John Lorne (Jack) GIBSON

John Lorne (Jack) Gibson, late of Cultus Lake, BC, formerly of Saskatchewan, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 at home in Cultus Lake.

Jack was born April 18, 1936 in Mannville, AB. Jack had lived in this area for 27 years.

Jack was a lawyer and a writer. He practiced law in Saskatchewan and in B.C. Jack started his association with the Attorney General’s department in Nanaimo. Later he moved to Chilliwack as Regional Crown Counsel. He worked out of that office for 25 years, enjoying the environment and the people with whom he worked. He retired in 2001. He wrote, and revised yearly, two legal texts which are published by Carswells: Canadian Criminal Code Offences and Criminal Law Evidence Practice and Procedure.

Besides the law, Jack had an abiding interest in travel, gardening and sports. Following the Carpe Diem philosophy, Jack and Janet have travelled extensively over the years as they were interested in experiencing different cultures. Jack also liked gardening—planting trees (usually in the rain), and growing flowers gave him special satisfaction. Sports were another passion. He enjoyed skiing, hiking and cycling and watching hockey.

Jack took great pleasure in his family. He was always involved and interested in their activities. He was very proud of his sons’ achievements and supportive of their dreams. He was so pleased that they were a regular part of his life. His granddaughter, Rachael Gibson, held a special place in his heart.

Jack will be greatly missed by Janet, his partner, travelling companion and wife of 35 years; his sons: Mark (Tonnyih Sinclaire and their daughter, Rachael), Scott, Shaun and Kyle Gibson; his brother, Bill (Judy) Gibson; his sister, Moyra Gibson; sister-in-law Sheryl Henderson (Gary Baker); brother-in-law, Dale (Lois) Henderson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents Nellie and Foster Gibson.

Memorial funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Chilliwack United Church. Rev. Doug Ireland officiating. Reception was held at the Rhombus Hotel following the service.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.