Nancy Pearl Gibson

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Nancy Pearl Gibson

March 9, 1943 - July 11, 2020

Born March 9, 1943 in Dundonald, ON. Died on July 11, 2020 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg.

Daughter of Stanley and Mary Pearson. Loved mother of Shane Gibson (Nicole) and Adam Gibson (Andrea). Cherished Grandmother to Callum Gibson and step-Grandmother to Ben and Sam. Sibling of Elma Pearson (deceased) and Dan Pearson.

Nancy had a full and rewarding life. A childhood spent in Dundonald and Colborne, led her to Teacher's College in Peterborough and a first career teaching at South Cramahe PS. While raising her family Nancy had a second career at Zellers and was a dedicated member of the Cobourg store, retiring after 27 years. Nancy was an avid gardener her entire life with a passion for nurturing indoor and outdoor plants. In her senior years she discovered a true love for genealogy. Countless hours were spent combing ancestral records online and in person and Nancy established a family tree that grew to over 18,000 people and went back several generations, all the way to the Mayflower and before. She enjoyed finding and connecting to new cousins and sharing the stories of her family. Nancy was also an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Canadian curling, keeping meticulous handwritten notes and stats for the games she watched.

A service will not be held at this time. A Celebration of Life will be arranged for a later date. Donations may be made in Nancy's memory to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario.

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Kawartha Durham Financial Planning Team - July 23, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Scleroderma Society of Ontario

ELIZABETH G. Smith - July 22, 2020

We were neighbours of Nancy’s at the Condominium, Densmore Village. We often chatted and discussed flowers we could grow. Nancy loved her perennials. Our deepest sympathy, may she rest peacefully.

Elemer Bogyay - July 20, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Scleroderma Society of Ontario

Elemer Bogyay - July 20, 2020

So sorry to hear this news. Your whole family is in my thoughts.

Eva Ferguson - July 17, 2020

Nancy was a truly wonderful and kind woman. I am thankful she taught me how to play Bid Euchre. Her interest in genealogy was inspiring; I hope someone in her family carries on with her records.

Heather (McKenzie) Viscount - July 17, 2020

So saddened to hear that Nancy has passed away. She and I shared a love of family history, trading note and photos - especially for the Broomfield, Cowey/Cowie and associated lines. I was always so amazed how she could rhyme off names, dates and relationships going back generations! My condolences to all of her family.

Dawn Davis - July 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Out thoughts and love are with you. Dawn & Brad

Donna(Farrow)Males - July 15, 2020

Sorry to hear that Nancy passed away Our parents used to hang out together when we lived in Dundonald We lived in my moms homestead the Trottman farm Back in 1947 before moving to Brighton I am just a few months older I know she loved to work on the ancestry of our families with Cousin Marg Condolences to your family

Bob & Joan Skillen - July 15, 2020

Sorry to read of Nancy's passing. we used to live next door to her on Densmore & enjoyed many a chat with her. She loved speaking of her Ancestry & the Blue Jays

Patricia Westrope - July 15, 2020

My sincere condolences to sons Shane and Adam , brother Dan and their extended families in the loss of your beloved mother and sister. I have many fond memories of time spent at the farm in Dundonald, bringing in hay, helping to feed the threshers, teasing the geese and enjoying Aunt Mary's fabulous cooking. Nancy and I shared many stories and events as teachers and cousins. I especially was intrigued by her vast knowledge of genealogy and the work she did to document family histories. A great person. We will miss her.

Ron & Sheila Peters - July 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Nancy. I fondly remember the family picnics and time spent at the Pearson farm in Dundonald. Please let us know when the date for the Celebration of Life is arranged.

Kaye Torrie - July 13, 2020

Sending my condolences to Nancy's whole family. She was a lovely person who was clearly proud of her children and their families. She was blessed with a family who cared deeply for her. May their happy memories of Nancy help them through this difficult time.

Donna and Rick Goodmurphy - July 13, 2020

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Nancy. We will miss her and her wonderful contributions to the Broomfield Family Picnic. Our sincerest condolences to Shane and Adam and your families, as well as to Dan and Gail and family. Sincerely, Donna and Rick

Dennis Parsons - July 13, 2020

Adam So sorry to hear sending my sincere condolences

Cindy Armstrong - July 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of Nancy passing, I worked with her at Zellers for many years. She was a wonderful person to work with. My deepest condolences to the family.

Carol Buttar & Eric Buttar - July 13, 2020

Shane, Adam & families: We were so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. We had lost contact since she moved out of our neighbourhood. She was a wonderful friend when we both lived in Plainville. I know you will miss her dearly. She was a great Mom! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Carol

George and Alma Beston - July 13, 2020

Dear Family, Nancy was a much appreciated member of our Trinity United Church, Cobourg, family of faith. We were often in her company counting the Sunday offerings after church. She is now with her Lord enjoying all the promises of God that we have by faith in Jesus Christ. May the peace of Christ be with you all.

Shirley and Andy Bell - July 13, 2020

Shane, Nicole, Cal and family - our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in our hearts.

David Renner - July 13, 2020

Dear Shane, Nicole, Callum and family: We are so sorry to hear the passing of your dear mother. We are thinking of you at this difficult time, and hope that your fond memories of her will bring you comfort. I will always remember how kind and gentle she was. It was always a pleasure to chat with her. Take care, my friends.

Patricia and Steve McMullen - July 13, 2020

Shane and Nicole and Cal our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Losing a parent us always hard. Hope all those wonderful memories you have of your mom and grandma sharing your life will keep you smiling thinking of her. Prayers to you all. Steve and Patricia

Elaine Simpson - July 13, 2020

As a friend who played canasta with Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of her passing

Kristine (Kubay) Siblock - July 13, 2020

To Nancy's family, I'm so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I knew her from her Zellers years. She was a smart lady, always kind to those of us making our way into the working world as teenagers back then. She worked with my mom Ann there as well and had comforting words for me when my Mom passed in 2011. I have seen Nancy from time to time and we always shared a smile and some friendly conversation. She will be missed. Thinking of you, Kristine

Marsha and Gary Jones - July 13, 2020

Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your Mom. I know she will be missed by all of you. I trust that fond memories will help you through this difficult time.

Leanne Kealy - July 13, 2020

Nicole and family, sending you so much love .... Leanne

Connie and Miles McGinn - July 13, 2020

Shane, Adam and families We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. Condolences and Hugs ❤️

Mike and Kelly Wood - July 13, 2020

Shane, Nicole and Callum, sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Neil Cowey - July 13, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Scleroderma Society of Ontario

Neil Cowey - July 13, 2020

I was saddened to hear of Nancy's passing. I will dearly miss our lunches, and our long afternoons discussing our Family Tree discoveries. She constantly impressed me with her incredible recall of ancestor names, dates, and connections. It was because of Nancy, and her hard work, that we were able to organize a first Cowey/Cowie Reunion that drew over 200 participants. We were all amazed. My condolences to her family.

Anne Burnham - July 12, 2020

Dear family of Nancy, I got to experience Nancy's genealogy enthusiasm first hand in the Lakeshore Genealogy Society. But I didnt know she had so many other varied interests! Always a lovely person, Nancy will be missed. Sorry for your loss Shane, Nicole and family. Anne Burnham

Karyn and John Kennedy - July 12, 2020

Adam and Andrea We are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Best, Karyn and John

Judy - July 12, 2020

My Condolences to the family, I worked with Nancy at Zellers she was a wonderful lady and will be sadly missed.

Betty Drain - July 12, 2020

So very sorry to here the news of Nancy's death. We have spent many hours exchanging family information. I enjoyed her company a lot.

Linda Island - July 12, 2020

Mike and I are so sorry to see that Nancy passed. I had just heard earlier in the week that she was in hospital. Such a dedicated employee at Zellers and a super friend to all that worked there. Sending you our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Linda and Gary McMurray - July 12, 2020

I myself had Nancy as a teacher the year we were converted from one room school to a eight grade school. We have known her and her family for years growing up in Dundonald . My condolences and prayer sent to her family and freinds . BLESSING TO ALL

Alex and Ruth Broomfield - July 12, 2020

Dear Shane and family. Ruth and I were saddened to learn of your mothers passing. She will be missed at the Broomfield picnic and I will, of course, miss contact with her on various genealogy matters. May your memories of all the good times comfort you at this time. Sincerely, Ruth and Alex

Traci McGee - July 12, 2020

We are so sorry, Callum and family to hear of your grandma’s passing. Our thoughts go out to you, and your whole family. Sending our love, The Mcgee’s

Londa Robinson - July 12, 2020

Our condolences Shane, Adam and families. Sincerely, Londa, Denise, Donna and Michael

Mary Tait - July 12, 2020

Dear Shane and Adam and your families. I am very sad to hear the news of your mother's passing. While we both worked at Zeller's we came to find that we both shared a love for genealogy, sharing bits here and there over the years, and I continue my search still today. She was a lovely lady who I always admired. Please accept my most sincere condolences, I know she will be greatly missed!

Gary and Brenda Weekes - July 12, 2020

Dear Family, We were so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. We got to know her during our Silver Shufflers euchre games in our little village. She was so interested in her family history and was always willing to share it with us. We will miss her in the neighbourhood. Her green thumb will really be missed as her flower gardens were so pretty. Your memories of her will help you through this time of sorrow.

Alison Stokes - July 12, 2020

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Shane. She sounds like she had a very successful and full life. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all of the family! Thinking of you at such a difficult time.

Ewart Timlin - July 12, 2020

In sharing a ride to Peterborough Teachers’College I found that Nancy was a thoughtful ,caring individual who will certainly be missed by everyone who knew her.

Marg Trottman-Graham - July 12, 2020

So sorry to hear. Hugs to all. Will miss our family history jaunts.

Neil and Brenda Manley - July 12, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss, Shane and Adam! Your mother was a good person and we know you will all miss her!

Jennifer Keller-Nelson - July 12, 2020

Shane, Nicole, and Callum So sorry to hear of the loss your mother and grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this time Jen and Rick