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Final Face Off - John (Jack) Claire Gibson

January 10, 1926 - October 12, 2016 Peacefully in his sleep, John Gibson passed away at the age of 90. John is survived by brother James (Shirley); sons Jim (Lise), Tim (Jody), and John (Deanna); daughters Christine (Ken), Jan (Neil), Patty (Chris), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by his lovely wife Germaine, infant daughter Muriel, and his younger brother Barry (Joyce). John was born in Calgary in 1926. As a young man, John showed a great passion for playing hockey. This included winning a Memorial Cup, in 1946, as a star goalie with the Winnipeg Monarchs. His hockey career later took him to Sydney, Nova Scotia, with the Millionaires, It was in Sydney where he met his wife Germaine. John's great hockey career led to him being both inducted in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. A special, heartfelt thanks goes out to all of the staff at Golden Links Lodge for their love and care they always showed for John over the many years. John has been cremated and a private celebration will occur at a later date. As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October , 2016