Robert "Bob" Frederick Gibson
February 17, 1966 to January, 21st, 2024
The family of the late Robert F Gibson of Marysville, NB (currently residing in Nashwaak Village, NB) announce his peaceful passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on January 21, 2024. Bob was born in Fredericton, NB on February 17, 1966 to his parents Margaret Gibson and the late Robert James Gibson.
In addition to his mother, Bob is survived by his wife Shirley Estey, son Colby, brother Bill Gibson (Jen Miles), Aunt Linda Dykeman (Clarence), Uncle Bill Gibson (yes, we have two Bills and two Bobs), uncle Michael Downs, double cousins Louis Gibson, Sandy Gibson (Diane Estey-Gibson), Johnny Gibson and Jenny Justason (Brad Jardine), as well as multiple cousins on the Gibson side and several special nieces and nephews from Shirley’s side.
He is predeceased by his father Bob, brother Peter, paternal grandparents Clarence and Jean Gibson, maternal grandparents Osbourne and Mildred Gereau, uncle Louis Gereau as well as aunts Joan Gibson and Carol Downs.
Raised in Marysville and in close proximity to his double cousins there was always fun to be found. And if Bob could not find the fun, he would simply turn social director and create it. Bob is known for his large Nashwaak River canoe runs, house and yard parties as well as his annual winter garage event known as the Sweetheart Triathlon. Bob welcomed and accepted everyone to his events and into his life. It’s tough to imagine anyone packing more fun into their life than Bob did. Bob was a baseball and softball player but his specialty was the bar room sport of pool where he won a provincial Legion championship in 2000.
Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, four wheeling and the outdoors in general. Most often those activities took place at the family camp in Durham and along or on the Nashwaak but Bob would also enjoy adventures to other places such as fishing trips to Long Lake or simply to the beach at a friend’s cottage, where in typical Bob style he was apt to take a face first header into the sand. No matter where Bob went, he was with or making new friends. Bob was handy and enjoyed wood working, often giving the items he and Shirley created together to others to brighten their day. For the last 20 plus years, Bob has worked in a security management role at the DECRH/Horizon where he left his mark on the organization and the people within in. He did that to everyone everywhere.
Family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who always had Bob’s best interests at heart as he battled through a string of bad breaks over the last few years. Special thanks to Dr. Blyth and the team on 3SW who cared for Bob when he was clearly behind the 8-ball in his final days. Extra special thank you to nurse Janet who was not only tender and caring but managed to stay professional even with Bob constantly sweet-talking her. Bob recognized a good person when he saw one.
Honorary pallbearers are Paul Hersey, Dean Murdock, Donnie Colford, Hal Peterson, Matthew McIntryre, Mike Graves, Mark Burns, Jared "Vila" Kennedy and cousin Joe Justason.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes he will be cremated with Black Betty, the pool cue that he won more games with than any other. Internment beside his father in the Maryville Baptist cemetery at a later date. There will be no visitation and no ceremonial funeral as in Bob’s words no one likes going to those. Instead, there will be a casual come-as-you-are celebration of his life on Wednesday January 24th at the Marysville Heritage Center. Social at 2:00 with Words of Remembrance at 3:00. Tea/coffee and pickins’ (snacks) will be available. Bishop’s Funeral Home and Crematorium are trusted with final arrangements. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com