerCare Manitoba and the doctors and nurses at St. Boniface Hospital, Health Sciences Center and the Palliative Care Team, as well as a special thanks to his friends.
A celebration of Kevins life will be held at a later date, when we are safely able to come together. In the meantime, Kevin's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
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