January 24, 2023
It is with immense heartache that we announce the passing of Cecil Gibson, aka Crampa the Great. A jokester, brother, uncle, cousin, father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and favourite stranger – he will be missed by so many. He is survived by his children, Barry and Karen, his grandchildren Jodi (Aiden), Jaylene (Chandler), Jaryn, and Jordan, and his great-grandchildren Kayah, Rowan, Caius, and Bay. He is predeceased by his wife Diane and his ten siblings.
He will be remembered for the laughs and joy he spread, the strength and compassion he inspired in others, and the love he fiercely shared. We will always remember his laugh, and the lessons he taught us.
Cecil served in the Air Force for 25 years, where he met the love of his life (and eternal pain in his booty, whom he adored). Together, he and Diane built a life together, bringing Barry and Karen into the world. Despite challenges and hardships, they persevered and after their last posting in Kamloops, they started their own ceramics business. They served the Kamloops community for many years, providing a safe creative space for many.
He was imperfectly perfect and oh so cherished and loved. All we have left to say is…FINE!! To which he would laugh and take solace in. Rest easy old man, you are loved and we are better for having your presence in our lives.
The memorial service will be held at Hefley Creek Hall on February 18th from 1-3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association.
Arrangements entrusted to
Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:
T: 250.554.2324 F: 250.554.3505
665 Tranquille Road #4, Kamloops, BC V2B3H7